Class Descriptions

This class is a fun, beginner friendly introduction to Aerial fabric or "Silks" which is a very strong fabric that we climb on. If you are excited about climbing, wrapping, and playing in the air while supported by a fabric, this is the class for you! There are no prerequisites to take this class and it is designed to help you build a solid foundation in aerial strength and technique. This takes time, however, so students should expect to take this class multiple times before being ready to take Silks 1. With each time they repeat the Silks Intro class, instructors will keep continuing students challenged by giving more variations and help mastering what they have learned. Be patient and enjoy the process! Come prepared to work hard, and have fun!

Have you taken Silks Intro before? Are you familiar with all the skills taught in Silks Intro but still need more strength to meet the Silks 1 prerequisites? Are you familiar and comfortable spotting and being spotted? Do you like working hard, pushing yourself and being pushed by the instructor? Then this class is for you! All the same skills you know from Silks Intro will be taught but with less explaining, fewer breaks, more reps, and more POWER! Designed to help you bump your strength to the next level, this action packed class is fun and empowering. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Must have taken minimum of 6 weeks of Silks Intro and Strength building.
  • Familiarity with Silks Intro and Strength Building Curriculum.

 Students can expect to play with sequences on Silks from figure 8 footlocks like Rebecca Split sequence as well as learning multiple ways of getting into double foot knots. Students should expect to repeat this 6 week class several times before they will be ready to take Silks 2. Coaches will keep continuing students challenged by giving them opportunity to work towards mastery of skills they already know as well as harder variations when appropriate. 


Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 12 weeks of Intro level Silks or Rope classes
  • Solid understanding and ability to execute most if not all Silks Intro skills
  • Classic climb to top and inchworm down with good form
  • Demonstrate ability to Russian climb at least half way up and Angel down safely
  • Ability to put on a foot knot from the ground on both sides without making a "boot" and enough stamina and squeeze tolerance to stay in it for 30 seconds
  • 10-second bent-arm hang in hollow body

In this class we will be working on skills from level 1 and 2 Silks with an emphasis on conditioning to get students ready for Silks 2 and beyond. Come ready to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission.
  • Must have taken a minimum of 6 weeks of Silks 1.
  • Familiarity with all things in silks 1 curriculum.

In this exciting class, students will increase their strength and stamina as they work higher, stay in the air longer, and learn skills like Leg Lock, Beeman twist into crossback straddle, and Cartwheel into Belay. There is more packed into level 2 silks than anyone could master in 6 weeks so students should expect to hang out (pun intended ;-) in this level for a while before being ready to move up to level 3. Come prepared to have fun and be challenged in a supportive environment!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all level 1 skills
  • Must be able to invert in a straddle from the ground with fabrics together and apart and hold 3 seconds at the top. No knot and without spot
  • Classic climb to the top, hand-under-hand descent 2 consecutive times, without touching ground in between
  • Execute Rebecca Split sequence with good form on both sides and give verbal explanation
  • Solid Leg Lock on both sides, scissoring legs, minimal sliding & swimming out cleanly

In this class we will learn new ways to get into crossback straddle while working on the core strength you need to meet the prerequisites for level 3 silks. Come play with us and learn new tricks and transitions!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Silks 2
  • Familiarity with all things in silks 2 curriculum.
  • Must be able to do a crossback straddle (perfect form not necessary)

In this exciting class, students will increase their strength and stamina as they work higher, stay in the air longer, and learn skills like Leg Lock sequence, Beaman Sit twist into crossback straddle, and Cartwheel into Belay as well as working towards Silks 3 material like same Side Stand Up, catchers hang sequence new climbs First Drops and more!  Come prepared to have fun and be challenged in a supportive environment!


Prerequisites
  • Minimum of 12 weeks of Silks 1, or private lessons
  • Instructor permission
  • Solid leg lock sequence, on both sides, without verbal cues
  • Classic climb to the top and hand-under-hand descent 2 times
  • Solid 6 hangs (10 seconds each)
  • Verbal explanation of leg lock sequence
  • Invert in straddle from a climb

In this class students will learn their First Drops! We will also work on sequences like Same Side Stand Up and Catchers Hang sequence as well as Double Ankle Hang and new climbs like Big Russian and Sous Sous climb. Students should come prepared to stretch their adrenaline muscle while working hard and having fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum of 12 weeks of silks 2 classes or private lessons
  • Mastery of most if not all level 2 skills
  • Must be able to Russian climb to the top 
  • Must be able to invert in a straddle FROM THE AIR (fabrics together AND apart) without help. Perfect form not necessary.
  • Solid leg lock sequence with good form on both sides and give verbal explanation
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Silks 3
  • Familiarity with all things in silks 3 curriculum

In this class, students will work on skills such as hipkey, Trapeze drop, Skater, Crochet climb and more! Strength, stamina, and good form will be a focus in this class. Come prepared to work hard and have fun. An emphasis will also be placed on fabric theory and understanding "what's holding you up?" Be prepared to hang out in this class for a while before being ready to move up to level 5.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum of 18 weeks of silks 3 classes or private lessons
  • Mastery of most if not all level 3 silks skills
  • Crossback straddle with good form, straight legs and no arching
  • Perform superman drop without tagging pole in pullover
  • Perform 360 dive and give verbal explanation
  • 3-minute sequence to demonstrate endurance
  • Hold 10-second bent arm hang then invert with good form
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 18 weeks of Silks 4 or private lessons
  • Mastery of most if not all Silks 4 material
  • Combine 3 knee climbs switching sides each time
  • 3 connected straddles with straight legs 
  • Fankick into hipkey with good form on both sides
  • Perform Know your Wraps sequence on both sides and give verbal explanation
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all Silks 5 skills
  • Show enough control in a wheel down to be able to hold good form in each of the four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to verbally explain Salto and Single Star and sequence the two together
  • Must be able to put on the ending wrap for a Single Star from the ground

In this class we will explore dives from all directions using tricks like salto Star, Tick tock star, Cartwheel and Jacobs ladder just to name a few!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all Silks 4 skills
  • Show enough control in a wheel down to be able to hold good form in each of the four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to verbally explain Salto and Single Star and sequence the two together
  • Must be able to put on the ending wrap for a Single Star from the ground

In this class we will continue the dive journey from part one and learn skills like Double star, Back Salto and Neverending dive!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Intermediate Stars and Dives Vol. 1

In this class we will be learning new climbs and a variety of wheeldowns including split tissue and single leg wheeldowns and beat work to begin putting on wraps.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all silks 4 material
  • Show enough control in a wheel down to hold in each of the four facings and exit cleanly
  • Verbal explanation of Salto and Single Star and be able to sequence the two together
  • Must be able to put on an outside seatbelt wrap from the ground
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all Silks 4 material
  • Show enough control in a wheel-down to be able to hold good form in all four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to connect Salto to Single Star as a sequence and give a verbal explanation of the two as a sequence
  • Must be create an outside seatbelt wrap from the ground and be able to re-create on another body
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all Silks 4 material
  • Show enough control in a wheel-down to be able to hold good form in all four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to connect Salto to Single Star as a sequence and give a verbal explanation of the two as a sequence
  • Must be able to put a Single Star ending wrap on from the ground and be able to re-create on another body
Prerequisites
  • Instructor Permission
  • One session of Intermediate-Split Tissue Brigade Part 1
Prerequisites
  • Instructor Permission
  • One 6 week session of Split Tissue Brigade Parts 1 & 2
Static Trapeze is a steel bar suspended by a thick rope on each side that kind of looks like a swing. In this super fun beginner friendly class students will learn basic trapeze skills and build strength, stamina, and technique. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace and coaches will work with them where they are at. No prerequisites. Come prepared to work hard and have fun in a unique and supportive environment.

In this class we will introduce new and exciting trapeze skills and the necessary strength and technique building drills to accomplish them. Students should expect to take this class multiple times before being ready to take Trapeze 2. Instructors will keep continuing students challenged by offering harder variations and help mastering things they already know throughout class. Check out the prereqs and talk to your coach to see if this class is right for you.

Prerequisites
  • Must have Instructor permission
  • Minimum 12 weeks of Intro to Trapeze
  • Safe bent arm straddle mount with chest through at top (small jump is ok but cannot grab with foot)
  • Safe form on baby knee beats with heels consistently pressed down
  • Safely and cleanly get to sit on bar
  • Bent arm tuck hang from bar 5 seconds with chin above bar
  • Bent arm tuck hang on ropes 5 seconds with hands at shoulders
  • Safe, clean, slide to stand on their own
  • Mastery of most if not all Trapeze Intro skills
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Trapeze 1
  • Familiarity with all things in Trapeze 1 curriculum

For students who have mastered the most if not all skills taught in Trapeze 1 class, met the prerequisites, and received instructor permission, come join us in Trapeze 2! Students will begin learning rope skills, combinations, and staying up in the air longer. Students can expect to learn skills such as seahorse, front balance, straddle back balance, forward roll, and ankle hang. Students should expect to repeat this level several times since it takes a while to master these skills and 6 weeks is barely enough time to introduce them all. Coaches will keep continuing students challenged by giving harder drills and guidance with mastering the skills they already know.

Prerequisites
  • Must have Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all skills in Trapeze 1
  • Level 1 bent arm up down with good form
  • Angel from ankle hook both sides belly up and belly down with good form
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Trapeze 2
  • Familiarity with all things in Trapeze 2 curriculum

Are you level 3 or higher but not in Trapeze? Would you like to learn some cool Trapeze stuff without having to start at Intro? Then this class is for you!

Prerequisites

Must be level 3 or higher in any apparatus.

This class is for students who have mastered most if not all Trapeze 2 skills and have instructor permission and meet the prerequisites. Level 3 dives into more complicated wraps, rolls, and swings, and introduces some basic strength moves. Some skills that we will work on in this class include: 1 knee roll up, crows nest, wrapped angel, and shoulder stand. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission

  • Mastery of most is not all level 2 skills

  • Level 2 bent arm up down with good form (includes forward roll) (Must pull all the way up out of ball)
  • Crucifix with good form
  • Ankle hang with good form 10 seconds (piked or hollow is acceptable)
  • Demonstrate consistent leg engagement throughout all skills
  • Solid front balance with legs lifted and together

For level 3 trapeze folks who do not yet meet the prerequisites for Trapeze 4 but are quite familiar with Trapeze 3 skills and want to work hard, push themselves, and be challenged.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Trapeze 3
  • Familiarity with all things in Trapeze 3 curriculum

Students who have mastered most if not all skills in Trapeze 3, met the prerequisites, and have instructor permission can delve into the exciting world of Trapeze 4! Some skills that we will work on in this class include: Pike throughs, straight arm work, mixed grip rolls, arm flags, toe hang, back balance, double wrapped angel, and much more. Creativity exercises will also be a part of this class. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission

  • Mastery of most if not all level 3 skills
  • Straight leg straddle inversion on ropes with chest through at top (hold 5 seconds)
  • Single wrapped angel with good form
  • 2 inversions on ropes connected
  • Ankle hang with good control and no sliding fully extended (hold 10 seconds)
  • Pullover (small jump is ok)
  • Good 1 knee roll up both sides
  • Must be able to do both mighty mouse and wonder woman forward rolls
  • Shoulder extension 1/2 way (shins parallel with ground while in a tight tuck) and return on both bar and ropes

Trap 4 and higher material with an emphasis on conditioning.

Prerequisites

Level 4 or higher in Trapeze

This Intermediate level class will work on experimentation, improvisation, and creative transitions as well as straight arm work and more difficult moves. Instructor permission required. As always, come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
Want to learn the basics of Rope? This class is for you! No prerequisites! Come learn foundational aerial technique and build strength, agility, and coordination in a really fun and exciting way! This takes time, however, so students should expect to take this class several times before being ready to take Rope 1. Come prepared to work hard and have fun in a supportive environment!

Corde Lisse is a long, thick, rope that just begs to be climbed, swung, and played on! In this class you will learn a variety of climbs and wraps while staying close to the ground. We will cover skills such as Crucifix, Leg lock, Footlock to Arabesque, front balance, and more. Time will also be spent working on dynamic moves like beats and bounding. Students are encouraged to wear layers including a tight fitting under layer on thighs and waist and thicker layers on top for their own comfort and protection. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 12 weeks Intro level Rope or Silks classes
  • Must be able to classic climb to the top, and inchworm down with good form.
  • Must be able to invert without help and hold 3 seconds in the inversion. Perfect form not necessary.
  • Must have a 10 second bent arm hollow hang.
  • Must have a 10 second straight arm hang

We will be working on skills like leg lock, hip key, catchers hang sequence, back balance, front balance, and same side stand up to name a few!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Rope 1
  • Familiarity with all things in Rope 1 curriculum
  • Must be working on straddles off the ground and have a solid leg lock 

In Rope 2 we will learn Double ankle hang, Catchers sequence, Fankick to hip key, Same side stand up and much more. We will also begin to work on more dynamic tricks such as beat to front balance.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum of 18 weeks of Rope 1 or private lessons
  • Has a practice of working Aerial skills at least 2-3 times a week in class or Open Aerial
  • Must be able to Invert in a straddle from the air without tagging rope
  • Must have solid same side hook transition to crucifix on both sides
  • Solid footlock and front balance sequences from rope 1
  • Mastery of most if not all level 1 skills

In this class we will be working on skills like Wheel downs, Two Knee Hangs, Same Side Stand Up, Bug climb, Straddle climb from an opp. side hook and from Center hook, and S wrap dive just a name a few!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum of 12 weeks of Rope 2 or private lessons
  • Ability to do solid straddles (without tagging rope) multiple times in a 90 minute class
  • Has a practice of working Aerial skills at least 2-3 times a week in class or Open Aerial
  • Working towards Fankick into Hipkey on both sides 
  • Solid Catchers hang sequence on both sides

In Rope 3 students will dive into momentum and swinging work including scissor beats, as well as skills like s-wraps, S-wrap Dives, wheel downs, One Legged Back Dive AkA Nivek, and cartwheel AKA bullwhip. Students will also be guided in the process of gaining a better understanding and recognition of the wraps they are in and what makes them safe. As always, come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum of 18 weeks of Rope 2 or private lessons 
  • Solid diamond straddle, no tagging rope
  • Has a practice  of working Aerial skills at least 2-3 times a week in class or Open Aerial
  • Must be able to complete Same Side Stand Up and give verbal explanation from beginning to end
  • Mastery of most if not all Rope 2 material
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 12 weeks of of Rope 3
  • Familiarity with all things in Rope 3 curriculum

In this class, students will continue to be challenged and inspired by the incredible adventure that is Aerial rope. Students must have permission of the instructor to participate in this class and can expect to work on creative sequences to build flow and endurance as well as skills like Jukka Bubble, trout, beat sequences and more! As always, come prepared to work hard and have fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • minimum of 18 weeks of Rope 3 or private lessons
  • same side hook to back balance or crucifix with control on both sides
  • Must be able to Sequence Same Side Stand Up into Bullwhip and give clear verbal explanation of sequence from beginning to end
  • Must be able to complete Know your Wraps Sequence with reasonable form (not sitting up, minimal pole touching) on both sides
  • Mastery of most if not all Rope 3 material

In this class we will Look skills such as back balance and front balance as well as some old favorites like Spool drop and the Liz Cooper inspired Split drop. We will also look at Sequences like the Lajanna Sequence inspired by Niff Nickoles as well as momentum moves like the Hipkey rollup! Come ready to Swing, Twist and have Fun!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all Rope 4 material
  • Show enough control in a wheel-down to be able to hold good form in all four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to connect Salto to Single Star as a sequence and give a verbal explanation of the two as a sequence
  • Must be able to put a Single Star ending wrap on from the ground and be able to re-create on another body
In this class we will be exploring Salto variations like the Ginger salto and the Terry Crane entrance into Salto. we will continue to work Rolls like the hipkey roll up and one arm preps and hangs. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Intermediate Rope: Sequences and Drops Pt. 1
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all Rope 4 material
  • Show enough control in a wheel-down to be able to hold good form in all four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to connect Salto to Single Star as a sequence and give a verbal explanation of the two as a sequence
  • Must be able to put a Single Star ending wrap on from the ground and be able to re-create on another body

We will be exploring transitions and learning new things together on the rope! Come prepared to be challenged by the rope in your brain and body!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum of 18 weeks of Rope 2
  • Solid transition from 2 knee hang into crucifix on both sides
  • Solid bottle opener sequence and Salto on both sides
  • Must be able to wheel down with frog legs
  • Must be able to give clear verbal explanation of Salto single Star and Bottle opener sequence

In this class we will explore the full expression of the three beat pathways- Bell, Turn-pike and Scissor as well as C-shaping rolls. We will also begin working on release moves from beat pathways. Come prepared to work hard and build your dynamic stamina!


Prerequisites

By invitation only

Have you taken Hoop Intro before? Are you familiar with all the skills taught in Hoop Intro but still need more strength to meet the Hoop 1 prerequisites? Are you familiar and comfortable spotting and being spotted? Do you like working hard, pushing yourself and being pushed by the instructor? Then this class is for you! All the same skills you know from Hoop Intro will be taught but with less explaining, fewer breaks, more reps, and more POWER! Designed to help you bump your strength to the next level, this action packed class is fun and empowering. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!

The Aerial Hoop, sometimes called Lyra, is a large metal hoop that is hung on a swivel and suspended from either one or two hang points. In this class students will build strength and get comfortable moving on, underneath, and above the hoop. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the basics of swinging, spinning, and orbiting. This beautiful apparatus will challenge and delight students as they learn to move confidently through space with the hoop as their partner. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!
In Hoop 1 student will add to skills they learned in Intro. Students can expect to learn new skills, mounts, dismounts, and transitions while getting stronger and also having the option to incorporate spinning in more ways. Students will also be encouraged to experiment and explore on the Hoop. Come prepared to work hard and have fun!
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Must have taken minimum 12 weeks of Intro to Hoop
  • Must have safe Bent arm Straddle mount with chest through at top
  • Must have safe, stable, hands free Man on the Moon
  • Must have safe baby knee beats with good form
  • Must be able to safely and cleanly get to sit in Hoop without help
  • Must be able to hold 5 second bent arm tuck hang
  • Must demonstrate consistent leg engagement throughout
  • Must be able to demonstrate spin control
  • Mastery of most if not all Intro to Hoop skills
Prerequisites

Instructor Permission 

In Hoop 2, students will work on more challenging concepts and techniques while learning new skills and sequences. This class is for students with instructor permission who have mastered most or all of the skills taught in Hoop 1. Check out the prerequisites and talk to your instructor to see if this class is right for you! Come prepared to work hard and have fun!
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Pull up on side of Hoop, hold 5 seconds, and then finish with side hook mount
  • Bent arm tuck inversion on top of hoop unassisted with pull to sit
  • Beat to sit without help
  • Side hook mount to sit while rotating
  • Mastery of most if not all Hoop 1 skills
In hoop 3 students will begin working on more challenging concepts and techniques and applying them to new moves and sequences. Students can expect to learn some skills that require a little more strength and precision as well as help building stamina and creativity. Instructor permission required. Check out the prerequisites and talk to your instructor to see if this class is right for you! Come prepared to work hard and have fun!
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Solid hands free walking man
  • Comfortably demo 3 different shapes on top of hoop from level 2 with 1 version being hands free
  • Must be able to demo 2 ways into and out of straddle back balance with good form
  • Pullover with no jump and roll to sit
  • Mastery of most if not all level 2 skills

In this class we will be working on material from level 3 and 4 including skills above the bar and in the span set. Come ready to beat, swing and move through the Hoop as we play our way into graceful movement.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Hoop 3
  • Familiarity with all things in Hoop 3 curriculum
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission

  • Extend half way into shoulder extension and return with good form (above bar).
  • Roll up and down from hip hang with bar touches with control.
  • Inside knee hook on span set, slide to cradle both sides.
  • 3 connected tuck inversions on top of hoop.
  • 1 Knee hang with Rounde jambe both sides.
  • Single hip hang, transition to other single hip hang both ways.
  • Sit, roll to hips 1 handed both directions.
  • Mastery of most if not all Hoop 3 skills

Slings Choreography 2019 showcase!
Explore new shapes, drops and rotations on sling to create this performance piece.
Pre-requisites:
Full leg lock sequence on both sides
10 second bent arm from a stand
2 min improv in the air on any apparatus 
Prerequisites
  • Commitment to taking this class Summer A, Summer B (7/15 - 8/19) & Fall A (9/2 - 10/7) MUST TAKE ALL 3 SESSIONS
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all level 1 skills
  • Full leg lock sequence on both sides
  • 10 second bent arm from a stand
  • 2 min improv in the air on any apparatus
  • Commitment to performing in the Fall 2019 Showcase on October 17-19

Come play in the air while supported by aerial sling! The aerial sling is a beautiful form of suspended movement made of fabric hung in a loop or "hammock" attached at the same hang point. In this class, students will be guided through some basic aerial skills on the sling as well as ways to use the sling for stretching and strengthening exercises. Come prepared to have fun and try something new!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor Permission.
  • Mastery of most if not all Silks 1 skills
  • Minimum of 12 weeks of Silks 1 or private lessons
  • Must be able to get to a straddle and hold 5 seconds at top (perfect form not necessary. No pull up at end required.)
  • Must be able to do a pullover (perfect form not necessary)

In this class you will be building on the skills learned in aerial slings 1 and together we will explore more sling options such as inversions, drops, spins and more complex wraps. Students can expect to spend more time off the ground with an emphasis on strength building as well as stretching for increased range of motion. Students will also be encouraged to play with the creative ways to move within the sling.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Straddle up from the ground with good form 
  • Clean pullover onto sling.
  • Full leg lock sequence on both sides
  • 10 second bent arm hang between the fabrics from a stand
  • Mastery of most if not all level 1 skills
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission.
  • Mastery of most if not all level 2 skills.
  • Straddle up from ground with straight legs and good form.
  • Straddle up from the air with good form.
  • Superman drop and full gator sequence both sides.
  • Marionette rolls forward and backward with control.
  • Gator flow with control both sides.
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum 6 weeks of of Slings 3
  • Familiarity with all things in Slings 3 curriculum

Fight off the boredom of routine with us in this unique and upbeat class! By supporting and manipulating your own body on our Trapeze Bars, Ropes, and Fabrics, you will find that fitness can be new and fun again! Burn calories, gain flexibility, build muscle, and develop increased stamina in a creative and supportive environment. Students should be prepared to work hard, have fun, get stronger, and make friends while doing it!

Bump your aerial game up to the next level! Work in this class will focus on improving upper body and core strength as well as gaining aerial awareness and increasing endurance. If you are tired of struggling and ready to dominate your apparatus, come sweat it out with fellow aerialists and turn your inner monkey into a beast! Students of all levels are welcome!

Active Flexibility 

Your hips, Your back, you’ll work active flexibility in this class. Students will move through a series of active flexibility and mobility drills aimed at increasing range of motion and maximal strength output in that range. This class will be geared towards hip extension, hip flexion, shoulder opening, and spinal mobility. No prerequisites!

Straps 1 

Meathooks, support position, skin the cats, flares, and beats are the foundations of many movements in aerial (and straps). Students will use straps and fabric/hammock to progress their understanding of moving their body around an apparatus while hanging, spinning, and in support position (ie. Shoulder stand/roll-ups). 


Prerequisites: ability to hold plank for 30 seconds, safe inversion in the air (unspotted), no discomfort in a supported 1-arm hang

Aerial Conditioning

Students will build a well-rounded aerial body with this class focusing on inversions, injury prevention, pushing skills, and all types of strength and endurance needed to move well in the air. This class will benefit all levels of aerialist, and will increase total ability to train and not fatigue or lose form. No prerequisites!


STRENGHT AND STRETCH CLASS! Have you started to hit a wall in your aerial training? Is there so much more that you want to be able to do but you’ve gotten to the point were you’re lacking either the strength or flexibility (or both) to continue to progress and grow in your aerial training? If so, come take Aerial STRENGTH AND STRETCH with Alyson! This 30 minute class is intended as a short, intense conditioning and stretching class. It will use a variety of apparatuses, but will be focused solely on building total body strength and increasing flexibility. Open to Level 3 students and higher (or with instructor permission). Any questions, please reach out to alysondomoto@gmail.com

This is a more advanced version of our ever popular Aerial Fitness class. In this class you can expect to get an intense workout for your upper body, abs, and lower body using the aerial silks, trapeze, and rope. Come prepared for a fun and engaging workout!

Prerequisites
  • Must be level 2 or higher in at least 1 apparatus.

Straps 2

Back balances, meathooks, spinning, oh my! This class will build on a fundamental set of straps-style skills for intermediate-advanced aerialists - students will consistently work on and review meathooks, reverse meathooks, rolling movements (roll-ups, back balances), beats, and spinning skills. Students will begin to work on sequencing as they acquire fundamental and safe technique. Students may begin working on angel and waist roll-ups. 


Prerequisites: Ability to hold plank for 30 seconds, safe inversion in the air (unspotted), comfort in a 1-arm hang (with a wrist lock or on a bar) for 10 seconds, 3 straight arm inversions, 3 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, experience practicing meathook highly recommended.

Take your straddle inversions to the next level in this exciting inversion focused, action packed, conditioning class! Whether you are struggling to get your straddle from the ground, from the air, or just wanting a fabulous workout to improve your already strong straddle, this class is for you! This class is especially helpful for students in Silks Intro, Silks 1, Intro to Hoop, Hoop 1, Intro to Trapeze, and Trapeze 1 who are working towards the next level. This class is also open for drop ins and as makeups for students who have already taken a 6 week intro class or have been approved by their instructor.

Prerequisites
  • Must have taken at least 6 weeks of Silks intro and strength building, Aerial Fitness, Sings Intro, or another beginner level class OR have instructor permission.
Ground Circus


Beginner Partner and Group Acro

Students will work through progressions for standing partner acrobatic and trio acrobatic skills, like foot-to-hand, hand-to-hand, two high, cathedral, and more!


Prerequisites: Ability to hold a handstand against the wall for 15-30 seconds or a straight arm plank on ground for 45 seconds, no back or wrist injuries.

Handstands 1

An introduction to handstands (and movements that are built around handstands) - like cartwheels, macacos, and more. Students will work on a variety of entrances to handstand, control and shape making within them, and drills to build stamina and alignment. 


Prerequisites: no wrist injuries, ability to hold straight arm plank on ground with good form for 45 seconds. 

Inversion Bootcamp

Want to clean and solidify your inversions? This class is for you - each class will have progressive and spotted drills for students working to build strength and control through their hips, core, and shoulders to make inversions not just something you can do, but something of ease. 


Prerequisites: a desire to get your butt over your head (with 2 and 1 arm) and work hard and consistently, no discomfort in an engaged shoulder hang.

Intermediate Standing Acro

This class will work on higher level standing acro transitions, from rock and roll up to bicep stand to croc, to different 2 and 3 person entries into hand to hand and foot to hand, as well as dynamic swings and banquine skills. Pass the flyer sequences will be worked as well.

Prerequisites


Prerequisites: for bases and flyers - comfort holding a 30 second to a minute handstand against a wall with good form, 10 pushups, 20 squats, no back pain, flyers should be able to hold a freestanding handstand for 3 seconds.

Open Aerial

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09/02/2019 - 10/13/2019
Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm Showcase Open Aerial Tena Berry
Saturday 2:30-4:00 pm Showcase Open Aerial Tena Berry
Saturday 4:00-5:30 pm Regular Open Aerial Tena Berry
Sunday 2:00-3:30 pm Regular Open Aerial Emily Soderberg

In this exciting class students will get a taste for both the beautiful and challenging aerial silks AND the aerial slings or "soft trapeze"! No prerequisites. Come ready to learn and get stronger in the process!

Aerial fabrics are a beautiful aerial apparatus that consists of two pieces of strong fabric that are hung together on a swivel and used to make beautiful shapes and poses. Corde Lisse is a long, thick, rope that just begs to be climbed, swung, and played on! This class is a fun, beginner friendly introduction to Aerial fabric or "Silks" and Corde Lisse or "Rope." There are no prerequisites to take this class and it is designed to help you build strength and technique and learn how they differ on these two apparatus. Come prepared to work hard and have fun trying something new!

This class will explore strength building and introductory tricks on the Trapeze and Silks.

Come compare and contrast Vertical Rope and Silks! We will explore how these two apparatuses compliment and differ from each other while learning beats, swings and sequences on both fabric and rope!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Ability to hold a 10 second straight arm hang
  • Classic climb to the top and angel down (fabric) or hand under hand (rope)
  • Ability to Russian climb half way up and re-wrap in classic block and angel down with good form
  • Ability to put on a footknot from the ground on both sides without making a "boot" and enough squeeze tolerance to stay in it for 30 seconds (fabric only)
  • Must be actively working on your straddle (from the ground)

In this class we will be building on skills from level one like Rebecca Split Sequence and Leg Lock and adding new skills like Belay! We will continue to work on the fundamentals of pathways in beats both on the ground and in the air! Students should come prepared to work hard and have fun in the process!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Must be able to invert in a straddle from the ground with fabrics apart and together and hold 3 seconds at the top.
  • Classic Climb to the top (fabric or rope) and hand under hand 2 times without touching the ground in between
  • Solid 6 hangs (10 seconds each) from a climb
  • execute Rebecca Split Sequence with good form on both sides & give verbal explanation.
  • Solid Leg lock on both sides, scissoring legs and swimming out cleanly 
This class will be choreographed by instructors utilizing the skills that students have to build a showcase performance piece for April 5-8 showcase. Students will need to attend all class sessions in Winter session and Spring A and be prepared to perform in costume at dress rehearsal and the nights of April 4-8
Prerequisites
  • Level 2 or higher.
  • Come work on a performance piece with Alyson for the 2019 Showcase!  This will be a mixed apparatus class.  Apparatuses used will be dependent on class make up and act development.  Come ready to have fun and be apart of a great Showcase act! 
Prerequisites
  • Level 3 in any apparatus
  • Commitment to taking this class Summer A, Summer B (7/15 - 8/19) & Fall A (9/2 - 10/7) - MUST TAKE ALL 3 SESSIONS
  • Commitment to performing in the Fall 2019 Showcase on October 17-19



This class is for students who are in Level 3 or up on either Trapeze or Hoop.  We’ll work on material on both apparatuses, giving us a chance to examine the similarities and differences.  Hoop students will get an introduction to wrapping in the trapeze ropes, and Trapeze students will learn to spin and orbit.  You’ll increase your aerial confidence by taking tricks you already know and learning to adapt them to a different apparatus.  We’ll look at material in the current curriculums for Trapeze and Hoop, but there will be plenty of exploration time as well.

We will be working on Rope and Silks exploring sequences of tricks, drops and beats!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Level 3 silks or rope
  • must be able to invert comfortably and repeatedly

 

Prerequisites
  • Commitment to taking this class Summer A, Summer B (7/15 - 8/19) & Fall A (9/2 - 10/7) MUST TAKE ALL 3 SESSIONS
  • Commitment to performing in the Fall 2019 Showcase on October 17-19
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all level 1 skills
  • Must be able to invert in a straddle FROM THE AIR (fabrics together AND apart) without help. Perfect form not necessary.
  • Solid leg lock sequence, on both sides
  • Classic climb to the top, hand-under-hand descent 2 consecutive times, without touching ground in between
  • Solid 6 hangs (10 seconds each)
  • Verbal explanation of leg lock sequence

This class will consist of longer sequences on both the Fabric and the Rope. We will also focus on momentum to create a more effortless feel and quality of movement within tricks. Come ready to build both vocabulary of tricks and stamina in sequences.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Show enough control in a wheel-down to be able to hold good form in all four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to connect Salto to Single Star as a sequence and give a verbal explanation of the two as a sequence
  • Must be able to put a Single Star ending wrap on from the ground and be able to re-create on another body

Multi-Apparatus C-Shaping

Back balances, back flags, hip key roll-ups, waist roll-ups, slow stars, and more! Students will work through spotted and unspotted progressions to build comfort in rolling pathways moving through all 4 cardinal C-shape positions. 


Prereqs: must be able to get into catcher’s safely on your own, no spinal injuries, 

Learn ways to climb underneath on and above a partner on silks and rope. We will explore multiple ways to mount and find poses and clever positions as well as wraps to safely base weight from.
Prerequisites
  • Must have taken at least two sessions of silks 4
  • Must have learned the basics of a wheel down
  • Must have learned two ways into belay
In this class we will be exploring and learning longer choreography on fabric and rope. You will come away with two sequences long enough to use as a complete act. Both sequences will keep your body and brain in good good shape!
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Level 4 fabric and level 2 rope

We will explore wraps and drops on both Rope and Silks and explore how to safely change and sequence them.

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Mastery of most if not all Silks 5 skills
  • Show enough control in a wheel down to be able to hold good form in each of the four facing orientations and exit cleanly
  • Must be able to verbally explain Salto and Single Star and sequence the two together
  • Must be able to put on outside seatbelt wrap from the ground

In this class we will work on dives of all varieties including stacking stars and sideways dives! We will also explore how to use beats to make your inversions as easy as possible even with straight arms!

In this class we will continue the dive journey from part one and learn skills like Double star, Back Salto and Neverending dive as well as continuing to work on beats and pathways to make our movements smooth and effortless!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Intermediate Stars and Dives Vol. 1

Did you know that a hipkey is the same as a Russia climb but on another part of your body? Do you know how to put on a leglock without inverting? Delve into to the intricacies of what's actually happening with those wraps your body knows how to make but your mind doesn't...yet!

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • at least level 4 Silks or level 2 Rope
  • working on clean scissored hipkey and leglock

This class is for students who are familiar with all the Intro Tween Aerial material and are looking at refining their skills to move on to level 1 Tween Aerial. 

Prerequisites

Must have instructor permission and have taken a minimum of 3 sessions of Intro Tween Aerial

Is your child part monkey? Do they love being upside down? Then this class is perfect for them! Kids will develop body awareness, focus, and perseverance in this fun and non-competitive class. Students will be taught trapeze, rope, silks, and much much more! This class can accommodate ages 5-8 Sign your little monkey up today!
This class is designed to give kids ages 9-12 an aerial experience in a fun and supportive environment that the circus community loves to provide! Learn the basics of climbing, foot knots and conditioning. This class introduces Tween bodies and minds to the building blocks of shapes and strength they will need to progress in aerial arts.
Prerequisites
  • No prerequisites

In this class students will begin to work on level 1 skills in Trap, Silks, and Slings. Students can also look forward to conditioning to take skills like straddles and foot knots to the air! 

Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • Straddle from the ground without help (Right, Left, Middle) and hold 3 seconds at the top 
  • Comfort and control in most Intro skills
  • Classic Climb to the top and inchworm down with good form

Tweens Aerial Choreography is for ages 8-11 working towards a performance. Kids will work on skills and tricks on Silks that will culminate a group act to be performed on April 6th at the Spring Community Show!  Kids must be available to perform on April 6th to take this class.  

Prerequisites

6 week session of Tween Power or Tween 1. 


In this class Tweens will progress their skills with more complicated sequences and tricks including theory work to gain an understanding of how and why skills work the way they do and how to keep themselves safe. Come ready to work hard and have fun!

Building on skills the student learned in Tweens intro this class will use multiple apparatuses to explore aerial arts. Come ready to learn tricks and transitions with a focus on form. As always we will condition throughout class to build endurance and mental toughness.
Prerequisites
  • Instructor permission
  • 3 sessions of intro classes
  • classic climb half way up and inchworm down with good form
  • must be able to invert in a straddle NO KNOT and without help, fabrics together and apart. Perfect form is not necessary
  • hold a 10 second bent arm hang in hollow body