aerial classes

(ages 13+)

NEW COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

In line with the current COVID-19 guidelines from the BC Government, we are suspending our group classes.
 
Instead, we will be offering private lessons, and independent training times for our experienced acrobats and aerialists.
 

Independent training is a scheduled time for athletes to train on their own with one of our experienced coaches supervising. Coaches are present to answer questions and provide some guidance during this hour if needed, but members are expected to train on their own.

 
Independent training is offered by level, as for safety reasons, the supervising coach will need to have a knowledge of all the skills being trained.
 
We have temporarily removed our intro-level classes. If you have never done aerial or acrobatic training before but would like to join independent training times, please contact us to book a private lesson first.

55 min lesson (drop-in)

$26+GST • single lesson
$119+GST • 5-PACK
$229+GST • 10-PACK

85 min lesson (drop-in)

$32+GST • single lesson
$144+GST • 5-PACK
$279+GST • 10-PACK

If you are registering a child, please enter their name when creating an account.

Our cancelation policy

Session Classes

  • Up to 2 weeks prior to the session: full refund less a $15 administration/service fee.
  • 1-2 weeks prior to the session: 80% refund.
  • Less than 1 week prior to the session: non-refundable.
  • Can change day and/or class during the first 3-weeks of the session depending on availability.

Due to COVID-19, we have had to strictly limit class sizes. For this reason, unfortunately, we are unable to offer make-up classes for any absences during the session.

Drop-in Classes

Our regular cancellation policy will be in effect (you may cancel up to 24 hours before the class for any reason). If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the gym. Though we sympathize with everyone’s situation, please note we will not be offering any refunds or class credits for classes cancelled within 24 hours, for any reason. This has been an incredibly difficult time for small businesses, and we still have many fixed expenses to cover such as rent, insurance, heating, etc. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding.

Punch Cards

Cancellations of classes paid for by punch cards are covered under our regular Drop-In Classes Cancellation Policy. All payments for punch cards, workshops, private lessons, and drop-ins are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Groups

  • Up to 2 weeks prior to the session: full refund less a $15 administration/service fee.
  • 1-2 weeks prior to the session: 80% refund.
  • Less than 1 week prior to the session: non-refundable.

aerial silks (drop-in)

Aerial silks (aka tissu, fabric, ribbon), is a type of aerial art in which artists climb, hang, and wrap for drops and poses in the fabric. The fabric is hung as two separate pieces.

level 1

This class helps you to build your strength and flexibility while learning different poses and basic drops in the fabric. Students will develop the ability and confidence to climb to the ceiling, and go upside down in the air. Each class will finish with conditioning and a stretch.

level 2

Students looking for bigger drops, more complicated wraps, and sequencing more skills together will find all of those things in our level 2 silks classes. We’ll keep learning newer, more advanced skills, and also train endurance in the air and cleaning up transitions between tricks. Each class will finish with conditioning and a stretch.

Pre-requisites:

  • silks level 1
  • One pull-up
  • French climb (30ft)
  • Russian climb (30ft)
  • Can invert in the air (bent knees okay)
  • Catcher’s lock
  • Hipkeys in the air
  • Long hang for minimum 15 seconds

aerial hammock (drop-in)

Aerial hammock (also called aerial sling or cradle) is like an aerial silk, but tied in a loop instead of with two tails. Students can practice their silks tricks and aerial hoop tricks, as well as many poses and drops unique to hammock.

Students will learn poses from sitting, standing, and hanging, as well as transitions between them. As students become comfortable, they will add drops and spinning. Each class will finish with conditioning and a stretch. This class is suitable for all levels.

aerial hoop & trapeze (drop-in)

The aerial hoop (also known as lyra, aerial ring or cerceau/cerceaux) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling. A trapeze is a short horizontal bar hung by ropes. Static trapeze bars have two parallel ropes, and dance trapezes are rigged with the ropes coming together in a triangle point, so the artist can spin. Aerial hoop and trapeze are both commonly used for solo and duo acts.

level 2

Pre-requisites:

  • Can invert to a straddle with straight legs
  • Pullover
  • Skin the cat
  • Front balance, back balance (supported is okay)
  • Trapeze: comfortable working in the ropes
  • Hoop: can invert to a knee hang on the top bar without using feet to get legs up
  • Can invert while spinning

aerial straps (drop-in)

Aerial straps are a type of aerial apparatus on which various feats of strength and flexibility may be performed. Straps are a cotton or nylon apparatus that look like two suspended ribbons with hand loops at the end. This apparatus is great for those who are—or want to get—circus strong!

static trapeze (drop-in)

Static trapeze will focus on laying foundations for trapeze by building strength and an understanding of the body mechanics behind aerials, as well as how to train for longevity. Students will be encouraged to explore their style and hone their understanding of static and dance trapeze with a mix of aerial and ground exercises. As students become more comfortable with fundamental poses and transitions, they will begin working on tricks in the ropes and progressing toward drops

duo trapeze (drop-in)

Duo trapeze classes teach partners to work together on one trapeze. Classes may include two styles: Partnering with a “base” (or “porter”) and a “flyer,” where one person supports the other person’s weight to learn swinging and other tricks; and partnering where both partners create similar, symmetrical shapes on the trapeze, generally supporting their own weights.

Please note that coming with a partner is required for this class.

act development (session)

This class is for our students looking to turn individual skills they have worked so hard on into a performable aerial act. Students will choose music and their aerial apparatus (hoop, silks, trapeze, straps, etc.), then work closely with the instructor to each develop their own act. Students are asked to know at least 10 tricks (drops, poses, or skills) prior to enrolling in the class. New skills will not be taught in this class.

6-week session starting in November

$162+GST
(there are no make-ups for missed classes)