May/June in-person 2021

2021-05-03 to 2021-06-27

Beginning Straps

Thursday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Taught by Danaë M (Ballroom)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Straps level 1B
Beginning straps is for those individuals who have taken at least 2 sessions of intro to straps or by instructor approval. This class expands on the fundamentals and introduces new skills and more fun torturous conditioning drills.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Thursday from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm. Taught by Beverly S (Cathedral)
Tuition: $240.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A or Lyra level 1A or Straps level 1A or Sling/cloud swing level 1A

As the name says, this class is an opportunity to create your own aerial learning experience, with Bev there to guide you. Work on an act, review skills on your choice of apparatus, focus on conditioning, or maybe something different each week.  Just come in with a general plan and choice of apparatus.

Students may use their own or VA equipment, but student equipment must be left at VA at least one hour before class if not stored at the studio.

Dynamic Rope 2C

Monday from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Taught by Kimberly Z (Cathedral)
Tuition: $240.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2C

This class focuses on beats and dynamic transitions including pop thrus, slides and rolls.

Fabric 2C

Monday from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm. Taught by Kimberly Z (Cathedral)
Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Taught by Kimberly Z (Cathedral)
Tuition: $240.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2C

This class will help Intermediate aerial students regain their aerial strength and refine their in the air technique. This class includes Vertical theory, split fabric skills and sequences and conditioning for higher level skills.

Fabric 3

Sunday from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm. Taught by Ivanna W (Cathedral)
Thursday from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm. Taught by Kimberly Z (Cathedral)
Tuition: $240.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 3

Fabric Conditioning

Saturday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Taught by Jen R (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A

Let's get strong again! We'll work exercises on and off the fabrics that build the strengths that make us better aerialists.

Flexibility Technique

Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Taught by Peter T (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Contortion/flex level 1A
Flexibility is one of the key aspects of all circus arts. The ability to expand your body’s range of motion takes a lot of time and effort, but also intelligence to do it properly. This class is going to focus on teaching you the technique of flexibility. By combining passive flexibility (holding flexible positions assisted by floor, fabrics…etc.) and active flexibility (the ability to use your muscles to hold flexible positions unassisted), we will cover a vast range of flexibility training methods to help you discover your body’s custom flexibility regimen. 

Hello, Straps

Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Taught by Danaë M (Ballroom)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Straps level 1B
This class is for intermediate and advanced aerial students looking to take their strength and technique to the next level. The objectives of this class are to increase aerial-specific strength and stability; to teach students advanced aerial skills that can be used for conditioning as well as translated to other apparatus, and to introduce and safely build a solid skill set of straps fundamentals. Straps class will take students through a cardio and plyometric-based warm-up and a skills portion comprised of planches, meat hooks, flags, pike-and-rock variations and muscle-ups. The class will finish with static and assisted stretching.

Intro to Aerial Silks

Sunday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Taught by Danaë M (Blue Room)
Wednesday from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Taught by Vincenza S (Blue Room)
Thursday from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Taught by Jen R (Blue Room)
Saturday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Taught by Vincenza S (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A
This entry-level class will introduce students to a few basic skills on the aerial silks (also called fabric or tissu). Class will start with a group warmup to prepare the body for working on the air, and will also include exercises in proper shoulder and core engagement. And of course there will be some conditioning at the end! It will be fun workout that will also introduce you to the joys of defying gravity.

Intro to Lyra

Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Taught by Nancy N (Blue Room)
Saturday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Taught by Vincenza S (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A or Lyra level 1A
Nancy is excited to help new aerialists explore the joys of lyra! This is a beginner-level class, with no prior lyra experience required.

Lyra 1

Monday from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Taught by Nancy N (Blue Room)
Saturday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Taught by Nancy N (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A or Lyra level 1A
Nancy is excited to help new aerialists explore the joys of lyra! This is a beginner-level class, with no prior lyra experience required.

Lyra 2

Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Taught by Jody P (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Lyra level 2A
This is an intermediate lyra class for students who have already developed strength and awareness in the air. Skills will be taught using sequences, which will include interesting transitions and basic dynamic technique.

Lyra 3

Monday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Taught by Jody P (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A or Lyra level 1A
This class will revisit established lyra skills, explore new skills & transitions, drill, and condition! 

Strengthening, Stamina & Skills on Sling

Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Taught by Jill M (Blue Room)
Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Taught by Jill M (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A or Sling/cloud swing level 2A

You’ll mount your sling at the beginning of class, and not come down til the end. Expect lots of abdominal exercise, a reawakening of grip strength, and fun! (And some resting poses – don’t worry.)

Trapeze 2

Wednesday from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm. Taught by Lauren K (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Trapeze level 2A
In this class we will focus on skill building and developing strong fundamentals. Focus will be on body position in all basic trapeze positions: straight arm hang, body beats, knee hangs and beats, front balance, and understanding the purpose of good technique. We will begin exploring “butt shelf theory,” a way to move around the bar with ease, and start thinking about creative transitions.

Trapeze 2 & 3

Sunday from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm. Taught by Ivanna W (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Trapeze level 2A
Who's ready to up their static trapeze game? This class will be a combination of skills work and choreography exploration, using both the low and high bars in the Cathedral. Trapeze level 2B and up - you don't have to be able to pull over onto the high bar, but you should be working toward it. There will be ankle hangs - you have been warned.

Trapeze Therapy

Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Taught by Lauren K (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Trapeze level 2A
In this class we will focus on skill building and developing strong fundamentals. Focus will be on body position in all basic trapeze positions: straight arm hang, body beats, knee hangs and beats, front balance, and understanding the purpose of good technique. We will begin exploring “butt shelf theory,” a way to move around the bar with ease, and start thinking about creative transitions.

Vertical 1

Sunday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Taught by Danaë M (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A and Trapeze level 1B
This class is a review of level 1 Aerial wraps and poses, conditioning and climbing (mix of rope and silks).

Vertical 1A

Wednesday from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm. Taught by Jen R (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A

Vertical 2A & 2B

Sunday from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm. Taught by Jill M (Blue Room)
Tuition: $240.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2A and Trapeze level 2A

Vertical 2B

Sunday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Taught by Danaë M (Blue Room)
Sunday from 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm. Taught by Kimberly Z (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2B and Trapeze level 2A
This class covers level 2B wraps, climbs and conditioning (mix of rope and silks).

Vertical 2C Skills & Drills

Tuesday from 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm. Taught by Jen R (Cathedral)
Tuition: $240.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2C
In this class, students will focus on building proficiency with the important level 2 skills that were introduced in the 2A class while learning new sequences that build on those skills. This class will help students develop solid intermediate techniques and skills.

Vertical 2C: Sequencing & Transitions

Friday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Taught by Jen R (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2C

This class will help Intermediate aerial students regain their aerial strength and refine their in the air technique. This class includes Vertical theory, split fabric skills and sequences and conditioning for higher level skills.

Vertical Conditioning

Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Taught by Jen R (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1B

Youth Aerial 1 and 2

Tuesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Taught by Lauren K (Blue Room)
Thursday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Taught by Lauren K (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A and Trapeze level 1A
This class is for youth ages 11-17 with limited aerial experience, or with piecemeal experience. If you aren\\\'t sure which class is appropriate, email us. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

This class teaches aerial fundamentals as well as basic skills and techniques on rope, tissu, trapeze and single-point sling as well as conditioning and flexibility for aerialists.

Youth Aerial 3 and 4

Tuesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Taught by Kimberly Z (Cathedral)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 3 or Trapeze level 3

Youth Intro to Aerial Fabric

Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Taught by Jen R (Blue Room)
Tuition: $200.00
Prerequisites: none
This class is for youth ages 11-17 with no previous aerial experience. If you aren\'t sure which class is appropriate, email us. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

This class starts at the very beginning and teaches aerial fundamentals as well as basic skills and techniques on rope, tissu, trapeze and single-point sling as well as conditioning and flexibility for aerialists.\r\n