Aerial Arts

Ever dreamed of flying?  Learn beautiful and amazing skills while building strength and grace in classes for silks and lyra. Express yourself in new ways—the sky’s the limit!

In Level 1 we will get you on the right foot with the very basics – proper form practice, conditioning, and some easy fun moves! No athletic or lyra background or experience required – this class is a safe and easy introduction.

 

Learn basic lyra – a.k.a. aerial hoop – terminology, grips, entrances, seats, and exits. This class will prepare you to meet the prerequisites for Lyra 2.

 

Attire: Tights, leggings, yoga pants, etc. of at least capri length or longer (covering the backs of the knees). As the tape on the lyra can tear, please do not wear things that would damage it (e.g. zipper pulls, buttons, jewelry).

In Level 1 we will get you on the right foot with the very basics – proper form practice, conditioning, and some easy fun moves! No athletic or silks background or experience required – this class is a safe and easy introduction.

 

Attire: Tights, leggings, yoga pants, etc. of at least capri length or longer (covering the backs of the knees) and shirts that can be tucked in, preferably covering the armpits.  As the silks can tear, please do not wear things that would snag them (e.g. zipper pulls, buttons, jewelry).

Building on foundations from Lyra Level 1, Lyra 2 focuses on conditioning to enable skills like mermaids and angels, as well as new mounts, dismounts, and inversions. As you build your vocabulary, we will explore short sequences and choreography.

 

You must be approved by an instructor to attend any level above 1.

 

Lyra 2 Prerequisites:

  • Solid Delilah Mount w/Vine Climb (both sides)
  • Hocks Hang (5 seconds)
  • Hands-free Man in the Moon (both sides)
  • 5 clean shoulder shrugs (feet on ground)

Attire: Tights, leggings, yoga pants, etc. of at least capri length or longer (covering the backs of the knees).  As the tape on the lyra can tear, please do not wear things that would damage it (e.g. zipper pulls, buttons, jewelry).

Start getting more air! Increase your strength and flexibility while having fun! Learn new climbs, footlocks, basic wraps, and simple poses. Explore new shapes and begin developing sequences.

 

You must be approved by an instructor to attend any level above 1.

 

Silks 2 Prerequisites:

  • Familiar with standard and Russian climb
  • Can climb to the top (any climb)
  • Can execute clean inchworm descent
  • Familiar with figure 8 and aerial dance footlock

Attire: Tights, leggings, yoga pants, etc. of at least capri length or longer (covering the backs of the knees) and shirts that can be tucked in, preferably covering the armpits.  As the silks can tear, please do not wear things that would snag them (e.g. zipper pulls, buttons, jewelry).

Building further on skills from Lyra 2, Lyra 3 introduces more strength intensive moves and balances along with poses using fewer points of contact. More advanced mounts will be introduced and we will explore longer transitions between tricks.

 

You must be approved by an instructor to attend any level above 1.

 

Lyra 3 Prerequisites:

  • Unassisted Pike Mount to Sit (controlled toe tag accepted)
  • Splits Under Bar (5 seconds)
  • Hands-free Star on the Bar + Exit
  • Gazelle, Crescent Moon, Outside Mermaid

Attire: Tights, leggings, yoga pants, etc. of at least capri length or longer (covering the backs of the knees).  Bring a shirt that can cover armpits and potentially elbow-pits. As the tape on the lyra can tear, please do not wear things that would damage it (e.g. zipper pulls, buttons, jewelry).

Build on your knowledge of basic climbing and footlocks, wraps, and simple poses – furthering your foundation and preparing you for more advanced moves.

 

Note: this level is currently 3+ to allow for upper level variations for more advanced students.

 

You must be approved by an instructor to attend any level above 1.

 

Silks 3+ Prerequisites:

  • Familiar with standard and Russian climb
  • Can climb to the top twice consecutively
  • Can put on figure 8 and aerial dance footlocks in the air
  • Clean unassisted inversion from the ground

Attire: Tights, leggings, yoga pants, etc. of at least capri length or longer (covering the backs of the knees) and shirts that can be tucked in, preferably covering the armpits.  As the silks can tear, please do not wear things that would snag them (e.g. zipper pulls, buttons, jewelry).

Lyra 4+ Class Description TBD

 

Note: this level is currently 4+ to allow for upper level variations for more advanced students.

 

You must be approved by an instructor to attend any level above 1.

 

Lyra 4+ Prerequisites:

  • 5 sec hands free stag back balance
  • 5 sec hands free front balance from pullover
  • 3 sec hands free single knee hang both sides
  • straddle mount – no toe tag
  • pike mount – no toe tag, hold pike 3 sec below bar
  • 3 long hang pull ups (aerially)

Attire: Tights, leggings, yoga pants, etc. of at least capri length or longer (covering the backs of the knees).  Bring a shirt that can cover armpits and potentially elbow-pits. As the tape on the lyra can tear, please do not wear things that would damage it (e.g. zipper pulls, buttons, jewelry).

This is for those kids who want to try all of our aerials – currently Pole, Lyra, and Silks – to figure out what they like, or just mix things up!  Each week this will be a mixture of at least two different aerial apparatus.

Come have fun swinging, spinning, climbing, and (carefully) inverting!  The various aerial arts are a great way for kids to learn complex coordination, gain full body awareness and strength, and work on fine and gross motor skills in a fun and exciting way!

Attire: Comfy workout top and tighter-fitting pants or capris (cover the back of the knee).  A backup pair of shorts for upper level pole skills is suggested.  Sneakers or bare feet work great 🙂

Age requirements: the soft age range for this class is 6-12 but what is more important is that your kiddo can follow instruction for an hour.  If they are self driven and focused before 13 they may be able to take the adult classes.  If you are at all unsure definitely give us a call!  We can help decide which class is right, and are happy to meet your kiddo and determine what’s best 🙂