Taking Dance to a New Level!
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Take dance to another level with aerial dance! Aerial training will focus on building upper body and core strength and increasing flexibility and coordination while working on each apparatus. Students will learn everything from the basics of rigging and equipment maintenance to basic, intermediate, and advanced skills on the fabric, trapeze and lyra.
Taking dance off the ground opens a whole new world of creative possibilities! Students will have the opportunity to choreograph their own aerial routines for showings at the end of each semester.
**New this summer Aerial Conditioning!
Whether you’re a new aerialist or you’ve been flying for years, having a solid conditioning game is your key to foundational skill development, leveling up to more advanced skills, developing beautiful lines and effortless movements, and injury prevention.
This class covers a variety of strength, flexibility, and mobility, all accompanied by exercises specific to improving in those areas, especially as they are applied in aerial and circus arts. You will be doing exercises to improve circus-specific skills, and learning the anatomy/structure/functional principles to help you fully understand WHY the exercises we’re doing are important and HOW they help you reach your goals.
Safety is our number one priority. To avoid injury, before aerial training, students should be able to:
- Hang from trapeze by hands for 30 seconds
- Perform 8 knee raises while hanging
- Hold a plank on the floor from toes for at least 30 seconds
Students must be fully covered to avoid fabric/rope burn. A full leotard (camisole is okay) and convertible tights rolled up to below the knee are recommended, you may wear leggings if you’d prefer. Full footed tights will need to be cut off in order for the student to participate. No loose clothing and no jewelry of any kind will be allowed for the safety of the dancer and the equipment. No socks, shoes or foot undies, and avoid lotion prior to class.
Beginning 9/4/2018, the class schedule is:
Youth Beginner Aerial (7-12 y.o.) Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm and/or Saturday 9:15-10:15 am
Youth Intermediate Aerial* (7-12 y.o.) Saturday 11:15-12:15 am
Teen Beginner Aerial (13+) Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm
Teen Intermediate Aerial* (13+) Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm
Teen Intermediate/Advance Aerial* (13+) Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm
Teen Aerial Mixed Level (13+) Saturday 10:15-11:15 am
*recommendation from instructor required
Adult Aerial: 5 week sessions, Tuesdays 8:00-9:00 p.m., $115
REGULAR CLASS TUITION RATES:
1 hour class/week – (there are no discounts for aerial classes)
Full Year: $850 2 Payments (Sept & Jan): $425 10 Payments (Monthly Sept-June): $85
PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON RATES:
Single Student –
- 30 Minutes – $35
- 45 Minutes – $45
- 1 Hour – $60
Two Students –
- 1 Hour – $80
- 1.5 Hours – $120
Three Students –
- 1 Hour – $90
- 1.5 Hours – $135