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Skill Levels

Below are examples of skills at each of the three levels at VA. The complete list of skills in the VA curriculum, with their level and priority rankings, can be found in the Versatile Arts Skills Tracker. Log in to my.versatilearts.net and select Personal Skills Tracker to access it.

Level 1 Skills

Includes basic aerial techniques, static moves, balances, and simple dynamic skills. Skills include:
  • Rope/Tissu:   Wrap and Russian climbs, catcher’s hang, fake flag, single and double foot lock, flying Dutchman, basic hip lock, salto.
  • Trapeze:   Knee beats, body beats, basket mount, bird’s nest, mermaid, angel, candlestick, gazelle, standing on the bar,  hip hang, front balance.
 

Level 2 Skills

Includes skills that require more strength, coordination, and/or body awareness than in Level 1.  Some dynamic skills are at this level but most are in level 3. Skills include:
  • Rope/Tissu:   straddle climb,  scissor hip lock, windmill (wheeldown), Brazilian eye, aerial dance footlock, angel drop
  • Trapeze:   Pullovers, rock & roll, montreal, single knee hang, egg in the ropes, amazon, catchers rollup, ankle hang
 

Level 3 Skills

Level 3 brings in most of the remaining dynamic moves as well as static moves requiring more strength, flexibility, coordination, or pain tolerance than those in level 2. Skills include:
  • Rope/Tissu:  rope beats, fancy catcher’s, double star, combination drops (salto star, etc), open dives, belay
  • Trapeze:   Pullovers,  hip circles, forward and backward rolls, ooze/drop to ankles, Russian roll, toe hang

Level 4 Skills

Skills at this level include rollups, release moves, and other advanced dynamic and strength moves.  A skill may be deemed level 4 due to any or all of the following:  difficulty, risk, pain tolerance, strength, flexibility.   Focus at this level is more on endurance, choreography, improvisation, and artistic expression. Skills include:
  • Rope/Tissu:   hiplock rollup, pinwheel rollup, pirouette
  • Trapeze:   single toe hang, back/front/side planche, back circles, pullover to angel
 

 

Memberships

 

Aerial Memberships

  1. Open Gym Membership: $85/month.   A training membership includes unlimited training during open gym hours.
  2. Open Gym Membership added to class tuition: $60/month.   If you have registered for a regular session-based class, you can add unlimited training during open gym hours at a discounted rate.
  3. Professional Membership: $165/month.   A professional membership includes unlimited training during any time the space is not exclusively reserved for class, plus 50% off group classes.   Must be approved by the director.   Troupe discounts are available.
 

Acro and Dance Memberships

  1. Acro Membership:  $80/month:  An acro membership gives you 2 hours per week of reserved time in the Blue Room (meaning you get exclusive use unless you choose to let someone else use the space with you) plus unlimited opportunistic use of the space any time it is not otherwise occupied. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for all prime-time, exclusive room reservations. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start of your prime-time reservation, you will forfeit those rental hours. Prime-time is from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. We have a 12-hour cancellation policy for all other exclusive reservations.
  2. Dance Membership:  $80/month:  A dance membership gives you 2 hours per week of reserved time in the Ballroom plus unlimited opportunistic use of the space any time it is not otherwise occupied. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for all prime-time, exclusive room reservations. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start of your prime-time reservation, you will forfeit those rental hours. Prime-time is from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. We have a 12-hour cancellation policy for all other exclusive reservations.
Acro and Dance memberships may be shared by training partners/groups who always rehearse together.  They do not include any aerial training time or use of the aerial equipment.

 

Memberships

See the Membership page for more information about each level.  Student membership prices are for 90-minute classes; if you want to take a 2-hour class, add $24 per class to your monthly fee.
  • Training Membership: $85/month.
  • Open Gym Membership added to class tuition: $60/month.
  • Professional Membership: $165/month.
  • Acro and Dance memberships:  $80/month
 

 

Pricing and Payment

 

Point cards

New as of May 2018:  We are replacing drop-in class punchcards with a more flexible option called points or point cards.  Points can be purchased in increments of 100, with more of a discount the more points you buy.  Points can be used for almost any drop-in activity:  classes, studio rentals, open gym, private lessons.  Points cannot be used for session classes, workshop, event tickets, or merchandise. Point pricing as of May 20, 2018:
  • 100 points cost $90
  • 200 points cost $175
  • 300 points cost $255
  • 400 points cost $325
Note:  points expire in one year and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Punchcards

Versatile Arts offers prepaid punchcards for open gym visits.  These punchcards are electronic and can be purchased through our online system at https://my.versatilearts.net. Punchcards are valid for one year from the purchase date.  They are non-transferable and non-refundable so please choose carefully!

Open Gym

A 10-punch card is $125 (a 10% savings over drop-in pricing)

One open gym visit == one punch.

Drop-In Classes

Drop-in punchcards are being phased out as of June 1, 2018, and are being replaced by point cards - a more flexible way to prepay for drop-in activities at a discount.  

Payment Methods

Payments can be made by any of the following methods:
  1. Mail a check to Versatile Arts, 7601 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 103, Seattle, WA 98103
  2. Cash or check delivered to the studio.   Please contact us to find out a good time to come by and drop off your payment.
  3. Credit card payments are accepted via the online registration system.  We do request that you pay the 3% fee charged by the credit card processing company; that fee is mandatory for charges over $150.
  4. PayPal to versatile.arts@gmail.com. As with credit cards, we appreciate it if you add in the ~3% fee charged by Paypal on all business transactions.
If paying by check, please note what the check is for and which student, if not the person whose name is on the check.  Returned checks will incur a $12 fee to cover our bank charge. All credit card and paypal payments can be made through our online registration system.  Go to http://my.versatilearts.net to set up your login and make payments from the comfort of your own home.  If you prefer to use check or cash, those transactions must happen in person or by USMail.  NOTE: Only existing VA students can use the online system. Filling out our online release form will add you to our database, after which you can set up your my.versatilearts.net login.

Tuition

Each session has a pre-registration cut-off date about 4 days before the start of the session.  After that date, tuition goes up $10 per class. Tuition rates vary based on the type and length of class.  As of 1/1/2018, rates are:
  • $26/class for most 90-minute aerial classes, or $208 for an 8-week session
  • $28/class for 90-minute straps classes, or $224 for an 8-week session
  • $24/class for 90-minute contortion classes, or $192 per 8-week session
  • $24/class for 75-minute youth classes, or $192 per 8-week session
  • $22/class for 75-minute handstand classes, or $176 per 8-week session
A non-refundable $50 deposit holds your space in the class. If you cancel before the session registration cut-off, we will credit the deposit to your VA account for future use.  If you cancel after the cutoff, you forfeit those funds. Tuition balance is due on the first day of class. Drop-ins may be available for session classes as space allows, for an extra $5 drop-in fee.  

Drop-Ins

While most of VA's aerial classes are session-based, we do offer some classes as drop-ins.  Pricing is generally as follows:
  • 1-hour:  $20
  • 90-min: $26
  • 2-hour: $32
Session classes may allow drop-ins as space allows and by permission of the instructor, for an additional $5 drop-in fee. Open gym is always available as a drop-in for $14. Note that we now offer discounted point cards for drop-in classes (which can also be used for open gym, private lessons, and studio rentals).  

Pre-Paid Accounts

You may pre-pay for lessons, drop-ins, open gym, etc by creating an account with Versatile Arts.  Your account will then be debited any time you sign in at the studio, and the system will let you know when your balance is low.  These funds never expire. This is a great way to avoid having to write a lot of checks or enter your credit card number over and over!