Aerial 1-3 (Mixed-Apparatus)

At Versatile Arts, we believe that aerialists of all levels can benefit from developing skills on a variety of apparatus. Our mixed-apparatus classes include rope, tissu, trapeze; upper-level classes may also add some lyra, sling, cloud swing, and net.

The following are the set of mixed-apparatus classes currently offered by Versatile Arts. Consult the level descriptions and our Class Progression to determine which class is most appropriate for you, or schedule an assessment and we’ll help you figure it out.

Currently Registering for Session 4: July 5th - August 22, 2017.

 

Aerial 1A – Wraps and Poses

Sundays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Taught by Carol in the Ballroom.
Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Taught by Carol in the Ballroom.

This class covers level 1 trapeze, tissu, and rope wraps and poses as well as conditioning and strength training.

Tuition: $168 ($10 late fee in effect June 28th)
Prerequisite: This class is a Beginner Skills class. You must meet the Basics graduation requirements.
 
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Aerial 1B – Sequences

Sundays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Taught by Lauren in the Blue Room.
Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Taught by Lauren in the Blue Room.

This class covers level 1 trapeze, tissu, and rope transitions and sequences as well as conditioning and strength training.

Tuition: $168 ($10 late fee in effect June 28th)
Prerequisite: This class is a Beginner Sequences class. You must meet the Beginner Skills graduation requirements.

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Aerial 2A

Sundays from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. Taught by Kim in the Cathedral.

This class introduces the key level 2 vertical skills, including straddle climb, windmill, scissor hiplock, and aerial dance footlock. Trapeze skills are developed via a sequence that fills in level 1 skills and introduces some level 2 skills. Some lyra and sling work may be included, as well as conditioning and strength training.

Tuition: $168 ($10 late fee in effect June 28th)
Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Foundation class. You must meet the Beginner Sequences graduation requirements.


 
 

Aerial 2B

Sundays from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. Taught by Bev in the Cathedral.

In this class, students will focus on building proficiency with the important level 2 skills that were introduced in stage 3 while learning new sequences that build on those skills. They will also work on choreography on trapeze, tissu, and rope. Some lyra and sling work may be included, as well as conditioning and strength training.

Tuition: $168 ($10 late fee in effect June 28th)
Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Development class. You must meet the Intermediate Foundation graduation requirements.


 
 

All Levels Drop-in

Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Taught by Bev in the Cathedral.

As the name indicates, this class is open to all levels of experience; however, we do require that you complete our ABC series or equivalent before attending. This is more of a directed practice than a structured class, so students must have enough experience to work on their own for part of the time. Covers all apparatus.

While this is a drop-in class, you must pre-register for each class you wish to attend so that we may be sure to have an appropriate number of instructors each week. Registration cut-off is 3 hours before class. If you register but do not cancel more than 3 hours in advance, you will still be charged. You may show up at class without pre-registering, but you will pay an extra $5 drop-in fee.

If you wish to take the drop-in class but have never trained at Versatile Arts before, you should schedule an assessment so that we can ensure that this class is a good fit for you. Out of town visitors are welcome but we do need to assess your skills first, unless you are known to our staff already.

Cost: $24 per class.
Prerequisite: This class covers everything beyond the basics. You must meet the Basics graduation requirements.

 


The following classes are not being offered this session – let us know if you are interested in them for a future session!

Aerial 2A & 2B

This class is not being offered this session.

This small class combines an the Level 2A and Level 2B classes. Students unfamiliar with them will be introduced to the key level 2 vertical skills, including straddle climb, windmill, scissor hiplock, and aerial dance footlock. Their trapeze skills will be developed via a sequence that fills in level 1 skills and introduces some level 2 skills. Students familiar with the Intermediate Foundation skills will build their proficiency and skillsets with sequences and choreography. Some lyra and sling work may be included, as well as conditioning and strength training.

Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Foundation class. You must meet the Beginner Sequences graduation requirements.
 
 

Aerial 1 and 2 Drop-In Review

This class is not being offered this session.

Want help remembering what you learned in class? This drop-in ONLY review class will cover the skills taught in your Aerial 1 or 2 classes. Sometimes a different explanation of a skill what you need for it to “click”. You must pre-register each week. If necessary, you can cancel your registration using the same link. Pre-registration closes 3 hours before class time.

While this is a drop-in class, you must pre-register for each class you wish to attend so that we may be sure to have an appropriate number of instructors each week. Registration cut-off is 3 hours before class.  If you register but do not cancel more than 3 hours in advance, you will still be charged.  You may show up at class without pre-registering, but you will pay an extra $5 drop-in fee.

Prerequisite: Current or prior registration in Aerial 1 or 2.
 

Aerial 3

This class is not being offered this session.
In this class, students expand their repertoire of skills into level 3 while also learning choreography, improvisation, and artistic expression. Conditioning and technique work focus on preparing the student to move on to advanced work. All apparatus are included, as well as overall conditioning and strength training. This class will include some doubles work on trapeze and vertical.

Prerequisite: This class is an Experienced Intermediate class. You must meet the Intermediate Development graduation requirements.
 
 

“We Do the Weird Stuff” Drop-In

This class is not being offered this session.

In this intermediate-level drop-in class, we’ll comb the obscure corners of the VA curriculum for those skills that maybe you never quite got around to, or learned once and then forgot. We’ll play choreography games, or create simple sequences but add a twist….like doing it with our eyes closed. Things could get pretty weird….so come prepared to be challenged in unexpected ways but also to have fun.

While this is a drop-in class, you must pre-register for each class you wish to attend so that we may be sure to have an appropriate number of instructors each week. Registration cut-off is 3 hours before class. If you register but do not cancel more than 3 hours in advance, you will still be charged. You may show up at class without pre-registering, but you will pay an extra $5 drop-in fee.

If you wish to take the drop-in class but have never trained at Versatile Arts before, you should schedule an assessment so that we can ensure that this class is a good fit for you. Out of town visitors are welcome but we do need to assess your skills first, unless you are known to our staff already.

Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Development class. You must meet the Intermediate Foundation graduation requirements.

Aerial 1 Drop-In Review

Sundays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Taught by Lauren in the blue room.

Not ready to practice your new aerial skills on your own? This drop-in ONLY review session will cover the skills taught in the prior Aerial 1 class as well as anything else the attendees wish to review. Class includes open gym time before or after class. You must pre-register each week. If necessary, you can cancel your registration using the same link. Pre-registration closes 3 hours before class time.

While this is a drop-in class, you must pre-register for each class you wish to attend so that we may be sure to have an appropriate number of instructors each week. Registration cut-off is 3 hours before class.  If you register but do not cancel more than 3 hours in advance, you will still be charged.  You may show up at class without pre-registering, but you will pay an extra $5 drop-in fee.

Prerequisite: Current or prior registration in Aerial 1.

Intro to Doubles

This class is not being offered this session.

This class will explore a variety of ways in which two (or more!) people can share one apparatus. We’ll cover traditional base/flyer skills as well as working with symmetry and other same-size partner techniques. We will focus mainly on trapeze but will also play with ways to partner on rope, tissu, lyra, and trapyra.

Prerequisite: This is an intermediate-level class, requiring at least 2 sessions of prior aerial instruction. You must be able to reach your feet in an ankle hang sit-up and have a pullover on the trapeze. Partner not required although you are welcome to sign up with someone you’d like to work with. Please contact us to determine whether this class is appropriate for you.

Student Show Prep

This class is not being offered this session.

This class is strongly recommend for anyone who is planning to perform in the May 2015 student show and is not otherwise enrolled in a repertory class. We will develop and workshop your acts in class as well as working on general musicality, character, and story.

Prerequisite: Planned participation in the upcoming student show.

Continuing Doubles

This class is not being offered this session.

This 2-hour, intermediate-level class will build on the skills learned in the Doubles Basics class. We will be working on more dynamic skills and transitions. We’ll cover traditional base/flyer skills as well as working with symmetry and other same-size partner techniques. We will focus mainly on trapeze but will also play with ways to partner on rope, tissu, lyra, and trapyra.

Prerequisite: at least one session of doubles or instructor approval.