New and Different

Every once in a while, we have the opportunity to offer a class that doesn’t fit in any of our tidy little categories. We put those classes here.

Be sure to check out our Versatile Arts Workshops, too! Some of our instructors are offering workshops you may be interested in.
Session 2 runs from March 24 - May 4

Flying Pole 1

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Taught by Enza in the Cathedral.

This class is perfect for anyone with limited pole experience. It will focus on getting used to the unique movement this apparatus provides and then incorporating dance and non-inverted combinations into the mix. We will cover the basics of both flying and rotational pole, through shapes, climbs, and mounts.

Please come wearing shorts.

Tuition: $156 ($10 late fee in effect after March 17)
Prerequisite: This class is a Beginner Skills class. You must meet the Basics graduation requirements.


Flying Pole 2

Saturdays from 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Taught by Enza in the Cathedral.

Already have some aerial or pole experience? Looking to expand your repertoire by learning this unique apparatus? This class will focus on learning the basics of inversions and transitions to become more comfortable with the movement patterns of this lovely toy. We will dive deeper into shapes on the rotational pole, then move on to combinations on the flying pole. Things we learn in this class will be very applicable to both stationary pole and tensioned rope.

Please come wearing shorts and a take top or sports bra.

Tuition: $156 ($10 late fee in effect after March 17)
Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Foundation class. You must meet the Beginner Sequences 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 Burlesque

This class is not currently being offered

* Women identified students 18 years or older please.
This class will explore the definition of Burlesque and it origins and how it has evolved over time and through it’s recent resurgence as Neo-Burlesque. Each class will begin with discussions on costuming, choosing a stage name and the politics and ethics of Burlesque through the ages among other scintillating topics. You will be introduced to Burlesque specific movements including bumps, grinds, shimmies, shakes, strutting and of course, tassel twirling and how to manifest these on the floor and on aerial apparatuses. The goal is to come away with an understanding of this art and how to create your unique Aerial Burlesque act with the skills and information offered.

Diamond Exploration

This class is not being offered this session.

The Aerial Diamond is a one of a kind apparatus. It exists as a 3 dimensional gemstone shape, but can also be used in different ways when hung upside down or eliminating one or more of it’s parts. We will explore movement and transitions in many configurations as well as adding other elements such as spanners or sling to offer myriad shapes and possibilities for partnering and creativity.

Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Development class. You must meet the Intermediate Foundation graduation requirements or have your current instructor’s approval.


Unusual Apparatuses

This class is not being offered this session.

In this intermediate class you will have the opportunity for guided play and exploration on unusual apparatuses. You will work on taking what you know from other apparatuses and applying the same principles to an apparatus that behaves somewhat differently. You may have seen the big, red hoop and the diamond in open gym. These apparatuses and others will be a part of this class.

Prerequisite: This class is an Experienced Intermediate class. You must meet the Intermediate Development graduation requirements on at least one apparatus or have your current instructor’s approval.


Sculptural Apparatus

This class is not being offered this session.

Playing with non-traditional apparatus jump-starts creativity and is a lot of fun! Working on frame, triangle and hoops of different sizes we will explore choreography and improvisation for individuals, duos and larger groups. You will also play with apparatus that imitate objects and help inform character-based aerial, like the anchor and walker.

Prerequisite: Graduation requirements for Level 1.