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.

Currently Registering for Session 3: May 4th - June 25th, 2018.


Rope and Harness

Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00, taught by Tamara in the Cathedral and Ballroom.

Rope and harness is just what it sounds like. You’re wearing a harness attached to one or two ropes from the front, back or sides. Access to the floor and partnering explorations offer myriad and exciting options for unique and wildly fun sequences and phrases. Invert, spin, run and circle without fear of falling or tiring your hands. WHAT?! Harnesses will be provided, but If you own a climbing harness, please bring it as this will cut down on changeout time.

Tuition: $182 ($10 late fee in effect April 27th)
Prerequisite: This class is appropriate for students at or above the Beginner Sequences level. You must meet the Beginner Skills graduation requirements or have your current instructor’s approval.


Aerial Burlesque

Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00, taught by Tamara in the Ballroom.

** Women only in this class due to sensitive class material.
What IS Burlesque? Is there more than one type? How did it start? Do I HAVE to take my clothes off?
These and many other mysteries will be answered in this session that will end up with you having the beginnings of an act that you can workshop and flesh out (pun intended) on your own.
After the first class, you will be asked to consider what sort of character and style suits you best and start developing movements and a costume that speaks to that. We will continue to develop these in further classes through improvisation and guided explorations of costume piece manipulation and removal, Burlesque specific styles of movement and how to manifest them on Aerial apparatuses and even pastie design, application and the art of the twirl. Oh yeah, and a stage name!
Apparatuses that can be used in the Ballroom are rope, tissu, sling, lyra, and single and double point trapeze, so these are your options for act creation in this class.

Tuition: $182 ($10 late fee in effect April 27th)
Prerequisites: Students must be female and at least 18 years of age. Students must have at least a level 2 ability on any aerial apparatus or instructor approval. Please contact Tamara directly if you are unsure about your eligibility.

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

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.