The ABCs: Aerial Basics Classes
Versatile Arts offers a series of adult introductory-level drop-ins open to anyone 18 and over who wants to try out an aerial class, spice up their workout routine, or brush up on their basic aerial skills. We call them the ABCs: Aerial Basics Classes – because where else do you start but with the ABCs?
These classes are 1 hour long and include a structured warm-up, 30 minutes of aerial skill instruction, and conditioning at the end. Please be on time for class – the warm-up is important! Students arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed to participate.
Each week of the month will focus on a different skill, the idea being that if you complete all four classes, you’ll have learned the skills you need to join our Aerial 1 class. If you have trouble with any of the skills, you can re-take that class as many times as you need to. Once you’ve learned a basic skill, we’ll give you progressions from there – so you can come back to class and keep building on what you’ve learned.
The class topics are:
ABC 1: Footlock
ABC 2: Trapeze Mount
ABC 3: Inverting
ABC 4: Front balance
We will stagger the offerings so that in any given week, at least 3 of the topics will be available. Note that you do not have to take them in order, and you can take each class as many times as you like!
The ABCs are currently offered four times per week:
Sundays from 3:45-4;45 pm
Mondays from 8:00-9:00 pm
Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm and 8:00-9:00pm (NOTE: the midday class shifts to 11:45-12:45 starting 10/31).
If none of these times work for you, please email us with suggestions for other class times that you’d love to see us offer!
Classes are $20. You may buy discounted points that can be used for this or any other drop-in class we offer.
If you have a Chinook Book digital coupon (buy 3 ABC classes, get the 4th free), make sure to use the first-time visitor link below to sign up for your first class. You’ll be charged $60 but will receive $80 in studio credit to use for your four ABC classes. If you have a gift certificate, email us to get set up for your first class.
Please pre-register for class so that we know how many people are planning to come and can arrange additional instructors if needed. Classes are available for sign-up 2 weeks in advance, so keep checking! We do often get cancellations so it’s always worth putting yourself on the waitlist if the class you want is full.
Registration closes 3 hours before class; if you miss the window, please email us to find out if there’s room for you and we’ll do our best to get you in. We reserve the right to cancel any class with fewer than 3 people signed up. If you sign up but don’t show up for class, we must sadly charge you for it anyway – so please cancel at least 12 hours before class if your plans change.
If you’ve never trained at VA before, you can register for your first ABC class using this handy form or by clicking the button below. You will need to pre-pay the $20 class fee, which we will hold as credit for you, to be used to pay for class when you sign in at the studio (we’ll explain how that works when you arrive!). You also need to sign our release form before class, so it will save time if you can do so before you come in.
If you already have a VA account, you can use the button below to register for class, or just login to my.versatilearts.net and click on “Register for Drop-In Class”. You do not have to pre-pay for class but note that we will debit your VA account if you no-show, and will deactivate your account if you no-show more than once and don’t pay the IOUs for the missed classes. Make sure to select the ABC class on the date you want – there may be several listed!