Youth Classes

Versatile Arts is excited to announce that we are now offering youth classes for students age 11-17! Students who have not yet turned 11 should check out the classes at SANCA. Students who have had some experience will need a student assessment to find out which class fits them best. Email us to set that up. Students with no aerial experience should join the beginning class appropriate to their age group.

Please note that because our youth program is quite small, we cannot always accept new beginning students.  Please contact us to find out if your child is new to the aerial arts and interested in starting classes to see if we are accepting brand-new students.  We are happy to set up private or shared private lessons with them if classes are not currently available.

To register for class the first time:

  1. Fill out a release form for each student. This is an online release form; no need to print anything.
  2. Email us the student’s first and last name. If you have more than one student in your family and are using the same email address for both of them on the release forms, please list both students’ names and the email address you used on the form.
  3. Once you have heard back from us, click the “Register” button underneath the class you want to take. When creating your account, be sure to use the email address you used on the release form.

The youth class level description are:

  • Level 1:
    This level is for brand new beginners as well as students working on basic skills and building strength and endurance. Classes at this level may be mixed, with opportunities for students to work at the level appropriate to their abilities.
  • Level 2:
    This level is for students who are comfortable inverting in the air and have been introduced to multiple wraps on fabric, and are able to tuck under and pullover on a trapeze. Students will start to build their skill vocabulary and learn sequences incorporating multiple skills.
  • Level 3:
    This level is for students who are ready to or already are working on straddle climbs and windmills on vertical apparatus, and are comfortable working on whole sequences on sling or trapeze. Students will develop foundational intermediate skills and begin working on dynamic skills.

The following are the currently offered youth classes.

Currently Registering for Session 5: September 4th - October 29th, 2018.

 

Youth Aerial 1

Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:45 PM, taught by Lauren in the Blue Room.

This class is for youth ages 11-17 with no previous aerial experience. If you aren’t sure which class is appropriate, email us. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

This class starts at the very beginning and teaches aerial fundamentals as well as basic skills and techniques on rope, tissu, trapeze and single-point sling as well as conditioning and flexibility for aerialists.

Tuition: $192 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: None

 
 

Youth Aerial 1 and 2

Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:45 PM, taught by Lauren in the Blue Room.

This class is for youth ages 11-17 with limited aerial experience, or with piecemeal experience. If you aren’t sure which class is appropriate, email us. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

This class teaches aerial fundamentals as well as basic skills and techniques on rope, tissu, trapeze and single-point sling as well as conditioning and flexibility for aerialists.

Tuition: $192 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

 
 

Youth Group Acro/Dance

Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, taught by Jill in the Ballroom

This class will create a group ground piece incorporating elements of modern dance and acrobatics for the Versatile Arts Youth Program show on December 14 and 15, 2018.

Tuition: $208 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: Students must have taken the class before or have previous experience with dance or acrobatics.

 
 

Youth Group Fabric 2

Mondays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, taught by Lauren in the Blue Room

This class will create a group act using basic skills on fabric for the Versatile Arts Youth Program show on December 14 and 15, 2018.

Tuition: $208 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: Approval for level 2. (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

 
 

Youth Group Fabric 3

Mondays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, taught by Kim and Jill in the Cathedral

This class will create a group fabric piece that will incorporate synchronized movement and doubles fabric for the Versatile Arts Youth Program show on December 14 and 15, 2018.

Tuition: $208 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: windmill, straddle climb, hip lock, double crochet, double foot locks, and a willingness to work hard! Instructor approval is required for this class. (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

 
 

Youth Group Sling 2 and 3

Fridays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, taught by Lauren in the Cathedral

This class will collaborate on creating an act on multiple slings for the Versatile Arts Youth Program show on December 14 and 15, 2018.

Tuition: $208 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: Approval for level 2. (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

 
 

Youth Performance Class 3

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, taught by Lauren and Kim in the Cathedral

This class will give students an opportunity to work on apparatus of their choice and develop some of their own choreography. Students in this class may have the opportunity to develop a solo act or small group act.

This class will require students to work somewhat independently, and requires focus and commitment. Students in this class must be able to attend open gym at least one day a week and should expect to take at least one private lesson outside of class time per session.

Tuition: $208 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: Approval for level 3. (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

 
 

Youth Contortion

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, taught by Gunnar in the Blue Room.
Fridays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, taught by Gunnar in the Blue Room.

This class is for students age 11-17. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

Learn the beautiful art of Contortion, a circus tradition. We will be learning how to warm up muscles properly and drills to gain deeper access of Flexibility. Focus will be on backbends, walkovers and handstands.

Tuition: $192 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: You must be able to place your hands on the floor from a standing forward bend with straight legs, your toes must reach your head in a backbend while pushing up from a prone (stomach on floor) position, and your splits must be nearly to floor or further.

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The following classes are not being offered this session. Please email us if you would like to see one of them in the future.

Youth Sling and Trapeze 2 and 3

Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:30 PM, taught by Lauren in the Cathedral.

Explore sling, dance trapeze, and static trapeze and the ways they are similar and different. We will start incorporating dynamic movement, beats, spins, and basic drops.

Tuition: $208 ($10 late fee in effect August 28th)
Prerequisite: Students must be at a level 3 in our youth program or have instructor approval. (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

To register for a summer session class, contact Lauren@versatilearts.net.
 
 

Youth Conditioning and Flexibility All Levels

This class is not being offered this session.

Students will develop the strength, control, and body awareness needed to take their aerial skills to the next level, and the technique to stay safe both in the air and working on the ground.

Prerequisites: instructor permission


 
 

Youth Aerial 2

This class is not being offered this session.

This class is for youth ages 11-17 with some previous aerial experience. If you aren’t sure which class is appropriate, email us. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

In this mixed apparatus class students will continue developing skills on fabric, sling, and trapeze.

Youth Acrobatics

This class is not being offered this session.

This class is for students age 11-17. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

In this all levels class, students will learn the basics of acrobatic tumbling, partner acrobatics, and handstands!

Youth Lyra 2 and 3

This class is not being offered this session.

In this class, students will learn fundamental skills and explore sequencing on lyra or hoop. Technique and endurance will be main goals of the class, with an emphasis on flexibility based skills and spins.

Prerequisites: instructor permission
Prerequisite skills: front balance, basket trapeze mount, comfort inverting in the air.


Prerequisite: front balance, basket trapeze mount, and comfort inverting in the air. Instructor approval is required for this class. (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

Youth Intermediate Mixed Apparatus

This class is not being offered this session.

This class is for students age 11-17 who have completed a minimum of one session of Beginning Aerial (or equivalent) and can perform all beginning level skills without direction. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

Continuing Aerial students will build strength, technique and form as they increase their vocabulary on all apparatus and begin to perform brief sequences. This class includes skills that require more strength, coordination, and/or body awareness than the beginning class. Most dynamic skills are at this level. Students have the option to perform in periodic informal class “showings” for parents and friends.


Prerequisite: Instructor approval (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

Youth Beginning Aerial Group Act

This class is not being offered this session.

Students in this class will learn basic choreography on fabric and/or sling.


Prerequisite: None

Youth Intermediate Aerial Performance

This class is not being offered this session.

This class is for students age 11-17 who have completed a minimum of one session of Beginning Aerial (or equivalent) and can perform all beginning level skills without direction.

This class will give students an opportunity to work on apparatus of their choice and develop some of their own choreography. Students in this class may have the opportunity to develop a solo act or small group act.


Prerequisite: Instructor approval (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

Youth Intermediate Group Lyra Act

This class is not being offered this session.

This class will create a group Lyra act that will have spinning elements, flexibility, and doubles.

Prerequisites: instructor permission
Prerequisite skills: front balance, basket trapeze mount, comfort inverting in the air.


Prerequisite: front balance, basket trapeze mount, and comfort inverting in the air. Instructor approval is required for this class. (Please contact us to arrange a student assessment if the student is new to us.)

Youth Intermediate Contortion Group Act

This class is not being offered this session.

This class will a develop a piece using traditional acrobatics and contortion.


Prerequisite: Prerequisites: Ability to kick up into a handstand against the wall and a strong desire to learn.

All-Levels Youth Aerial

This class is not being offered this session.

This all-levels class is for all youth with some aerial experience. If you aren’t sure if this class is appropriate for your child, email us. For your child’s safety, please speak with the instructor before registering if your child has an atypical learning style.

This class teaches aerial fundamentals as well as basic and continuing skills and techniques on rope, tissu, trapeze and single-point sling as well as conditioning and flexibility for aerialists. Students have the option to perform in periodic informal class “showings” for parents and friends.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval, some aerial experience required

Summer Camp!!

Aerial Camp

This class is not being offered this session.

This camp is for aerial students working at level 2 and 3. In this multi apparatus camp, we will explore new skills and sequences and begin working on the basics of creating choreography through both collaborative and solo exploration. Time will also be spent on conditioning and flexibility training.

 
 

Dance and Acro Camp

This class is not being offered this session.

In this 5-day intensive, we will increase our solo and partner acrobatic skills and then incorporate them into a short dance piece that we will create collaboratively throughout the week. Class will focus on technique for building strength, flexibility and efficiency in acrobatics, as well as introducing some of the fundamentals of contemporary dance. We will awaken our creativity through guided improvisation, theater games, and group process. Come ready to work and play hard!