Take note: proof of COVID vaccination will be required of all students. Masking is currently optional for group 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/Lyra/Sling Mounts
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!
New for Jan 2022: Aerial Basics Conditioning! This is a 5th topic that complements the other three and will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm. This class will focus on gaining the strength and flexibility needed to master the fundamental ABC skills. Sign up for it the same way as the other ABCs.
|ABC||Sunday||12:15 PM||Danaë M|
|ABC||Sunday||2:00 PM||Nina L|
|Aerial Basic Conditioning||Tuesday||6:00 PM||Kyla H|
|ABC||Thursday||11:30 AM||Bev S|
|ABC||Thursday||6:00 PM||Jen R|
|ABC||Saturday||2:00 PM||Jen R|
Classes are $25. You may buy discounted points that can be used for this or any other drop-in class we offer. (See our FAQ under Pricing and Payment for info about point cards.)
NOTE: we have a slightly altered schedule for the classes on 10/1 and 10/2 because we are running a teacher training intensive and will have our trainees assisting with ABC classes. The schedule will be as follows:
These classes are denoted by (Teacher Training) in the title. You may waitlist yourself for the free class and we will let you know if we have space after the trainees’ friends sign up.
You must pre-register and pre-pay for class. 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 sign our release form before class, so it will save time if you can do so before you come in.
ABC classes are for adults 18 and older. Youth introductory classes are available here.
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”. Make sure to select the ABC class on the date you want – there may be several listed!