Learn more about the VA youth program from Youth Program Director Lauren Kehl
Versatile Arts offers youth classes at all levels 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.
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.
Fill out a release form for each student. This is an online release form; no need to print anything.
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.
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. Graduation requirements are a straddle up and catchers or ready to work on catchers on vertical, basket mount on trapeze, and diaper on sling. Students spend a minimum of 2 sessions in this class.
Level 2 – Graduation requirements are a dynamic skill (salto, Brazilian eye, jay drop) on vertical, front balance and standing on the trapeze, and double diaper and chair drop on sling.
Level 3 – Graduation requirements are straddle climb and windmill on vertical, and comfort sequencing skills and inverting in the ropes on trapeze and sling.
Level 4 – Students at this level are expected to be working on challenging skills that require strength and technique. Students must demonstrate motivation to push themselves and work hard in order to be accepted to this level.
Note for Summer 2021 Classes: We are offering these classes as 4-week mini-sessions (one for July, one for August) as well as drop-ins – meaning you can sign your student up for all four classes in July and/or August, or select the individual classes you want them to come to. See the listing below for the full schedule.
Sign up for class announcements, schedule changes, and general communications. Be sure to indicate that you want to receive email from the list - the Google default is “no email” so you must change it manually.