Learn more about the VA youth program from Lauren Kehl, founder and prior director of the program

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. If there are no intro-level class listed below, you can contact us to set up private or shared private lessons for them.

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. It will automatically create an account for your student(s) in our system.
  2. Look for a VAMP New User Account confirmation email (sent from vamp.messaging@gmail.com) with information about how to log in to the registration system.
  3. Once your login is set up, click the “Register” button underneath the class you want to take.

The youth class level description are:

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Other questions? Please email our youth program director and she’ll be happy to answer them.


Youth Summer Camp is Aug 15-19, 2022. Registration is now open!

In Versatile Arts’ youth circus camp week, students will experience a variety of physical circus disciplines. In addition to a daily dose of aerial, students will learn the basics of hula-hooping, acro, and flexibility training. A variety of aerial apparatuses will be offered, and students will be organized into small groups based on aerial experience. Camp is open to all levels of students, including intro-level students and those new to circus. Each day will be divided into three 50-minute classes with short breaks in between providing opportunities for snacks and socializing.

If you have questions about camp week, please contact youth_program@versatilearts.net



Currently registering for the Youth Summer Classes 2022 session, from July 5, 2022 to August 29, 2022.

Youth 3: Belay Every Day! JULY

Monday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Jen R in the Cathedral

In this session, we’ll focus on everything ‘Belay’ while we work on building and refining intermediate fabric skills.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 3
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth 3: Revolution! Dives, drops, and rotations AUGUST

Monday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Jen R in the Cathedral

In this session, we’ll focus on dives, drops and rotations while we work on building and refining intermediate fabric skills.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 3
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Aerial 1 AUGUST

Tuesday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Kyla H in the Blue Room

Friday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Jen R in the Blue Room

This class is for students with some previous aerial experience. This class will expand on basic aerial skills.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Aerial 1 JULY

Tuesday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Kyla H in the Blue Room

Friday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Jen R in the Blue Room

This class is for students with some previous aerial experience. This class will expand on basic aerial skills.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 1A or Trapeze level 1A
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Aerial 2 AUGUST

Wednesday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Danaë M in the Blue Room

Thursday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Jen R in the Cathedral

Students in this class will be working on skills in the air and basic sequencing.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2A or Trapeze level 2A
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Aerial 2 JULY

Wednesday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Danaë M in the Blue Room

Thursday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Jen R in the Cathedral

Students in this class will be working on skills in the air and basic sequencing.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2A or Trapeze level 2A
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Intro to Aerial AUGUST

Thursday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Beverly S 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. 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.

Prerequisites: none
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Intro to Aerial JULY

Thursday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Beverly S 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. 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.

Prerequisites: none
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Sling 2/3 AUGUST

Wednesday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Lauren K in the Cathedral

This class focuses on learning new sling skills and sequencing.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2A or Trapeze level 2A or Sling/cloud swing level 2A
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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Youth Sling 2/3 JULY

Wednesday from 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, taught by Lauren K in the Cathedral

This class focuses on learning new sling skills and sequencing.

Prerequisites: Rope/tissu level 2A or Trapeze level 2A or Sling/cloud swing level 2A
Session Cost: $112.00
Drop-in Cost: $33.60 / class

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