faq

class credits versus registering for class

*Please note* that purchasing class credits such as a 7-week class package puts credits on your account- then you need to register yourself and apply those credits!  Your first registered class will activate that class package and you'll have 8 weeks to use it from your first date of registration.

If you would like to be enrolled in the same class for the whole session, you will need to scroll through the weeks and add yourself, or call us and have us enroll you.  This is a wise idea if you know you want a spot in class, as many of our classes do sell out.

What age ranges are the kids classes for?

The Youth/Teen Classes are for ages 8-15.  The class is taught by 3 instructors and groups within the class will be formed based on skill level and experience.  16+ will attend the adult classes, if they wish to move up.

What will my child learn in circus class?

Classes are a mix of aerial and ground skills.  We usually focus on 3 skills per session in each class, for example, silks, trapeze, and juggling.  We also integrate basic tumbling into warm ups.  We strive to build our youth/teen students up to be well rounded circus artists that work well with others, and have confidence from the results of hard (but very fun and rewarding) work.

I am an adult, Which level class should I sign up for?

If you have never done aerial arts before- no matter what your background is you should sign up for a beginning class. Beginner classes include: Trapeze 1, Lyra 1, Hammock 1, Tightwire 1, Flexibility For All, Partner Acro and Silks 1.  We also offer a Cirque Sampler class 1-2x/mo where you can try out each apparatus.

How do I register for class?

Use the SIGN UP button on our website!  Create a login using our Mind Body scheduling system and choose a single class or a class package.  Scroll through the calendar and enroll yourself ahead of time in the class you want to take to ensure you have a spot in class all session. We recommend registering early to make sure you get a spot as many of our classes sell out.

Are there prerequisites to taking aerial classes?  How about age or weight limits?

There are no prerequisites to taking a level 1 aerial class, and we do not have weight, fitness, or age limits for adults. Our students come in all shapes and sizes!  Kids ages 8 and up are welcome in our youth program.  If you have a specific health condition please consult your doctor about whether this is right for you. 

Is there a minimum fitness level for these classes?

No.  All levels, ages, and body types are welcome (8+).  Students move through our program at their own pace.  We encourage a space that celebrates accomplishments while respecting our bodies' limits.  Please consult with your doctor if you are unsure. 

What should I wear and bring to class?

  1. Please wear comfortable, close-fitting, yoga-type clothing that covers armpits, waist and backs of the knees. Men may want to wear briefs, not boxers.
  2. Bring a water bottle.
  3. Bare feet – please make sure they are clean and fresh.
  4. Long hair tied back.
  5. No jewelry, rivets, zippers, or anything else that could damage the silks.
  6. No hand lotion (it will interfere with your grip), and please no heavy fragrances, natural or otherwise.
  7. Students will be most comfortable practicing on an empty stomach, a two hour window between your last meal and class is recommended.
  8. A yoga mat is highly recommended for warm-ups