If you have ever watched Cirque du Soleil or any other modern circus, you have seen aerial acrobatics. In the past, there was not much opportunity to learn these skills, aside from running off to join the circus. Today however, aerial acrobatics have become more main stream and you can train in multiple places around the world.
Luckily Canberra has it's own aerial school right here in your home town!
This class is for complete beginners, who do not have any experience with Aerial Acrobatics and would love to learn. We will play on 3 different apparatus, silks, lyra & static trapeze. You will learn the basics of each apparatus & how to move in and out of different positions, including going upside down! You will build strength & confidence, and give you a taste of each apparatus. You may focus on one apparatus a week, or 2-3, depending on the instructor.
Intro to Aerials
This is a 1 hr day time class suited for complete beginners. The class runs after the Carers 'N Cubs class. It is a time to give carers a chance to have a play, or adults who would like a lunch time aerial class. It is designed for participants who do not have any experience with Aerial Acrobatics and would love to learn. We will play on 4 different apparatus, silks, lyra, static trapeze & hammock. You will learn the basics of each apparatus & how to move in and out of different positions, including going upside down! You will build strength & confidence, and give you a taste of each apparatus.
Silks, also known as tissu or fabric, is a long piece of special fabric which is attached to the ceiling with two long tails coming down. You will be taught how to climb, wrap, and hold yourself in positions on the apparatus. The more advanced will learn more complex moves, drops & combinations.
Lyra (Aerial Hoop)
Lyra (pronounced leer-ah), also known as Aerial Hoop & Cerceau, is a steel ring suspended from the ceiling, which typically spin but can also be used static. You will be taught basic poses and transitions below, on and above the hoop, as well as how to spin. The more advanced will learn more complex moves and be encouraged to practice their skill repertoire while spinning.
Static Trapeze is a stationary bar suspended from the ceiling from ropes on each side. You will be taught to hang, climb & go upside down, as well as basic poses and transitions. You will learn how to move in and out of positions and poses using the bar and the ropes.
Similar to the aerial silks, aerial hammock is a long piece of special fabric, but instead of two long tails they connect at the top creating a loop. You will learn how to get on the hammock, and various positions & drops with the fabric in both the open & closed position.
Not sure what apparatus you like best? You don't have to choose! This class consists of Aerial Silks, Lyra & Static Trapeze. You will learn various tricks on each apparatus, plus how to transition from one trick to another. This is a mixed level class, starting from advanced beginners to intermediate & advanced.
Carers 'N Cubs
This class is designed for toddlers to explore the world of aerial acrobatics. Carers will walk their cubs around to different stations where they can hang, crawl, roll & jump about. It is a 30 minute session suited for ages 2 - 4. If you are interested in participating in this class, email your expression of interest. We will hold this class when we have enough people registered.
The afternoon kids classes are for ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12. Our daytime homeschool kids class is for ages 6 - 12. Our Kids class covers Aerial Silks, Lyra Static Trapeze & Aerial Hammock. Some days you may learn all of the them, other times the focus may be on one apparatus. This is a mixed level class. Class follows the ACT school terms.
This class is for ages 13 - 17. Our Teen class covers Aerial Silks, Lyra, Static Trapeze & Aerial Hammock. Some days you may learn all of them, other times the focus may be on one apparatus. You will learn tricks as well as choreography and how to perform. This is a mixed level class. All levels are welcome and will be catered to, from complete beginners to intermediate & advanced. Class follows the ACT school terms.
Open practice sessions are a supervised training sessions, where you can try what you've learned in class or something you've been wanting to practice. All apparatus are available for use during the open session. *Teaching is not permitted during open practice.*
Monday - Beginner Yoga. You will learn the basics of moves in this class. It will focus on breaking down each move & using correct alignment.
Wednesday - Mixed Level Vinyasa. This is a vinyasa style yoga class designed for all student levels. Develop strength, stamina, and mental focus while flowing through accessible but challenging yoga postures.
What to Wear
Close fitting clothes are recommended, you will want your knees & midriff covered. Yoga clothing & most active wear will suit. Dressing in layers is helpful.
- Jewelry must be removed, absolutely NO rings.
- Clothing with zippers are not permitted.
- Trimmed finger & toe nails. No sharp nails please.
- Deodorant must be worn.
- Full payment for class is due upon signing in, before class starts.
- A minimum of 3 students are required for a class.
- With only the minimum number of students, class will be shortened to 1 hr.
- If the student minimum is not met, class is subject to cancellation.