Aerial Program

Our Adult (age 13 and up) Aerial Program is divided into three levels below.  

Everyone new to our studio must take at least eight of the Aerial Level 1 classes

before asking to attend Level 2. (CLAREMONT COLLEGE PE INFO scroll down)

 

AERIAL LEVEL I

LEVEL 1 CLASSES:

AERIAL YOGA, CIRCUS WORKOUT, CIRCUS BOOTCAMP, AERIAL TRICKS, AERIAL TRICKS PLUS, AERIAL CHOREOGRAPHY 

and our

POLE DANCE CLASSES  

Our Aerial Level 1 are beginning classes designed to integrate you into the 3-dimensional aspect of aerial fitness, strengthen your upper body and core, increase your flexibility, and prepare you for Aerial Level II.  You will learn some aerial tricks, aerial cues, aerial terminology, and connect with the proper muscles necessary for further aerial training. These are also great classes to take on their own as you will always learn something new, receive a complete body workout, and advance at your own rate. Teens 14 & up and adults only.

AERIAL YOGA  

This class is the best place to begin your aerial training, especially if you are very unsure about being off the ground! You will be doing Aerial in stretchy, comfy aerial slings for your body, legs, and feet. You will learn aerial poses close to the ground, get a very intense spine and full body stretch and release, and a complete workout like nothing else as you swing, twist, and hang in this 3-D workout.  Aerial Yoga is incredibly fun and different.  Maximum 6 to a class.

CIRCUS WORKOUT

 In this class you will work out like we do in the circus.  In a circuit training environment, you will do strength training exercises using the aerial silks, aerial trapeze, aerial hoop, and also conditioning and stretching on the floor and on other ground equipment.  This is an intense workout for all levels, men and women.  This is a full-body workout that is always different and always challenging.

AERIAL TRICKS

In this class you will learn the first 150 AERIAL TRICKS on Aerial Silks, Static Trapeze, and Lyra that you need to know to advance to Level 2.  A solid conditioning and stretching at the beginning will be followed by a series of Level 1 Tricks, and you will learn something new each time, as well as perfect your technique on tricks you already know. You will gain strength and confidence, and become familiar with the names of the tricks, the proper positioning of your entire body, and begin to piece moves together working toward choreography flow.  No prior experience is necessary before taking this class.

After you have learned all the moves competently, you will be formally tested, and when you pass the test, then you will be asked to perform in one of our ARTwalk recitals which are held for the public on the first Saturday night of each month.  After the performance, you will officially be ready for Level 2 !

AERIAL  CHOREOGRAPHY

LEVEL 1 CHOREOGRAPHY Take this class after you have taken at least 8 aerial level 1 classes. Learn to piece together beginner sequences on Silks, Lyra, and Static Trapeze.  You will also focus on strength and technique, until you are fluent in the air. Work toward choreographing your own aerial piece to music, and eventually perform in our ARTwalk showcase when you are ready!

 AERIAL TRICKS PLUS

(This is a more difficult Level 1 class, please attend some of the above classes first, unless you have a recent gymnastic or athletic background.)  

This class focuses on learning the first 150 AERIAL TRICKS you need to know to advance to Level 2. You will learn moves on Aerial Silks, Lyra (Hoop), and Static Trapeze at your own pace and according to your ability and skill set. A solid conditioning and stretching at the beginning will be followed by a series of Level 1 Tricks, and you will learn something new each time, as well as perfect your technique on tricks you already know. You will gain strength and confidence, and become familiar with the names of the tricks, the proper positioning of your entire body, and begin to piece moves together working toward choreography flow.

OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 1

AERIAL HALLOWEEN

MULTI-MEDIA MADNESS: 

AERIAL, THEATRE, VIDEO, DANCE 

 SHOW @ 8pm, DRINKS @ 7pm

 

general $15

students w/ID $10

Enjoy cocktails by Vom Fass!

Wild Rose Mimosas

Absinthe Fountain w/sugar cubes

Tickets available at the theatre or online

Our annual Halloween Performance HELD AT OUR NEARBY THEATRE SPACE - 1339 N. College Avenue Claremont 91711. It is at the MUDD THEATRE at the former CLAREMONT SCHOOL of THEOLOGY on Foothill Boulevard, directly across the street from Wolfe's Market in the Western most building of their campus, at top of wide staircase.  Parking in front or around the back of theatre.  

OUR POPULAR

CIRCUS BOOTCAMP

is back!

SUNDAYS 10-12pm

or

SUNDAYS 1-3pm

$30/one class

$199/ten classes

see our Workshops Page

General Aerial Information

Both men and women enjoy these classes. You do not have to be flexible or strong to attend classes.  We will help you build your strength as you attend, the more classes you take the stronger you will be and the sooner you will be able to advance to more exciting moves. Your flexibility will also increase with aerial class as well, and many of the tricks do not require flexibility, but simply look better if you are more flexible.  

 

Simply doing aerial makes you a better aerialist, so the more you show up, the better you will be.  Aerial is a very intense workout, and requires a real discipline, dropping in and out of class is difficult on the body and brings your learning curve way down.  We recommend taking at least one Level I class per week and keep up any other exercise you do, just to keep your strength and flexibility, not just for advancement, but for safety as well.

Aerial Level II
2-hour classes
Silks, Static Trapeze, Lyra, Cube, Hammock

 

  You will advance at your own rate, learning more advanced tricks and techniques with every class. Eventually you will build your aerial repertoire and learn a series of moves and finally choreography. These classes include deep stretching and aerial conditioning exercises as well.

 

You must attend at least EIGHT Aerial Level I classes and receive permission from your Level 1 teachers prior to signing up for any Level II.    You may also email us an audition video of any routine you have, or give us information about your previous recent experience in aerial, in order to enter these classes.

Perform With Us!

Our Level II aerialists are often in our Monthly ArtWalk showcases, held the first Saturday evening of each month.  Some Level II students also may be asked to perform with us in our exciting annual Valentine and Halloween shows!

Aerial Level III

We are THRILLED to announce:

Level 3 classes are going to be held at The School of Theology's Seeley G Mudd Theatre!

 The 250-seat theatre has 20' ceilings and will be available for performances!

Located in Claremont, on Foothill just East of Indian Hill, 1339 N. College Ave. 91711 is the mailing address, but it is on Foothill Boulevard.  Click here for map.

Level 3 is by invitation only.  You must either be invited from our Aerial Level 2 classes as a current student, or you need to email us a performance video or do a live audition at our studio.

This level focuses on complicated drops, advanced moves, and intense choreography training in preparation for aerial performance. Apparatus include Lyra, Silks, Hammock, Static Trapeze, Dance Trapeze, Cube.  Solos, Duos, and Trios work is encouraged!

 

Perform With Us!

Our Level III aerialists are often in our Monthly ArtWalk showcases, held the first Saturday evening of each month.  Some Level III students also may be asked to perform with us in our exciting annual Valentine and Halloween shows!  We choose our up and coming assistant teachers from our most dedicated and advanced  Level III students. 

COLLEGE AERIAL P.E.

SPRING SCHEDULE  2019

If you attend the Claremont Colleges, you can take any of these 4 Aerial Classes for PE credit!

WEDNESDAY Silks 6:30-8:30Ppm

THURSDAY Silks/Hoop/Trapeze 6-8pm   

SATURDAY Silks/Hoop/Trapeze1-3pm 

SUNDAY Circus Bootcamp 12-2pm

SUNDAY Silks 3-5pm 

** Sign-Up Through Claremont Colleges Registrar **

no experience necessary, no Level 1 classes necessary

OPEN GYM

CANCELLED FOR SUMMER

PLEASE EMAIL or CALL TO SCHEDULE PRIVATE OPEN GYM TIME

Current clients: $15/2 hours, $45/4 sessions

Non-current clients: $25/2 hours for

This is for AERIAL LEVEL 2 or 3 CURRENT CLIENTS, or CURRENT INTERMEDIATE POLE STUDENTS. 

 

This 2 hour time slot is for you to practice moves you ALREADY KNOW, there will be instructors present, but NO TEACHING will occur during this time.  This is not a time to look up youtube videos and try crazy things, we want everyone to be fly safely.  This IS a great time to practice choreography, focus on transitions, flows, and create choreography to music.  You will be expected to do a full warm-up on your own when you arrive and to share the equipment, take turns, etc during this time.

TOTAL BODY WORKOUT . PERSONAL AERIAL/POLE/PILATES/YOGA TRAINING - WEIGHT LOSS - MUSCLE TONE - CORE STRENGTH - 

 

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