Adult Aerial Classes

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Trapeze, Hoop, Rope, Silks, Straps, Conditioning & Flexibility Classes

All held in our venue in North London on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. 

First Skills Class £15

Class Prices

Class Schedule

Mondays
715pm – 845pm

Aerial Conditioning & Flexibility
with Michal / Clare

29 April - 15 July
No classes 6, 27 May

Thursdays
715*pm – 845pm

* 7.30pm start 4 April

Trapeze Intermediate/ General 
with Stah

Rope/Silks General/ Intermediate
with Clare

Straps General Level 
with with Addis

Hoop General Level
with Jo/ Levi

25 April - 18 July
No class 30 May

Wednesdays
815pm – 915pm

Introduction to Silks
with Clare

24 April - 17 July
No class 29 May

Saturdays
1145am – 115pm

Trapeze Beginners/ General 
with Stah

Rope/Silks Intermediate 
with Clare

Hoop General Level 
with Sam

Straps General Level 
with with Addis

27 April - 20 July
No class 1 June

Practice 

Single Session – £10

Thursdays
715pm – 845pm

Saturdays
12pm – 130pm

Mondays
715pm – 845pm

Wednesdays
from 24 April
815pm – 915pm

Places for Practice Time may only be released on the day for Thursday and Saturdays as classes have priority for the use of the equipment. Monday is bookable in advance.

The practice time session is for our students who are competent to work unsupervised or aerial students who can demonstrate competence and safety in the air. This includes an effective warm up and practicing only moves they have been taught and are competent with. As it is an unsupervised session we ask you not to practice unknown skills or to teach others. We would like to know that you are suitable to practice alone. We may want you come to a class so we can assess your level before clearing you for practice time. The practice time is space and time to practice when we are running our own classes.

Check with us that there is room for you before coming.


Class Info & Times

 
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What is Trapeze?

Also called Static Trapeze. A 50cm long metal bar, with 2 cotton ropes attached to each end and hung from the roof. This is a non-swinging apparatus where the trapeze bar provides a seat on which moves, poses and drops can be done. The trapeze bar height is anywhere from 1.5 – 2.5 metres off the ground.

All skill levels can be accommodated in trapeze, with new students needing no previous experience.

Trapeze Class Times

Intermediate/ General Level
Thursday 715pm - 845pm

This is a faster paced Trapeze class. In this class students will be working on more complex moves, linking more moves together and working on higher bars. Students should feel confident to safely challenge themselves. Beginner level students are able to join this class but should contact us to discuss their suitability. 

Beginner/ General
Saturday 12pm - 130pm

Absolute beginners and beginner or improver students are best suited to this class. This class is for students early in their aerial training.
Students will learn how to get on and off of the bar safely.They will learn beginner level root moves which are taught seated, standing and hanging underneath the bar. The moves have names such as gazelle, half angel and amazon. As the students' skill grows, they will learn to link 2-3 moves together and work more confidently standing or using strength moves.

General level students are able to attend this class and will work on more complex moves and transitions. 


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What is Hoop?

Also known as Cerceau or Lyra. This is a circular shaped solid metal ring around 90-100cm wide with one (sometimes two) hanging points on it. It is suspended from the ceiling at various heights. Moves are performed around, in and on the hoop. The hoop can be static, spinning or swinging.

Hoop Class Times

General Level
Thursday 715pm - 845pm

Absolute beginners and beginner or improver students are best suited to this class. This class is for students early in their aerial training.
Students will learn how to get on and off of the hoop safely.They will learn beginner level root moves which are taught seated and hanging underneath the bar. The moves have names such as gazelle, man in the moon and amazon. As the students' skill grows, they will learn to link 2-3 moves together and work more confidently inverting or using strength moves.

General level students are able to attend this class and will work on more complex moves and transitions. 

General Level
Saturday 1145am - 115pm
This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced students. Students will learn how to get on to the hoop and learn to descend safely. Many beginner level moves are taught seated and hanging underneath the bar from different parts of the body. The moves have names such as man in the moon, fish and back star.

More experienced students will work on developing transitions into sequences and routines. Moves will become more complex and involve a more dynamic and confident movement quality. 

 


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What are Straps?

Also known as aerial straps. These are two polyester or cotton covered pieces of nylon webbing with loops in the bottom for hands or feet. These are around 2.75m long and have swivels attached at the top. Moves are performed form underneath or with the straps wrapping around the body.

General / Intermediate Level Straps
Thursday 715pm - 845pm & Saturday 1145am - 115pm
Straps work focuses on strength and dynamic based movements. This class is more enjoyable when the student has experience with trapeze, hoop, silks, rope or a similar physical skill, as aerial awareness and good upper body strength are required. This is a challenging and rewarding class with a maximum of 4 students. All levels of straps students can be accommodated and challenged in this class.


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What is Rope?

Also known as Corde Lisse. A single 35mm wide, 7 - 8m soft cotton covered rope in length, suspended from one point in the ceiling. Moves are performed up and down the length of rope making postures, drops, wraps and tricks. Most moves require significant upper body strength and a developed aerial awareness.

What are Silks?

Also known as Tissu or Fabric. The silk is a long piece of medium stretch fabric which is folded in half, thereby giving two lengths of fabric. The two halves are used to climb and wrap the silk around different body parts to make shapes and perform moves and tricks up and down the length.

Most moves require significant upper body strength and a developed aerial awareness.

 

Rope/Silks Class Times

Introductory Level Silks
Wednesday 815pm - 915pm (starts from 24th April)
This class is for those without aerial experience, who would like a slower introduction to learning silks. We will adapt the silks so we can work from the floor and build strength and aerial awareness at a more comfortable pace.
You will work in a loop, learn climbs and do aerial skills and exercises in a safe, fun and comfortable environment.


General Level

Thursday 715pm - 845pm
This class requires experience with trapeze or hoop or a similar physical skill, as aerial awareness and good upper body strength are needed. Students choose either rope or silks but can do both.

Students in this class learn different climbs, aerial conditioning and variations of moves to create small sequences. We work low to the ground first before trying things at height.
New students will enjoy this class more if they are able to invert safely and hold their body weight in the air. This class is not recommended for new aerial students, instead choose Wednesdays class.

 

Intermediate Level
Saturday 1145am - 115pm

Students choose either rope or silks. In this class we will be working with transitions, sequences and more complex and dynamic moves. This may include swings, drops and creating routines.

New students should be able to invert safely at height, be able to confidently link moves together and understand basic rope/silks skills to join this class or have spent at least a year or more doing trapeze, hoop or another aerial skill to a good level. 


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Aerial Conditioning & Flexibility

General Level
Monday 715pm - 845pm
This class is suitable for all levels of aerial students and budding aerial students. It can be a support to your aerial training or as a stand alone class! It focuses on body conditioning using the aerial equipment (trapeze, hoop, rope, silks) and floor exercises. The class includes a warm up, and concludes with stretching and flexibility training. Each person works at their own level with 2 teachers in this session to guide you towards a suitable variation of the skills. We recommend practicing the floor skills learned in class at home too!

The focus during conditioning, is on the quality of the aerial exercises. We want to guide you to develop your aerial strength in a supported and controlled environment. We hope to increase your understanding of why you are doing each exercise, as you build your strength for aerial work or just for the summer!
The flexibility training is essential for all the muscles in your body to help prevent injury, help heal and relieve tightness as well as develop long term flexibility. Increasing the range of movement can increase blood flow to the muscles, enabling them to work more effectively. Active and passive stretching exercises are used to improve the students’ range of movement. We may stretch alone and use assisted stretching techniques with a partner.