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

Beginner / 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 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 / Intermediate Level
Saturday 145pm - 315pm
This is a faster paced 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. 


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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

Beginner / General Level
Saturday 145pm - 315pm*
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. 

*A Thursday Hoop class can be by request, min 2 students needed!


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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

General / Beginner Level
Thursday 715pm - 845pm
This class is more enjoyable when the student has experience with trapeze or hoop or a similar physical skill, as aerial awareness and good upper body strength are required. Students choose either rope or silks but can try both.

Students in this class learn many different climbs and variations of beginner moves. 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 on the ground and hold some body weight. 

 

Intermediate Level
Saturday 145pm - 315pm

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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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 Level Straps
Thursday 715pm - 845pm
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. Straps work focuses on strength and dynamic based movements. All levels of straps students can be accommodated and challenged in this class.

Intermediate Level Straps
Saturday 145pm - 315pm
Straps is a demanding discipline and needs an understanding of aerial work a good pain threshold. This class requires good upper body strength and aerial experience. Straps work focuses on strength and dynamic based movements. This is a challenging and rewarding class with a maximum of 4 students. 


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Flexibility

Spending time and learning how to stretch and lengthen the muscles in your body will help to prevent injury and help heal and relieve tightness. This flexibility class can support your aerial training. Increasing the range of movement can increase blood flow to the muscles enabling them to work more effectively. We recommend practicing the skills learned at home too!

 

General Level
Thursday 715pm - 845pm
This class is suitable for all levels of flexibility as each person works at their own level. Active and passive stretching exercises are used to improve the students’ range of movement. We stretch alone and use assisted stretching techniques with a partner. Students will first warm up and do conditioning exercises within the group led warm up.