Classes

 

Aerial Days Term Dates

14 September - 16 December 2017
(half term 26-28 October)

11 January - 7 April 2018
(half term 15-17 February)

26 April - 21 July 2018
(half term 31 May-2 June)

**We may change the Saturday Youth class time to 1.30-2.30pm and Saturday Adults 2.15-3.45pm, as we consider moving our classes to a venue around the corner.
Please ask before booking Saturday classes if the time change will be an issue!

 
 

Youth Classes

Single Class – £16
12 Class Term – £144
(or 2 half terms - £72 each)
 

Thursdays
630pm – 730pm
Autumn Term 14 September – 7 December  
(half term 26 October)

Trapeze with Genevieve
Silks with Clare
Hoop with Natalie

Saturdays
4pm – 5pm**
Autumn Term 16 September - 9 December
(half term 28 October)

Trapeze with Genevieve
Silks with Clare
Hoop with Sam

Youth classes are suitable for all levels of ability.  The students choose which skill they want to focus on between trapeze, hoop or silks.  It is better to stay with one skill for the term, so as to develop skills and understanding of the apparatus. As skills develop, in the later classes students will learn to create and link moves together. They may learn harder moves, including drops, and how to put together all the small sequences to create their own routines.

We support the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

 

Contact us if you are a low income family.

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Adult Classes

Single Class – £24
4 Class Block – £84
11 Class Carnet – £210

Thursdays
715pm – 845pm

Beginners Trapeze with Genevieve
Beginners Rope/Silks with Clare
General Level Straps with with Addis
Flexibility with Renato
General Level Hoop with Natalie

Saturdays
445pm – 615pm**

Intermediate Trapeze with Genevieve
Intermediate Rope/Silks with Clare
General Level Straps with with Addis
General Level Hoop with Sam

Adult classes are suitable for all levels of ability and ages 17 up.  See the FAQs for information on which class may be most suitable for you.

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Practice 

Single Session – £9

Thursdays
715pm – 845pm

Saturdays
445pm – 615pm**

The practice time session is for our students who are competent to work unsupervised. That includes warm up and practicing only moves they have been taught. 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.

Classes have priority over the equipment. Check with us that there is room for you before coming.

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Info

All Classes

The classes start with the group led warm up, including core and body conditioning. We warm the body, mobilise the joints and get ready for aerial work. Bodyweight conditioning is used at the end of the warm up to strengthen and support the body for aerial work. Repeating the shapes during conditioning, first on the floor as a group and then onto the aerial equipment, will help students become familiar with the shapes needed to be performed in the air.

During the skills part of class, students first learn basic moves using the body shapes they practiced on the floor. In later classes, as skills develop, students will learn how to add more complexity to progress these first moves into more challenging skills. Eventually the students will link some of these skills and moves to create sequences and routines that may be shown to the whole class.

We conclude all classes with a cool down, focusing on stretching and flexibility.

Check our FAQ section to read our most commonly asked questions. 

 

Trapeze

Beginner Level Trapeze class
Thursday 715pm - 845pm
Students need no previous experience to join this class. They will learn how to get on to the bar and learn to descend safely. Many beginner level moves are taught seated, standing and hanging underneath the bar. The moves have names such as gazelle, half angel and amazon.

General/Intermediate Level Trapeze class
Saturday 445pm - 615pm**
In this class students will be working on more complex moves, linking moves together and working on higher bars. Students should feel confident to safely challenge themselves.

Hoop

General Level Hoop class
Thursday 715pm - 845pm & Saturday 445pm - 615pm**
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. 

Rope/Silks Class

Beginner Level Rope/Silks class
Thursday 715pm - 845pm
Students choose either rope or silks but can try both. 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 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 should be able to invert safely on the ground to join this class.

Intermediate Level Rope/Silks
Saturday 445pm - 615pm**
Students choose either rope or silks. In this class we will be working with more transitions and sequences and more complex moves. This can include swings, drops and creating routines.

New students should be able to invert safely at height, be able to link some moves together and understand basic rope/silks techniques to join this class.

Straps

General Level Straps class
Thursday 715pm - 845pm & Saturday 445pm - 615pm**
This class is more enjoyable when the student has experience with trapeze, hoop 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 students can be accommodated in this class.

Flexibility

General Level Flexibility class
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 student's range of movement. We stretch both alone as well as assisted stretching with a partner. Students will first warm up and do conditioning exercises within the group led warm up.

 

**We may change the Saturday Youth class time to 1.30-2.30pm and Saturday Adults 2.15-3.45pm, as we consider moving our classes to a venue around the corner.
Please ask before booking Saturday classes if the time change will be an issue.