Trapeze | Hoop | Rope | Silks | Straps | Flexibility

Classes

 

Aerial Days Term Dates

14 September - 9 December 2017
(half term - no classes - 26-28 October)

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

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

 

 
 

Youth Classes

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
1pm – 2pm
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
(half term no classes 26 October)

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

Saturdays
145pm – 315pm
(half term no classes 24 October)

Trapeze Intermediate with Genevieve
Rope/Silks Beginners with Clare
Straps General Level with with Addis
Hoop General Level 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
145pm – 345pm

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
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
Saturday 145pm - 315pm
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
Thursday 715pm - 845pm & 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. 

Rope/Silks Class

Beginner Level
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.

 

General Level
Saturday 145pm - 315pm

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
Thursday 715pm - 845pm & Saturday 145pm - 315pm
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
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.

 
 

 

 

 

Skills

Trapeze, Hoop, Rope, Silks, Straps and Flexibility.

 
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 by stretching 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 stretch alone and assisted stretching with a partner. Students will first warm up and do conditioning exercises within the group led warm up. We recommend practicing the skills at home too!

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