Circus and Aerials

Circus and Aerials
We have classes for adults, youth, and intro classes for the complete beginner.
Work on skill hurdles or acts in a private lesson. Or make a fun group lesson with friends. Lessons start at $75/hr and are available on lyra, trapeze & silks.
We have windows open and exhaust fans running during warm weather and air purifiers that filter down to .003 microns during cold weather.
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Aerial and Circus Classes: Winter Session!

Monday. Jan 8 to March 11
Tuesday. Jan 9 to March 12
Wednesday. Jan 10 to March 13
Thursday. Jan 10 to March 14


Aerial and Circus Class Descriptions:

Adult 100/200 Fabric, Lyra and trapeze . 14 & up
A mixed level and apparatus class for a range of skills- able to put on double foot knots, climb but not yet inverting in the air. We will work on fluidity and longer sequencing on trapeze, lyra and aerial fabric.
$300
Adult Intro/1 to Fabric, Trapeze and Lyra . 14 & up
For people new to aerial arts looking for artistic expression, a new fitness tool or fun. We will build aerial vocabulary on silks and bar apparatus, safe skill progression and a solid foundation
$300
Adult level 350 with Jamie Hodgson. 14 & up
This class is for students who have taken at least 2 years of classes, can climb and put on foot knots in the air easily and can invert in the air. We will do drops and extended sequencing on lyra and trapeze
$300
Aerial Intensive. 9 & up
Aerial Intensive- August 5-16
Guest coach Becca DeAngelis will lead daily classes in aerial fabric, trapeze, lyra and sling. Students will try all the things and select their favorite apparatus to delve deeper into. Their second class will focus on ground skills: acrobatics, partner acro, flexibility, dance and stage presence and act creation. New acts will debut in an outdoor show!
9-12pm, M-F ages 9&up. $500
Show @ 6pm on the 16th. Rain date Aug 17 at noon
Coaches: Becca DeAngelis, second coach announced soon!
$500
Circus Camp.
Ground and Air camp! July 8-19, M-F, 9-1 daily with a spectacular outdoor evening performance at 6pm 7/19. Show rain date: Sat 7/20 at 12pm. Youth age 5 & up. 4 coaches and is filled with all things circus- Stilt walking, juggling, acrobatics and mini trampoline, visual art & set design, unicycling & rolling globe, trapeze, lyra, silks! Young circus artists try all the classes then select their favorite 2 circus disciplines + art to focus on building skills and creating acts for the show. $550. Camps fill fast! Save your spots soon! Email Heidi- thrivemovementstudio@gmail.com with any questions. Teaching artists- Joel Melendez, Heidi Kirchofer, Kim McKenzie. Guest aerial coach announced soon!
$550
Crossing Over: Trapeze and Sling Int/Adv w Becca DeAngelis.
Crossing Over: Trapeze and Sling
Static trapeze can be considered a rigid sling, while Sling can be considered a squishy trapeze. In this workshop you’ll explore the similarities and differences between these apparatuses.

For students who have previously taken this workshop, we’ll revisit some skills, build on others, and introduce a whole host of new tricks.

We’ll roll, drop, wrap, and swirl on these seemingly unrelated apparatuses. Exploring the ways in which the same skills and pathways can be performed on both when applying techniques that account for their shape. We will find timing, wraps, walk-downs, and a few skills which don’t quite translate and the reasons behind that.

Prerequisites: Beginner: Must be able to mount, sit, and stand on the trapeze and/or sling with minimal assistance, passing familiarity with either beginner sling or beginner trapeze skills.
Intermediate: Easily mount the trapeze and/or sling; be able to safely invert a few times over 2hrs
Advanced: Easily mount the trapeze and/or sling; be able to easily and safely invert repeatedly
$65
Crossing Over: Trapeze and Sling With Becca DeAngelis Beginner/Int. 14 & up or serious student.
Crossing Over: Trapeze and Sling
Static trapeze can be considered a rigid sling, while Sling can be considered a squishy trapeze. In this workshop you’ll explore the similarities and differences between these apparatuses.

For students who have previously taken this workshop, we’ll revisit some skills, build on others, and introduce a whole host of new tricks.

We’ll roll, drop, wrap, and swirl on these seemingly unrelated apparatuses. Exploring the ways in which the same skills and pathways can be performed on both when applying techniques that account for their shape. We will find timing, wraps, walk-downs, and a few skills which don’t quite translate and the reasons behind that.

Prerequisites: Beginner: Must be able to mount, sit, and stand on the trapeze and/or sling with minimal assistance, passing familiarity with either beginner sling or beginner trapeze skills.
Intermediate: Easily mount the trapeze and/or sling; be able to safely invert a few times over 2hrs
Advanced: Easily mount the trapeze and/or sling; be able to easily and safely invert repeatedly
$65
Ground and Air Jam. 5 & up
Students will have the opportunity to do all things circus! . Kids will cycle through stations, work on ground skills like juggling, Chinese yo-yo, acrobatics, Aerial skills, sling, lyra and trapeze.
$220
Homeschool Circus.
Kids age 5 & up will to work on all things circus! Students will take one class with Joel Melendez in devil stick, Chinese yo-yo, juggling, spinning plates, unicycle, rolling globe and rola bola and a second class with Heidi Kirchoer in aerial fabric, trapeze and lyra. All will practice acrobatics and mini-trampoline. We will begin each class with a warm up and a game. Kids will gain strength, flexibility, co-ordination, confidence, balance and performance skills and community connection. We end the session with a performance for families and friends
$350
Lyra All the Lions. Beg-Adv. w Becca DeAngelis. 14 & up or serious student
In this workshop we will explore the many variations of lion rolls: entrances to lion, exits from lion, snake roll/rotisserie chicken from a "wrapped" lion, open lion: aka martini with exits/entrance
Students are not required to try every skill; it is simply encouraged.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to sit up and stand in the lyra without assistance. Mid-to-strong knee beats, hanging beats. A long sleeve layer is recommended for some of the rolls. A willingness to try and an open mind.
$65
Open Studio- Free Classes!. 4-Adult
Come try out Aerial and Capoeria Classes!
12-1
Adult Aerial
Youth Capoeira (age 8-14)
1:30-2:30
Youth Aerial (age 9-14)
Youth Capoeira (age 4-7) 45min class
3-4 Adult Aerial
Please email to save your spot! and let us know which class or classes you are coming to
$Free
Rigging for aeriialists. 14 & up
In this workshop participants will gain an understanding of what to look for and what to avoid in regard to aerial rigging. A must have safety course for those hoping to perform and all who want to take responsibility for their own safety

Open to everyone, including instructors, students, parents of students, theater and arena riggers who are more frequently being asked to suspend aerialists, and anyone who feels like attending.

We will cover rigging with round slings, typical hardware, what to look for when purchasing aerial equipment and free-standing rigs, and general terms / concepts such as breaking strength, working load limit, and shock load.

Participants should leave the workshop armed with questions to keep in mind when entering aerial studios and performance situations, and the ability to run a rudimentary risk assessment for themselves.

This workshop will partially be guided by questions from participants.

Other topics may include:
mechanical advantage systems - the pros and cons, when to use them
how rigging decisions are made - one-size does not fit all and why that might be
rigging from wood beams v steel beams v open web steel joists v free-standing aerial rigs, and the various hardware for each
when to walk away
how to inspect your equipment, and record keeping
frequently used tie-offs / knots / hitches
various ways to rig silks, hammocks/slings, trapezes, straps, lyras
and more
**This workshop will not be able to cover all rigging scenarios nor is it a certification course.
$65
Youth Intro to Fabric, Trapeze and Lyra. 9 & up`
For students 9&up who are excited to try aerial dance! We’ll work on building a solid foundation and confidence for progressing on aerial silks, trapeze and lyra. We start low to the ground and without needing to hold full body weight.
$220
Youth level 1 Fabric, Trapeze and Lyra. 9 & up
Students should have taken the intro class before signing up for this one. We will continue building strength, a solid foundation and vocabulary on fabric, trapeze and lyra
$220
Youth Level 2 mixed aerial. 9 & up
For students who can climb put on foot knots in the air, do pull overs on bar apparatus and feel pretty comfortable moving around apparatus. At this level we'll work on more complex fabric sequencing, with the goal of inverting in the air and may start on drops .
$220
Youth level 3 fabric with Jamie Hodgson.
For students who have taken several sesssions of fabric and can invert cleanly in the air several times during class. We will work on drops, sequences and straight arm inversions.
$250
Youth level 3 Trapeze/lyra. 9 & up
Youth level 3 Trapeze/Lyra with Heidi Kirchofer.
is for students who are interested in focusing on bar apparatu. Half of the session will be spent on trapeze and the other half on lyra. Students in this class should have completed level 2 aerial and be able to easily get on the apparatus and be ready to work at height.
$250