Class Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

 

Acrobatics, Tumbling And Pyramids

This all ages/levels class focuses on beginner tumbling (forward rolls) through intermediate skills (round-off back handspring). Emphasis is also put on circus acrobatics, springboards, dive rolls, hoop diving as well as partner acrobatics. Different varieties of human pyramids will also be explored where the whole class works together as a team! No prerequisites required.

Acting for Circus

Take your circus performances to a whole new level! Using basic theatre techniques, this class will train students in acting, interacting with an audience, and finding ways to polish a circus act. Skills explored will include; entrances and exits, character creation, understanding the space, interacting with a partner and group, and ways to keeps audiences engaged. No previous experience required. Please wear comfortable clothes as we will be moving ALOT!

Aerial Acrobatic Sampler Kids

This is a great introduction to the excitement of being in the air!  Designed specifically for beginner aerial and acrobatic students who want to try it all!   In this class you will learn skills on a variety of aerial apparatuses including: silks, trapeze, lyra, and hammock as well as basic acrobatic skills including: tumbling, partner acro, acro-balance, flexibility, hand-balance, and pyramids.  No experience is necessary and beginners are highly encouraged.  Positive feedback and enthusiasm at every step! No prerequisites required.

Aerial Acrobatic Sampler Teen

This is a great introduction to the excitement of being in the air!  Designed specifically for beginner aerial and acrobatic students who want to try it all!   In this class you will learn skills on a variety of aerial apparatuses including: silks, trapeze, lyra and hammock as well as basic acrobatic skills including: tumbling, partner acro, acro-balance, flexibility, hand-balance and pyramids.  No experience is necessary and beginners are highly encouraged.  Positive feedback and enthusiasm at every step! No prerequisites required.

Aerial Conditioning Adults

This class is a unique workout and is an excellent supplement to our aerial and acrobatic skills classes. This is a group instruction style class designed to increase power, strength, and endurance using a variety of aerial and circus apparatuses. Students will set their own personal goals, work at their own pace and track their results. A fun, entertaining way to stay fit! This is a non-performance class. No prerequisites required.

Aerial Cube 

This class is for students with prior static bar or vertical apparatus experience. We will start with a dynamic warm-up and focuses on more advanced skills including; dynamic movements, strength skills, rolls, transitions, sequencing and partner work. There is a very strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning and a deep stretch.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: minimum of 6 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • invert (pike) under the bar from hollow body hang (no jumping/pushing off floor or touching feet to bar)
  • unassisted knee beats
  • pullover to front balance for 30 seconds
  • 10 long beats (hands on bar)
  • 5 pull ups

Aerial Duos

This class will introduce the skills for aerial duos on trapeze, silks and lyra. Working with partners, students will learn how to support one another on the apparatuses, find new ways to climb and balance, and create new shapes on the different apparatuses.

Prerequisites require at least level 2 training in both vertical and bar apparatuses and at least 4 aerial sessions.

Aerial Sampler Adults

This is a great introduction to the excitement of being in the air!  Designed specifically for beginner adult aerial students who want to try it all!   In this class you will learn skills on a variety of aerial apparatuses including: silks, trapeze, lyra, and hammock. No experience is necessary and beginners are highly encouraged.  Positive feedback and encouragement at every step! No prerequisites required.

Balance 1 Kids and Teens

For first time students or students with less than 3 semesters of experience. This class is all about ALL types of balance! Students will learn how to master the tight wire, walk tall on stilts, learn the basics of unicycle, rolling globe, and the wobbly rola bola! Great for core strength, body awareness, alignment, focus, and concentration. Each class consists of a dynamic warm-up, skill building, collaborative play, improvisations and act creation. No prerequisites required.

Circus 101

All things Circus for the very beginner!  Learn the basics of juggling, tight wire, balance, plate spinning, stilts, unicycle, acrobatics, pyramids and so much more.  Discover all the circus has to offer!  Each week will focus on one to two specific skills.  This is a great introduction if you’re new to circus or just want to learn it all!

Circus Sprouts

Our cutest class for our littlest students!  Youngsters ages 4-6 will have the opportunity to discover and explore a variety of circus arts including: aerials, acrobatics, ground props & balance skills.  Introduce your little one to all the wonder of circus while building coordination, focus, balance, hand-eye development and body awareness.  Each class consists of a dynamic warm-up, skill building, collaborative play, improvisations and act creation. No prerequisites required.

Clowning for Adults 

Hop in the clown car and ride with us with our clown class for adults! Come learn the basics of clown technique and clown logic inspired by both European and American clowns. Learn how to fall, slip, bump, trip, and roll over laughing all the while learning how to establish clown sketches for performance. Earn your red nose and find the clown character in you! No previous experience required.

Clowning for Kids

Hop in the clown car and ride with us with our clown class for kids! Come learn the basics of clown technique inspired by both European and American clowns. Learn how to fall, slip, bump, trip, and roll over laughing all the while learning how to establish clown sketches for performance. Earn your red nose and find the clown character in you! No previous experience required.

Contortion

Time to get bendy!  This class focuses on increasing flexibility, improving control and balance, and learning contortion moves. Students must be comfortable with splits and back bends, but you do not need to be a contortionist to attend this class! Beginners welcome and encouraged!

Hand Balance All Ages

Perfect your handstand and develop hand balancing skills including: press handstands, flexibility poses and balancing on canes. This is an all ages and skill level class for students interested in simply gaining more upper body strength to those who can hold handstands for hours and are looking for the next level. Proper alignment strength and flexibility are emphasized in each class. No prerequisites required.

Homeschool Circus

Our specially developed program for the homeschool set.  This is a multi-age, multi-disciplined 2-hour class designed for those that travel a distance to get to us.  Students will learn each of the 5 aspects of circus: Aerial Arts, Acrobatics, Balance, Manipulations (juggling) and Clowning.  There is heavy emphasis on collaborative play and student-based learning.  Focus, concentration and body awareness are an added bonus of circus arts development.  Homeschoolers will get significant time to practice skills on silks, trapeze, mini-tramp, tight wire, stilts, beginner unicycle, acrobatics and so much more.  Teamwork is highly encouraged in our warm and welcoming environment.

Hoops 1 & 2 (sometimes combined)

Hoop 1 Students: This class is a fun, low-impact cardio workout that develops skills, performance quality and musicality. Learn to hoop on body in positions including: waist, knees, chest, neck, feet, elbows, and hands. Learn off body hooping skills such as weaves, tosses, vortex, isolations, body rolls, corkscrew (figure – 8), palm spins, and jump throughs. This class will also begin a brief introduction into doubles hooping skills will include: 2-beat weaves, windmills, corkscrews, and simple double on body hooping. No prerequisites required.

Hoop 2 Students: For the progressing hoop student, this class is intended for a student that has taken 1-2 semesters of Hula Hoops I. This class will cover various high-level one hoop tricks such as linear isolations, chest hooping, kick-starts, orbits, & combos. This class will also cover various two, three, and four hoop “tech” patterns and tricks as well as multi-hooping on body. Hoop 2 students is filled with enthusiasm and encouragement from the instructors and students! Recommended prerequisites for this class:  1-2 sessions of Hoops 1 or prior hoop experience.

Introduction to Aerials (Ages 6-11)

Filled with loads of encouragement, this is a class specifically designed for younger students that want a basic beginner introduction to all of our aerial apparatuses.  Students will learn to climb and pose on silks, safely mount and perform tricks on our static trapeze and have time discovering the beauty of Lyra (hoop apparatus that hangs like a trapeze).  Students spend about 4 sessions on each element.  Class begins with a dynamic warm up and closes with class feedback and constant positive enthusiasm from our coach! Recommended prerequisites for this class: None

Juggling 101 & More

Learn to juggle for the first time, brush up on old skill or sharpen tricks. This class is for beginner level working with a variety of props including: scarves, balls, rings, and clubs.  This class also teaches the beginning steps to Chinese Yo Yo (Diabolo), Devil Sticks, Feather Balance and Spinning Plates.  Learn a wide variety of props and tricks to amaze your family and friends!No prerequisites required.

Juggling 2 All Ages

For jugglers who have 1-2 semesters of juggling or manipulations.  Should have strong 3 ball cascade and working on 3 ball tricks.  Prior experience with clubs and rings a plus.   This class works with a variety of props including: scarves, balls, rings, clubs, cigar boxes, odd props and more. Club passing is also taught and group patterns introduced.

Junior Variety Troupe

Junior Variety Troupe is for beginner to intermediate level students with a desire to work on different disciplines within a troupe setting. The mission of Junior Troupe is to build an ensemble of students with diverse skills who will collaborate with each other in act creation. Along with their area of specific interest, your child will have the opportunity to learn the basics of all circus arts.This class is a great introduction to performance while working with students of the same level. Junior Troupe is also expected to ‘give back’ to the community through local performances and volunteer opportunities. This troupe is enrollment by invite only from the Circus Place coaches and staff.

Lyra 1 Adult

Lyra is an elegant circle that is suspended from a single point.  In this beginner class you will learn how to move from different positions with grace and ease while gaining strength and control. The class starts with a dynamic warm-up and focuses on the fundamental skills of aerial lyra including; inversions, pullovers, balances, flexibility skills and spinning. There is an emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill.

Lyra 1 Kids and Teens

Lyra is an elegant circle that is suspended from a single point.  In this beginner class you will learn how to move from different positions with grace and ease while gaining strength and control. The class starts with a dynamic warm-up and focuses on the fundamental skills of aerial lyra including; inversions, pullovers, balances, flexibility skills and spinning. There is an emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. Each class ends with positive feedback and lots of encouragement!

Lyra 2 Adults

This class is for students with prior aerial lyra experience. We will start with a dynamic warm-up and focus on more advanced skills including; dynamic movement, strength skills, rolls, transitions, sequencing and of course a lot of spinning. There is a very strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning and a deep stretch.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: minimum of 4 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • Invert (pike) under the bar from hollow body hang (no jumping/pushing off floor or touching feet to bar)
  • Unassisted knee beats
  • Pullover to front balance for 30 seconds
  • 10 long beats (hands on bar)
  • 3-5 pullups

Manipulations 1 

For first time students or students with less than 2  semesters of experience. Fun filled instruction in juggling, diabolo, (Chinese yo yo), flower sticks,  peacock feathers, spinning plates, Students will develop basic skills in all props and will learn basic tricks to perform.  For anyone interested in learning how to juggle and manipulate objects, this class is for you!  

Manipulations 2

Description coming soon.

Partner Acrobatics

Come fly and support at our Partner Acrobatics class. Learn the basics of partner acro including different poses and transitions between them. Also learn to hop and turn in mid-air! No prerequisites required.

Rope and Spanish Web

In this class we will be exploring the fundamentals of rope and Spanish web. We will learn different ways to climb the rope, multiple wraps both from the ground and in the air, how to ‘set’ the web (adding tension to the web for another person) and support each other in the air while climbing, doing tricks and using the hand loop.  Come explore the rope as a unique apparatus! It’s not quite a fabric and not quite a trapeze,  but we will have a lot of fun playing and climbing! Experience with fabric encouraged, but not required. 

Recommended prerequisites for this class: minimum of 2 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • Invert in the air from hollow body hang
  • Climb to the top of rope/fabric
  • 5 pullups

Silks 1 Adults

This beginner class starts with a dynamic warm-up and focuses on the fundamental skills of aerial silks, including; climbs, foot wraps, wrist wraps, inversions and flexibility skills. There is a strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The Skills 1 class is filled with enthusiasm and encouragement from the instructors and students! It is possible that some rope and hammock skills will be worked on in this class, however, the main focus will be silks.

Silks 1 Kids and Teens

This beginner class starts with a dynamic warm-up and focuses on the fundamental skills of aerial silks, including; climbs, foot wraps, wrist wraps, inversions and flexibility skills. There is a strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. This class is filled with enthusiasm and encouragement from the instructors and students! It is possible that some rope and hammock skills will be worked on in this class, however, the main focus will be silks.

Silks 2 Adults

This class is for students with prior aerial silks experience. We will start with a dynamic warm-up and focus on advanced skills including; “fancy” climbs, spinning skills, swings, orbits, dives and drops. There is a strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning, a deep stretch, and lots of encouragement.  It is possible that some rope and hammock skills will be worked on in this class, however, the main focus will be silks.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: minimum of 4 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • Straight elbow straddle climb to top on both sides
  • Invert in the air with straight knees
  • Foot locks in the air
  • Crossback straddle
  • 5 pullups
  • Hip key
  • Star drop

Silks 2 Kids and Teens

This class is for students with prior aerial silks experience. We will start with a dynamic warm-up and focus on advanced skills including; “fancy” climbs, spinning skills, swings, orbits, dives and drops. There is a strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning, a deep stretch, and lots of encouragement.  It is possible that some rope and hammock skills will be worked on in this class, however, the main focus will be silks.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: minimum of 4 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • Straight elbow straddle climb to top on both sides
  • Invert in the air with straight knees
  • Foot locks in the air
  • Crossback straddle
  • 5 pullups
  • Hip key
  • Star drop

Silks 3 Kids and Teens

This class is for the advancing student with prior aerial silks experience. We will start with a dynamic warm-up and focus on advanced skills including; “fancy” climbs, spinning skills, swings, orbits, dives and drops. There is a very strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning and a deep stretch. It is possible that some rope and hammock skills will be worked on in this class, however, the main focus will be silks.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: minimum of 6 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • Straight elbow straddle climb to top on both sides
  • Same-side, and opposite side climb
  • Invert in the air with straight knees
  • Dancer’s locks
  • Crossback straddle
  • 10 pullups
  • Hip-key
  • S-wrap
  • Star drop
  • Salto drop

Silks 3 Adults

This class is for the advancing student with prior aerial silks experience. We will start with a dynamic warm-up and focus on advanced skills including; “fancy” climbs, spinning skills, swings, orbits, dives and drops. There is a very strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning and a deep stretch. It is possible that some rope and hammock skills will be worked on in this class, however, the main focus will be silks.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: minimum of 6 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • Straight elbow straddle climb to top on both sides
  • Same-side, and opposite side climb
  • Invert in the air with straight knees
  • Dancer’s locks
  • Crossback straddle
  • 10 pullups
  • hip-key
  • S-wrap
  • Star drop
  • Salto drop

Silks 4 All Ages

This class is our highest silks skill level class to date!! We will start with a dynamic warm-up and focus on advanced skills including; “fancy” climbs, spinning skills, swings, orbits, dives and drops. There is a very strong emphasis on technique as well as performance quality in the execution of each skill. The class finishes with conditioning and a deep stretch. It is possible that some rope and hammock skills will be worked on in this class, however, the main focus will be silks.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: completion of Silks 3, minimum of 6 aerial semesters and can execute the following skills with core control and solid technique:

  • straight elbow straddle climb to top on both sides
  • same-side, and opposite side climb
  • invert in the air with straight knees
  • dancer’s locks
  • crossback straddle

Stretch Class

Increase flexibility while improving mind-body connection, coordination and control for aerial and ground circus arts. There will be a strong emphasis on discovering and connecting with your core, posture/alignment and injury prevention. This class is for every age and skill level. This is a non-performance class.

Trapeze 1 Adult

The static trapeze is an aerial apparatus consisting of a bar hung from ropes. Unlike flying trapeze, this one stays in one place. In this class you will learn to climb, invert, roll and turn every which way on this apparatus. You will learn how to move from each position with grace and ease while gaining strength and control. Each class is filled with lots of enthusiasm and encouragement from both students and teachers!

A great way to introduce yourself to trapeze!

Trapeze 1 Kids and Teens

The static trapeze is an aerial apparatus consisting of a bar hung from ropes. Unlike flying trapeze, this one stays in one place. In this class you will learn to climb, invert, roll and turn every which way on this apparatus. You will learn how to move from each position with grace and ease while gaining strength and control. Each classis filled with lots of enthusiasm and encouragement from both students and teachers!

A great way to introduce yourself to trapeze!

Trapeze 2 Adults

Description coming soon.

Trapeze 2 Kids and Teens

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Trapeze 3

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Troupe Acrobatics

This class is designed for students with at least 2 semesters of acrobatics, and tumbling or prior gymnastics experience.  This 2 hour class focuses on skill building of tumbling, (cartwheels, front and back walkovers, forward rolls, back handsprings) circus acrobatics (partner balancing, spring board, dive rolls) as well as 2 highs and group pyramids.  This class also creates acts to be performed at local charity events, community outreach and other local events.

Troupe Aerials

For troupe members who have 2-3 semesters of aerial training.  This 2 hour class is open to all current troupe members. We will spend the first hour developing skills on a variety of aerial apparatuses and the second hour will be spent on act creation and rehearsal. This class encourages group collaboration and teamwork.  We will create an act to be performed in the student showcase at the end of the semester, as well as other acts performed at local charity or community events.

Recommended prerequisites for this class: 2-3 semesters of aerial classes and approval from the instructor.

Troupe Balance

Description coming soon.

Troupe Manipulations

Description coming soon.