All classes are 1-1/2 hours in length. The first 30 minutes are dedicated to warm-up and flexibility. The price list is as follows:

Private: $40.00 (1 person – $10 more for each additional person)

Group: $17.00

Group lessons are mixed levels.  We teach basic through advanced skills and each student will progress at their own pace.

Please click here for our list of available time slots. We book classes based on availability.  Pre-scheduling will ensure to keep the class sizes small so that each student will get the attention and time they deserve. Please fill out the registration form or email info@circus-arts.com to book your class.


Skills offered:

Aerial Silks (also known as aerial contortion, aerial ribbons, aerial tissues, fabric, ribbon, or tissu, depending on personal preference) is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric.

Straps, also known as aerial straps, are a type of aerial apparatus on which various feats of strength and flexibility may be performed. It is a cotton or nylon web apparatus that looks like two suspended straps.

Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary human feats of balance, agility and motor coordination.  Acrobatics is most often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements, such as acro dance, circus and gymnastics, but many other athletic activities — such as ballet and diving — may also employ acrobatics.

The Aerial Hoop (also known as the lyra, aerial ring or cerceau/cerceaux) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics.  Can be used static, spinning, or swinging.

With an Aerial hammock the fabric folded to make a loop, providing the student with a natural “seat” and foundation making it a very approachable and more easily accessible aerial fabric style.  Aerial Hammock builds strength, enhances flexibility, stimulates the mind, and decompresses your spine.

In Static Trapeze, contrast to the other forms of trapeze, the bars and ropes mainly stay in place. It can be performed by a single artist or by two partners working together. A single artist will do tricks above and below the bar, the ropes playing just as important a part as the bar. A partner act will involve the partners working together — supporting each other’s weight, throwing, lifting and catching each other.

Teeterboard (or Korean plank) is an acrobatic wooden apparatus that resembles a playground seesaw.  The board is divided in the middle by a fulcrum and a performer stands on an incline before being catapulted into the air by another performer. The well-trained flyer performs various aerial somersaults, landing back to the board, on padded mats, 2 man high, or even a platform nearby.

Adagio consists of partner lifts, where one partner lifts his/her partner in many different poses and positions. Many forms of adagio also incorporate throws and tosses; such as somersaults, layouts, and other acrobatic maneuvers. Many styles of dance incorporate some form of adagio (as dance lifts), including ballet (in pas deux), jazz, and lyrical. Ice skaters also perform lifts that belong to the adagio art. Whenever a person lifts another up in different artistic poses, or performs tosses where the bottom mounter catches the top mounter again, it is considered adagio.

Hand Balancing is the performance of acrobatic body shape changing movements, or stationary poses, or both, while balanced on and supported entirely by one’s hands or arms. It is performed by acro dancers, circus performers, gymnasts, and sports acrobats. Hand balancing may be performed by partners or individuals. In solo hand balancing, a single artist performs handstands, one-hand stands, planches and other equilbristic maneuvers, usually on top of pommels, blocks or other apparatuses.

Stilt Walking using drywall stilts.  They are heavier than peg stilts and are usually made of aluminum. The design means they are safer for walking but often means they are less versatile than peg stilts in use.  These style stilts are often used for parades, festivals, street events and at corporate functions.

With Spanish Web/Corde Lisse moves are normally a combination of held postures and drops using a rope that hangs from the ceiling. These ropes are normally made from soft cotton about 30-35mm thick. The technique is closely related to silks.  It requires great skill and strength. Performers do not have any kind of safety net or safety line, relying on their own strength and ability to prevent a fall.  This can be performed solo or with a web setter. The web setter typically kneels on one knee, and the climber can climb first on the setter’s thigh before ascending the web. Once the climber has ascended the web, the web setter can spin the web around the performer creating enough centrifugal force to push the performer into a near-horizontal position.  Web setting is a specialty skill in its own right, with a lot more difficulty than one might expect just by watching it.  While spinning, the performer can hold on to the web in addition to hanging from a hand loop or can release the rope and spin that way.

The Cloud Swing is an aerial act that usually combines static and swinging trapeze skills, drops, holds and rebound lifts.  The apparatus itself is a soft rope about 25-30mm thick. It can be made from a single rope, or from a cotton-filled sheath. On its simplest level the cloud swing resembles a Spanish Web in length and width, with each end braided and spliced-lashed with a thimble, forming a loop.  The cloud swing is a relatively new apparatus, and many of the figures performed on it are borrowed or adapted from static and swinging trapeze.

Aerial Bungee is rubberized cord from which performers do aerial acts while secured to a harness.  A cord similar to what is used in bungee jumping is clipped to each side of the harness and then each end is fixed to the rig above.

Juggling is a physical skill, performed by a juggler, involving the manipulation of objects for entertainment using one object or many objects at the same time, using your hands.  The most common props are balls, clubs or rings.  Some jugglers use more dramatic objects such as knives or fire torches