When it comes to Pole/Aerial, our most commonly asked question is "Where should I start?". The short answer is there is no short answer! That's why we're here to help! Our FAQ's and Class Descriptions are a great start but we would love to help you find the perfect beginning to YOUR journey!
As our class sizes are small, we ask that you are extremely diligent about registrations and attendance. Please see our FAQs and Policies for more "need to know" information.
Learning aerial skills in a safe, structured, supportive environment is an amazing and empowering experience! While they're simply having a blast, they're also increasing self-esteem, staying active, enhancing creativity, AND exercising their minds!
Juniors class tiers are available for ages 6-17. This age group overlaps with our adult programs, which are available for ages 14+. Older Juniors often start out with the younger group and move into adult classes once a suitable level can be determined. Students should be mature enough to take direction cues in a group environment.
FabPole™ is the beautiful combination of Aerial Fabric & Pole Dancing. The combined strengths required for each of the arts is a game changer in progressing your muscle engagement, strength and body awareness. The two arts creatively leverage off of each other making it ideal to overcome plateaus in either pole or fabrics. While it is necessary for the practical purpose of not tangling the fabric around the pole, FabPole is largely based on spinning making it necessary to put a lot of focus on body, speed and direction control.Regular workout clothing is suitable for FabPole. Most find a sleeved top more comfortable and shorts are best with a warm up layer over top. At a minimum you will need to be able to use the skin on your calves and the back of your knees at the start.
Aerial Sling is where Aerial Hammock/Yoga starts to merge with the beautiful and impressive poses, wraps and tricks of Aerial Silks. It is also a great pre-cursor to Aerial Silks. Sling can be a great starting point in aerial arts because the fabric provides support as you build strength. Because of the yoga aspect, this unique art also offers some tension release benefits. A sleeved top is necessary for aerial sling, just enough to ensure armpit coverage. Most find leggings more comfortable than shorter options but they are not required. Loose fitting clothing will twist and move in the fabric so it is not recommended!
Grace and power combined! Silks, also called Fabric or Tissue, are two long lengths of fabric (tails) attached in the middle to the ceiling. Developing of strength, flexibility and artistry will get you floating on air while toning the entire body. Sticking close to the ground in level 1 you will learn basics including knots, foot locks, climbing along with transitions and poses. A sleeved top is necessary for aerial silks, just enough to ensure armpit coverage. Most find leggings more comfortable than shorter options but they are not required. Loose fitting clothing will twist and move in the fabric so it is not recommended!
The Aerial Hoop (also known as the lyra, aerial ring or cerceaux) is an amazing traditional circus apparatus. It is also a challenging workout that teaches you grace, strength and power as you pose, flip, hang and dance suspended in the in the air. While hoop does use whole body strength, it is primarily focused on upper body strength. If you don't feel you have enough, you will build it and have a lot of fun along the way! A fitted, sleeved top and leggings are recommended for hoop. Legwarmers and/or shorts may be layered over top for some additional comfort. Loose fitting clothing will twist and move on the hoop and is not recommended!
Pole is a great foundation for aerial arts because it incorporates whole body strength and uses leverage to maximize it. It is a very versatile art as well as a discipline of strength and it is adaptable to your own style. Not fully aerial, pole offers the stability of the ground for those who need some time to get comfortable with the idea of leaving the ground. Regular workout clothing is suitable for pole. Tank tops and shorts are best with a warm up layer over top. At a minimum you will need to be able to use the skin on your calves and the back of your knees at the start.
Liquid Motion is a method and style of movement that teaches total acceptance of one's physical and mental self. Learn how to achieve seamless, natural movement by applying basic dance theory, fitness, conditioning exercises and sensual movement exploration. Liquid Motion methods apply to any type of movement and provide long term benefits including: a higher level of self-esteem, a deeper knowledge of oneself on all levels, and a stronger, healthier body that moves with confidence and grace. Regular workout clothing is suitable for liquid motion. Knee pads are recommended and available for purchase.
Based on the elevatED method of flexibility training, this class properly prepares the body by first focusing on self-awareness, breathing, proper engagement and alignment leading into sustained before moving into
sustained, dynamic stretches to safely exceed your current limits making noticeable changes in range of motion and mobility. This is not a relaxing stretch class! This is flexibility and mobility conditioning.
Everyone's journey is unique! We've always said you don't need to prepare or "get fit" to start at FLY! This doesn't mean it will be easy, but you will improve anything you feel you are lacking while learning and doing! This class is for anyone who wants to get started with a boost of strength and confidence as well as those who are already into FLY programs and want to complement their training with this strength based class to progress faster!
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
THE NEXT GENERATION OF POUND® IS HERE! Generation POUND® was created not just as a workout geared towards kids, but a MOVEMENT that aims to change the concept of health and fitness for today’s youth. Get ready to make fitness about self-expression, empowerment, self-love and FUN! How? By introducing alternative ways to, MOVE, ROCK, PLAY and MAKE NOISE! What does a Generation POUND class look & feel like?GENERATION POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive Activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT—ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness.