Circus Classes - Adults


 

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ADULT DROP-IN CLASSES

Winter Term Drop-in Classes:

  •  January 3 - March 25, 2017

(* some classes also available as a series for savings)

 

Spring Term Drop-in Classes:  

  • April 2 - June 10, 2017

(*some classes also available as a series for savings)

 

ADULT SERIES CLASSES

 
 
 

Spring Term Classes:   April 2 - June 10, 2017

 

Above ** indicates classes that will perform in our Spring Community Showcase on Sunday, June 11th


 

Are you an Intermediate, Advanced, or Professional who wants more training time?  Check out our ongoing Professional and Community memberships for open training opportunities!  

Also, check out our more intensive training programs for adults, youth, and contortion.

 
 


Adult Aerial I

Ages: 15 +

  • Sundays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  
      or
  • Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm

 
 
 
 

Circus Project entry-level aerial classes focus on static trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial sling and aerial hoop. Classes are designed to provide a solid foundation in aerial technique and artistry while encouraging creative expression. Aerial 1 also introduces complimentary circus skills such as acrobatics and hand balancing.  With a low student-to-teacher ratio, individual attention allows each student to progress at their own pace in a supportive group environment.

Level: Beginner

Spring series pricing

  • Sundays* (9-weeks): $237 (early bird $213 until 3/27)*No class Sunday, April 16
  • Wednesdays (10-weeks): $263 (early bird $237 until 3/27)

~Want to take class twice a week?  Sundays can be added on as additional class to Wednesdays for $166

 

 

Adult Aerial II

Ages: 15 +

  • Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    or
  • Wednesdays  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 
 

 
 
 
 

Circus Project second-level aerial classes continue work on static trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial rope, and aerial hoop. Designed for students who have mastered entry-level aerial curriculum, Aerial 2 class focuses on expanding skill vocabulary while deepening complimentary circus skills such as acrobatics and hand balancing. Students will work to increase stamina, build strength and flexibility, and broaden creative expression. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, individual attention allows each student to progress at their own pace in a supportive group environment.

Level: Intermediate

Spring series pricing

  • Mondays* (9-weeks + showcase): $350 (early bird $315 until 3/27) *No class Monday, May 29
  • Wednesdays (10-weeks): $350 (early bird $315 until 3/27)

~Want to take class twice a week? Mondays can be added on as additional class to Wednesdays for $245

 

Adult Aerial III

Ages: 15 +

  • Wednesdays  7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

 
 
 

Circus Project third-level aerial classes deepen work on static trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial rope, aerial hoop and/or sling. Instructors may choose one or more apparatus of focus at this level. Designed for students who have mastered second-level curriculum, Aerial 3 class focuses on further expanding skill  vocabulary while deepening complimentary circus skills such as acrobatics and hand balancing. Students will build aerial phrases, increase stamina, strength, and flexibility, and broaden creative expression. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, individual attention allows each student to progress at their own pace in a supportive group environment.

Level: Advanced

Spring series pricing

  • Wednesdays (10-weeks + showcase): $385 (early bird $347 until 3/27)

*Want to take classes twice a week?  You can add Monday, Adult Aerial II class for $245

 

Drop-in Aerial

Ages 15+

  • Sundays 5:00 - 6:30 pm

 
 
 

Circus Project drop-in aerial classes give new students a taste of everything our session classes offer!

Try a variety of aerial equipment and get a sense of acrobatic strength and flexibility in a supportive group environment with a low student-to-teacher ratio.  

Level:  Beginner

Winter classes: January 8 - March 25

Spring classes: April 2 - June 4

Pricing

  • Drop-in price:  $27
  • ClassPass eligible
 

Also known as the "simple wheel," the Cyr Wheel is a ground-based apparatus that allows a nearly limitless array of acrobatic maneuvers. This class is designed to build a solid foundation of technique and to help develop a sense of artistry inside and outside of the wheel. Cyr Wheel is a great option for those new to circus looking for an interesting workout as well as the seasoned circus performer looking to add a new skill. Class size is limited to maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio allowing for individual attention.

Levels: All levels welcome

Winter term

  • Drop-in price: $30
 

Spring mini series

  • Term A* - starts April 2 (4-weeks): $106 (early bird $96 until 3/27) *no class April 16
     
  • Term B - starts May 7 (5-weeks): $132 (early bird $119 until 3/27)
 

Circus Project Flexibility classes are designed to increase your flexibility by focusing on deep stretching and the dynamic flexibility required of many circus arts disciplines.  This class is for every body!

Level:  All levels welcome

Pricing

  • Drop-in price: $18
  • 5-class punch card: $85 (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility) 
  • 10-class punch card: $160  (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility)
  • 20-class punch card: $280  (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility) 
  • Eligible for ClassPass
  • Eligible for Groupon

*punch cards are valid for 3 months and can be used for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility classes.

 

Contortion

Ages: 11+

  • Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm
 

 

The contortion class is designed for students who want to learn the proper technique and strength necessary to pursue this beautiful art form. With a strong emphasis on injury prevention and conditioning, students will learn how to improve their active flexibility and range of motion in a safe manner. Students will build strength to stabilize and support their bodies.

Acceptance to the class is assessment based and not recommended for those under 11 years old.  

  • Our 30-minute assessment costs $20

Contact academy@thecircusproject.org to schedule your 30-minute pre-approval assessment

Spring series pricing

  • Mondays* (9-weeks): $270 (early bird $243 until 3/27) *No class Monday, May 29


Contact: academy@thecircusproject.org to arrange pre-approval assessment

  • Drop-in price for Training Company & Youth Training Company Only:  $30
 

Chinese Pole

Ages: 15+

  • Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm
 
 

 

Chinese pole is a vertical apparatus where performers use a rubberized pole structure to perform amazing acrobatic skills and feats of strength. All students start with the basics of climbing and supporting the body as they develop strength and aerial awareness. Chinese pole relies on a foundation of good general physical fitness and this class will focus on preparing the body for this with core, upper body and leg conditioning. Endurance and power training will also be developed and applied as students progress to more dynamic climbing styles and slides on the pole. This will be combined with technique training to hold static positions that will increase, over time, in difficulty and WOW-factor. Lastly, dynamic movement choreography and acrobatic transitions will be taught with the fundamental skills.

Level: Beginner Chinese Pole - however previous training that would prepare one for climbing and pull ups recommended. Contact academy@thecircusproject.org with questions.

Please bring to class:

  • - Clean, thin soled tennis shoes (Feiyue Martial Arts Shoes or Keds are ideal)
  • - Thick pants or flexible jeans (no belt)
  • - Thick long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt (no zipper)

Spring mini-series pricing

 

  • Term A* - starts April 5 - (5-weeks): $132 (early bird $119 until 3/27)
 

Aerial Fabric

Ages: 15+

  • Sundays 5-6:30 pm
 

 

The fabric, also known as silks or tissu, is a very versatile aerial apparatus. In this class students will develop more aerial vocabulary of drops and poses and explore transitions between skills. With an emphasis on technique and performance students will gain endurance, flexibility and a better understanding of the mechanics behind the moves. Students taking this class should already have solid aerial fundamentals and feel confident being in the air.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Students should be able to climb twice in a row without touching the ground and do three straddle ups in a row in the air (left, middle, right)

Ages: 15+

Sundays 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Spring series pricing

  • Sundays* (9-weeks): $237 (early bird $213 until 3/27) *No class Sunday, April 16
 

Intro to Hand-Balancing

Ages: 15+

  • Wednesdays 5 pm - 6 pm 

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Ever wanted to stand on your hands but didn't know where to begin? This class introduces beginning students ages 15 and up to the art of the handstand.

Students will learn proper body alignment, key strength and flexibility elements, balance drills, and how to dismount or exit a handstand in all directions safely.  Curriculum also includes injury prevention, shoulder and wrist conditioning, and core stability.

Level: Beginner

Spring series pricing

  • Wednesdays (10-weeks): $175 (early bird $158 until 3/27)
 

Aerial Fitness

Ages: 15+

  • Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    or
  • Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm 
 
 
 


Build the strength, stamina, and flexibility necessary for aerial and acrobatic prowess! This is an all-levels fitness class integrating conditioning with body-awareness – perfect for those wanting just a taste of a new fitness form as well as seasoned athletes and performers looking for a great workout.  This is a class for every body!

Level: All levels welcome

Pricing

  • Drop-in rate: $18
  • 5-class punch card: $85 (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility) 
  • 10-class punch card: $160  (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility) 
  • 20-class punch card: $280 (valid for Aerial Yoga,  Aerial Fitness or Flexibility)
  • Eligible for ClassPass
  • Eligible for Groupon

    *punch cards are valid for 3-months and can be used for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility classes.
 

Aerial Yoga

Ages: 16+
 

Coach: Keri Padon

  • Sunday 8:15 - 9:15 am
    or
  • Sundays 9:30 - 10:30 am
    or
  • Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 am
 
 
 

Aerial yoga is a combination of traditional yoga poses done on the floor, and postures practiced using a soft fabric “trapeze”, or sling, suspended at waist height.

This is the same fabric used by aerialists in the circus, but in aerial yoga our body weight is distributed between the fabric and the floor, allowing access to traditional yoga postures in new ways.

Level: All levels welcome

*This class fills up quickly, please make sure to cancel at least 24-hours in advance to allow room for another student or you will be charged

Pricing

  • Drop-in price: $18
  • 5-class punch card: $85 (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility) 
  • 10-class punch card: $160  (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility) 
  • 20-class punch card: $280 (valid for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness or Flexibility)
  • Eligible for ClassPass
  • Eligible for Groupon

*punch cards are valid for 3 months and can be used for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility classes.

 

Partner Acrobatics I (mini-series)

Ages: 15+

  • Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm 
 

Establishing a foundation of partner acrobatic fundamentals, students will learn duo skills and pyramids that incorporate strength, flexibility, cooperative movement, and spatial awareness. Complimentary skills in basic tumbling and handstands will also be explored.

This class is ideal for active people who are ready to expand into partner acrobatics. No prior experience necessary.

Partners are not required, but pairs are welcome to sign up together.

Spring mini-series pricing:

  • Term A (April 5-May 3): $113 (early bird $102 until 3/27)
  • Term B (May 10-June 7): $113 (early bird $102 until 3/27)
 

Partner Acrobatics II

Ages: 15+

  • Saturdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm 
 

 

This class is for students who already have solid foundations as a base, middle or flier in partner acrobatics. Hand to hand, pyramids, banquine and pitching will all be explored. This is a complete class with a comprehensive warm up, giving attention to injury prevention, flexibility and conditioning. Technical training and drills will be introduced to help students learn safety and efficiently. Tumbling and handstand skills will also be developed as tools for perfecting partnered skills.

*No partner required, but duos already working together are welcome.

Levels:  Intermediate/Advanced

Saturdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Winter term  pricing

  • Drop-in price: $30
 

Spring series pricing

  • Saturdays (9-weeks): $243 (series savings $27)
  • Drop-in price: $30
 
 

Aerial Straps

Ages: 15+

 
  • Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
     
 
 

 
 
 
 

Aerial straps artists are known for having incredibly high levels of physical strength and active flexibility. For this reason, learning how to use straps technique and training methods can be very valuable for any aerialist. Having the right progressions and conditioning exercises can unlock possibilities that might have once seemed impossible. Transferring these abilities to other aerial disciplines can expand an artist's physical vocabulary in amazing ways.

This class will focus on the fundamental shapes of the body that straps artists use to build their choreography. These positions will serve as our inspiration and eventual goals as we follow accessible progressions to work towards each element. These shapes will include side flag (also known as "meat hook"), back flag, back planche, front lever, back balance and roll-up support. Compression and inversion strength development will be paired with stretches during drills that will be tailored to each student's needs. Once safe proficiency in foundation elements is achieved we will move on to how they can be used in motion with spin, orbit and dynamic transitions.

Level:  Beginner through Intermediate Straps - however must have previous aerial or gymnastics strength training and be able to invert repeatedly and do pull ups.

Spring series pricing

  • Mondays* (9-weeks): $237 (early bird $213 until 3/27) *No class Monday, May 29
 

Trapeze & Lyra

Ages: 15+

  • Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
 

Trapeze and lyra students will solidify specialty hangs (toe, heel, elbow, and more), perfect their front and back balances, show off their flexibility, and develop dynamic sequences. Expect to gain stamina as well as physical mastery and technique in this class.

Students taking this class should already have solid aerial fundamentals and feel confident working above the bar.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Students should be able to tuck under the bar from a long hang and pull over the bar from standing or hanging without use of the ropes.

Spring series pricing

  • Thursdays (10-weeks): $263 (early bird $237 until 3/27)