Circus Classes - Adults


 

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DROP-IN CLASSES

 

SERIES CLASSES

~Winter Term
January 7 - March 3, 2018

~Early Spring Term
March 4 - April 28, 2018

Drop-in Classes: 

FUN & FITNESS CLASSES (Groupon classes)

  • Aerial Yoga, Sundays 8:15-9:15 am, 9:30-10:30 am or Tuesdays 7:30 am-8:30 am
  • Aerial Fitness, Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm or Fridays 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Flexibility, Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm or Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm
  • U-JAM, Not currently available 

BEGINNER DROP-IN CLASSES (classes will be canceled 24-hours in advance if no students register) 

JUGGLING & PROP MANIPULATION JAM

 

~Winter Term Series Classes: (8-week term)
January 7 - March 3, 2018

~Early Spring Term Series Classes: (8-week term)
March 4 - April 28, 2018

 

SERIES CLASSES


 

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 9-month training programs for adults and youth.

 


Aerial Yoga

Ages: 16+
 

Coach: Keri Padon

Drop-in Classes
Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018

  • Sunday 8:15 - 9:15 am
  • Sundays 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • 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
  • NEW STUDENT SPECIAL=buy one get one free: $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/Living Social  

*tCP punch cards are valid for 3 months after activation of first class and can be used for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility classes.

*GroupOn/Living Social visits must be used within 2 months of attending the first class or visits are no longer valid.  Limit one per customer! (Finished your Groupon visits? Ask about our Groupon Special next)


Aerial Fitness

Ages: 15+

Drop-in Classes
Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018

  • Mondays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Fridays 6:00 pm - 7:00 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
  • NEW STUDENT SPECIAL=buy one get one free: $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/Living Social

*tCP punch cards are valid for 3 months after activation of first class and can be used for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility classes.

*GroupOn/Living Social visits must be used within 2 months of attending the first class or visits are no longer valid.  Limit one per customer! (Finished your Groupon visits? Ask about our Groupon Special next)


Flexibility

Ages: 15+

Drop-in Classes
Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018

  • Sundays 5-6:30 pm
  • Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm
 

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
  • NEW STUDENT SPECIAL=buy one get one free: $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/Living Social

*tCP punch cards are valid for 3 months after activation of first class and can be used for Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness, or Flexibility classes.

*GroupOn/Living Social visits must be used within 2 months of attending the first class or visits are no longer valid.  Limit one per customer! (Finished your Groupon visits? Ask about our Groupon Special next)

 

U-JAM

Ages: 15+

 

  • Not currently available
 

U-JAM is an athletic dance fitness class that combines dance and high-energy music for a workout that gets your heart rate up and your body moving.

This class is suitable for all fitness levels with choreography that’s specially designed to be fun, creative, and easy to follow.

 

Drop-in Beginner Aerial

Ages 15+

Drop-in Classes
Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018

  • Every other Sunday, starting Jan. 7,  4:00-5:30 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

Pricing

  • Drop-in price:  $25 (*please note: class will be canceled 24-hours in advance if no drop-in students register)
  • NEW STUDENT SPECIAL=buy one get one free: $25
  • 5-pass punch card = $115  expires after 2-months
  • ClassPass eligible
  • Eligible for Groupon/Living Social

*tCP punch cards are valid for 3 months after activation of first class.

*GroupOn/Living Social visits must be used within 2 months of attending the first class or visits are no longer valid.  Limit one per customer!


Partner Acrobatics I

Ages: 15+

Drop-in Classes

  • Not currently available 
 

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.

 

Juggling & Prop-Manipulation Jam

Ages: 15 +

  • Sundays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
 

This is a drop-in event for all levels of jugglers & other prop manipulators.

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No experience necessary but also no instruction will be given.

This is a weekly ongoing event!!

Sundays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$5 to attend.

Free for members and social circus students.


Adult Aerial I

Ages: 15 +

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 

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

 

Winter Pricing (8-weeks)

  • Sundays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    January 7 - February 25, 2018:
     $210 
  • Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
    January 10 - February 28:
     $210 

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Early Spring Pricing (8-weeks)

  • Sundays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    March 4 - April 22:
     $210 (early bird $189 until 2/4)
  • Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
    March 7 - April 25:
     $210  (early bird $189 until 2/4)

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Adult Aerial II

Ages: 15 +

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018

 

 

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

 

Winter Pricing (8-weeks) 

  • Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm
    January 8 - February 26, 2018: $210 
  • Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm *Note time change
    January 10 - February 28: $210  

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Early Spring Pricing (8-weeks) 

  • Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm
    March 5 - April 23: $210 (early bird $189 until 2/4)
  • Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    March 7 - April 25: $210  (early bird $189 until 2/4)

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Fabric & Rope

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 

The aerial fabric, also known as silks or tissu, and aerial rope are both very versatile. In this class students will develop further 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)

 

Winter pricing (8-weeks)

  • Saturdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm
    January 13 - March 3, 2018: $210 

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  • Saturdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm
    March 10 - April 28: $210 (early bird $189 until 2/4)

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Straps

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 

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.

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

 

Winter pricing (8-weeks)

  • Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
    January 11 - March 1, 2018: $210 

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  • Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
    March 8 - April 26: $210 (early bird $189 until 2/4)

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Cyr Wheel

Ages: 17+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 

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 pricing (8-weeks)

  • Sundays, 11 am - 12:30 pm
    January 7 - February 25, 2018:
     $210
     
  • Drop-in price: $30
 

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  • Sundays, 11 am - 12:30 pm
    March 4 - April 22:
     $210 (early bird $189 until 2/4)
 

Contortion

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 

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

  • Our 30-minute assessment costs $25

 

 

Winter pricing (8-weeks)

  • Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm
    January 8 - February 26, 2018: $280 
  • Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 pm
    January 11 - March 1, 18: $280

~Want to take contortion twice a week? Your 2nd contortion class can be added on as additional class for $252.

 

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  • Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm
    March 5 - April 23: $280  (early bird $252 until 2/4)
  • Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 pm
    March 8 - April 26: $280 (early bird $252 until 2/4)

~Want to take contortion twice a week? Your 2nd contortion class can be added on as additional class for $252.

 

Chinese Pole

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 

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)

Winter Pricing (8-weeks)

  • Wednesdays, 12-1:30 pm
    January 10 - February 28: $210  
 

Early Spring Pricing (8-weeks)

  • Wednesdays, 12-1:30 pm
    March 7 - April 25: $210 (early bird $189 until 2/4)
 

Hand-Balancing I

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 
 

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

 

Winter pricing (8-weeks)

  •  Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
    January 8 - February 26, 2018: $140  
  • Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm
    January 10 - February 28, 2018: $140  
  • Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
    January 11 - March 1, 2018: $140

~want to take class more than once a week? additional class can be added for $98

 

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  •  Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
    March 5 - April 23: $140 (early bird $126 until 2/4)
  • Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm
    March 7 - April 25: $140 (early bird $126 until 2/4)

~want to take class more than once a week? additional class can be added for $98

 

Hand-Balancing II

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018

Winter pricing (8-weeks)

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
    January 10 - February 28, 2018: $140 

~want to take class more than once a week? additional class can be added for $98

 

Get ready to take your handbalancing practice to the next level!This hand balancing class is for students who are comfortable kicking or jumping to a handstand. Students will work on drills for body alignment, various body shapes, strength, flexibility, endurance and pressing to handstand. Curriculum also includes injury prevention, shoulder and wrist conditioning, and core stability.

Prerequisites: Hold a 60 second handstand on the wall

Level: Intermediate

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
    March 7 - April 25: $140 (early bird $126 until 2/4)
     

~want to take class more than once a week? additional class can be added for $98

 

Trapeze & Lyra

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018
 

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.

Winter pricing (8-weeks)

  • Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
    January 10-February 28, 2018: $210 

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  • Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
    March 7 - April 26: $210 (early bird $189 until 2/4)

~Want to take class twice a week? Your 2nd aerial class can be added on as additional class for $147.

 

Partner Acrobatics II

Ages: 15+

Series Classes

  • Winter = January 7-March 3, 2018
  • Early Spring = March 4-April 28, 2018

 

 
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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.

Winter pricing (8-weeks)

  • Thursdays, 8:00-10:00 pm
    January 11 - March 1, 2018: $192 
 

Early Spring pricing (8-weeks)

  • Thursdays, 8:00-10:00 pm
    March 8 - April 26: $192 (early bird $173 until 2/4)