Monday 7.30pm-9pm - Beginners/Improvers with Sharisse Tindell
During these classes, students will work on conditioning, technique, and tricks for beginners and improvers alike. We will also work on sequences on a hoop to develop an aerial routine. We will be exploring how to link moves together in interesting ways.
Aerial silks classes
Tuesday 7.30pm-9pm - Mixed levels with Ritti Soncco Wednesday 6pm-7.30pm - Total beginners Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm - Mixed levels Thursday 2pm-3.30pm - Total beginners with Hania McHat
A great class for beginners, as well as for those who already know the basics of aerial silks and crave some more fun silks moves. Those who are just beginning their aerial adventure will be introduced to it slowly and securely. Those who like challenges and feel they need a harder workout will also find what they're looking for in this class. An inspiring, fun and creativity-enhancing way to improve your general strength, flexibility and aerial vocabulary.
Aerial trapeze classes
Thursday 8.30pm-10pm - Intermediate/Advanced with Zinnia Oberski
This class is quite unique among other trapeze classes available around. It is focused on transitions between movements, building routines and developing creativity. You will be given a chance to think about alternative ways of going from one position to another, improve your general understanding of the equipment and experiment in synchronising your sequences with the music!
Mixed Level (suitable for beginners) Monday 1.30pm-3pm Monday 6pm-7.30pm with Hania McHat
This class is ideal for those who have never tried aerial dance before and would like to try out different equipment, before choosing their favourite one. This class is perfect to build upper body and core strength, and we will focus in particular on your posture and shoulder alignment. All of this with great fun!
Aerial yoga classes
Tuesday 10.30am-11.30am - Mixed levels with Hania McHat
Aerial Yoga draws from the alignment and techniques of yoga, using a low hanging, wide Aerial Sling to aid in moving through traditional yoga postures. By supporting your body weight on the Aerial Sling, it helps to access these postures and deep stretches in a more relaxed way.
One of the primary features of using a Yoga Hammock is its ability to decompress the spine and mitigate joint stress as you practice stretches and positions with the support of the sling. The ‘weightless’ aspect of these classes assist in allowing you to access a wider range of movement by moving through poses that would otherwise be restricted.
Aerial Hammock, when used smartly, can also provide amazing support for a pregnant woman both before and during labour. We will use the hammock to remove pressure on certain areas of the body, release tension, and build strength and flexibility to prepare for labour. In this class, hammock will be just another tool preparing your mind, body, and spirit for birth.
Starting middle of March 2020 Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm - Mixed levels with Ritti Soncco
No prior experience needed. Come alone or with a partner, all welcome! Join us for a playful fusion of partner acrobalance, yoga, and meditation.
This class begins with a yoga flow warm-up followed by partner acrobalance lessons which include static figures, moving between positions, and combining these into a sequence ("washing machines"). We'll then cool down with restorative stretches and meditation. This new class is suitable for complete beginners, or anyone wanting to further their yoga practice, strength, or is curious about circus-style acrobatics.
Chinese pole classes
Monday 7.30pm-9pm - Mixed level with Hania McHat
Flipping, climbing and sliding with elements of aerial, dance and free running. Chinese poles are vertical shafts of aluminium covered by neoprene which is used by circus performers and fitness enthusiasts for climbing, sliding down and holding the poses. These poles are generally between 3 and 9 meters in height. The Chinese pole in Aerial Art House/Aerial room is 5.5 meters height, with crash mats around the pole provided. Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn for Chinese Pole Class. Students are advised to wear leggings under old jeans with soft belt. Please note that the pole is covered in rubber so it can be harsh on your clothes, thicker clothes are better. If you are trying the class for the first time it is recommend that you wear slim soles, soft flexible trainers or Feiyue shoes (it is a good idea to find some shoes a size smaller than you would normally wear). If you would like to continue to train in Chinese Pole it is strongly recommended that you purchase professional Chinese Pole footwear such as Tabi boots, which can be purchased online.
Sunday 6.15pm-7.45pm - Mixed levels with the amazing aerialist Lauren Jamieson
This class will cover a range of skills on Aerial Rope/Corde Lisse, including conditioning exercises, static positions, dynamic movement and creation. Exercises will be adapted to suit a variety of abilities.
Sunday 4.30pm-6pm- Mixed levels with the amazing aerialist Lauren Jamieson
This class will cover some basic and more advanced techniques on straps. Exercises will be adapted to suit a variety of abilities. We will explore a range of conditioning exercises that build strength and technique for the basis of straps practise and will also enhance your strength and body awareness for application in other aerial disciplines. We will also cover some of the key straps positions and movement between these, dynamics and other creative ways to move on the straps.