Class Descriptions & Pre-Reqs

Level 1 Aerial Silks

Aerial Fabric (also called Aerial Silks or Aerial tissu) is a beautiful, creative, and challenging art form that builds upper body and core strength, kinesthetic awareness, and coordination. This class is available for all levels, especially beginners and is designed to teach and safely build the foundations of aerial fabric training. Students will learn basic climbs, foot locks, hip keys, and sequences starting low to the ground on aerial fabric. This class is available for all levels, especially beginners. These classes are small and specific, with individual coaching and attention to detail.

Prerequisites:

  • Positive attitude

  • Interest in classes

  • Willingness to learn and receive direction and critique

  • Active participation in building skills, strength, and vocabulary

  • Safety awareness.

Level 1.5 Aerial Silks

Come improve your technique and build your repertoire with aerial silks. With an emphasis on building endurance through sequencing, students will learn poses and wraps in silks as well as build vertical strength through climbing and inversions. Students will learn transitions, sequences, and beginning drops on the aerial fabric.
 

Prerequisites:

  • Figure 8 footlock

  • Dancer's footlock

  • French & Russian climb 

  • Able to invert

Level 2 Aerial Silks

Come improve your technique and build your repertoire with aerial silks. With an emphasis on building endurance through sequencing, students will learn poses and wraps in silks as well as build vertical strength through climbing and inversions. Students will learn transitions, sequences, and beginning drops on the aerial fabric.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Everything from level 1.5 and 1

  • Comfortable with hip key in air (both sides)

  • Straddle back

  • Double footlock (in air)

  • Double eggbeaters (in air)

  • 20 second bent arm hang

Level 3 Aerial Silks

Come improve your technique and build your repertoire with aerial silks. With an emphasis on building endurance through sequencing, students will learn poses and wraps in silks as well as build vertical strength through climbing and inversions. Students will learn transitions, sequences, and beginning drops on the aerial fabric.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Everything from Level 2 and 1.5

  • Clean hip key in air

  • 20 sec straight arm hollow body hold

  • 2 pullups 

  • Double crochet

  • Straddle back

  • Catchers hang/s-wrap

  • Strong straddle climb x 2

  • Single star

  • One 360 drop variation

  • Endurance in the air for 2 minutes

Level 1 Trapeze & Lyra

In this class, you will learn the various techniques to enter and exit from the Lyra (aerial hoop) and Trapeze; along with conditioning, strength, and flexibility exercises. This class is for all levels, especially beginners. 

Prerequisites:

  • Positive attitude

  • Interest in classes

  • Willingness to learn and receive direction and critique

  • Active participation in building skills, strength, and vocabulary

  • Safety awareness

Level 2/3 Lyra

In this class, students will improve their technique and build their repertoire with the lyra. They will begin to learn poses and moves on and above the hoop. As you become more advanced, you will learn to spin the apparatus as you execute skills and poses.

Prerequisites:

  • Bent arm knees to chest with 5 sec hold x 3

  • Side mount, tuck mount (self-spotting ok)

  • 10 sec knee hang without spot

  • Front balance with spot

  • 5 lyra poses (without instructor cues)

Level 2/3 Trapeze

This class will focus on low-flying trapeze choreography, in which the bar is about chin-high and rigged to swing, spin, and move in every angle. In this low-flying trapeze class, students learn technique, as well as ways to interact and dance with the apparatus in a choreographed manner.

Prerequisites:

  • Bent arm knees to chest with 5 sec hold x 3

  • Side mount, tuck mount (self-spotting ok)

  • 10 sec knee hang without spot

  • Front balance with spot

  • 5 above-bar poses (without instructor cues)

  • Stand on bar (with good form sit to stand)

  • 5 sec bent arm hang from ropes with good hollow body

Level 1 Sling

This entry-level Sling class for students looking to start upper body and core strength training. An ever-changing parade of drills aimed to challenge a student's balance, core, grip and ability to hold their body weight off the ground, as well as beginner dance moves for a fun experience with lots of variety. Classes will be half fitness moves, always customized by the coach to the students' individual strength levels, and part dance transitions, exposing students to the dance progressions they will learn in Advanced Sling. Recommended for beginners. Classes will use a single-point nylon sling, hung at hip height.

Prerequisites:

  • Positive attitude

  • Interest in classes

  • Willingness to learn and receive direction and critique

  • Active participation in building skills, strength, and vocabulary

  • Safety awareness

Level 2 Sling

Sling class for students looking to progress aerial sling skills. An ever-changing parade of drills aimed to challenge a student's balance, core, grip and ability to hold their body weight off the ground, as well as progressive moves for a fun challenge with lots of variety. Class will be half aerial fitness and half dance transitions, exposing students to the dance progressions they will learn in Advanced Sling.

Prerequisites:

  • Level 1 Sling/Silks experience, or teacher approval

Level 1.5 Rope

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of aerial rope climbs, poses, wraps, and dynamic movement. Prior aerial experience is recommended.

Prerequisites:

  • Standard climb, Russian climb

  • Footlock in air

  • Hip key (from Russian sit in air okay)

  • Able to invert in silks knot with control

  • 15 second straight arm hollow body hold

Advanced Rope

In this class, students will learn fundamental aerial rope progressions that build on climbs, poses, wraps, and dynamic movement.

Prior aerial experience is recommended

 

Prerequisites:

  • Standard climb, Russian climb

  • Clean inverted straddle climb

  • Footlock in air

  • Straddle climb

  • Familiar with beats

  • Hip key (both sides)

  • Able to invert in silks knot with control

  • 15 second straight arm hollow body hold

Acro Yoga 101

AcroYoga is a playful practice that combines the wisdom of Yoga, the excitement of Acrobatics and the healing elements of Thai Massage. AcroYoga is the practice of "building community through Divine Play." Come learn to fly, base and spot with us!

Handstands

This class teaches the skills and techniques necessary to invert confidently. Rotate through drills that target specific movements required to execute a true handstand. Open your shoulders, strengthen your wrists, and fine-tune your body to move in an extraordinary way. Let's get upside down!

Intro to Aerial

Come one, come all to the Circus Collective's aerial sampler class! This class is designed for people who have NEVER EVER tried aerial arts, and is suited for any level of fitness. Class will focus on the fundamentals of aerial silks, low flying trapeze, lyra, and aerial hammock. We will touch on the topics of flexibility and acro as well. Join us for a SUPER fun-filled class for people of ANY level.

Circus Conditioning

Strengthen the muscles you use most frequently in aerial. This class will wipe you out and ready your body for the endurance it takes to complete sequences and performances, as well as give you strength training tips. This is an all levels course! 

Intro to Gymnastics

Athletes will learn proper technique, form, & discipline of tumbling, dance and more. They will learn to: control their body, correct use of muscles, flexibility, and overcome fears, while enhancing their athletic attributes.

All levels welcome!

Intro to Hooping

In this class we will learn the essential hula hoop tricks that will help you build your own flow. You will be taught techniques and concepts that go into creating your own unique style of hoop dance, while giving attention to elegance and form. Tricks such as, waist hooping, hooping in lasso, isolations, passing around the body, hand tosses, jump throughs, escalators, lift ups, and an introduction to dancing with your hoop will be incorporated.

All levels Welcome.

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24-hour cancellation policy: If you cancel a Drop in or Ground Class within 24 hours of class, you forfeit your class credit. Pre-paid session classes may be exchanged for 2 Open Gym credits. Certain exceptions may be made, but only at the discretion of Circus Collective. Automatic exceptions include: in the case of injury or illness accompanied by a note from your physician.

Should Circus Collective cancel a class you are enrolled in, the class credit will be returned to your account. This credit will maintain the original expiration date. If you are uncertain of this date, please feel free to contact us by emailing info@circuscollective.com. If the credit has fewer than 30 days remaining, please contact the front desk for an extension within 48 hours.

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4459 Jason St. Unit 3, Denver CO 80211 • (720) 722-0635info@circuscollective.com

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