Flying Trapeze

Flying Trapeze

Circus Warehouse offers many Flying Trapeze classes, including Beginner, Open Level, Intermediate and Advanced. Please see level breakdowns to help determine which class you should take.

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Static Trapeze (open level)

Static Trapeze (open level)

Static Trap is one of the fundamental circus apparatus’ taught by Summer Lacy (Trio Aerial Performer with “La Cage” and AGT 2012 4th round contestant), who has created a dynamic program for all levels of ability from the absolute beginner being able to feel comfortable being in the air to the intermediate performing multiple artistic movements and shapes

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Lyra (Aerial Hoop)

Lyra (Aerial Hoop)

Lyra (also known as Aerial Hoop) class concentrates on specific strength training and technique, moving onto sequences and dance in the air. Class is open to all levels and is appropriate for everyone from students with some athletic training (e.g. yoga, dance, any sort of physical fitness) who wish to learn a new form, to experienced Lyra artists looking to gain new vocabulary and to practice at the professional-friendly Warehouse.

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Aerial Silks

Aerial Silks

Aerial Silks (also known as Tissu or Fabric) involves learning climbs, drops and choreographic sequences. Open classes are available for all levels. If you are an absolute beginner, you should start with the Beginner Silks on Monday nights 7-9pm, or Sunday afternoons 1-3pm. Warehouse classes are small and specific, with individual coaching and attention to detail.

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Extreme Stretch (open level)

Extreme Stretch (open level)

Extreme Stretch (open level) is open to anyone interested in extreme flexibility. Class focuses on splits, oversplits, and back bending. Variations for all levels are provided. The class includes some inversions.

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Contortion

Contortion

Contortion is a more accelerated flexibility class than Extreme Stretch. The warm-up moves faster and it is assumed that skills such as tendus, battements, deep lunges and releves are familiar.

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Trampoline and Tumbling

Trampoline and Tumbling

Trampoline and Tumbling starts on the floor with a solid warmup, then tumbling foundation skills such as bridges, rolls, cartwheels, handstands and round-offs. The class works towards more advanced skills such as handsprings, flips and aerials using drills and stations to train with an emphasis on correct form and alignment.

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Acrobatic Balancing

Acrobatic Balancing

Acrobatic Balancing includes classical partner and hand-to-hand balancing, handstand and strength training. Students develop trust, agility and body control through short balancing series, lifts and pyramids, building on the abilities and strength of the individual student and group. Training as “base” and “flyer” allows the student to gain important movement vocabulary, physical precision, control, grace and performance power.

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Straps

Straps

Peter Pan meets Arnold Schwarzenegger in our Straps class. Students build intense upper body strength as well as flexibility and grace. Class focuses on fundamentals for use of Straps.

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Chinese Pole

Chinese Pole

Chinese Pole is a vertical pole in which a person performs tricks and skills on horizontal and vertical planes. In Chinese Pole, students build core and upper body strength needed to perform unbelievable feats of strength and grace.

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Ballet Barre with Suzi Winson

Ballet Barre with Suzi Winson

For aerialists, gymnasts, dancers — and anyone who wants to move well — Circus Warehouse Director Suzi Winson’s Ballet Barre class strengthens and stretches while building strong technique, gorgeous lines and grace. It’s a must for anyone looking to take their skills and performance stamina and technique to the next level. A one-hour, all-levels class, […]

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Teen Aerial (ages 11 – 15)

Teen Aerial (ages 11 – 15)

Teen Aerial is dedicated to building strong foundations for aerial acrobatics, focusing on skills and conditioning on apparatuses including silks, static trapeze and lyra. This class will be a fantastic transition from our kids classes into the adult programs and classes for budding aerialists.

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Kid’s Circus (ages 7 – 11)

Kid’s Circus (ages 7 – 11)

In this class, kids age 7-11 get to try out several different circus arts, including wire, juggling, balance (partner & solo skills), tumbling, trampoline, clowning/physical acting, and aerial arts (silks & static trapeze).

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Handstands (Intermediate)

Handstands (Intermediate)

Handstands are an essential skill for all types of acrobats. In class, coaches teach the coordination, body positioning and strength conditioning necessary to achieve confidence on your hands and work towards a free-standing handstand.

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Performance Conditioning

Performance Conditioning

Designed by Ken Berkeley based on nearly three decades of fitness instruction, coaching and performing experience, Performance Conditioning prepares circus athletes for the rigors of circus performance, combining anaerobic and aerobic needs/management with strength and power demands.

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Acro-Conditioning

Acro-Conditioning

Taught by Ken Berkeley of the acro-duo KENiMATTix, Acro-Conditioning is a challenging, strength and form-building, 60-minute class. Focused on strength and endurance, class is designed to accelerate your training and help you reach your goals faster in performing acrobatic skills from handstands to partner building skills, to building the deep core strength needed by all circus performers and practitioners.

Open to All Levels

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Juggling

Juggling

Object manipulation is one of the oldest circus arts. It helps with focus, hand-eye coordination, right-left brain communication and looks cool at parties. Students will work with balls, clubs, and rings as well as found objects. More advanced students will work on body tricks, passing and more.

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Trampoline

Trampoline

Trampoline class focuses first and foremost on body and air awareness — skills follow. Students begin by learning and concentrating on body control and body positioning, including a range of trampoline-bed-work positions.

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Wire

Wire

Tightwire teaches the basics of balancing and walking on a wire while providing a great workout for your abs and legs. On our 2 foot wire, students will learn to run, jump, turn and other fun skills in a safe environment.

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Rope

Rope

Rope class is geared to students of all levels, and is designed to explore a multitude of concepts such as hanging, balancing, falling and transitions.

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Cirque-it Training

Cirque-it Training

This fun and intense strength and conditioning class combines traditional circuit training, Tabata interval training and circus arts conditioning, hence the name, “Cirque-It” training. It will help you advance both your fitness and circus levels.

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