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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Dance Trapeze prerequisites: Must be able to do 5 overhand pull ups unassisted, and hang with straight arms and bring toes up to bar. Using a light weight single-point trapeze, hung close to the floor is what differentiates this from
Taught by Olga Karmansky, this challenging class will increase your range of motion and strengthen the framework that will provide control and stability in maximum ranges. Emphasis will be on injury free stretching that delivers the most effective results.
What’s more challenging than static trapeze? Sharing the space with a partner! This class takes duo work into the air, giving both partners a chance to explore giving and taking weight in both static poses and eventually, dynamic movement. Must bring a partner!
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.
This fun and intense strength and conditioning class combines traditional circuit training, Tabata interval training and circus arts conditioning. It will help you advance both your fitness and circus levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.