our Circus ProgramS
Acro Gravity Academy’s Circus Programs offers children and adults the unique opportunity to learn skills usually seen only under the big tent!
We offer classes for Beginner to Intermediate students and a variety of apparatuses that range from aerial to ground skills. There is no doubt you will find something you love!
Circus for every skill level
This is your moment
Intro/ Beginner Course
This class is for those who have never taken a circus class before. Instructors break down the fundamentals of each apparatus into the most basic aspects for everyone to understand. Students will learn safety procedures, and proper body positioning. They will first start by stimulating hangs, then trying on a low apparatus, working their way up to larger heights.
IntermediatE/ adv course
This class requires prior upper body strength and experience on the silks to enroll. Students in this class will be learning more challenging poses and be working on higher heights. They will begin learning transitional movements and spinning techniques.
Open Gym periods are self-guided practice and training times to perfect your favorite aerial moves and tricks, as well as ground tricks such as juggling, acro, cyr wheel, etc. Open gym time is meant for students to refine skills they already know, it is not for learning new skills.
$25 – p/session
$15 – p/session – Circus Instructors and/or Professionals
$120 – p/month – Open Gym Unlimited Package
AERIAL APPARATUS PROGRAM
ALL apparatuses can be performed static, swinging, or spinning.
An aerial apparatus that resembles a steel hula-hoop or circular ring suspended in the air. Flexibility is a must. Students will create stunning poses and transitions in and around the hoop in this class.
A horizontal metal bar suspended by two parallel ropes. Aerialist moves below and above the bar, combining the bar and ropes to create beautiful poses and movement.
An aerial apparatus that looks like a giant fishing net. You’ll feel like a mermaid flying through the sky.
Corde Lisse, also known as Free Rope or Aerial Rope. This apparatus uses a cotton or nylon rope suspended vertically from the ceiling. It is unlike a normal braided rope you would see in a gym. These ropes are covered in a protective layer. Corde Lisse is literally French for “smooth rope”. This discipline has a lot in common with aerial silks in terms of the movement, posture, and poses that can be performed.
Two cotton or nylon long bands that look like suspended ribbons. They are used to perform by bending, rotating, and holding various motions. This class uses an extreme amount of upper body and core strength to create numerous feats of strength, flexibility, and impressive/precise movements and poses.
It is a fabric apparatus that students climb and wrap themselves in. Beginners start off learning how to climb and do basic poses, eventually advancing to more difficult moves as they become stronger. Advanced students learn performance skill and technique. It is also a workout focused on physical therapy, strength building, improving flexibility/mobility, and spinal decompression.
MIXED AERIAL ARTS
In this class you will learn a mix of all different aerial apparatus that we offer like aerial hammock, dance trapeze, lyra, strap loops, straps, silks, and so much more! The main focus is teaching introduction skills on each apparatus so the student later on decide what discipline they would like to focus on in the future, while having a wider knowledge.
GROUND ACTS PROGRAM
This class includes static and active exercises to increase flexibility and range of motion. It is great for anyone who wants to improve his or her flexibility. We encourage all students to take this class along with any and all other disciplines.
Partner acrobatics with acrobatic balance and counterbalance. It is an action, or series of actions, where one partner is lifted up in the air and the other partner acts as the base. The adagio tempo means the music is to be played slowly and stately.
A performance of extraordinary human feats of strength, balance, agility, and motor coordination. Students will learn how to flip in the air, move rapidly negotiating obstacles by running, jumping and climbing, and will eventually make these feats look effortless.
Can be described as standing upright on your hands. This is the act of supporting the entire body in a stable, inverted vertical position by balancing on your hands. In a normal, basic handstand the body is held straight with the arms and legs fully extended. Hands are spaced about shoulder-width apart. This can be done on the floor or higher heights like canes. Hand-to-hand is hand balancing with a human base.
A physical skill involving the manipulation of objects by throwing and catching them continuously so that most are in the air at the same time. Can be done for recreation, entertainment, art or sport. It can be the manipulation of one object or many objects at the same time, using one or many hands.
This part of the class will incorporate ballet, modern, lyrical, and choreography techniques to make a better performer mixed with acro. Dance will help improve posture, grace, lines and flexibility on the ground that can be transferred to the air or any of the ground acts.
INTRO TO CIRCUS
In this class you will learn a mix of all different circus disciplines like ball walking, rola bola, jump rope, trapeze, acrobatics, and so much more! The main focus is teaching introduction skills on each apparatus so the student later on decide what discipline they would like to focus on in the future, while having a wider knowledge.
Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to participate in showcases where they will be highlighting their new skills that will be practiced throughout their training. Family and friends will be able to see all they’ve learned and the progress they’ve made while shining with confidence!
NOTE: PROPER ATTIRE FOR CLASSES: WE ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO WEAR CLOTHING THAT COVERS THE BACK OF THEIR KNEES AND TORSO FOR ALL AERIAL AND GROUND ACT CLASSES. THIS WILL HELP AVOIDING BURNS CAUSED BY FRICTION WITH THE SILK, HOOP, ANY OTHER ROPE OR BAR.
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