What is Aerial Dance? Aerial dance is a subgenre of modern dance first recognized in the United States in the 1970s. The choreography incorporates an apparatus often attached to the ceiling. This consists of Silks, also called Fabric or Tissue, which is an extended piece of fabric attached in the middle to the ceiling to create two long tails or Lyra, also known as Hoop, which is a steel ring hung vertically from the ceiling.Aerial Arts Classes
Aerial Arts Monthly Enrollment 2017 Tuition Rates
Aerial Arts Pre-Paid Class Cards
Registration Fee: A $25.00 Registration Fee per student (maximum of $50.00 per family with multiple students) will be charged upon enrollment each dance season. This is applicable to both monthly tuition and class card holders.
What to expect: First time students or new to Avanti must create an account online by selecting “CLIENT PORTAL” at the top of this page. It is recommended that you sign up/reserve your spot in class online if you are an Adult Student prior to your arrival, Youth Students must confirm availability by phone prior to coming to take class. We also recommend you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first/initial class to complete any remaining registration forms and payment if applicable and begin warming up.
Reservations: Aerial classes are limited to a maximum of twelve (12) students to ensure sufficient time on the apparatus. Each apparatus will be shared with one (1) other student in the class (maximum of two student per each apparatus). Drop-in’s are welcome provided the classes are not already full. Please call first to confirm availability.
Cancellations and Make-ups:Cancelling reserved classes (Drop-in Students) must be made 24 hours from the time of the scheduled class if you are not able to attend or student will forfeit their paid class. Students who are on a monthly enrollment are allowed a maximum of one (1) make-up class per month that must be attended in the same month.
Clothing: More coverage is recommended for comfort and avoiding abrasions. Tight but not restrictive clothing is best. We suggest wearing track or yoga pants/leggings and a full length shirt. No booty shorts or bra tops please.
Warm-up: Class will begin with a short 10 minute warm-up before students will go on the apparatus.
Is it safe? Our goal is to prevent injury by following precautions, using good form and proper technique. Our instructors specialize in teaching aerial arts, especially to children where safety comes first. Age and skill level curriculums are followed to create an extremely safe and fun environment. Students learn at a pace where they feel confident and comfortable.
Class Instruction: Classes are 1 hour long and will include aerial stretches, conditioning on the apparatus, focus on technique, and learning new skills. The aerial staff will guide you with placement and proper form to ensure you are executing exercises safely. Students will learn to climb the apparatus, invert in the air, and hang upside down. As strength, stamina and confidence increases the student will learn various more advanced skills such as choreography and sequences with stylized flips, flexibility tricks, wraps, slides, drops, and descends. Class concludes with a free dance and light stretching/cool-down on the apparatus.
More Aerial Arts Info
- Is Aerial Dance difficult?
- Even those who have no dance training or who don’t consider themselves athletic can participate in aerial arts. No experience is necessary to start our classes. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to try!
- What is the minimum age for children?
- The minimum age at Avanti to participate in Aerial arts is five (5) years of age.
- Aerial Private Lessons/Workshops
- Private lessons and semi-private lessons are available upon request, for more individual attention. Workshops may be offered throughout the year which will be available for beginner to advanced students looking to expand their skill level through an intensive training session.