School Year 2023-2024

Name
Days
Location
Monday Teen and Adult Open Gym
Time to practice!  This is a supervised open space to review material learned in class at Le Cirque Centre. There will be NO INSTRUCTION (by staff or between participants), only safety supervision during this time. Experienced aerialists who would like to train may have access by contacting LeCirqueAshland@gmail.com
Monday
1:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Main
Apprentice Company - Pegasus
The Apprentice Company is an opportunity for serious students, skilled in aerial artistry, strength, flexibility, and performance professionalism to experience the responsibility and reward of being part of a company. This class utilizes all apparatus, continuing to develop skills, choreography and individual performance presence. Students are encouraged to take additional class(es) each week. The Apprentice Company is central to end of year productions both as performers and behind the scenes.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval, 5 pull ups, double knee climb.
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:55 PM
Main
Performance Company- Gryphons
The Performance Company is the next step in company membership and artistic development. Students demonstrate technical and artistic excellence, both on the floor and in the air with multiple apparatus. The Apprentice Company may audition for larger roles, creatively and technically, in the end of year productions. Company members are expected to train twice a week, in the Company class as well as an additional technique class.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:55 PM
Main
Evening SOAR over 30
SOAR (Simply Overcoming Aerial Resistance!) Have you always wanted to try, but think you aren't strong enough? This is the perfect class for you! Aimed for the 30+ crowd who can't do a pull up, we will build the strength you want, while you are distracted by the fun of flying!
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Main
Morning SOAR over 30
SOAR (Simply Overcoming Aerial Resistance!) Have you always wanted to try, but think you aren't strong enough? This is the perfect class for you! Aimed for the 30+ crowd who can't do a pull up, we will build the strength you want, while you are distracted by the fun of flying!
Tuesday
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Main
Chickadee
Chickadee (3.5-4.5) is a fun introduction to being in class and working with the equipment! Parents participate in the first half of class, as we all learn to safely use the aerial equipment. The second half is more independent play and creative activities!
Tuesday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Main
Parade Stilt Extravaganza!
Let's get ready for fall Parades (Pride October 7) Halloween (October 28 & 31) and Festival of Lights (November 24). You don't have to walk in all (or any!) of these parades in order to walk tall, learn some new skills and have a ball! We will be walking outside, so this is a bit weather and smoke dependent. RARE! DROP INS WELCOME!!
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Sea Otter
Sea Otter (6-7 years) is the next step after Hummingbirds, challenging our youngest flyers who have mastered the basics and are hungry for more! Working on silks, hoop, rope and trapeze students continue to build strength through play.

Prerequisites: French and Russian climbs on fabric, double knee hang.
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Main
Tuesday Dolphin
Dolphin (7-9 years) challenges the young intermediate aerialists ready for more complicated sequences and difficult skills on all apparatus. Safety and fun remain priorities as student begin to express themselves individually.

Prerequisites: Footlocks, straddle in the air.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:55 PM
Main
Teen Aerial
It is never too late to start! Teen Aerial (13+) is a mixed level class and safe space for teens to challenge themselves. Working on silks, rope, trapeze and hoop students are presented appropriate opportunities and challenges to build strength and creativity.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:25 PM
Main
Wednesday Early Narwhal
Narwhal (9 -12 years) students have graduated from learning basic wraps, climbs, poses, and qualities of movement. A longer class time allows serious students to build confidence, strength and flexibility is developed through skills performed on silks, trapeze, hoop, and rope at greater heights with longer sequences. Students also begin to develop skills to express their unique voice in performance.
Wednesday
2:00 PM to 3:25 PM
Main
Hummingbird
Hummingbird (5-6 years) is the beginning aerial class for our youngest flyers. Games, creative movement, strength and skill building are combined for a safe and fun entrance to aerial apparatus.
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Main
Wednesday Dolphin
Dolphin (8-9 years) challenges the young intermediate aerialists ready for more complicated sequences and difficult skills on all apparatus. Safety and fun remain priorities as student begin to express themselves individually.

Prerequisites: Footlocks, straddle in the air.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:55 PM
Main
Wednesday Late Narwhal
Narwhal (9 -12 years) students have graduated from learning basic wraps, climbs, poses, and qualities of movement. A longer class time allows serious students to build confidence, strength and flexibility is developed through skills performed on silks, trapeze, hoop, and rope at greater heights with longer sequences. Students also begin to develop skills to express their unique voice in performance.

Prerequisites: Wheel down, full skin the cat.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:25 PM
Main
Fledgling Flying!
Fledgling Flying (ages 1-3) encourages our little ones to expand their capacity on foot and get safely off the ground through skill mastery and fun. While balancing, crawling, climbing, swinging and spinning, we use 5 levels of cognition (thought naming, describing, comparing, analyzing and abstracting) to meet your preschooler where they are developmentally to assure success. Enhancing their self esteem and furthering their development as an individual. Parents are invited to stay and will be guided how to safely assist their child as they master new skills and play.
Thursday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Main
Thursday Teen and Adult Open Gym
Time to practice!  This is a supervised open space to review material learned in class at Ashland Aerial Arts. There will be NO INSTRUCTION (by staff or between participants), only safety supervision during this time. Experienced aerialists who would like to train may have access by contacting LeCirqueAshland@gmail.com
Thursday
1:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Main
A2 at A3 - adaptive Aerial
Introducing Aerial to youth living with disabilities.
Thursday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Main
Heron
Heron (9-11 years) is the perfect place for your older elementary student to get through the awkward beginnings and find the fun in the air. Building strength through skills and sequences on silks, trapeze, hoop and rope, students are supported and challenged.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:55 PM
Main
Novice Company - Dragonets
The Novice Company is an opportunity for serious young students to build skills in aerial artistry, strength, flexibility, and performance professionalism to experience the responsibility and reward of being part of a company. This class utilizes all apparatus, continuing to develop skills, choreography and individual performance presence. Students are encouraged to take additional class(es) each week. The Novice Company is central to end of year productions both as performers and behind the scenes.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval, 5 pull ups, double knee climb.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Main
Friday Morning SOAR over 30
SOAR (Simply Overcoming Aerial Resistance!) Have you always wanted to try, but think you aren't strong enough? This is the perfect class for you! Aimed for the 30+ crowd who can't do a pull up, we will build the strength you want, while you are distracted by the fun of flying!
Friday
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Main
Swallow
Swallow (7-9 years) allows slightly older beginners to be challenged while still focusing on the joy of aerial play. Creative movement guides our introduction to skills and sequences on silks, trapeze, rope, and hoop.
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Main
Friday Teen
It is never too late to start! Teen Aerial (13+) is a mixed level class and safe space for teens to challenge themselves. Working on silks, rope, trapeze and hoop students are presented appropriate opportunities and challenges to build strength and creativity.

Prerequisite: None
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:55 PM
Main
Friday Company Technique
The Friday Company Technique class (10+) is an opportunity for dedicated students, especially Company members, to really dive into new skills on silk, sling, lyra and trapeze. Maia will bring her magic and experience as a teacher and performer to offer challenging sequences, phrases and drops.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:25 PM
Main
Saturday Swallow - Heron
Swallow - Heron combines to allow a broader age range (7-11) of beginners to be challenged while still focusing on the joy of aerial play. Creative movement guides our introduction to skills and sequences on silks, trapeze, rope, and hoop.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 9:55 AM
Main
Saturday Dolphin/Narwhal
Dolphin/Narwhal combined class (7-10 years) challenges the intermediate aerialists ready for more complicated sequences and difficult skills on all apparatus. Safety and fun remain priorities as student begin to express themselves individually. The class will be divided by age/skill so that everyone continues to be challenged.

Prerequisites: Footlocks, straddle in the air.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:25 AM
Main
Open Gym
Time to practice!  This is a supervised open space to review material learned in class at Ashland Aerial Arts. There will be NO INSTRUCTION (by staff or between participants), only safety supervision during this time. Experienced aerialists who would like to train may have access by contacting AshlandAerialArts@gmail.com.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Main

Spring Break

Name
Days
Location
Spring Break Camp
Spring Break Camp! For everyone ages 6-13, spring break camp is a chance to try new aerial equipment, hula hoop, juggling, crafts and more! Beginners are welcome in this safe, positive environment. Class fee is $200 (listed as a Registration Fee).
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Main
Spring Break Vertical Dance Camp
Youth and Adults on the wall for Spring Break!! ScienceWorks and Ashland Aerial Arts = Wall Dancing and Performing! We will get (back) on the wall and make some new choreography. Camp/rehearsal is 1-4pm, Monday - Thursday with the opportunity to perform at future events for those who love performing!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ScienceWorks