Fall 2022

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
1:00 PM to 3:00 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
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 8:00 PM
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
2:30 PM to 3:25 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 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
2:00 PM to 3:25 PM
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.
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Main
Late 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
Narwhal
Narwhal (10-12 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
Thursday 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.
Thursday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Main
Accessible Trial Class
Ashland Aerial Arts is working to create a more accessible space for all youth to experience the joy and the challenge of aerial classes. On September 8 we are offering a small trial class to introduce the work to your student, to see if it might be of interest for future classes or camps. Our staff continues to engage in outside, and in-house, teacher training to better adapt skills for folks with a wide range of physical ability, as well as effective language use and classroom management.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 6:00 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
4:30 PM to 5:25 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
5:30 PM to 6:55 PM
Main
Friday 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.
Friday
3:00 PM to 3:55 PM
Main
Friday More Silk & Sling
The Friday More Silk & Sling (10+) is an opportunity for dedicated students, especially Novice and Apprentice Company members, to really dive into new skills on silk and sling. Maia will bring her magic and experience as a teacher and performer to offer challenging sequences and drops. This is great as a second class each week, or for those who are really ready to specialize.

Prerequisite: Comfortably Russian and French climb, invert, footlock
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:25 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
5:30 PM to 6:55 PM
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


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