Fall 2020

Name
Days
Location
Swallow
Swallow (7-8 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.
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Main
Empyrean Aerialists
The Empyrean Aerialist class trains the most technically and expressively skilled young performers, preparing for local and touring opportunities. advanced performance class at Le Cirque Centre, and a touring company. These students exhibit a commitment to deepening their technique, strength, artistry, and professionalism in class and in performance. Students continue to refine their skills on apparatus, moving beyond the execution of skills, to storytelling, character development, and physical innovation. Physical and emotional safety elicits a deep level of individual expression that prepares students for their future as performers and humans. Empyrean Aerialists are expected to train three times a week, (Empyrean Aerialist class, Cirque Fit, and an additional class or open gym).  

Prerequisites: 10 pull ups, bicep climb, straight arm straddle.
Monday
4:45 PM to 6:45 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 8:30 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 4:30 PM
Main
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.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Main
Cirquefit
Cirque Fit challenges intermediate and advanced students to increase fitness and body awareness. Using current training methods, students use aerial apparatus, body weight, active flexibility and cardio exercises to build strength and resiliency.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Main
Adult Aerial
In this all-levels class, adults can have flying fun too! Skills and sequences are taught and modified so that students can feel how fun getting strong can be. Aerial silks, trapeze, hoop and rope will all be used at different times.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Main
Imagining [&] Flight
Imagining [&] Flight Wednesday pod (8-11 years). This 10-week laboratory allows a stable group of students the opportunity to unearth and perform their own stories in the air. Aerial arts, theatrical imagination, crafts and more will expand your student's creative capacity. Class will culminate in a mini-performance of their solo magic (live or virtual, as our environment requires). Class fee includes all materials.
Wednesday
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Main
mini Imagining [&] Flight
Imagining [&] Flight Wednesday pod (8-11 years). This 3-week laboratory allows a stable group of students the opportunity to grow additional aerial skills!
Wednesday
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Main
Cirquefit 2
Cirque Fit challenges intermediate and advanced students to increase fitness and body awareness. Using current training methods, students use aerial apparatus, body weight, active flexibility and cardio exercises to build strength and resiliency.
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Apprentice Company
The Apprentice 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 and begin apprenticing with the Empyrean Aerialists' performances with small roles and technical support. Apprentice Company members are expected to train twice a week, in the Apprentice Company class as well as an additional class or open gym.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval, 7 pull ups, beats and flares.
Wednesday
5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Main
Imagining [&] Flight
Imagining [&] Flight Thursday pod (5-8 years). This 10-week laboratory allows a stable group of students the opportunity to unearth and perform their own stories in the air. Aerial arts, theatrical imagination, crafts and more will expand your student's creative capacity. Class will culminate in a mini-performance of their solo magic (live or virtual, as our environment requires). Class fee includes all materials.
Thursday
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Main
mini Imagining [&] Flight
Imagining [&] Flight Wednesday pod (5-8 years). This 3-week laboratory allows a stable group of students the opportunity to grow additional aerial skills!
Thursday
1:00 PM to 3:00 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.
Thursday
3:30 PM to 4:30 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.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Main
Eagle
It is never too late to start! Eagle (13+) is an introductory class and safe space for teens to be beginners. Working on silks, rope, trapeze and hoop students are presented appropriate opportunities and challenges to build strength and creativity.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Main
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
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Main
Orca
Orca (13+) is an intermediate teen class for those older students still building the strength required for more complicated skills. This is a safe and exhilarating environment to build confidence and coordination using silks, trapeze, hoop and rope.

Prerequisites: French and Russian climbs, knee hang, straddle in the air.
Friday
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Aerial Drops & Flair
​Aerial IV is for intermediate/advanced students who would like more time to train off-the-ground. We work on silk, hoop, and trapeze. This class emphasizes transitions, movement quality and longer sequence to challenge stamina and creativity. Entry per instructor’s approval.
Friday
5:15 PM to 6:45 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.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Main
Stiltwalking
It is time to Roam Tall! For all students over 4'10" tall of any experience level to gain the experience of walking and dancing on stilts. Starting now means that when the weather gets warm enough, students will have enough experience for outdoor walking opportunities (First Fridays, parades, etc.)
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Main
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
Saturday
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Main

Spring 2020

Name
Days
Location
Swallow
Swallow (7-8 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.
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Main
Empyrean Aerialists
The Empyrean Aerialist class trains the most technically and expressively skilled young performers, preparing for local and touring opportunities. advanced performance class at Le Cirque Centre, and a touring company. These students exhibit a commitment to deepening their technique, strength, artistry, and professionalism in class and in performance. Students continue to refine their skills on apparatus, moving beyond the execution of skills, to storytelling, character development, and physical innovation. Physical and emotional safety elicits a deep level of individual expression that prepares students for their future as performers and humans. Empyrean Aerialists are expected to train three times a week, (Empyrean Aerialist class, Cirque Fit, and an additional class or open gym).  

Prerequisites: 10 pull ups, bicep climb, straight arm straddle.
Monday
4:45 PM to 6:45 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 8:30 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 4:30 PM
Main
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.
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Main
Cirquefit
Cirque Fit challenges intermediate and advanced students to increase fitness and body awareness. Using current training methods, students use aerial apparatus, body weight, active flexibility and cardio exercises to build strength and resiliency.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Main
Adult Aerial
In this all-levels class, adults can have flying fun too! Skills and sequences are taught and modified so that students can feel how fun getting strong can be. Aerial silks, trapeze, hoop and rope will all be used at different times.
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Main
Imagining [&] Flight
Imagining [&] Flight Wednesday pod (8-11 years). This 10-week laboratory allows a stable group of students the opportunity to unearth and perform their own stories in the air. Aerial arts, theatrical imagination, crafts and more will expand your student's creative capacity. Class will culminate in a mini-performance of their solo magic (live or virtual, as our environment requires). Class fee includes all materials.
Wednesday
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Main
Cirquefit 2
Cirque Fit challenges intermediate and advanced students to increase fitness and body awareness. Using current training methods, students use aerial apparatus, body weight, active flexibility and cardio exercises to build strength and resiliency.
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Apprentice Company
The Apprentice 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 and begin apprenticing with the Empyrean Aerialists' performances with small roles and technical support. Apprentice Company members are expected to train twice a week, in the Apprentice Company class as well as an additional class or open gym.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval, 7 pull ups, beats and flares.
Wednesday
5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Main
Imagining [&] Flight
Imagining [&] Flight Thursday pod (5-8 years). This 10-week laboratory allows a stable group of students the opportunity to unearth and perform their own stories in the air. Aerial arts, theatrical imagination, crafts and more will expand your student's creative capacity. Class will culminate in a mini-performance of their solo magic (live or virtual, as our environment requires). Class fee includes all materials.
Thursday
12:00 PM to 3:00 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.
Thursday
3:30 PM to 4:30 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.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Main
Eagle
It is never too late to start! Eagle (13+) is an introductory class and safe space for teens to be beginners. Working on silks, rope, trapeze and hoop students are presented appropriate opportunities and challenges to build strength and creativity.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Main
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
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Main
Orca
Orca (13+) is an intermediate teen class for those older students still building the strength required for more complicated skills. This is a safe and exhilarating environment to build confidence and coordination using silks, trapeze, hoop and rope.

Prerequisites: French and Russian climbs, knee hang, straddle in the air.
Friday
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Aerial Drops & Flair
​Aerial IV is for intermediate/advanced students who would like more time to train off-the-ground. We work on silk, hoop, and trapeze. This class emphasizes transitions, movement quality and longer sequence to challenge stamina and creativity. Entry per instructor’s approval.
Friday
5:15 PM to 6:45 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.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Main
Stiltwalking
It is time to Roam Tall! For all students over 4'10" tall of any experience level to gain the experience of walking and dancing on stilts. Starting now means that when the weather gets warm enough, students will have enough experience for outdoor walking opportunities (First Fridays, parades, etc.)
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Main
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
Saturday
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Main


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