Learning aerial skills, is a great way to build strength, flexibility and confidence whilst having fun. We have sessions for young aerialists of Primary and Secondary School age to learn tricks and sequences on our aerial equipment. Our sessions for young aerialists focus on fun and creativity whilst developing their skills in a safe and non-competitive environment. During the sessions they will work on a mix of aerial hoop, trapeze, silks and cocoon. We welcome all children of all levels of abilities and experience into our sessions, our instructors will always teach to ensure each participant is achieving something during our sessions.
To make sure your child gets the most from their aerial sessions, parents/guardians can help by reading the following information.
All our bookings are done online; this is so we have all the information and payments made prior to class attendance. This allows our instructors to focus on running a great session and not administration duties. You can check your account on our booking system at any time to see all past and upcoming bookings, all payments and update any important information. We do not want to be in the position of turning your child away from a class if they’ve not been booked into the session.
What to wear:
Clothing for aerial should be warm, comfortable, suitable for exercise and practical for going upside down. Clothing must cover armpits, stomachs and knees and not have zips or buttons. Not wearing the correct clothing prevents your child from being able to try some of the skills as the clothing is to protect their skin. We work in bare feet or socks so no specific shoes are necessary. All jewellery and accessories must be removed for aerial class and long hair tied back, ideally done in advance so you arrive ready for the session. Layers are always the best, leggings/joggers and a vest/leotard/t-shirt that can be tucked in and long sleaved top/jumper.
What to bring:
Only bring essential items to the studio, we do not accept responsibility for items left in the studio or car park. Bikes, scooters etc. must be left outside and not brought into the studio. There are no changing facilities, ideally participants should arrive ready or arrive earlier to get ready before the start time. Please bring a water bottle (which can be filled if needed) ideally no single use plastic as we are a waste free studio. We do not allow eating or drinking in the studio other than water and all items and rubbish must be taken away at the end of the session.
Arrive on time:
Ensuring your child arrives prepared, dressed and on time will result in a smoother and better session for everyone. We welcome students into the studio 5-10 minutes before the session begins. Being late for class disrupts the entire class. Instructors reserve the right to refuse participation if anyone is arriving late and has missed the warmup or their lateness will disrupt the session.
Our instructors will welcome all the participants and set rules and expectations for the session. We ask that parents/guardians do not spectate or enter the studio during the sessions. It can be intimidating and cause a distraction for the participants. Our instructors will ensure that your children are safe and encouraged to progress. We welcome parents/guardians into see their child’s progress on the last class before the summer and Christmas holidays and/or film their progress if you’re not available to make this session.
So that our classes can run smoothly, and ensure they get the most from their time, we ask that they follow a few class rules. These are fully explained at their first class, and we go over each one, with examples. These will be reffered to throughout the term. Our main aim is to provide a safe space for all students to learn and progress. If students are not following the rules, they will be asked to sit out and miss a turn on the equipment, if the issue persists, we will contact the parent/guardian to discuss.