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 class, parents/guardians can help by reading the following information.
Our young aerialists sessions are booking in terms; we offer an early bird discount when booked 3 weeks before term starts. This time allows us to hire and allocate the best and most suitable instructors for the sessions.
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 aerial class and not administration duties during precious class time. You can check your account at any time, in the “account” section, you can see all your past and upcoming bookings along with all payments made. 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 class should be warm, comfortable clothing suitable for exercise. Clothing must cover armpits, stomachs and knees and must not have zips or buttons which may damage the equipment. Clothing should be practical for going upside down and working on the equipment. Not wearing the correct clothing may prevent your child from being able to try some of the skills as the clothing is to protect their skin from damage and pain. 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 this is done in advance and you arrive ready for the session. Ideal clothing would be leggings/joggers and a vest/leotard/t-shirt that can be tucked in and long sleaved top.
What to bring:
Please only bring essentials to the studio, anything they do bring will be stored in a small cubby hole during the session. We cannot store bikes, scooters etc. and do not accept responsibility for items left in the studio or car park. There are no changing facilities, so participants should arrive ready to start. the class. 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:
We welcome students into the studio 5-10 minutes before the session begins. Being late for class disrupts the entire class. The start of the class is the most important part, where instructors set expectations and explain what they will learn during the session, by arriving late, it’s not just a case of joining in, the instructor may have to restart the session. Instructors reserve the right to refuse participation if anyone is arriving late and has missed the warmup or their lateness will disrupt the session. Ensuring your child arrives prepared, dressed and on time for class will result in a smoother and better class for everyone.
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 during the classes. 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 re-enforced 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 their suitability in class.