Frequently Asked Questions

Classes and Workshops

How do we book onto a class?You can book onto our classes here.
What day do you run classes?
Visit our education page here, or our booking solution here.
What should I wear?Comfortable gym/dance wear. We recommend leggings or jogging bottoms and a top, or leotard and tights. Covering your legs helps prevent friction burns.
Where are the classes?Crispin Hall, 83 High St, Street BA16 0EZ
(NOT at the secondary school!)
How long are the courses?The courses are usually six weeks long to coincide with school terms, which means they vary slightly throughout the year. Check our “Education”section for next term’s dates.
Can I do a drop-in class?
Generally, we only offer blocks of classes, usually six weeks. This ensures our students progress at a similar speed, so each group is ready to learn new material at the same time. 

However, over the summer holidays, it’s hard for students to commit to a full course – so we offer drop-ins then.

Can I attend a taster class?I run one taster class per term, which anyone can attend. This is a chance for new students to have a go at aerial before committing to a block of classes. If you don’t decide to come back for more classes, this taster session is £10 for the hour. But if you come and join us, it’s free!

Which class is right for me/my child?
We group classes roughly by age: Kids 5-8, Juniors 9-13, Adults 14+. Within each age bracket, we run beginners, beginners + and intermediate classes. But we’re all different, so if you think your child would do better in an older or younger class, that’s fine.  

If you’re an adult with no previous experience of aerial training, come along to a beginner’s class and see how you do! Once you’re ready to climb the silks unsupported – and then go upside down – you’re ready for an intermediate class.

Do I have to be strong and flexible to join?NO! We get asked this question a lot and the answer is a strong NO. A lot of people starting aerial aren’t strong and flexible – this is something you’ll gain throughout the course.

What are aerial arts anyway? Aerial Silks is a circus and gymnastics art where you’re suspended in the air by two lengths of fabric rigged from a high point. Your body wraps and knots around the fabric whilst striking incredible positions and drops.  

Aerial Hoop is a similar style of performance, using a suspended steel circle rather than fabric. You’ll spin, roll and drop in a captivating dance, moving through a range of glamorous positions.  

Both disciplines train your body to its full potential, pushing your flexibility and strength to levels you’d never imagine so you can create incredible shapes in the air.

How do I learn how to do that?
Step by step! During the class, the instructor will take you step by step through a range of techniques and positions while providing constant physical support and encouragement, leading from each student’s personal aims. Safety is a priority for us: we always ensure our students feel comfortable and confident. Check out “Staying Safe”for more information.

Performance

Do you have your own rigging and equipment?Yes, we transport everything we need to each event. If you’d like to see the specs of the rigging, please send us an email.
Do you have relevant documentation?Yes, we have PLI, Risk Assessment, Method Statements and DBS certification.

Can you perform outdoors and do you require a certain height?
Yes, we can perform both indoors and outdoors on your venue's rigging or on our portable rig. The rig can be put up at either five metres or seven metres. We prefer to perform at seven metres, but can work at either height.