Aerial Foundation Course 8 weeks £115 - Level 1 Beginners DAYS

Aerial Foundation Course 8 weeks £115 - Level 1 Beginners DAYS
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​Next 8 week courses:

Daytimes 10.30-12.00 Mondays
4 September-23 October 2017

[SOLD OUT] Evenings 18.00-19.30 Thursdays
7 September-26 October

*includes four Sunday practice sessions 10.15-12.00 1-22 October 2017

To sign up book online

Price: Daytimes £115, Evenings £125
£10 early bird discount when you book and pay by 31 July 2017 Use the discount code 'TAKEMEUP'

*Just £160 for both the aerial course and the eight week MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY course. All places offered subject to availability. Book your aerial course first, then email us for directions on how to get the combo discount for flexibility

Venue: Arena Aerial, Unit K5 Arena Design Centre, 71 Ashfield Road London N4 1FF

Level: suitable for all absolute beginners and those with a little experience

The Aerial Foundations course is designed to give you an introduction to a range of apparatus:
- rope
- static trapeze
- silks
- aerial hoop

You will learn strength and flexibility exercises alongside transitions and picture-perfect poses

Suitable for absolute beginners or those with some experience. Classes begin with a warmup to prepare for this physically demanding art. You will have the opportunity to learn how to climb, hang and balance on various pieces of equipment. We work in a progressive way week by week, establishing strength, flexibility and movement with music, followed by a cool-down

The course focuses on:
- developing good technique
- working safely for your body
- expression and performance with your audience in mind

Plus as an extra bonus this course includes four supervised practice times, Sundays 10.15-12.00 1-22 October 2017. Each week will give you access to one type of equipment (week 1 trapeze, week 2 rope, week 3 hoop, week 4 fabrics). Practice time gives you the opportunity to repeat what you have learnt in classes in an informal self-lead environment, among your peers.

There is no instruction in these sessions but a qualified person is present for safety

Expect to be challenged and have lots of fun. Places are limited so to reserve your spot

Ready for Level 2? Look at Foundation Course Level 2 Beginners Plus

Gaby Fleming practices and teaches aerial circus skills in London

She trains primarily with Amanda Miles and at My Aerial Home school of circus and aerial dance, and Rita van Opzeeland at the National Centre for Circus Arts. Her teacher training was the Nimble Arts Foundation course, with further static trapeze and aerial hoop specialisms

Check out her profile for more videos:

Gaby is also a qualified Yoga instructor

On the Day
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign-in and to start warming up before class. Classes start promptly and include a warm-up, no latecomers are allowed to participate but may observe

Studio K5 is in a residential block so please be mindful to stay within the studio and toilet area. This is a non-drinking and non-smoking place. Keep your stuff tidy and together with you. After the class leave promptly so the next group can come in. There is a full etiquette guide on the web page studio etiquette

Ensure you tell the teacher if you have any health conditions, injuries old or new so we stay safe. Personal hygiene is important, you may be asked by the teacher to give your hands, feet or armpits an extra wash before touching equipment

Stay safe
Aerial circus is very FUN and also dangerous (partly why it is fun). Listen and follow instructions from the teacher - be responsive and take responsibility for your own and everyone else’s safety

The teacher uses hands-on spotting technique to assist you execute the skills being taught and ensure safety. If touching is not suitable for you for any reason, please advise the teacher before the start of class

​At practice sessions please note we don't allow aerial skills sharing between beginners, leave the teaching to the professionals. During self-lead practice you are responsible for your own warm-up and cool-down. Full guidance on this is given during the first four weeks of the course

Tight clothes that offer maximum flexibility are best. You should have coverage of legs and ankles, and wear socks. Bring a close-fitting long-sleeved top with you, even in hot weather. Aerial dance wears out clothes quickly so don’t spoil your favourite leggings. No jewellery and no hand cream or skin oils on to be used on the day

Refund & Cancellation
Please refer to the course refund and cancellation policies


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