Aerial Classes

1 hour long, focused on learning new skills and/or reviewing and perfecting technique. We recommend warming yourself up before the start of class. Classes include an aerial warm-up, but your personal floor warm-up will help you to execute class exercises safely. (Beginner classes include instruction for proper floor warm-up.)

All classes will conclude with body conditioning and/or stretching on the apparatus. Aerial classes have a maximum of 5 students to ensure sufficient time on the apparatus for each person. Private lessons and semi-private lessons are available upon request, for more individual attention.

The Different Types of Aerial Techniques


Silks, also called Fabric or Tissu, are one long piece of fabric attached in the middle to the ceiling to create two long tails. In this class you will learn to climb, invert in the air, and hang upside down. As you increase strength and comfort-level, you will learn sequences, drops, slides, and flips that allow you to descend the fabric with style and grace.


Rope, also called Corde Lisse, comes in several styles (braided, twisted, and covered webs). Fame Dance Studio uses a covered web in our rope classes. In this class you will learn to climb, invert, and move through poses to create sequences. As you build strength on the apparatus you will learn harder sequences, drops, and how to harness momentum to create excitement in the air.


Lyra, also called Hoop, is a steel ring hung vertically by one or two ropes. At Fame Dance Studio we teach Lyra as a single-point apparatus, (a double-point Lyra can be provided in private class). In this class you will learn poses and moves on and above the hoop. As you become more advanced, you will learn to spin the apparatus as you execute skills and poses.

    Choreography & Sequencing

Choreography & Sequencing: Intended for experienced students who are ready to take their skills to the next level. In this class you will be guided to create your own individual style through exercises that will help you to use skills/sequences that you have learned, and to alter their qualities and order. This class will also focus on improving skill technique for drops, and sequences.

    Aerial Conditioning

Incorporates silks, static trapeze, fitness balls, and floor exercises. It is a full body workout using all four apparatuses. You will build the strength to help with aerial and acrobatic skills.  It is the perfect class to help you with your Fame Dance Studio goals.

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