About Our Class Levels

Aerial Fit® Class Levels are based on our tried and true curriculum, designed to take someone with zero experience and grow them into a fluid, knowledgeable, strong, and confident aerialist.

Starter Classes & Intro Series:

No experience needed, no pre-requisites! Starter classes and Intro to Aerial Series are designed for those new to aerial arts. Previous movement experience can be helpful but it is absolutely not required to start!

Starter classes and Intro Series Classes focus on introducing students to the four main aerial apparatuses we teach, while developing the aerial strength needed for skills such as climbing and inverting and getting students comfortable with the ways that the various apparatuses behave and feel. Expect to learn a variety of ways to get on and off the apparatus, as well as short sequences of basic skills that will get you moving on the apparatus. Classes include conditioning, and creative exercises as well. Most students progress into our Level 1 classes after one Intro to Aerial Series or several starter classes.

Starter Class Special Offers

Unleveled (Mixed Level) Classes:

Ground Classes:

Our ground-based classes, including Aerial Yoga, Handstands, and Flexibility are open to mixed level students including beginners through advanced. These classes develop strength, flexibility, and aerial smarts while staying low to the ground. Although the class moves together as a group, each student is challenged at their own level of strength, flexibility, and control. These classes are a great way to develop your aerial body and brain, at any level.

Leveled Classes (Levels 1-5):

Higher level classes are where you learn the really enthralling aerial skills, including impressive sequences, drops and dives, and momentum based skills. Entry into our higher level classes requires a Level Test, administered by a senior instructor. Level Tests are specific to each apparatus, and include a variety of skills, a short sequence on the apparatus, and a strength assessment. Our goal is for each student to succeed at the level they’re in, so the level tests are designed to give you a head start in the next level.

Students who feel ready to level up can request a level test be administered. Your instructor may recommend a Level Test at some point in your journey, as well. A new Level Test is required to progress into each new level. Since our curriculum includes a wealth of information, the typical student spends many months to years at each level, while still learning new material and growing as an aerialist the whole time.

Students with previous experience should contact us or set up a Welcome Private where we can do a level assessment to place you in our system. Learn more about what to expect as a visiting student.

Level 1:

For students who are comfortable with the starter basics and have obtained instructor approval to sign up. Level 1 students are comfortable with basics and ready to dive into their aerial journey. In Level 1 classes you can expect to build a solid foundation of strength and movement understanding on either the fabric apparatuses (Silks and Sling) or the steel apparatuses (Trapeze and Aerial Hoop). By the end of this level students are spending more time in the air developing longer more complex sequences and skills.

Level 2:

For students who are comfortable with a variety of Level 1 skills and have passed the Level 2 Test. Level 2 students can specialize in one apparatus (Silks, Sling, Trapeze, Aerial Hoop). Level 2 classes are filled with a lot of information, as students gain a wide vocabulary that will take them far in their aerial journey. By the end of Level 2 students will be ready to dive into strength based moves and will have a solid understanding of how their body and the apparatus moves in the air.

Level 3:

For students who have mastered a variety of Level 2 skills and have passed the Level 3 Test. Level 3 students have a solid working understanding of the apparatus and their body in the air, and are able to complete longer and more complex aerial sequences without assistance or prompting. Level 3 classes up the strength factor, as students develop the foundations of more advanced moves such as drops and dives. By the end of Level 3 students will have impeccable form in strength based skills and be ready to take it further.

Level 4:

For students who are comfortable with a variety of Level 3 skills and have passed the Level 4 Test. Level 4 students are beasts in the air…they are able to repeatedly invert without support, control their drops and dives, and have a solid understanding of aerial theory. Level 4 classes up both the strength and brain factor, as students work aerial puzzles, develop more complex routines, and become able to perform a professional level aerial act.

Level 5:

For students with a significant amount of training under their belt, who have passed the Level 5 Test. In Level 5, students are developing their own choreography and moves, while building more complex versions of strength based skills learned in Level 4. The typical Level 5 student has been training regularly for many years, and has a deep curiosity about the possibilities of aerial.