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.
No experience needed, no pre-requisites! Beginner classes are designed for those new to aerial arts. Previous movement experience can be helpful but it is absolutely not required to start!
Beginner classes focus on 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.
Our ground-based classes, including Aerial Yoga, Handstands, Flexibility, and Inversions, 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.
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.
For students who are comfortable with a variety of beginner skills and have passed the Level 1/2 Test. Level 1/2 students are comfortable with basics and have built a solid foundation of aerial movement and strength. In Level 1/2 classes you can expect to spend more time in the air building longer more complex sequences and skills.
For students who are comfortable with a variety of Level 1/2 skills and have passed the Level 2 Test. Level 2 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 2 classes up the strength factor, as students develop the foundations of more advanced moves such as drops and dives. By the end of Level 2 students will have impeccable form in strength based skills and be ready to take it further.
For students who are comfortable with a variety of Level 2 skills and have passed the Level 3 Test. Level 3 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 3 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.
For students with a significant amount of training under their belt, who have passed the Level 4 Test. In Level 4, students are developing their own choreography and moves, while building more complex versions of strength based skills learned in Level 3. The typical Level 4 student has been training regularly for many years, and has a deep curiosity about the possibilities of aerial.