Visiting Students

Welcome to Charleston!

Charleston is a great place to vacation, and if you’re an aerial student visiting us from someplace else, we’d love to meet you. Read on for details about options for visiting aerialists.

Private Lessons

All visiting students are welcome to set up private lessons.

  • We are open Mondays thru Thursdays and Saturdays. We are closed on Fridays and Sundays.
  • We have the most availability for private lessons during the daytime hours of 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Students must be 13 years old  or older. The vast majority of our students are in their 20s to 40s.

Series Classes

Our regularly scheduled classes are series classes and dropping into these classes is not an option.

If you are in Charleston for an extended stay, then please contact us to learn about joining one of our series classes. New students are allowed to join at the beginning of each month.

What to expect at Aerial Fit.

Aerial Fit is very open and welcoming and we are always interested in learning about other aerialists. We have a strong Safety First culture and we train our students to care about technique and control.  We train all skills on both sides of the body.

Our Class Levels

Students progress through our class levels by taking level tests, similar to earning your belt in martial arts. Level tests include a strength and control assessment, a sequence, and a variety of representative skills.

Everything has to be done equally well on both sides without little cheats like jumping, swinging or tagging into inversions. Our regular students have worked really hard to get into our higher level classes and we want to keep the class focused on them.

Our Student Ages

The vast majority of our classes are for adults, defined as ages 16 and up. On average the majority of our students are women in their 20s to 40s, but all gender identities and all ages 16 and over are welcome. 

We can schedule private or semi-private lessons for students ages 13 and up.

For our lower level classes we focus on great technique and control while having fun. 

We push our higher level students pretty hard to build strength and learn new skills. We can do this safely because we have a lot of experience working with each student. We know their personal quirks as learners and they know our quirks as teachers.

Curious about what our students are doing?

You can learn a lot by watching our students move. Our advanced beginners often participate in Show Off Nights. Our Intermediate and higher students often participate in our Student and Staff Showcases.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come to your Open Practice / Member Training Time while I’m in town?

Sorry, but no. Open Practice is only for current dedicated Aerial Fit members, and it’s a time they spend practicing skills they’ve learned in class. If you are a professional aerialist (Qualified Aerial Instructor or Professional Performing Artist), please contact us to discuss the possibility of setting up Professional Training Time. We will want to see video, learn who you have trained with and where you teach.

Is there any studio etiquette I need to be aware of?

Thanks for asking! You’ll need to sign a waiver and receive our safety orientation even if you have prior experience, so please arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of class time. Be aware that we require all aerialists to use 8” thick crash mats for any work done at height. If you are coming from the beach please remember to come sand and sunblock free so that our equipment and floor can remain clean.

We really do love meeting aerialists from across the nation and around the world. Please contact us with any questions.