Youth Circus Sessions

 

Aerial Arts offers recurring semesters of weekly classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for students ages 6-16. Our youth staff is experienced, energized and ready to lead the next generation of circus fanatics.

YOUTH CIRCUS SEMESTERS AT AANYC!

Aerial Arts NYC’s Youth Circus program: 12-Week Semester of classes.

Classes are organized by age, and also experience: if your child’s level is way beyond their age, you will be asked to complete certain skills, by your instructor, in order to be moved up.

AGE GROUPS

Big Tops: 6-9 years

Ring Leaders: 10-13 years

Main Attractions: 14-16 years

 

SEMESTER DATES

Winter Semester Youth Circus Program – Aerial Arts 2024

January 8th – March 30th

Spring Semester Youth Circus Program – Aerial Arts 2024

April 1st – June 22nd

Early bird sign ups for previous students are available for 2 weeks from Monday, March 4th – Sunday, March 17th :  To register for early bird, contact Ben at benfranklin@aerialartsnyc.com beginning March 4th to request specific classes.

Open registration begins Monday, March 18th, 2024.

Class semesters are capped at 6 students per class, with a required minimum of 3 students signed into a class in order to run.

 

SEMESTER PAYMENT BREAKDOWN

Pay by semester (3 months) 12 WEEKS: $540

(Breakdown of weekly payment: 1 class per week – $45 per class x 12 = $540)

If you sign up for more than one class per week, enjoy a 10% discount. Simply email the front office at info@aerialartsnyc.com and ask for their assistance in applying this discount to your registration.

(All semester registrations are final after official enrollment.  There are no returns or extensions after enrolling.)

 

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Fall Youth Circus Schedule

Mondays :
4:40-5:40pm

Main Attractions Advanced: Silks (Instructor permission or previous Advanced level registration required)
Main Attractions: Silks
Ring Leaders: Hammock/Silks
Big Tops: All Circus

Wednesdays:
4:40-5:40pm

Main Attractions: Lyra/ Hammock
Ring Leaders Advanced: Silks (Instructor permission or previous Advanced level registration required)
Ring Leaders: Silks
Big Tops: All Circus

Thursdays:
4:40-5:40pm

Main Attractions:Silks/Hammock
Ring Leaders: Silks/Hammock

Saturdays:
12 Noon-1:00pm

Main Attractions: Silks
Ring Leaders: Silks
Big Tops: All Circus

 

AERIAL ARTS YOUTH CIRCUS PREREQUISITES FOR ADVANCED LEVELS

Main Attractions Advanced Silks: (14-16)
* Can vertically climb to the top of the silks and descend cleanly
* Can invert from the air
* Can tie both feet in the air with either an aerial dance lock or figure eight footlocks
* Can Hip Key in the air

Main Attractions Advanced Trapeze and Lyra: (14-16)
* Can trapeze mount to the top bar of lyra and lower bar of both apparatuses without assistance
* Can straddle mount without assistance
* Can stand on trapeze and invert onto ropes
* Has basic knowledge of beginner moves: man on the moon, mermaid, gazelle, dragon fly

Ring Leaders Advanced Silks: (10-13)
* Can vertically climb to the top of the silks and descend cleanly
* Can invert from the air
* Can tie both feet in the air with either an aerial dance lock or figure eight footlock
* Can Hip Key in the air

Ring Leaders Advanced Trapeze and Lyra: (10-13)
* Can trapeze mount to the top bar of Lyra and lower bar of both apparatuses without assistance
* Can straddle mount without assistance
* Can stand on trapeze and invert onto ropes
* Had basic knowledge of beginner moves: man on the moon, mermaid, gazelle, dragon fly

 

MAKE UP CLASSES

Do you have any date conflicts? That’s okay! Students are allowed to make up 2 classes per semester.

Make Up Classes must be scheduled through the front office on one of the subsequent days that Youth Circus classes are offered in a similar discipline. Example: If you take silks class regularly on Mondays, then you can schedule a makeup silks class on either Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, as long as they are offered on that particular day.

All makeup classes must be scheduled during the current semester.  We do not permit makeup classes for a previous semester once the new one has begun.

Simply email the front office at info@aerialartsnyc.com to schedule the make up class, and be added to the make up list.

 

HOLIDAY BREAKS

Aerial Arts Youth Circus classes are held consecutively for 12 weeks. We will be open for all Holidays unless specifically announced.