Youth Circus Sessions

Headed by the wonderful Laura Haley, Aerial Arts offers recurring semesters of weekly classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, 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!

Welcome to 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

Next (12 week) Semesters Youth Circus Program – Aerial Arts 2023

Winter Semester: January 9th – April 1st

Spring Semester: April 3rd – June 24th

Open Enrollment for Winter Semester will begin on December 12th, 2022. Earlybird Enrollment for Winter Semester and current Private Class students begins on November 27th – December 11th by email to benfranklin@aerialartsnyc.com

Class semesters will be capped at 6 students, 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.

 

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Winter Youth Circus Schedule

Mondays :
4:30-5:30pm

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

Tuesdays:
4:30-5:30pm

Advanced Main Attractions: Trapeze and Lyra (Instructor permission or previous Advanced level registration required)
Advanced Ring Leaders: Trapeze and Lyra (Instructor permission or previous Advanced level registration required)

Wednesdays:
4:30-5:30pm

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

Thursdays:
4:30-5:30pm

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

Saturdays:
11:30am-12:30pm

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 or Saturdays, as long as they are offered on that particular day.

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.

 

Youth Private Circus Classes

Our minimum age for participation in regularly scheduled classes is 16. For students under age 16, we do offer the option of Private Class instruction in 30-minute and 1-hour sessions according to instructor and space availability. If you would like to set something up for young students, please email the office below. Visit this page for more details about Private Class instruction.

All students under age 18 will need a signed waiver by a legal parent/guardian before being able to take class. This waiver is valid for the current calendar year and will need to be replaced each subsequent year.

If you would like the waiver in advance, please email the office, and we can send over a PDF copy that you can print out and bring along when you arrive for your first class.

Contact us to inquire about scheduling private youth classes.