Vertical Pole Studio

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AERIAL CLASSES – LEVEL SYSTEM Intro to Aerial thru Level 2
Intro to Aerial classes are required classes you must have INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL before moving  into any Level 1 Aerial classes. DO NOT sign up for any level 1 or above classes without consent from one of the instructors. If you have attended another training facility you must email kasey@vpolestudio.com to get approval to attend any other leveled class. We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.​​


INTRO TO AERIAL

Ready to begin your Aerial fitness journey? This is where you will start! This class gives you a preview and the essential techniques you need before moving into any Level 1 Aerial class. You must get Instructor approval to move to any Level 1 Aerial class. Try three aerial apparatus in this 60-minute class! You’ll start with a warm-up and strength training, then onto the Aerial Hammock to learn the basic Hammock movements. We will then proceed to the Aerial Hoop to learn hand grips and basic poses. Aerial Silks will be introduced and you’ll learn cornerstone skills before concluding the class with deep stretches.
EXPERIENCE: No experience required.
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop


AERIAL HAMMOCK (Sling) - Level 1
​Hammock, also called Sling, is one piece of fabric with the two tails connected to the ceiling at the same point to create a trapeze-like apparatus. In this class you will learn skills to stand on the loop, hang from the loop, and wrap yourself in many different positions. Aerial hammock provides the student with a natural "seat" and foundation making aerial hammock a very approachable and more easily "accessible" aerial fabric style. It is a great class for those wanting to find a new, fun and unique form of fitness. Aerial Hammock builds strength, enhances flexibility, stimulates the mind, and decompresses your spine, making this one of the best forms of aerial fitness! You will need to take Level 1 Aerial Hammock a minimum of 2 months prior to moving into Level 2 Aerial Hammocks Class, a solid invert and have instructor approval.

EXPERIENCE: Intro to Aerial
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.

 

​AERIAL HAMMOCK (Sling) - Level 2
​Hammock, also called Sling, is one piece of fabric with the two tails connected to the ceiling at the same point to create a trapeze-like apparatus. Learn how to roll, flip and spin on this loop of fabric. We'll begin with basic mounts and rolls in the fabric, then explore choreography to include more dynamic sequences and spins. 
EXPERIENCE: You will need to take Level 1 Aerial Hammock a minimum of 2 months prior to moving into Level 2 Aerial Hammocks Class, a solid invert and have instructor approval.
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.

AERIAL HOOP (LYRA) - LEVEL 1
Aerial Hoop (also known as Lyra, Aerial Ring or Cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus resembling a hula hoop suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. In this Beginner level class you will learn Aerial Hoop basics such as mounting the hoop, posing, spinning and moving within it. Your certified Lyra instructor will guide you through learning how to safely enter and exit the apparatus, and teach you various beginner combinations. You will need to take Level 1 Aerial Hoop a minimum of 2 months prior to moving into Level 2 Aerial Hoop Class, a solid invert and have instructor approval.
EXPERIENCE: Intro to Aerial 
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.


​AERIAL HOOP (LYRA) - LEVEL 2
Aerial Hoop (also known as Lyra, Aerial Ring or Cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus resembling a hula hoop suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. In this Level 2 Aerial Hoop class you will challenge your strength and flexibility as we continue to explore poses, more complex transitions and rotations. Get ready to swing and spin while suspended in the air. 
EXPERIENCE: You will need to take Level 1 Aerial Hoop a minimum of 2 months prior to moving into Level 2 Aerial Hoop Class, a solid invert and have instructor approval.
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.


AERIAL SILKS (TISSU)

Silks, also called Fabric or Tissu, is the most popular apparatus made famous by Cirque Du Soleil performers. Two flowy pieces of fabric can be wrapped around the body creating the potential for dramatic poses and thrilling dynamic moves. This apparatus is also called Aerial Fabric. In this class you will learn to climb, invert in the air, and hang upside down. As you increase strength and comfort-level, you will learn sequences, drops, slides, and flips that allow you to descend the fabric with style and grace. 

EXPERIENCE: Intro to Aerial 
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.