Types of classes

Intro – for students who have taken 0-20 classes or who wish to review basics or spend more time on intro skills.

Beginner – for students who have completed at least one 6-8 week session of intro classes.

Beginner and Beyond – for students who have completed at least one 6-8 week session of intro classes. These classes tend to be more advanced. Taking a strict beginner session after an intro session is recommended.

Aerial

Our aerial classes start with a warm up on the ground and then progress to the equipment. We use aerial fabric/silks/tissu, dance trapeze, aerial hoop, sling and rope. Most of our students work on aerial fabric but if you want to work on something else, just ask! We work on all skills on fabric, rope and trapeze close to the ground until students have shown they are ready to go higher (the aerial hoops are fairly close to the ground). The classes focus on safety, progressions and technique.

Our Mixed level classes are suitable for most students: instructors will work with students at their own level and each student will be given individual skills and/or sequences.

Handstands

We start with a mobility warm up on the ground and movements that are relevant to handstands before moving into inversions. Students are taught ways to practice handstands to gain confidence doing them without their back to a wall. The last part of the class is usually a combination of active and passive stretching that is relevant to handstands (and general flexibility).

Flexibility

We begin with a full body mobility warm up. After the warm up, we teach various drills and exercises for the core and muscles that support the spine. These movements prepare the spine and core to handle the forces that the body is typically exposed to in aerial, handstand, partner acrobatics and non-circus specific athletics. We also use drills to expand and control increasing ranges of motion throughout the body with a focus on shapes such as pike, straddle, splits, backbends, etc.

Partner Acro

Classes start with individual and partner/group warm ups. Skills are practiced in many different orientations and configurations. Working in partners or groups, participants spot, fly and base various skills and progressions depending on experience of class participants.

Conditioning

Conditioning is currently included in all of our classes. Teach your muscles to work the way you want them to in the air and get strong!

Sign up for a class

Contact us at kingstoncircusarts@gmail.com or use the form here to sign up for a class or book a private or group lesson.

See our class schedule

Policies

We require 24 hours notice to offer make up classes. If Kingston Circus Arts cancels a lesson, it will be rescheduled or refunded.

Only students are allowed on the main floor (at the start of the class only please). We unfortunately can no longer accommodate early warm ups due to the large volume of students in the space.

Please check your email/phone the day of the lesson/class, especially on questionable weather days, in case of class cancellations.

All people are welcome in the studio. Please consider your language and please ensure that all belongings are stored on the sidelines so that wheelchair users, etc can get around.