This is about so much more than learning to climb.
Aerial training is about growth, breaking through barriers, changing your perception of what you are capable of. Rising to a challenge and surpassing your own expectations is the most empowering thing a person can do.
When I first left theatre school, I was afraid and a little confused about life. I quickly fell in love with aerial arts, even though it didn’t seem to love me back. I couldn’t lift my feet off the ground, let alone climb! I was bruised, sore, and frustrated.
Yet I had an unshakable desire to show up at every class and give it my all because I needed to know something: is this possible? Because if THIS is possible, what else am I capable of? Where is my limit? Not the one I THINK is there, but the real limit.
That was in 2010, and I still haven’t found the limit. It led to the birth of Arcturus (which is named after a star, also formed out of turbulence). I didn’t know it at the time, but the challenges I was facing in the gym were the training ground for my life.
The next thing I need to know: how many people can we share this with through our love of aerial arts?
Certified Instructor of Circus Arts (l’Ecole Nationale de Cirque, Montreal)
Creative Partner and Director of Aerial Programs (Arcturus)
About Our Classes
Whether you are looking for a fun way to challenge yourself or seeking a professional career, we would love to welcome you to our community! Taking aerial classes will give you the strength to lift your own body weight, increase your flexibility, and help you break boundaries in a fun way.
For KIDS AND YOUTHS, aerial silks and aerial hoop will develop motor skills, strength and flexibility, and the soft (but important!) skills that are integral to a happy and successful life, such as: creativity, leadership, self-expression, and the kind of self-esteem that comes from self-discipline, mastery and creative risk-taking.
Our aerial classes are taught by professional performers and highly trained, dedicated teachers. We use a progressive curriculum that we are continuously refining to keep up-to-date with current industry knowledge and our own discoveries. We recommend signing up for a full session in order to progress through the curriculum and get the most out of your training.
Hoop and silks classes are small (3 to 6 students per teacher), and no more than two students per apparatus. We run in 10 to 12 week sessions, with an option to drop in to single classes at a higher rate.
An average class begins with a warm up, followed by skill training/conditioning, review, new skills (usually one or two each week), and sequences or challenges to get you connecting moves and gaining a deeper understanding of how they work.