Ascend Aerial Arts!

Logo-AIncrease your upper body and core strength!  Check out Ascend Aerial Arts’ Aerial Silks & Straps classes!  10% off for IMPACT! members! Kids 14 and older are welcome.

StefanieWAerial silks, also known as aerial tissue or aerial fabrics, is one of the most challenging, and versatile aerial art forms, combining elements of dance with acrobatic conditioning.  Ascend Aerial Arts provides instruction that encompasses strength and flexibility training, skill acquisition, and technique.  You don’t need any experience to be able to give aerial silks a try.**

img_9323-1002x668Straps, also known as aerial straps, are a type of aerial apparatus on which various feats of strength and flexibility may be performed, often in the context of a circus performance. It is a cotton or nylon web apparatus that looks like two suspended ribbons. By wrapping the strap ends around hands and wrists, the performer performs holds, twists, rolls and maneuvers, requiring extreme strength and precision similar men’s rings in gymnastics.

HOW THIS WORKS: Aerial Silks & Straps Classes at Ascend are offered as a series of classes that last 2-3 months.  Drop-ins are available for Aerial Straps and Aerial Technique & Art Lab classes only.  Space is limited.  Want to try it out first? Be on the lookout for our 1-Day Intro to Silks Class as they are scheduled periodically.  Email Tammy@impactkbf.com if you want to join a class already in session.

Membership
Aerial Membership – $99/year — Click here to purchase — select MEMBERSHIP from the drop-down menu and you will see “Aerial Membership”

  • Receive Member Pricing for both Aerial Straps & Aerial Silks classes
  • Receive 10% discount on apparel and product purchases at IMPACT!
  • Enrollment Priority.  You’ll be able to sign up for classes once it is scheduled first before the classes are offered to the general population!

Class description & Current Session Schedule – March – April 2017

Aerial Straps (Open Level) – This is a mixed-level class for developing aerial strength and body control. Our class focuses on technique and strength building by combining conditioning exercises and aerial straps skills.  Skills are taught in progression. NO previous aerial experience necessary. No makeups are allowed for this class. Select specific class dates is available for purchase for this class ONLY.

  • Mondays – March 20th – May 15th  – 8 Classes – 7:30pm to 9pm $220 M/$245 NM (Ariel & Stacy) – Purchase Now!

7 Classes $190 M/$210 NM
6  Classes $170 M/$190 NM
5  Classes $140 M/$155 NM
4  Classes $116 M/$128 NM
3  Classes $90 M/$100 NM
2  Classes $64 M/$68 NM
drop-ins $35

Aerial Intro 1-Day Class – This One-Day 90 minute class is for those curious about aerial silks or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises on and off the silks. No experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

  • Saturday – May 13th – 1 Class – 4:00PM – 5:30PM – $35 (Colleen) – Purchase Now!

Beginner – Beginner class for those curious about aerial silks or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises on and off the silks. Learn basic silks conditioning, climb and descend safely, and eventually expand to further techniques, proper form, conditioning. Students will learn poses and build confidence on the silks.  Prerequisites: No experience necessary.

  • Fridays – March 3rd – April 28th – 9 Classes – 5:30PM – 6:45PM – $225 M / $250 NM (Danny) – FULL
  • Saturdays – March 4th – April 29th – 9 Classes –  12:15PM – 1:30PM – $225 M / $250 NM  (Connie/Camille)  –  Purchase Now!
  • Sundays –  March 5th –  April 30th (no class on 4/16) – 8 Classes – 11:15AM – 12:30PM – $200 M / $220 NM (Colleen) – Purchase Now!

Aerial Silks – Beginner/ Intermediate  – Each week we will concentrate on a specific class of poses and/or skills, focusing on basic troubleshooting, form and technique, variations and transitions, and adding your own personal flair.  This class is for students that already have basic skills in aerial silks and have taken at minimum, 1 session of Aerial Silks Classes. Prerequisite: Beginner and Instructor Approval (by evaluation)

  • Tuesdays – March 7th – April 25th – 8 Classes – 5:15PM – 6:45PM – $225 M / $250 NM (Danny) – Purchase Now!
  • Sundays – March 5th –  April 30th (no class on 4/16) – 8 Classes  – 12:30PM – 2:00PM – $225 M / $250 NM (Colleen) – FULL

Aerial Silks – Intermediate – This class focuses on more advanced climbs and aerial skills in the air. Students will work on perfecting basic drops, hip keys, inversions, and S-Wraps. Students at this level should be able to climb and descend with ease, and focus will be given to intermediate conditioning for fluidity in movement.  Prerequisite: Beginner/Intermediate and with instructor approval.

  • Sundays – March 5th –  April 30th (no class on 4/16) – 8 Classes –  2:00PM – 3:30PM – $225 M / $250 NM (Colleen) – FULL
  • Thursdays – March 2nd – April 27th – 9 Classes – 5:15PM – 6:45PM – $255 M / $285 NM  (Danny) – Purchase Now!

Aerial Silks – Intermediate/Advanced – This class is for the intermediate student who has mastered basic skills, shows progress in endurance and strength, and can easily chain together poses and transitions fluidly. Students will work on more advanced drops and climbs and will begin working towards a long series of choreography (up to a 4 minute routine). Focus will be given to conditioning and endurance as well as musicality in movement quality. Prerequisite: Intermediate and instructor approval.

  • Sundays – Jan 8th – Feb 26th – 8 Classes –  3:30PM – 5:00PM – $220 M / $240 NM (Janelle) – Purchase Now!

Aerial Silks: Conditioning After Dark! – This is where the magic happens! Come sweat it out, build your strength and aerial coordination, and reach your conditioning goals! This class will be like your secret weapon, rending the difficult finally easy! You get out of it what you out in. No makeups are allowed for this class. No makeups are allowed for this class. Select specific class dates is available for purchase for this class ONLY. PREREQUISITES: Appropriate for all levels!

  • Tuesdays – March 7th – April 25th – 8 Classes – 8:30pm – 10:00PM – $220 M/$245 NM (Janelle) – Purchase Now!
7 Classes $190 M/$210 NM
6  Classes $170 M/$190 NM
5  Classes $140 M/$155 NM
4  Classes $116 M/$128 NM
3  Classes $90 M/$100 NM
2  Classes $64 M/$68 NM
drop-ins $35

Aerial Technique & Art Lab – In this class, we will introduce and break down the technique involved in a variety of aerial silk climbs, wraps, drops, and poses, and learn conditioning drills to build the strength and control necessary to perform these moves easily and efficiently. We will then explore the freedom of movement available in the skills we have mastered, experimenting with speed, shape, weight, focus, character, musicality, variations, and sequencing, to help bring out the inner artist in you. PREREQUISITES: Aerial art and technique lab is appropriate for those who have taken Intermediate 1 or 2, and/or those who have a clean hip key, a working vocabulary of aerial skills, and are comfortable inverting in the air.   Students who are new to Ascend Aerial Arts or who have not taken Aerial Silks Intermediate 1 or 2 MUST come observe one class, and demonstrate with an instructor to obtain permission before enrolling.  No makeups are allowed for this class. Select specific class dates is available for purchase for this class ONLY.

  • Wednesdays – March 1st – April 26th – 8:30pm – 10:00PM – 9 Classes $245 M/$275 NM (Connie) – Purchase Now!
8 Classes $220 M/ $245 NM
7 Classes $190 M/$210 NM
6 Classes $170 M/$190 NM
5  Classes $140 M/$155 NM
4  Classes $116 M/$128 NM
3  Classes $90 M/$100 NM
2  Classes $64 M/$68 NM
drop-ins $35

***Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds and make up classes.
IF you purchased the FULL session, makeups are allowed only if there is space available during the current session and is not guaranteed
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We require a minimum of 6 students to hold a class.

**IMPORTANT. Participants must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in aerial silk activities. Anyone with the following physical limitations should consult their doctor before participating in aerial silk specialty classes: Pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hands or wrist), heart disease, very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, osteoporosis / bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, hiatal hernia, disc herniation or acute, discogenic disease, recent stroke, artificial hips, radiculitis (inflammation of nerve root in spine), severe muscle spasms, botox injections (within 6 hours).

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  3. Having taken classes taught by Rachelle before, I’d highly recommend her for any level of aerial training.

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  8. Hi! Would absolutely love to sign up for a class, however I missed your spring session. Is there a way to get e-mail on when new classes come available? Please let me know when there will be a summer session for Aerial Silks: Form & Function. I’d love to get started!

  9. I’m taking classes with both Elizabeth and Rachelle. They are both great with beginners! They are patient and clear with instructions while making sure we build strength and proper technique. I highly recommend these classes!

  10. Hi! I’ve taken several aerial classes at other studios so I’m unsure of which level to sign up for. Is there an e-mail I can send my question to? Thanks!

  11. How could I arrange for a birthday party?