Classes, Workshops, Conditioning 

Weekly Classes
Conditioning, Practice & Jams
 
Workshops

Aerials are a combination of circus and acrobatic dance that provide an exciting and challenging approach to fitness training and creative expression for all ages and levels of fitness. Join us to tone, tighten and recruit every muscle in your body. All of our coaches are certified instructors and professional performers motivated to share their passion and help participants meet their goals.

 

We offer classes, private lessons and practice times on aerial fabric (silks), aerial hoop (lyra/cerceaux), rope (corde lisse), static trapeze and aerial sling (hammock) with over 30 feet of height at Laws of Motion. Learn to fly in a safe and welcoming environment specifically chosen to inspire athletes from all levels of fitness, ages 6+.

 

Worshops

STAGE FIGHTING SEMINAR

Come learn the fundamentals of stage fighting! We'll start by covering the need-to-knows, then dive into fun sequences, and end with putting it all together.

Don't forget an amazing costume to show off your new skills in!

When: Sat, Nov 9, 12:30-2:30 pm

Cost: $20 (taxes included).

Ages 18+. 

AERIAL HOOP WORKSHOPS with LEEANN BALL

All About Armpits

Get your armpits ready for this one!! This workshop will breakdown all things armpits on the Aerial Hoop. Learn different shapes, drops, rolls and spins and fun combinations in this special 90 minute All About Armpits Intensive. Lots of layers are recommended (long sleeves, hoodless sweaters, back warmers, arm sleeves etc.)

 

Price: $50 per person

Max: 10 people

Duration: 90 Minutes

Pre-Requisit: 13+. Can invert/mount and dismount the hoop effortlessly

 

Spin 

This workshop dives into spinning on and with the Aerial Hoop. Students will work on different ways of creating and sustaining spin while on the Aerial Hoop. We will focus on: Power, Momentum, Speed, Control & Technique while finding Ease and Artistry within the spin.

 

Price: $50 per person

Max: 10 People

Duration: 90 Minutes

Pre-Requisit: 13+. Open to all levels of students who do Aerial Hoop, although this should not be someone’s first few classes.

 

Creative Exploration:

This 2 hour Specialty Workshop is all about finding and using our innate creativity to help develop and sequence a piece together. We will explore and play with many ideas to help reach outside of our own box such as:

• How we can use and go against our natural rhythm to help feed each movement and propel each movement forward.

• What resonates in our body when we move and where we feel it, to use as a tool to help connect to a story or theme and express it.

• Listening to impulses and letting that be the driving force at the forefront of creation.

• The use of breath and its importance in staying true and in the moment.

• Storytelling tools We will look at creative sequencing using tricks and transitions and approaching them with new lenses & angles that will allow creativity and expression to come through. Many physical and creative exercises will be offered throughout the workshop.

 

Duration: 2 Hours & 15 Minutes

Max: 12 people

Price: $60 per person

Pre- requisites: 13+. Can be for people newer to hoop, intermediate or advanced BUT must feel comfortable inverting and playing with shapes on a hoop.

Class Descriptions

Kids & Teen Mixed Aerials 
In these classes we explore lyra (aerial hoop), silks (fabric), hammock and static trapeze. This is an excellent class for all levels who are interested in all aspects of aerial circus arts. Our ratio for kids (9-12 yrs) is 1:6 to ensure everyone receives quality instruction. For kids 6-8 yrs we only offer a low ratio, 1:4, class to ensure safety and proper instruction for our young flyers.  
We offer an automatically applied family discount of 10% when you sign up two or more people from the same household at the same time for a full session. 
Petit Cirque
Similar to the setup of our summer came, in this class children have fun while learning various circus disciplines and techniques. Focus is on circus style aerials but we will provide overall skill development in aerials (trapeze, fabric, hoop), basic acrobatics (pyramids, cartwheels, bear rolls), balancing (rola bola) and manipulation (juggling and ribbon). We may also explore additional circus disciplines. Instructors adapt the course content according to the skill level, from beginner to intermediate. No prerequisite required. 
Showtime Shenanigans

This class is for those interested in complementing their aerials practice with some performance exercises that can help generate ideas come showtime. We will learn some floor work, create partner and group lifts and sequences, and play some creative games on apparatus to help you in the development of your unique performance style. Some aerial experience is required. Email for registration, audition required. 

Introduction to Aerials 
An introduction to aerials for beginners and strongly recommended prior to our other classes. Get a sample of what to expect in Aerial Fabric (silks), Static Trapeze and Aerial Hoop (Lyra) classes - see which style of flying is best for you. An excellent way to try out a new piece of equipment and diversify your aerial circus skills set. No experience is required. Ages 13 +. 
Adult Aerial Fabric (Silks) 
Start with fundamental techniques in Fabric Level 100 and work towards more advanced movements and sequencing in Level 200 and 300. Ages 18+. Introduction to Aerials is a prerequisite. Description of Fabric class levels HERE
Static Trapeze
Static trapeze is a non-swinging trapeze bar. In this multi-level class you will learn moves on and under the bar and in the ropes. Trapeze is a great circus art to begin with, this apparatus helps build the core strength, agility and spatial awareness you need to learn other circus arts. If you’ve never done circus before, you’ll love this class. You can build skills quickly, and see rewarding results fast. No aerial experience required. Ages 18 +.

Aerial Hoop (Cerceaux/Lyra) 

Build shapes in the air, turning them inside out and upside down in poses that will build strength and flexibility. Beginners will focus on proper body position, basic positions and basic balances. More advanced students will learn more difficult skills and artistry. Ages 18+

Aerial Bootcamp
Join us for intense strength training that incorporates aerial apparatuses to target muscles in ways you never imagined possible. No aerial experience required. Wednesdays, 9:15-10 pm. Ages 13+.
Cost: $10 drop-in (cash only).
Bend & Stretch
Compliment your flying and flipping with increased flexibility. In this class you will work toward touching your toes - possibly to your head - and maybe backwards! We will focus on active stretching of the legs, hips, shoulders and back to help you fly and flip safely and achieve your best. Mondays, 8:45-9:30 pm. Ages 13+. Cost: $10 drop-in (cash only).
Tune Up

Whether you've been looking for something to compliment a rigorous movement practice, a better way to pass some time, or to start a new self-care routine, Tune Up is open to all and designed to meet you wherever you're at. This class combines self-massage on therapy balls, functional movement, and relaxation to help you feel and move better from head to toe in your body. No experience required! Tuesdays 8:45-9:45pm and Saturdays 1-2pm Cost: $15 drop-in (cash only)

Aerial Creation (Practice)
Looking to perfect that move you learned in class? Need act creation time? Enjoy 2 hours of practice time Mondays, 8:30-10:30pm, Thurs 7:30-9:30pm. Ages 13+. Cost: $10, drop-in (cash only) 
Circus Jam
Bring your circus toys and try out some of ours. We have lots of space for hooping, spinning (no fire), juggling, flipping, acroyoga and our favorite - flying. All ages welcome, under 12 accompanied by an adult. Cost: $10, drop-in (cash only).  
 

Calendar

 

Summer Circus Camp

Duration

Date: Aug 27-31, 2018

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM

 

Location 

1580 Michael Street, Ottawa, ON

 

Description

Run away and join the circus for a week with high flying Aerial Arts (silks, static trapeze, aerial hammock and aerial hoop), bouncy Trampolines, urban Gymnastics (parkour), hyper spin Poi, groovy Hula Hooping and more!

The camp includes a "build-your-own" hula hoop and sock poi to keep. The week will end with a special showcase of skills on the last afternoon of camp. Whether a cheerleader, urban gymnast, trampolinist, diver, skier/snowboarder, figure skater, break dancer, acrobatist, the next karate kid, or just looking for a fun summer experience, our camp will spin, jump, tumble and soar you through summer vacation. 

Age Group

This unique camp is geared towards youth aged 8-15 yrs, and welcomes all fitness levels and abilities. 

What to wear/pack

Close fitting clothing that allows for upside down play. A cold lunch (no fridge or microwave available), water bottle, sunscreen and a hat (we'll head outside for lunch). 

Instructors/Supervision

Aerial Antics is please to have teamed up with the coaches from Laws of Motion to offer this amazing camp. At Aerial Antics all of our coaches are certified instructors and professional performers with years of experience. Coaches from Laws of Motion are at least NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) level 2 certified, meaning that, unlike most gym clubs, they can teach higher level skills in a recreational program. ​

Price

Camp Cost: $300 + tax

Before Care: Included, 8-9 AM

After Care: Included, 4-5 PM

**Sibling discount of 15% for camp registration is applied during registration.  

Camps

Superhero Training Camp

Duration

​Date: TBD

Location 

1580 Michael Street, Ottawa, ON

Description

Superhero Training is our multi-skill day camp with a superhero twist! Participants gain superhero skills by learning PARKOUR, TRAMPOLINE, TUMBLING and AERIALS using a variety of equipment set up to train and test their heroism. Each participant will have the opportunity to test their courage at the end of the day in our superhero obstacle course. This exciting and imagination packed day of camp will leave them well balanced in their superhero skill set, and kick-start their passion for movement sports.

Age Group

These unique day camps are geared towards youth aged 8-12 yrs, and welcomes all fitness levels and abilities. 

 

What to wear/pack

Close fitting clothing that allows for upside down play. A cold lunch (no fridge or microwave available), water bottle, sunscreen and a hat (we'll head outside for lunch). 

 

Instructors/Supervision

Aerial Antics are all professional coaches/performers with several years of coaching and performance experience. Coaches from Laws of Motion are at least NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) level 2 certified, meaning that, unlike most gym clubs, they can teach higher level skills in a recreational program.  

Price

Camp Cost: $60 + tax

Before Care: Included

After Care: Included

**Sibling discount of 10% for camp registration,

please contact us. 

Resource Person: aerialantics@outlook.com

Dynamic Movement Camp

Duration

Date: TBD

Location 

1580 Michael Street, Ottawa, ON

Description

Develop your professional skills as a high flying Aerialist (silks, static trapeze, aerial hammock and aerial hoop) and gravity defying Gymnast (fast track, trampoline, parkour)! We've teamed up with the experts from Laws of Motion to offer these day camps - all fitness levels and abilities welcome. Whether you’re an existing student looking to keep up your skills or brand new to trampoline, tumbling and aerial arts these day camps are for you! 

What to wear/pack

Close fitting clothing that allows for upside down play. A cold lunch (no fridge or microwave available), water bottle, sunscreen and a hat (we'll head outside for lunch). 

 

Instructors/Supervision

Aerial Antics are all professional coaches/performers with several years of coaching and performance experience. Coaches from Laws of Motion are at least NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) level 2 certified, meaning that, unlike most gym clubs, they can teach higher level skills in a recreational program.  

Price

Camp Cost: $60 + tax

Before Care: Included

After Care: Included

**Sibling discount of 10% for camp registration,

please contact us. 

 
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AERIAL CIRCUS ARTS OTTAWA

       Aerial Antics 2019  @ 2215 Gladwin Crescent, Unit 130, Ottawa ON

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