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Aerial Silks Try It Out Introductory Class
Try It Out classes can be scheduled for groups of 4-6 by appointment with Mackenzie
$15 per person, Ages 16 and up, maximum of six participants.
Are you really interested in aerial arts but not sure if it's the right adventure for you? Come to a Try It Out class and find out! This one-time, no-obligation class will cover basic climbs, footlocks, some badass picture-worthy poses, and fun flying that almost anyone can do.
Try It Out class can be scheduled at your convenience with your friends, or as part of a celebration or party - great for birthdays, showers, bachelor(ette)s, or just because! (Note: No alcohol is permitted at Madison Circus Space, and any consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances will prohibit participation in any class/activity except watching and being jealous.)
Try It Out classes are also available for dancers, polers, climbers, gymnasts, people with mobility restrictions, or other groups with non-average physical needs - the skills offered can be custom-tailored to any group!
Beginner Aerial Silks Class Series
No new beginner classes are starting in the March/April session. Please check in with us about individual or small-group private lessons or to be placed on a waitlist for future class sessions.
Have you been curious about aerial silks but large group classes don’t meet your needs? Small-group classes move at the students’ pace, offer much more individualized instruction, and are tailored just for you! Sign-up for this small-group beginner series and experience this fun, challenging, and addictive art for yourself!
This class series will build your agility and confidence in foundation moves, focus on proper technique, alignment, muscle engagement, and of course grace! Limited to a maximum of six students per lesson, these classes focus on your strengths and artistry with customized lessons and direction.
Age Limitations: Students must be 16 or older.
$125 per person for six-week series. $75 is due upon registration to hold your place, and the balance is due at or before the first class.
Beginner Aerial Silks Private Lessons or Small Group Classes
Please fill out the registration form for lesson availablity if you are interested in starting private lessons or a small-group class.
Private and Small Group Classes with Mackenzie
Have you been curious about aerial silks but large group classes don’t meet your schedule, fill up too fast, or don't move at the right pace? You can still get the silks experience on your own time, with careful instructor supervision, and tailored to your needs! Gather one or two friends and come for an introductory class or sign up for your own series and experience this fun, challenging, and addictive art for yourself!
Both individual lessons and class series assess your current skill level, work to build your agility and confidence in foundation moves, and focus on proper alignment, muscle engagement, and of course grace! Limited to six students per lesson, these classes move at YOUR pace, and focus on your strengths and artistry with customized lessons and direction.
2018 Class Rates
Age Limitations: Students must be 16 or older.
Individual Lessons: $45 per hour lesson for a single student, $30 per person for two students, $25 per person for three or more students
Six-class series (scheduled same day/time each week, payment in advance): $225 for single student, $150 per person for two students, $125 per person for three or more students
Private Lesson Punch Card: $240 paid in advance for six classes, scheduled one at a time based on student's schedule. Expires 6 months from purchase.
Availability: Swing State has limited availability for new private lesson students, on weekday mornings before 9:30, Monday and Friday evenings after 7pm, and Sundays between at 9 am or 3 pm.
Continuing Beginner/Intermediate Aerial Silks Class Series
The March 7 - April 29, 2018 session has some availability for Beginner 2 level students on Sundays at 12 and 1 pm and Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Beginner 3/4 mixed class meets on Sundays at 2 pm and may accommodate 1 or 2 additional students. Advanced Beginner/Intermediates meets at 8:30 pm on Wednesdays but requires a meeting or video to assess skill level if you are not a prior Swing State Student. Please email or fill out the registration form if you are interested. New students must submit a class deposit to reserve their space.
If you have completed introductory classes elsewhere but are looking for a different schedule, smaller class, or detailed coaching in fundamental technique, we have sometimes spots available in continuing beginner and intermediate classes.
Building on techniques learned in introductory classes, this series develops strength and precision in foundation skills while introducing new vocabulary, increasing stamina, and working at greater heights.
Beginner 2 Prerequistes: Knowledge of French and Russian climbs, ability to perform a footlock from the ground consistently, and a footlock from a climb on 50% of tries.
Beginner 3 Prerequisites: Beginner 2 prerequistes, plus the ability to enter and balance in a hip key from a russian climb, consistent footlocks from a climb, knowledge of eggbeater/dancer wrap footlocks, ability to cleanly invert between the silks from the ground without a knot.
Beginner 4 Prerequisites: All of the above, plus an ability to invert with an uneven grip/silks to one side from the floor and execute a catcher's hang..
Advanced Beginner Prerequisites: All of the above, plus an ability to invert from a climb between the silks and enter and hang in a double crochet, and consistently lift hips over crochet or knee hooks to thigh wraps.
Intermediate Prerequisites: All of the above, plus an ability to hold a bent-arm hang for 10 seconds, ability to invert cleanly in uneven grip from a climb, ability to execute crossback straddle consistently, consistent footlocks of both types, ability to improv or create short choreographed sequences, and demonstration of memorized skills and theory. Swing State has a checklist for advancing to intermediate level - please inquire if you would like more information.
(Current students do not need to re-register. If you are a new student with prior silks instruction, please fill out the registration form.)
Coming soon! Dance Trapeze Private/Small Group Classes
Swing State is excited to have a new teacher, Isis, joining us soon! Isis specializes in low-flying dance trapeze, and will be offering classes some time around the new year! Please message us for information!
Coming soon! Family Circus Playdates
Swing State is thrilled to have another new instructor joining us soon! Luella is currently focusing on circus for children and families and will be offering family playdates sometime this spring. Please message us for information!