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Aerial Silks/Sling Try It Out Sampler Class
Try It Out classes can be scheduled for groups of 4-6 by appointment with Mackenzie and/or Stephanie Try it out classes are not available between April 15 and May 31, 2018
$15 per person, Ages 16 and up, maximum of six participants with one instructor.
$25 per person, Ages 16 and up, maximum of nine participants with two instructors.
Are you really interested in aerial arts but not sure if it's the right adventure for you? Schedule a Try It Out class with your friends and find out! This one-time, no-obligation class in either silks or sling will cover basic skills and 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 1/Introductory Aerial Silks Class Series
Beginner 1 Session for late spring is May 20 - June 24, 2018, on Sundays at 12 pm. Register by completing the form at the end of this page.
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 two silks per lesson, these classes focus on your individual needs, 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
We have some availability for new private lesson students beginning on May 20. Inquire by completing the form at the end of this page.
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 two silks per lesson, these classes focus on your individual needs, 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: New private silks lessons will not be available between April 15 and June 1, 2018. Please message us for summer availability.
Continuing Beginner/Intermediate Aerial Silks Classes
The May 20 - June 27 session has some availability for Beginner 3 -5 level students on Sundays at 1 and 2 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. 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 sometimes have 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.
Beginner 5 Prerequisites: All of the above, while still developing ability to invert consistently between the silks from a climb.
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 repeatedly 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
One of our new teachers, Isis, specializes in low-flying dance trapeze, and will be offering classes some time this summer! Please message us for information!
Coming soon! Family Circus Playdates
Swing State is thrilled to have another new instructor joining us! Luella is currently focusing on circus for children and families and will be offering family playdates sometime this spring/summer. Please message us for information!