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Big Changes!
Goodbye first Madison Circus Space! You have served us so well!

Goodbye first Madison Circus Space! You have served us so well!

Swing State Aerial is making some big changes this year! In addition to bringing on two new teachers and Stephanie starting to teach as well, saying a fond goodbye to Karen as she focuses on other elements of circus work (aerialists with prior training can still take cloud swing lessons from her!), we are also going to be moving around a lot in the coming year. 

As many of our students and followers are aware, Madison Circus Space, our class location and home base, is a part of the big redevelopment project on the 2100 Winnebago Block. MCS is rebuilding in a slightly different location, along with CoHo Madison's cooperative housing and arts space. We are so excited for a bigger, custom-built MCS!! If you are excited too, please help out the MCS Capital Campaign with a donation or pledge (there's a big matching campaign on as well - right now you double your dollars!)

In the meantime, as the current buildings come down over the summer, we will be relocating in a number of ways. Firstly, MCS will have a temporary space (still to be finalized, but likely a location not far away just off Milwaukee Street), Swing State is looking for other spaces that can host us, and we are planning on a purchase of a portable aerial rig for outdoor classes and practice time. 

Mackenzie is also attending an aerial retreat with Paper Doll Militia in May, which will put silks classes on hold for a few weeks!

Swing State Aerial will have very limited room for beginning or new students until late May or June this year, but look for new sessions from us this summer when we've gotten settled in new places and new routines!  In the meantime, please contact us if you'd like to be on a waitlist for a first chance at spots in classes that open up this summer. 

Happy flying, and have an excellent spring!

It's that time of year!
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The holidays are upon us again! We at Swing State firmly believe in the idea of gifting experiences to your loved ones - things they will carry with them much longer than any stuff you could buy! 

New silks series are starting right after the new year, and we are happy to help you make a gift of classes. In addition to registering your favorite person, we can create gift certificates and help you get a water bottle, sweatshirt or tank top on our Spreadshirt Shop, so your gift is as fun to open as it is to use.  

If your favorite person is already a Swing State Student, we can create a gift certificate for class or practice credit, or help you figure out what at-home equipment or goodies might be great for your student, as well! 

As always, we do not recommend purchasing silks or trying to rig in your home for a student who is below intermediate level, or if you haven't consulted a rigger and/or engineer to make sure you can rig safely. For more information, take a look at our Gifting Dos and Don'ts

Don't forget that classes are also a great way to fulfill many New Year's resolutions! They do fill up fast, so if you're going to resolve to get fit or get a sweet new hobby or join a new community this year, sign up now! 

Thank you for all your support this year, and have a happy holiday season! 

Try It Out and New Beginners Silks Series Start in May

Have you been lurking on this blog, and lots of aerial blogs, and instagram, and youtube, thinking to yourself "oh I wish I could do that..." but not sure if you REALLY can? Come to a Try It Out class!  

These classes are a fun, one-time class that let you get a taste of what an aerial silks beginner practice is like with no obligation. If you decide it's not right for you, you'll still have some great pictures and fond memories!   The next open-registration Try It Out class is Sunday, May 7 from 1-2 pm. Try It Out class also can be scheduled with your friends at your convenience, and they make a great birthday, shower, or party* outing! 

If you come to a Try It Out and love it, or already know this is the art-cercise for you, a new Beginner Silks Class Series begins on Sunday, May 21 at 1 pm.  Email us or submit the registration form on our class page to sign up! 

*No alcohol is allowed on the premises, and anyone who has consumed alcohol or other substances will be prohibited from participating in any class activities except watching and being jealous. 


New student Karen shows her excitement about her first masthead pose in her first class