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Young Aerialist Sling performance from our February 2022 teen/tween student showcase. Performers: Lucy Solberg, Adelaide Lee-Kong , Jesse Roberson, and Libby Zimmerman. Instructor: Olivia Egerstedt. New videos posted each week so check back often. Visit our gallery to view past shows including the full adult student January 2022 showcase.

Please review our COVID-19 Commitment before coming to the studio

Special Events at the Studio

  • Earth-to-Sky and Earth-to-Sky Junior Spring Showcases- Join us Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 pm for “the Big Steal”, an aerial performance by Earth to Sky Company, a peer-led teen aerial troupe, and then come back on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 pm for ‘Nocte en Museo’, an aerial performance by Earth to Sky Junior Company. Come support these rising talents.
  • Fight & Flight– an Atlanta Area Instructor Performance- Join us Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 pm for this special showcase featuring aerial instructors from across the city.
  • View our Performances page to see all upcoming events.

New specialty classes:

  • Parent Hoop Hotties- Hey parents, do you need some time to yourself while building strength and a community? This is the class for you! Led by a Certified Exercise Physiologist, it will focus on the specific challenges post-partum bodies face, this class uses lyras (steel hoops) and hula hoops to help you spin your stress away. All post-childbirth bodies and genders are welcome. Saturdays @11:15 am.
  • Teen Dance classes- kids ages 15+ are welcome to join any of our dance classes. What a great way to let your kid express their individuality and creativity. Try TechnoBallet (Wed. at 6:30 pm), Contemporary Dance (Wednesday at 7:45 pm), Latin Dance (Thursdays at 6:45 pm or Fridays at 7:45 pm).
  • Hula Hoop Flow- Build skills and learn to dance with hula hoops while developing your own flow. Suitable for all levels. Saturdays at 10:15 am.
  • Yoga- Join us for mat-based yoga on Thursdays at 5:30 pm or Fridays at 8:15 am. Great ways to wrap up or start off your workday.
  • Low-flow Lyra- Looking to express yourself a little closer to the ground, or use the ground to shape your artistry? We now have low-flow lyra classes on Monday nights. Beginners at 6:00 pm and Level 2 at 7:00 pm.

A Message from Rene Esler, Challenge Aerial Owner

Black Lives Matter is the civil and human rights movement of our time, because it addresses a fundamental inequality in our society: that Black lives are too often undervalued.

Challenge Aerial stands in solidarity with our family, friends, neighbors, and community who are voicing their despair, anger, and frustration with systems that not only fail to protect, but actively oppress and devalue Black lives.

We have searched for and embraced vulnerability and discomfort to make art. We must now also be courageous enough to peel away our own protective coatings, and accept the vulnerability and discomfort required to dismantle our structural, institutional, and personal biases. Only then can we create communities that celebrate and value every person equally.

Just when you think you’ve challenged your body and know your limitations, we will reach out to challenge your perspective. We are Challenge Aerial. Welcome to our beloved community.

Challenge Aerial provides aerial instruction to students of every skill level from beginner to advanced aerialist. We offer aerial silks classes, trapeze classes, lyra (hoop) classes, sling classes, aerial fitness classes and aerial yoga classes. Classes are designed for tweens, teens and adults.

Aerial arts are a blend of physical and creative exercise, cardiovascular and strength endurance, and flexibility, and are a challenge for even the most skilled athletes (which is why we all love it!). You don’t need a dance or gymnastics background, you don’t need to have abs of steel or totally cut arms, and you don’t need to be a contortionist, or even able to do a split. Whether you are a curious and striving beginner, or a highly skilled aerialist looking to hone your performance technique, Challenge Aerial is your home.

At Challenge Aerial, we work every day to help everyone find magic and joy in aerial arts. Challenge Aerial provides a safe, supportive and creative environment for the Atlanta community to learn, explore, share, and perform aerial arts.

Did you know that taking aerial makes you a better STEM student? Learn how.

Did you know

  • We are available for Private Lessons! Contact us to discuss your goals!
  • We love to hear from you! Can’t find a class that fits your needs? Click here to fill out our class interest form!
  • We love to host workshops for you to hone your skills or learn something new.  Visit back often to see what workshops are coming.