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Challenge Aerial technique classes cancelled– more Open Studios added

Message from the owner, Rene Esler:

These are difficult times for all of us and I appreciate all the encouragement and support that you continue to show us as we navigate these rough waters. For those of you who don’t know, in addition to owning Challenge Aerial, I am also a public health professional who works full-time in the infectious disease space.

One of the many benefits of my job in public health is that I can access great minds who have committed their lives to improving community health. Challenge Aerial is an essential part of that community health equation. We provide the creative space for people to come together to discover the beauty and artistry of aerial arts while helping people to develop strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility, all of which are essential to living long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

The current health crisis requires physical separation instead of togetherness. At Challenge Aerial, we can safely space our students, but students congregate during classes and that puts some people at risk. We want to ensure that our students, their families, and our community are never at risk. To do this, beginning today, we are canceling all Technique Classes at least through the end of the month, and providing more Open Studios. Open Studios allow students to pursue their aerial passions while providing greater opportunities for social spacing by ensuring that fewer students warm-up, cool down, arrive or depart at the same time. I have posted the new “Open Studio Only” schedule here.  Also, please note that in addition to the safety protocols and behavior modifications that we communicated last week, there one additional change that will be made to your normal routine at the studio-

  • You will no longer sign-in when you arrive at open studio. Instead, the Challenge Aerial Open Studio Monitor will register your attendance. 

I hope this crisis ends quickly, and I will communicate with you all as often as I can as we work collectively to address this health crisis. Thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at with any questions.