Note about class levels: We know y’all understand the importance of developing strength and proper technique. It is critical that children learn skills in a safe and structured class that meets their physical, social, and emotional needs. We design our kid classes to create a positive learning environment where children feel they belong, are celebrated for their unique skills and abilities, and are encouraged shelve self-doubt and recrimination and challenge themselves.
Any skill we teach can be modified to a level appropriate to the individual child. Skills are broken down to the appropriate level to allow each child to learn the skill at their appropriate pace and in the safest order to progress. Safety is our primary consideration in every class we teach.
Classes are $130/month. To cancel your monthly membership, you must notify us in writing (info@ChallengeAerialAtlanta.com) before your monthly pass renews. Make-up classes are available if you cancel your child’s reservation at least three hours in advance of class.
4th and 5th graders
Young Aerialist Level 1
For 4th and 5th graders who are new to aerial, who have done some aerial in summer camp(s) or birthday parties, or for students who have done aerial in the past, who have been away from aerial for a while and need a refresher, or for students who want to continue to build their strength while ensuring that they have complete mastery of foundational moves before moving into a new class. This class helps students understand the importance of investing time and effort to develop correct form and techniques.
Young Aerialists Level 2
For 4th and 5th grade students who have about a year of experience on their chosen apparatus and are ready to continue their aerial journey by focusing on increasing their skills and stamina.
6th- 12th graders
Teen/Tween Level 1
For students new(ish) to aerial in general or to the specific apparatus, and/or are working to build their strength and master foundational skills. This is the perfect class for students who are brand new to aerial, who have done some aerial in summer camp(s) but still need more exposure to foundational skills and principles, who have been away from aerial for a while and need a refresher, or for students who want to continue to build their strength while ensuring that they have complete mastery of foundational moves before moving into a new class. This class helps students understand the importance of investing time and effort to develop correct form and techniques.
Teen/Tween Level 2
This level of class is for returning aerial students or students joining us from another aerial program. Mastery of foundational skills are needed including
- Silks Prerequisite Skills: Able to climb to the top of the fabric, ability to create footlocks in the air, invert in the air, demonstrate knee hooks and wraps. Stamina to stay in the air in a brief choreographed routine for up to two minutes.
- Lyra/Trapeze Prerequisite Skills: Unassisted straddle mount and hip pullover. Comfortable with double knee hangs, and front balance. Stamina to stay in the air in choreographed routine for up to two minutes.
- Hammock Prerequisite Skills: Inverting from standing on the hammock, front and back balance, and mounting a high hammock unassisted.
Teen/Tween Level 3
For students that have mastered the basics of Level 2 and received guidance from an instructor that they should consider a move into a Level 3 class.
Advanced Teen (instuctor recommendations only)
For high school students that are ready for more advanced choreography on multiple apparatus. This class is a 90-minute class.
High School Only Level 1 class
For high schools students who are ready to learn aerial but want to be among their peers. This class is only open to high school students.
Want to practice what you learned in class?
- Open Studio is an instructor supervised free-from practice sessions where students can review and perfect the skills that they are learning in their aerial class. We stress the importance of practicing learned skills and not skills seen on social media or shared by peers. Open studio time is included in the teen technical classes. Depending on the class package, tweens and teens can access at least one open studio each week to practice what they learn.