Youth Classes (4th- 12th grade)
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 meet weekly and are $135/month. Tuition renews monthly. 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. Make up classes must be used during the month the class was missed, or the month following the missed class. Makeup classes can only be used for same apparatus/level class or for an open studio.
Young Aerialists (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.
Teens and Tweens (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.
Silks/Sling-Students in this level focus on progressive choreography that may include dynamic movement. Students must be able to invert multiple times in the air on sling or silks, be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of fabric theory to safely engage in more complex moves including techniques to lock into fabric and to reverse engineer a move, and to begin to see transitions that connect moves. Students have endurance to stay engaged in choreography for three or more minutes that include multiple climbs and wraps. Technique and form are emphasized.
Dance Trapeze– Students in this level explore more dynamic movement in the air, develop greater spin tolerance, and learn to move with ease between bar and rope. This level focuses on progressive choreography. Students should have the endurance to stay in/around the bar and rope for three or more minutes, be able to complete multiple inversions as well as other balances, rolls, hangs, beats and drops. All these skills are used to explore more complex skills, transitions, and sequences as well as dynamic work. Technique and form are emphasized.
Lyra- Students at this level focus on progressive choreography that includes dynamic movement. Students should have the endurance to move through/around the hoop for three or more minutes, be able to complete multiple inversions as well as other balances, rolls, hangs, beats and drops. All these skills are used to explore more complex skills, transitions, and sequences as well as dynamic work. Technique and form are emphasized.
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.