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Classes

Descriptions and Schedule

Current Schedule

September 2022

Monday

  • 9:15 am, First Time Fliers
  • 10:30am, Beginning Aerial Silks
  • 5:45pm, Splits Flexibility
  • 5:45pm, Beginning Aerial Silks
  • 7:00pm, Intermediate Aerial Silks
  • 8:00pm, Open Gym

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am, Beginning Aerial Silks
  • 10:15am, Mixed Level Aerial Silks
  • 5:45pm, Noodle Arms Aerial Conditioning
  • 5:45pm, Lyra (Aerial Hoop)
  • 7:00pm, Ring of Steel

Wednesday

  • 9:00 am, Noodle Arms Aerial Conditioning
  • 10:15am, Beginning Aerial Silks
  • 5:45pm, Beginning Aerial Silks
  • 7:00pm, Self Defense

Thursday

  • 9:00 am, Beginning Aerial Silks
  • 10:15am, Mixed Level Aerial Silks
  • 4:30-5:30, Youth Aerial Silks
  • 5:45pm, Advanced Aerial Silks
  • 5:45pm, Lyra (Aerial Hoop)
  • 7:00pm, Ring of Steel

Friday

  • 5:45pm, Mixed Level Aerial Silks
  • 7:00pm, Open Gym

Saturday

  • 10:00am, Intermediate Aerial Silks
  • 11:15am, Beginning Aerial Silks

Sunday

  • 10:00am, Mixed Level Aerial Silks
  • 11:00am, Ring of Steel
  • 6:00pm, Open Gym

AIReal Yoga Teacher Training

Saturdays 1:00-8:00pm
Sundays 11:00am-6:00pm
9/17, 9/18
9/24, 9/25

 

Aerial (Circus) Skills

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Beginning Aerial Silks

Discover strength you never even knew you had, and soreness in muscles you never even knew existed. All you need is a bit of determination and a willingness to laugh along as you and your classmates discover the joy of something completely new. Beginning classes cover basic techniques including climbs, foot locks, knots, and poses. No previous experience (or ability to climb or do a pull up) necessary.

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Intermediate Aerial Silks

You’ve learned some poses, earned some bruises, and now you’re ready for more challenging material. Short sequences and more complicated poses and combinations are explored in this class, and there is greater emphasis on aesthetics and technique (read: point your toes and straighten your legs).

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Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Sometimes, one of the best learning tools is being able to see people at other levels practicing alongside you. And sometimes, the other class times just don’t fit your schedule. Mixed level silks is for aerialists at all stages of experience, whether you’ve already got a fine collection of burn marks on your hips, or you’ve never even touched one before. Instruction is tailored to each person individually, so you don’t have to worry about doing something too easy or too difficult.

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Advanced Aerial Silks

Explore choreography, drops, and maneuvers requiring greater strength, flexibility, and experience. Cirque Surya (sir•ka sir•ya), our in-house performance troupe, invites students from the advanced silks classes to perform at regional festivals and events when the opportunity arises.

Participants must be able to climb, invert without using their feet to claw their way over, and then hold the silk using one hand and one knee in order to qualify to take this class. Not sure which level you should be in? Email us to ask!

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Mixed Level Lyra

The lyra (aerial hoop) is all about striking beautiful, powerful poses with smooth transitions in between. Done well, you’d never know how uncomfortable it is to roll around on a big steel circle. In addition to picking up an amazing circus skill, lyra is a great way to challenge your fitness and increase your flexibility and endurance. No previous aerial experience is needed to attend this class.

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Noodle Arms Conditioning

You’ve always thought that aerial looks like fun, but you don’t have any arm or upper body strength, so hard pass.

The truth is that you don’t need those things to get started! The road to building that kind of strength is paved with lots of cool tricks that don’t require beefy arms or ripped pects.

Classes will be a combination of ground-based and low-height conditioning with some flexibility training as well. Just note that because this is all about building muscle and confidence in your arms, you won’t learn a lot of new tricks as you would in a regular silks class.

Youth Aerial Silks

Kids ages 8-13 get to learn all the same tricks the grownups do with the added comfort of being with their own peer group. Aerial silks is excellent for building strength, flexibility, spatial awareness, and body confidence. It’s also a great way to burn off extra energy leftover from the day!

There is no experience required, but students must be comfortable with following directions and pushing past what’s familiar to keep learning new material. The September-December 2022 session is 12 classes long.

Aerial (AIReal) Yoga

Two words: floating savasana. AIReal Yoga is a yoga class, not a circus class, and it takes traditional yoga forms and lifts them up into the air. Develop strong arms and legs, a rock solid core, and loose, flexible joints while practicing mindful breathing that helps to relax the mind and create a sense of ease and contentment.

No previous yoga, aerial silks, or other experience is necessary. Please dress so that when we turn upside down your shirt won’t flip up over your head.

Different class styles are offered throughout the year. See our schedule for current and upcoming offerings.

Flexibility Classes

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Online Flexibility Classes

Expert guidance and a consistent practice are the two not-so-magical keys that will allow you to unlock improved flexibility. These classes will focus on a variety of areas and stretch techniques, as well as touching on conditioning exercises so that your body can safely support its newfound bendiness.

No background in yoga, gymnastics, aerial, etc is required to join these classes, and modifications will be offered to make techniques easier or more challenging. New classes posted once a week.

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In Person: Splits Flexibility

Splits are probably one of the most recognizable feats of flexibility, and for a lot of us they’re also frustratingly elusive.

This ground-based class will alternate between working on front splits and straddle/middle splits with stretches and conditioning exercises designed to achieve results safely and efficiently.

Supplement this class with our online flexibility classes for best results! Anyone who is working toward developing a flat split is welcome to attend, aerialist or not.

Other Classes

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Open Gym

For most of us, practicing aerial silks at home isn’t possible, and dangling from trees is dangerous.

Ringstar is pleased to offer open gym times for practicing your favorite aerial and movement arts, with multiple apparatuses available for use.

No instruction is provided, so only practice things you can execute with confidence.

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Stage Combat

Stage combat and stunt classes are offered by the Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe. These classes require no prior experience and teach a wide range of techniques with a heavy emphasis on swordplay, hand to hand combat, and falling and rolling.

You can email them to request a free intro lesson. Registration for this class is not available via Ringstar.

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Self Defense

Self Defense classes are offered by Close Quarters Combat Academy, run by Taqqee Khabir. Unlike many martial arts, CQC Academy teaches techniques that are practical for use outside the confines of a dojo with a padded floor.

Email info@cqcacdemy.com for more information. Registration for this class is not available via Ringstar.

We need volunteers to help create the magic of the Haunted Drive Thru!
The studio will be closed 8/29-9/5.

The Haunted Drive Thru

Ring of Steel and Ringstar Studio present their third Haunted Drive Thru event! Costumed characters hand out candy and goodies while fire dancers, aerialists, and flow artists entrance and amaze. All spooky spectacles are family friendly! Everyone is welcome to attend, from the very young to the young at heart. Remember to bring your candy buckets!

One timed entry ticket is required per vehicle. Time slots are limited– reserve your space now!

The Haunted Drive Thru

Ring of Steel and Ringstar Studio present their third Haunted Drive Thru event! Costumed characters hand out candy and goodies while fire dancers, aerialists, and flow artists entrance and amaze. All spooky spectacles are family friendly! Everyone is welcome to attend, from the very young to the young at heart. Remember to bring your candy buckets!

One timed entry ticket is required per vehicle. Time slots are limited– reserve your space now!

We Now Have Morning Classes!

Start your day by feeling awesome about yourself. Take a look at our new morning lineup:

Monday
9:15- First Time Fliers
10:30- Beginning Aerial Silks

Tuesday
9:00- Beginning Aerial Silks
10:15- Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Wednesday
9:00- Noodle Arms
10:15- Beginning Aerial Silks

Thursday
9:00- Beginning Aerial Silks
10:15- Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Registration opens 3 weeks in advance, but class sizes are small- secure your spot by signing up now!

Youth Aerial Silks

A 12-class series in aerial silks for kids ages 8-13

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, September 15 - December 15 (See registration for exact dates)

For budding aerialists who are too young for our regular adult classes, we now have a series class just for you! Kids and early teens are invited to learn the amazing art of aerial silks including foundational concepts, conditioning exercises, and mind-blowing tricks. No experience necessary. Tuition: $185. Click here to sign up!

First Time Fliers

A 6-week aerial silks class series for absolute beginners

Mondays September 12 - October 24 (No Class 10/3)

Learn the foundational skills of aerial silks and build your strength and flexibility alongside a supportive group of students who are all starting out at level zero. Perfect for anyone who's ever worried about having to "go up against" more advanced students. Tuition: $125. Click here to sign up!

AIReal Yoga Teacher Training

Saturdays 1-8pm, Sundays 11-6pm

September 17 & 18, 24 & 25
October 8 & 9, 15 & 16

This 50 hour program grants a certification to teach AIReal Yoga, with immediate teaching opportunities available and no non-compete clause. Being a certified yoga teacher is recommended, but not required. Learn more about details, registration, and payment plans here.