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.
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).
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.
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!
Intro to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information. Registration for this class is not available via Ringstar.
Splits Flexibility, 5:45pm
Beginning Aerial Silks, 5:45pm
Intermediate Aerial Silks, 7pm
Open Gym (Aerial Only), 8pm
Noodle Arms Aerial Conditioning, 5:45pm
Stage Combat, 7-10pm
Beginning Aerial Silks, 5:45pm
Self Defense, 7pm
Lyra (Aerial Hoop), 5:45pm
Advanced Aerial Silks, 5:45pm
Stage Combat, 7-10pm
Mixed Level Aerial Silks, 5:45pm
Open Gym, 7-9pm
Beginning Aerial Silks, 10am
Noodle Arms Aerial Conditioning, 11:15am
Mixed Level Aerial Silks, 10am
Stage Combat, 11am
Open Gym, 6pm
Saturday 6/18 @ 3pm
Sunday 6/26 @ 4pm
Our schedule varies frequently in the summer months- check the Zen Planner site and our calendar for the most up-to-date version!