A woman performers a trick on a green aerial silk

Which Aerial Class Should I Take?

Find the Perfect Option to Get You Started

I’m interested in aerial silks, the circus art

I’m a Total Beginner

I’ve never tried silks in my life, are you sure I don’t need big arms and a six pack to get started?

If you’d like to try aerial silks (the circus class, not the yoga class) to see if they’re the right fit for you and you have little or no experience, try attending a Beginning Aerial Silks Drop In Class. They run continuously throughout the year and you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you.

What if I have no arm or upper body strength?

You’re not alone. That’s why we have a class just for people who want to get starts, but who are worried they won’t be strong enough. Noodle Arms (and Abs and Legs) has an extra focus on building up grip and arm strength so that you can get to hauling yourself up into the air with the greatest of ease.

It’s been a while since I did silks, OR I’ve only practiced on my own

If it’s been a while or you’re self-taught, it’s still a good idea to try at least one Beginning Aerial Silks Drop In class just to make sure your techniques are all solid.

If you’re ok hanging out with people who might be more advanced than you, you can try Mixed Level Aerial Silks, where the instructors do their best to accommodate all comers and you can experience a wider array of skills.

I’m a beginner but I’m ready to jump right in

If you’re ready to jump in with both feet, you can sign up for one of our beginning class series’s. First Time Fliers is specifically tailored to people with absolutely no experience, guaranteeing that you won’t find yourself in the situation of being the only one in the room who doesn’t know what the heck is happening.

I actually have a little experience. Is there something after beginning silks?

There is! If you’re comfortable with climbing and starting to want more challenging moves to practice, try Intermediate Aerial Silks. This class starts working on short sequences, poses demanding a little more strength and/or flexibility, and even some basic drops.

You can also try Mixed Level Aerial Silks, which is suitable for beginners up through advanced. It’ll give you a good idea of where you are in terms of your class level.

I’m interested in the aerial yoga classes

Ringstar is proud to be the only facility in Ann Arbor offering AIReal Yoga certified classes.

Unlike aerial silks circus classes, AIReal Yoga classes are, well, yoga. Their focus is on empowerment, relaxation, and mindfulness so you can relax before stretching out your hammock and enjoying savasana while floating in the air.

No experience? No problem. You don’t need any to start enjoying the benefits of this blissful practice.

Classes are offered in three-week groupings and cover a range of styles, including a strengthening Power class and a blissful Restorative class. See our schedule for the latest options.

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.