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Our Classes

At Ethereal Arts Northwest, we offer a variety of aerial and circus arts instruction. From beginner classes to advanced training and private sessions, we want everyone to experience the joy of running away with the circus! 

New introductory classes start mid June 2024! 

Registration now open!

Class Offerings
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Aerial Arts

We offer classes in a variety of vertical and horizontal aerial apparatuses, including: silks, rope (corde lisse), hoop (lyra), and straps. Classes range from beginner to advanced for both youth and adults. For those who are interested, we offer performance opportunities!

See our class list below for a description of all available classes!

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Hand Balancing

We are excited to offer both introductory handstand courses, as well as courses focusing on more advanced and dynamic hand balancing postures and sequences. This can be a great complement to an aerial practice. 

See our class list below for a description of all available classes!

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Acrobatics

We offer introductory acrobatics classes, workshops, and private lessons for both kids and adults! These classes are a fun-filled way to explore body movement through rolls, walkovers, handstands, partners acrobatics, and more!

See our class list below for a description of all available classes!

Gym Workout

Conditioning

In addition to training aerial and circus arts skills, it's important to keep the body strong and balanced. That's where our conditioning classes come into play. Focusing mostly on body weight exercises, these classes are a great way to strengthen, lengthen, and tone. 

See our class list below for a description of all available classes!

Want individualized training?

We also offer semi-private and private aerial training sessions. Ask your teacher or or send us a message to learn more!

Class List & Descriptions

Adult Intro to Aerial Silks 

Next session begins 

Sat. 6/15 3:30-4:30pm or 

Sun 6/16 2:30-3:30pm

Register here.

This 8-week session will focus on the basic skills and techniques for aerial silks. This class will set you up with a strong foundation to continue to begin your journey as an aerialist. After taking our introductory series you will be able to sign up for any of our other offered aerial classes!

8 week session - Cost: $240 total

No experience necessary. Open to ages 14 and up! 

Youth Intro to Aerial  Silks  

Next session begins Tues. 6/11 6:30-7:30pm or 

Sun. 6/16 1-2pm 

Register here. 

This 8-week session will focus on the basic skills and techniques for aerial silks, providing a foundation for their aerial journey. This class will allow kids to increase their strength and flexibility, improve their body awareness and motor skills, and give them a taste of what it’s like to run away with the circus! 

8 week session - Cost: $240 total

No experience necessary. Open to ages 8-13! 

Intro to Dance Trapeze (for aerialists)

Next session begins

Tues 6/11 6:30-8pm

Register here.

In this series, we will utilize our previous aerial experience to skip ahead to some more challenging poses while learning the fundamental skills. Each week will focus on a new sequence that explores pathways under, on and above the bar, and will include some wrapping in the ropes. 

8 week session - Cost: $320 total

Previous aerial experience required.

Open Level Handstands 

Next session begins

Thurs 7/11 6-7:30pm

 

Register here. 

This 8 week handstands series is open to all, whether you've never been on your hands or you're finding balance. We will dive into handstand technique, proper alignment, strength conditioning, and work towards building confidence and comfort upside down! Discover the joy of hand balancing! 

 

8 week session - Cost: $320 total

No experience required. Open to ages 14+! 

Intro to Hammock (for Aerialists) 

Next session

TBD

In this series, we will explore unique and varied ways to get into and out of shapes that find us magically set up for the next sequence. We will explore movement below, in, standing, and above the hammock to get a sense of the range of this apparatus. By the end, you will have different entrances, combos, and transitions to work with all while focusing on finding what feels great in your body and style.

 

8 week session - Cost: $200 total

Previous aerial experience required. Open to ages 14+! 

Intro to Aerial Hoop (for Aerialists)

Next session 

TBD

Designed for students with previous aerial experience of at least one year (or approval), Intro To Hoop for Aerialists focuses on using existing strength and body awareness to develop a more advanced Hoop vocabulary. We will review basic techniques as needed in support of linking skills with phrases, transitions, and spins. Concepts will include inversions while spinning, pull-ups/pull-overs, straight arm straddles, splits, and beats. Comfort to explore all areas of the Hoop is required, including span set/top, sides, & under bar.

8 week session - Cost: $280 total

Open to experienced aerialists ages 14 and up!

Flexibility

Drop in class

Thursdays 4:30-6

Schedule

In this drop-in class students will learn active flexibility techniques and exercises to safely increase flexibility, working towards front and middle splits, forward and back bending. We will work on building strength and mobility. Students will work towards their individual goals whether that be chest stands or touching your toes.

Drop in class - Cost: $35/class

No experience required!

Straps Conditioning

Drop in class on

Mondays 6:30-7:30

Schedule

Straps is an apparatus that Katie believes every aerialist should be training on! It covers basic strengthening drills and improves your shoulder strength and active flexibility significantly! You do not need straps-specific experience to participate in this class. 

Drop in class - Cost: $25/class

Open to students who have completed an Intro to Aerial course and a Beginner's Aerial course (in any apparatus). 

Vertical Conditioning

Schedule TBA 

Contact us if you are interested in Vertical Conditioning 

This class specifically focuses on those strength skills that are oh so helpful to you as an aerialist! Does 60 min of pure conditioning sound fun to you?! I’m going to guess not, but we will make it fun and the improvements you will make in your aerial ability make this class so worth it! 

Drop in class - Cost: $25/class

Open to students who have completed an Intro to Aerial course and a Beginner's Aerial course (in any apparatus). 

Intro to Aerial Hoop

NEXT SESSION  TBD

Designed for students with minimal or no aerial experience, Intro to Hoop provides the perfect combination of strength building and creative exploration. In this 8 week course, we will create a foundation of Hoop vocabulary and body awareness that foster confidence and support ongoing growth. Concepts will include inversions, pull-ups/pull-overs, mermaid, amazon, man-in-the-moon, and much more! 

8 week session - Cost: $280

No experience necessary. Open to ages 14 and up!

Open Gym

Open gym time is available as a drop-in class for students that have been approved by their instructor! You are welcome to train at anytime there is an available point.

Cost: $12/hour

Want to get started? Book a class now!

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3201 Jahn Ave NW
Suite 104
Gig Harbor, WA  98335

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