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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 at the end of June!

Check out our class schedule or message us to learn more! 

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), straps, and hammock. 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

Starting in the fall of 2021, we will now be offering introductory acrobatics classes for both kids and adults! These classes are a fun-filled way to explore body movement through rolls, walkovers, handstands, 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!

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Yoga

Our yoga classes offer a mix of breath work, vinyasa, and yin style yoga, helping the body to open up to some amazing shifts in mobility, strength, and flexibility. These classes will help with so much more than just recovery and joint mobility- your practice will be healing to the mind, body, and soul.

 

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

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Circus Arts

We are thrilled to now be offering introductory circus arts classes, in which students will be able to explore everything from aerial to acrobatics to juggling! Welcome to the circus!

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

Next session begins the 30th of June

This 8-week session will focus on the basic skills and techniques for both horizontal and vertical aerial apparatuses such as hoop and silks. This class will set you up with a strong foundation to continue to grow and improve as an aerialist. After taking this introductory class you will be able to sign up for any of our other offered aerial classes!

8 week session - Cost: $200

No experience necessary. Open to ages 14 and up! 

Youth Intro to Aerial

Next session begins the 28th of June

This 8-week session will focus on the basic skills and techniques for both horizontal and vertical aerial apparatuses such as hoop and silks. 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: $200

No experience necessary. Open to ages 8-13! 

Intro to Hand Balancing

Next session TBD

In this 8-week session, we will build on that foundational handstand you now have! We will start to explore how to transition into different and fun shapes will maintaining balance. We will also work on fluid movements with the lower body while keeping a strong upper body stack.

8 week session - Cost: $240

Open to all students ages 12 and up! 

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

Open to experienced aerialists ages 14 and up!

Straps Conditioning

Mondays 6:30 to 7:30, starting 3/21

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. 

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

Beginner Silks

NEXT SESSION STARTING... TBD

Do you find yourself enjoying the beauty and grace of silks? This 8-week session is for those that have completed the intro to aerial course and find themselves wanting to dive deeper into silks! Over 8 weeks you will have a chance to further explore this apparatus, and be introduced to some more skills and sequences specific to silks!

8 week session - Cost: $240

Open to all students that have completed the intro to aerial course. 

Intro to Aerial Hoop

NEXT SESSION STARTING... 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!

Aerial Conditioning

NEXT SESSION STARTING... TBD

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! 

Open to all students! 

Open Gym

Message us to schedule

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.

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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