Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our studio? Want to know what it takes to get started? Check out the information below for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. 

Frequently asked questions

Do you need an athletic background to start classes at your studio?

You do not need any particular athletic background or experience in order to learn aerial or other circus arts! Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and our classes are modified based on each student's unique abilities. If you are a beginner, we recommend you try our 8 week Introductory sessions.

I'm new to aerial/acrobatics/circus. What should I wear to class?

Please arrive to class in relatively close-fitting athletic wear to prevent your clothing from getting caught or snagged on the aerial apparatus. We recommend wearing long pants and a shirt that is tight-fitting to the body or that can be tucked into the pants. Clothes should not have zippers or buttons. In addition, we recommend leaving larger jewelry items at home (large rings, bracelets, dangling earrings, etc) as these can easily get caught as well.

I'm new to the studio. What can I expect in my first class?

Please arrive to class on time in order to have adequate time for warm-up and stretching. We also recommend bringing water to class with you.
Your first class will introduce you to basic terminology, skills, body mechanics, and more! You will have the chance to practice your new skills in a small group setting and, yes, if you're taking an aerial class, you will get up in the air on your first day!

What if I want to get in front of a crowd and perform? Are there performing opportunities?

Yes! Ethereal Arts students have the opportunity to work on individual performance pieces for the annual student showcase that occurs each fall. (In 2020, the pieces were pre-recorded and the showcase was presented virtually due to COVID). In addition, our aerial students often perform in "Circus Sundays" at the 7 Seas Breweries and at other local events. Let your instructor know if you're interested!

Where can I purchase my own aerial equipment?

There are some items that you may want to bring in for your classes, such as rosin for your hands or a yoga mat to stretch. Some students also end up purchasing their own silks or other apparatus! If you have any questions about where to find aerial equipment or would like recommendations, please ask your instructor.

How do I sign up for classes?

Please visit our scheduling page or click on the"sign up for classes" button at the top of the page.

How much do classes cost?

Class costs vary, depending on the type of class, level of instruction, and length of time. Our 8-week long introductory sessions start at $200.00 per person. Semi-private lessons are $35.00 per person fir 90 minutes. Our drop-in classes are typically $20.00 per person. For a full class list with pricing, please visit our scheduling page or click on the"sign up for classes" button at the top of the page.

I'm interested in starting your Intro to Aerial/Acrobatics/Handstands/Circus Arts class. When does the next session start?

We have new Youth and Adult Intro to Aerial sessions starting the first week of October!

How are you protecting staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In order to protect students and staff, masks are currently required for everyone in the studio (students, staff, family or observers, etc). Specifically, masks must be worn when entering the studio and the entire time you remain in the studio unless you are on your apparatus, vaccinated, and at least 6 feet from any other students or staff. Masks may be removed briefly during water breaks or to catch your breath, if you are able to maintain 6 feet of distance. Masks must remain on until you leave the studio. We also ask that you wash your hands when you enter the studio for your class and use hand sanitizer as needed throughout the class. If you are able, consider bringing your own supplies and equipment. Lastly, if you are feeling unwell or running a temperature, please do not come into class and instead message your instructor to let them know. We hope that these measures help to keep everyone safe, healthy, and practicing aerial!

Click on the image to download the EANW new student forms. Please fill out the forms and bring them with you to your first class. These are required in order for you to participate in any of our classes. 


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Gig Harbor, WA  98335

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