Aerial Fitness April 2023 Schedule
|Tuesday||5:15-6pm||Youth Flyers ~ Baby Birdies||Ages 5-7 ~ Mixed Level|
|Tuesday||6:05-7:05pm||Youth Flyers ~ Sparrows||Ages 7-10 ~ Level 2|
|Tuesday||7:10-8:10pm||Phoenix Flyers~Level 1||Ages 11-15 ~ Level 1|
|Wednesday||6:35-7:35pm||Robins||Ages 7-10 ~ Beginner|
|Wednesday||7:40 – 8:40pm||Phoenix Flyers~Level 2||Ages 11-15 ~Level 2|
|Thursday||6:35 – 7:35pm||Aerial Stretch||11 & Up ~ All Levels|
|Thursday||7:40 – 8:40pm||Beginner Sling||Adult ~ Beginner|
|5/26||6:30 – 7:30pm||Intro Workshop||Beginner|
No classes 6/8
In these youth centered aerial workshops; young flyers will explore introductory moves & poses on the aerial hammock. We will learn about aerial safety as well as basic movement & body awareness on the hammock.
This workshop is perfect for kiddos who are bursting at the seams with energy & for those who enjoy dance, climbing, gymnastics or general monkey business.
***Baby Birdies ~ Ages 5 – 7 ~ Beginner ~ Cost is $80
In this youth centered aerial workshop; flyers ages 5-7 will explore introductory moves & poses on the aerial hammock. We will learn about aerial safety as well as basic movement & body awareness on the hammock. For returning flyers~ students will be able to fine tune skills, learn add on moves to their favorite tricks, polish up transitions & learn additional new skills. This workshop is perfect for kiddos who are bursting at the seams with energy & for those who enjoy dance, climbing, gymnastics or general monkey business.
***Tweety Birds ~ Ages 5-7 ~ Level 2 ~ Cost is $80
Flyers must complete 2 full Baby Birds Series first to join this group.
***Robins ~ Ages 7-10 ~ Beginner ~ Cost is $100
No experience needed.
***Sparrows ~ Ages 7-10 ~ Level 2 ~ Cost is $100
Flyers must ask Suzy before signing up for level 2.
***Phoenix Flyers ~ Level 2 ~ Ages 11-15 ~ Cost is $100
Flyers must ask Suzy before signing up for level 2.
***Phoenix Flyers ~ Level 1 ~ Ages 11-15 ~ Cost is $100
In this pr-teen & teen centered aerial workshop flyers will explore introductory moves, poses & tricks on the aerial hammock. We will learn about aerial safety as well as basic movement & body awareness on the hammock.
This workshop is perfect for those who enjoy dance, climbing, gymnastics & movement. Flyers will build strength & confidence in a fun non competitive environment.
Please bring a water bottle & wear leggings and a form fitting t-shirt or stretchy clothes you can move in. Avoid shorts & Please No jewelry. No shoes or socks needed.
Cost is $100
***Adult intro class: ~ Come explore the introductory world of aerial hammock ~ At this 1-hour workshop we will learn basic moves & poses & explore stretching on the silk. Cost is $30.00.
***Adult Sling ~ Fees for Aerial fitness will be separate from the other membership class options and are listed here:
Suzy Jezierski has been training, teaching & performing the art of aerial sling for going on 5 years. She is passionate about the aerial arts & performs at music festivals, weddings, variety shows, special events & private parties. She is a certified group fitness instructor who has an immense enthusiasm for building full body flexibility through a combination of strength building & deep stretching.
She enjoys teaching flyers of all ages & skill levels & encourages a positive mind set no matter the skill level. She strives to help all participants achieve their personal aerial goals from the newbie who wants to increase their general flexibility to the more seasoned aerialist who wants to choreograph a performance piece.
She believes that with aerial- fitness can in fact be fun & that there is no need for fitness to ever be boring. There is always something new to learn on the aerial sling.
What is a Sling?
Aerial Sling (hammock, loop) belongs to the family of Circus and Aerial acrobatics. It is a very versatile apparatus & can also be used for fitness based training & stretching. It is a long piece of fabric, hanging from the ceiling, forming a swing. The length of the fabric allows the flyer to get their whole body into it, as if it was a huge hammock and perform a number of poses, tricks and drops.
The fabric is smooth and very elastic at its length but not so much at its height. This makes it stable. And this way, the flyer can use techniques similar to trapeze. If they climbs on it, they can also perform tricks similar to Aerial silks.
Aerial Sling can be static, spinning or swinging like a hammock.
No previous experience is needed for someone to start Aerial Sling.
On the opposite, it is considered to be a great starting point for anyone who wants to engage in the aerial arts, because of its shape that offers excellent support, as the trainee concentrates on getting their arms and legs in the right place, therefore it is not required to use too much strength to hold onto the sling.
It exercises the whole body, especially the core.
The trainee acquires flexibility, stamina and a good sense of space. Flyers can create with their bodies a variety of elegant, acrobatic shapes and impressive dance movements. As we progress through practice and aerial play, the body gets in impeccable physical shape and new paths open up for the trainee who is transformed to a dancer, translating anything that used to be an exercise in a dancing sequence and artistic expression.