OPEN GYM   

FRIDAYS 3:00 – 5:00PM & SATURDAYS 2:00-4:00PM

Open Gym is for Halifax Circus current students and instructors to use the gym during set times to train and practice their skills. Instructors are on hand for safety reasons, but there is no formal instruction going on. Passes for this are $50 for 6 sessions.

 
 

BEGINNER LEVEL CLASSES


 Beginner Aerials

Monday 6:30PM - 8PM - Jennifer MacLatchy

No experience necessary! Learn the basics in a safe, fun, and progressive class designed to help you build strength and skills you need to succeed in the air. Mixed Apparatus!(Aerial Hoop/Silks/Trapeze/Rope)

Beginner Aerials

WEDNESDAY 5PM - 6:30PM - ALEX SMITH

No experience necessary! Learn the basics in a safe, fun, and progressive class designed to help you build strength and skills you need to succeed in the air. Mixed Apparatus! (Silks/Trapeze/Rope)

Beginner Aerials

Thursday 5PM - 6:30PM AND 6:30 - 8PM - Kristin Langille

No experience required! This class will take students of any or no background, and teach them the basic motions and concepts of aerials in a fun, supportive environment. Let Kristin's belief and enthusiasm lift you up in the air.

(Trapeze/Silks/Aerial Hoop)

you - "but I'm not strong enough for aerials!"

us - "not yet, but that's what class is for, you silly goose!"

 

bEGINNER Plus AERIALS

Wednesday 6:30PM - 8PM - Chenise Haché

A silks and trapeze class designed for students who have taken one or more sessions of aerial circus but are not yet inverting. Students will build on their strength and technique as they learn basic moves and choreography on each apparatus. 

bEGINNER Plus AERIALS

Saturday 10:30am - 12PM - GUinevere Last

Students who have taken at least one session of aerial classes will continue to learn foundational skills, build strength and stamina in the air, and improve technique in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Basic choreography and transitions will be explored on silks, cerceau, trapeze, sling, and rope. Challenging, but doable! 

 
 

 INTERMEDIATE / MIXED LEVEL CLASSES


Mixed Vertical Apparatus 

Friday 5:30PM - 7PM Guinevere Last

Interested in learning more about the nitty gritty of how vertical apparatuses work? Develop core skills, build strength, improve form, and begin to improvise, all while understanding what is keeping you safe in the air. Apparatuses touched on will include silks, straps, rope and hammock. Try out all of them or specialize in one. See how moves translate from one to another! Open to all students who have at least one session of aerials under their belt. 

mixed level aerial performance

Wednesday 8PM - 9:30PM With Alternating teachers:

Guinevere Last + Chenise Haché

This is a skills based performance class specifically dedicated to building up your experience and confidence performing on various aerial apparatus. Each week will focus on a new aspect of performing including: beginning a piece, setting the scene, ambient work, improvisation, character work, professional etiquette, and more! In addition, every class will also include dedicated time for solo act creation with developmental support and individual feedback from instructors and peers. This is the perfect class to transition your aerial skills into aerial performance and a great opportunity to develop a piece you are truly proud of for future student showcases. Anyone with two or more sessions of aerial experience is welcome.

 

Intermediate Trapeze

Thursday 8PM - 9:30PM - Kristin Langille

Dance trapeze combos and sequencing. This class is for intermediate and advanced students who want to explore in depth work with the trapeze. Kristin's trapeze work has won awards in aerial competitions and she wants to share her knowledge with you. Advanced movements and conditioning will be offered, while focusing on your specific goals and vision.

 

Early Aerials

Tuesday 11AM - 12:30PM - Alex Smith

Wacky schedule? Early riser? Come for this intermediate/mixed, brunch time, 1.5 hour class. Explore aerial circus work on all apparatus, get pumped for your day and let Alex's amazing attitude charge you up. A wide focus of exploring skills, strength, flexibility and self care. Rise and shine!

 
 

YOUTH CLASSES


TEEN AERIALS

WEDNESDAY 5PM - 6:30PM MADELAINE HIGGINS

A great way for youths to explore the arts, grain strength, and freak out their friends. This class will cover the pillars of contemporary circus practice: acrobatics, team building, flexibility, superhuman strength, handstands, aerials, movement and improv. Are you a youth? Do you feel like crawling out of your own skin sometimes? Been there -- survived that. Come circus about it.

Youth Aerials (7-12 YRS)

saturday 12PM - 1PM & 1PM - 2PM - KRISTIN LANGILLE

This class is specially designed for youth to discover aerials in a safe, progressive, and fun space. Through a combination of games, yoga, play, and a structured curriculum we work on positive body awareness, strength, and flexibility. Try out the aerial silks, trapeze, cerceau, and hammock. A low teacher to student ratio allows for plenty of one-on-one time, and a safety conscious exploration of the upside-down world above the ground. Plus (and this one is for you, parents) we burn a ton of energy!

TEEN AERIALS

MONDAY 5PM - 6:30PM - Chenise Haché

A great way for youths to explore the arts, grain strength, and freak out their friends. This class will cover the pillars of contemporary circus practice: acrobatics, team building, flexibility, superhuman strength, handstands, aerials, movement and improv. Are you a youth? Do you feel like crawling out of your own skin sometimes? Been there -- survived that. Come circus about it.