At Air Temple Arts, we offer a wide variety of aerial dance and circus classes for both youth and adults. Our classes provide a full-body workout that focuses on both strength and flexibility. We also provide skill-based training opportunities so that you can meet your goals. Our instructors are certified and have over 50 years of experience combined, and our studio has all of the amenities and safety measures necessary to ensure a fun and safe learning environment. Come join us and experience the joy of circus arts!
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Programs at Air Temple Arts in Woodbridge, CT
150 Level (Beginner)
This level is for students who are able to climb the fabrics and perform foot locks either on the ground or from a climb. Lyra/trapeze students should be comfortable with knee hangs, sitting-based poses, and inverting from the ground without the instructor’s assistance, but with the aid of jumping or their feet if necessary. Students in this level have either completed level 100 at ATA, or have had basic instruction elsewhere, and have the basic body strength necessary for aerial arts. 150-level classes are for learning more complex poses, learning to invert the fabric, and learning ‘core’ principles of aerial work.
200 Level (Intermediate)
This level is for students who are comfortable inverting with minimal ‘cheating’. Fabric students should be comfortable with climbing, performing footlock from several climbs, and climbing into a hip key from the same side knee hook. Lyra/trapeze students should be comfortable with knee hang beats and front balances and should be able to tuck under the bar without assistance and move around the apparatus smoothly. 200-level classes are for learning to invert comfortably in the air, building stamina, as well as basic dives and rolls on fabric, and working on dynamic movements on trapeze and Lyra.
300 Level (Advanced)
This level is for students who are comfortable with being in the air and performing short sequences easily. Silks students should need no assistance to invert in the air, and should be familiar with drops and dynamic movements. Trapeze/Lyra students should be comfortable with beats, single knee hangs, have a solid front balance, and should be able to invert in the trapeze ropes or tuck up to the top bar on Lyra. 300-level classes are for learning to create choreography, learning complex drops and sequences, and building greater strength, stamina, and flexibility.