First time? Please sign our online waiver before coming to class!
PREPARING FOR CLASS:
Before coming to class, please read our General Policies.
What to Wear – We recommend wearing fitness or athletic wear clothing.
Aerial Silks classes: Do not wear zippers or anything that could get caught in the silks. Participants are required to remove all rings, bracelets, anklets, and remove or cover with cloth or tape all watches/activity trackers, some piercings (belly buttons and potentially subdermals), and non-removable jewelry such as permanent jewelry or waist beads to reduce the risk of injury and prevent damage to the apparatus.
- Top: Please wear a top that covers your back and waist or that can be tucked in to your pants (in case we go upside down). T-shirts or tank tops are fine but sleeved tops may help prevent armpit burns.
- Bottom: We also recommend leggings or bottoms that ideally cover the back of your knees. Shorts over leggings/tights are also acceptable.
- One Pieces: Leotards, unitards, biketards and other specialized garments can be useful especially as aerialists advance their training.
Age Limit – We cater our group classes to adults. However, on a case-by-case basis, we can accept aerial students aged 14-18. A legal guardian is required to sign the online waiver on behalf of any minors (under 18) wishing to participate. We can offer private lessons for students under age 14 subject to instructor and space availability.
Reservation Policy – reservations and pre-payments is required for all classes, private lessons, group private lessons, and open proactice.
Refund & Cancellation Policy – Cancellations must be made 12 hours prior to the start of class. Refunds are given to early cancellations. Late cancellations (less than 12 hours before start of class) may not be given refunds.
Late Policy – If you are late to class or open practice, you must warm-up prior to joining the class. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will not be allowed into class as it will disrupt the class’s progression.
Class Pass Policies – Class passes and open gym passes are NON-TRANSFERABLE and are only valid to be used by a single student. Please do not sign up other people using your class pass or open gym pass.
Extending expired class passes: Pass extensions may be granted in certain situations ONLY if students e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to the listed expiration date on the pass. Passes that have already expired will not be extended if we are not notified prior to the expiration date.
General Air Policy – If you are unsure about a move or something doesn’t feel right, it is better to return safely to the ground rather than to risk hurting yourself or others. Safety is our utmost concern! Keep yourself and others around you safe.
OPEN GYM POLICY: We welcome anyone with PREVIOUS aerial experience to come and train on our equipment, provided it be done safely. Please contact us if this is your first time at our gym to make the proper arrangements.
IMPORTANT: NO INSTRUCTION will take place during our “Open Gym” classes regardless of apparatus or discipline. These spots are meant for students with prior experience on these apparatuses to train their skills. Peer coaching or working outside a student’s current skill-level is not allowed during open gym. An instructor will be present to supervise these sessions, but no instruction will take place.
SAFETY OUTSIDE THE GYM
We appreciate that aerial arts are becoming more and more popular and that many people are enthusiastic about finding ways to train on aerial apparatuses outside the gym. With your safety in mind, we do NOT condone setting up your own silks at home, at a park, or any other space without proper training and seeking help from a professional rigger and/or arborist.
We recommend taking an abundance of caution before deciding to own or manage your own aerial equipment. Beyond proper training and supervision with rigging aerial apparatuses, precautions should be taken when maintaining and caring for aerial apparatuses, rigging equipment, or portable outdoor rigs.
Aerial arts have their inherent dangers. Inexperience and failure to take the appropriate precautions can result in injury or even death.