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Youth and Teen Classes

All Things Circus (3-4yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: For All / Mixed Level

Three options to choose from during our fall session (Sept 23 - Dec 22):
Tuesdays 4:15-5pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Emily Babin
Thursdays from 3:15-4pmpm starting September 26 and ending December 19 with Sandy Gregorich
Saturdays 10-10:45pm starting September 28 and ending December 21 with Emily Babin

This tumbling based class is designed to nurture your small circuser and introduce them to body patterns, circus skills, and community connection. Class is structured and led by an expert in early years tumbling. This is a class just for kids (no parental participation), but we expect parents to stay within sight or sound of their child during class.

Pre-requisites: none

All Things Circus (5-7yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: For All / Mixed Level

Three options to choose from:
Tuesdays from 3-4pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Emily Babin
Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm starting September 26 and ending December 19 with Sandy Gregorich
Saturdays from 9-10am starting September 28 and ending December 21 with Emily Babin

This tumbling based class is designed to nurture your small circuser and introduce them to body patterns, circus skills, and community connection.

Pre-requisites: none.

All Things Circus (8-11yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: For All / Mixed Level

Two options to choose from:
Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Alex Sosebee, Sandy Gregorich
Saturdays from 12-1pm starting September 28 and ending December 21 with Emily Babin

Explore all of the circus things! Games, aerial, juggling, wire walking, unicycling, acrobatics, and more! Perfect for new and returning students.
Pre-requisites: none.

Teen Beg/Int Mixed Aerial (12-17yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Claire Dehm

For students with some aerial experience in at least one discipline wishing to develop their skills and learn new apparati. Must be comfortable with fabric, hammock, Lyra, and/or trapeze.
Prerequisites: Experience with at least one session of circus classes that include aerial apparatus.

Teen Intro to Aerial (12-17yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intro

Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Emily Healy

Join us for an introduction to four different aerial apparati - Lyra, Fabric, Hammock, and Trapeze
Prerequisites: none

Intermediate All Things Circus (10-14yrs) By Invitation/Application Only $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: beginner / intermediate

Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Claire Dehm

This is an intermediate version of our most popular class for elementary and middle schoolers and is by invitation/application only. For students who have taken multiple sessions of All Things Circus, have retained and practiced their skills, and are looking for more focus and challenge. This class is by invitation or application (email claire@circusculture.org with interest). We will be checking in with the roster, and will notify families about alternative options when appropriate.

Youth Beginner Tumbling (8-11yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner

Thursdays from 4:15-5:15pm starting September 26 and ending December 19 with Emily Babin

Come learn the fundamentals of tumbling in a non-competitive environment! Focus will be on the basic rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges that for the fundamentals of tumbling. Designed to help kids build courage and confidence!

Neurodivergent Focused Circusing (5-11yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: all levels

Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm starting September 28 and ending December 21 with Emily Babin

For circusers that would benefit from their own designated circus stations (including aerial apparatuses and props) and that would feel supported in a 3:1 student to teacher ratio.

Max capacity: 5
Ages: 5-11 years

Middle School All Things Circus $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: For All / Mixed Level

Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Claire Dehm

A middle school version of our classic All Things Circus Class! Explore all of the circus things: games, aerial, juggling, wire walking, unicycling, acrobatics, and more! Perfect for new and returning students.

Pre-requisites: none.

Beg/Int Youth Fabric (8-14yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Thursdays from 4:15-5:15 starting February 1 and ending April 25 with Alex Sosebee

This class is focused on skills, drills, and pathways for the fundamentals of aerial fabric. Class will start with a game and will focus on progressions that lead to a theoretical and physical understanding of the world of aerial fabric. This class is for kids and teens with the patience to practice skills repeatedly and be detail oriented about their learning while still being playful in community.

Pre-requisites: Students should have experience with aerial fabric skills such as foot knot, hip key, and basic climbing. If you are totally new to aerial fabric, please sign up for the All things Aerial class for ages 8-17!

Beg/Int Fabric Level Up (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Tuesdays from 7:45-9pm starting January 30 and ending April 23 with Emily Healy

This class is designed for fabric students who are specifically interested in taking their practice to new heights and working on more complex patterns. Ability to invert in the air is not required, but will open up new and different pathways for your practice. This class is suggested for those interested in working on complex material over time, working collaboratively with the class cohort, and engaging in aerial problem solving.

All Levels Teen Tumbling (12-17yrs) $330 Purchase required to enroll

Level: All Levels

Fridays from 4:15-5:15 starting January 27 and ending May 19 with Amy Cohen

This mixed levels class is designed to meet students where they are and help them develop their tumbling practice. A combination of styles will be explored and students will be able to move at their own pace. Join us to work on rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings, aerials, and more.

Pre-requisites: Comfort exploring rolls, cartwheels, and handstands.

Adult Tumbling (18+) $330 Purchase required to enroll

Level: all levels

Fridays from 5:15-6:15 starting January 27 and ending May 19 with Amy Cohen

This mixed levels class is designed to meet students where they are and help them develop their tumbling practice. A combination of styles will be explored and students will be able to move at their own pace. Join us to work on rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings, aerials, and more.

Pre-requisites: Comfort exploring rolls, cartwheels, and handstands.

Intermediate Partner Acro (18+) $330 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intermediate
Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 starting January 26 and ending May 18 with a rotation of Circus Culture teachers

This class is designed for adults who already have experience with partner acrobatics and want to take their practice further. This session acro class will be team taught by a rotation of Circus Culture teachers who will each take on a different topic to dive into with the class. Topics will include: Two highs and variations, L basing, creative acrobatic movement, acro balancing, and more. Participants are welcome to sign up with a buddy they feel comfortable working with, or to sign up solo. Students will be engaged in physical contact with others in the class with informed consent and thoughtful spotting at the forefront.

Youth/Teen Mixed Level Ground Skills: acrobatics, juggling, wire, unicycling, etc. (8-17yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: mixed levels

Mondays from 5:15-6:30pm starting January 29 and ending April 22 with Emily Babin, Shekinah Williams

Dive into the world of all things ground skills! In this class students will learn a mix of partner acrobatics, handstands, tumbling, wire, unicycling, prop manipulation (juggling, diabolo), rola bola, rolling globe and more!
Prerequisites: none

ICircus (invite only)

Practice time for members of ICircus

Beginner Mixed Aerial (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm starting January 30 and ending April 23 with Alex Sosebee

For students with some aerial experience in at least one discipline wishing to develop their skills and learn on new apparati. Must be comfortable with fabric, hammock, Lyra, and/or trapeze.
Prerequisite: experience with at least one session of circus classes that include aerial apparatus.

Clowning Workshop (8-11yrs) $25 per class No purchase required to enroll

Clowning Workshop: January 14th from 10:30am-12 for ages 8-11yrs with Holly Adams

Join master teacher Holly Adams for a deep dive into the joys of clowning. Get ready for fun and discovery - whether it’s the joys of a stinky sock, the smell of the color pink, or other ridiculousness. We'll explore imaginative worlds and build skills while we support each other in clowning around.

No experience necessary.

Clowning Workshop (12-17yrs) $25 per class No purchase required to enroll

Clowning Workshop: January 15th from 10:30am-12noon for ages 12-17yrs with Holly Adams

Join master teacher Holly Adams for a deep dive into the joys of clowning. Get ready for fun and discovery - whether it’s the joys of a stinky sock, the smell of the color pink, or other ridiculousness. We'll explore imaginative worlds and build skills while we support each other in clowning around.

No experience necessary.

​​Clowning Deep Dive: A workshop for practicing artists (18+, 6 hrs over 2 days) with Holly Adams $120 Purchase required to enroll

​Clowning Deep Dive: A workshop for practicing artists (6 hourrs over 2 days) with Holly Adams
For adults 18+
Cost: $120
Dates/times: Saturday, January 14 from 1-4pm and Sunday January 15 from 1-4pm
*Participants must attend both days*

This workshop is designed for practicing artists and/or individuals who already have comfort with physical and performance skills in some form and have an active interest in integrating clowning into their work and play. Not sure if it’s the right fit? Contact us via email at info@circusculture.org.

In this intensive workshop, master teacher Holly Adams will introduce a variety of topics including:

-tragedy as comedy
-finding your clown
-clown characters in plays (including Shakespeare)
-working in solos, duos, and trios, including classical working relationships

A number of skills/techniques that can support your clown work will be explored including:
-mine
-improv
-physical business
-slapstick
-clown acrobatics fundamentals
-funny walks
-deep listening
-verbal and nonverbal communication

Int/Adv Partner Acro (invite only) From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass No purchase required to enroll

INVITE ONLY! Please do not drop in to this class unless you have explicitly been invited.

This int/adv partner acro meet up is invite only and is intended for the group who attended Ilana Blankman's workshop to continue to work on material together.

If you are interested in on int/adv acro, please contact us at info@circusculture.org and we can discuss options.

Intermediate Mixed Aerial (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intermediate

Tuesdays from 7:45-9pm starting January 30 and ending April 23 with Alex Sosebee

For students with ample aerial experience in at least two disciplines (vertical and horizontal) wishing to develop their skills and learn on new apparati. Must be comfortable with fabric, hammock, Lyra, and/or trapeze.
Prerequisite: experience with at least one session of circus classes that include aerial apparatus.

Youth All Things Aerial (8-11yrs) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intro

Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm starting January 29 and ending April 22 with Emily Babin, Shekinah Williams, Jos Jacot

Explore the world of aerial with this class designed for youth and teens in mind! Students will be able to try a variety of aparati including trapeze, silks, hammock and lyra. Given the wide age range in this class, distinct learning groups will be formed so each circuser has an experience that meets them where they are.
Prerequisites: none

Int/Adv Acro Club (18+ with exceptions + by application) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
By application (see below)

Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm starting February 4 and ending April 28 with Elan Reuven

This is not a class, so much as a gathering of compatibly skilled acrobats - given this, we require an interest form to make sure it will be a good fit for you to join. Students are expected to be able to accurately self assess their abilities in order to maintain a comfortable level of risk management for all. Students should come with moves they are actively looking to work on and develop vs. looking for a teacher or facilitator to teach them things.
Pre-requisites to submitting the interest form: 30 second handstand with acrobatic form (free or spotted), comfort basing and/or flying two high with multiple entrances and exits, experience with L basing, banquine basics, and counter balances.
If you are interested in joining in, please fill out the interest form here. If you are seeking a time to do acrobatics but this is not the right fit, we encourage you to come to handstands, tumbling, or ground skills classes which will all have acrobatic components. We hope to add an intro and beginner/intermediate acro time in the future - we appreciate your patience.

Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOKKJwg5YWmHoRWc9-il4WXRPJ7JxhcBHmnBtSFgdX_MPghQ/viewform

Invite Only - Private Group Lesson $200 Purchase required to enroll

This class reserved for a specific group of students. Please email info@circusculture.org to organize your own private/semi-private lesson.

Drop In Classes (open practice, aerial, tumbling, etc.)

Open Practice Drop In (12+) $22 per class From $0 per visit with Summer Tour Practice Pass pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Level: mixed level
Drop in - advanced registration required

During our summer session (July 1 through August 23), open practice will run:
Mondays from 6:45-8pm with Emily Babin
Tuesdays from 7:45-9pm with Alex Sosebee
Thursdays from 7:45-9pm with Heather Scheck

During our fall session (Sept 23 - Dec 22), open practice will be held:
Thursdays from 7:45-9pm with Alex Sosebee
Saturdays from 3:45-5pm with Emily Babin

​Open practice is a time for self practice and to refresh and refine material you have been working on in class.

Policies: Advance sign up on Pike13 is necessary to join in on open practice (no walk ins).

What to expect: Students should come with a sense of what they want to work on, and will be given shared access to aerial equipment, and/or space for ground skills. There will always be a moderator on site for support with rigging, equipment, and space needs as well as various resources to help students learn how to practice on their own. It is possible you may not have your own point for the entirety of the practice time and will need to take turns - we trust our community will be open to sharing and collaborating in this way.

Pre-requisites: Past or present participation in classes at Circus Culture and the ability to be self motivated and structure your own time. If you are visiting Ithaca, you are welcome to sign up to practice as long as you have an established circus practice. Ages 12+.

Open practice moderators always have the agency to request that students pause working on anything they deem too risky or not aligned with our safety practices at Circus Culture.

Aerial Conditioning Drop In (15+) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Level: all levels

During our summer session (July 1 - August 23), class will be held:
Drop in on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm with Heather Scheck

Aerial conditioning is the perfect complement for Aerialists wishing to increase strength, stamina, form, and technique. Class will use various different apparatus, floor work, stations, and group activities for a playful and intense hour of conditioning. Ages 15+.

Drop in Intro to Aerial (15+) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Level: Intro

During our summer session (July 1 through August 23), class will be held:
Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm with Alex Sosebee

Intro to Aerial drop in is an opportunity for new students to try out the aerial arts! Each week students will be met where they are, and introductory material will be taught. No previous experience is necessary- this is a great opportunity to try out aerial, bring a friend along, or refresh the basics if you are a current student.

Please note, this class is not designed for progressive learning but rather to give a taster of what aerial arts are like. We ask students to understand that if you come every week to this class you will like be repeating skills (never a bad thing!) and likely won't be given something completely new to work on each week.

For more progressive learning of skills, we recommend taking one of our 12 week Intro to Aerial session classes.
Pre-requisite: none

Handstands Drop In, All Levels (15+) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Level: All Levels

During our summer session (July 1 - August 23), class will be held:
Drop In Mondays from 5:30-6:45 with Emily Babin

Dive deep into your handstand practice! This class offers a physically demanding but kind to the body and soul approach to handstanding. All levels are welcome - students will be met where they are and typically there are very varied levels of experience in the class.
Prerequisite: willingness to go upside down. Ages 15+.

All Things Circus Drop In (5-11yrs) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Level: all levels

During our fall session (Sept 23 - Dec 22), class will be held:
Drop in on Saturdays from 1-2pm with Emily Babin

Curious about what circus classes are like? Join us for this drop in circus class where you'll try a handful of different skills each week - juggling, wire walking, acrobatics, aerial, and more! This class is structured to be inclusive of a wide age range (5-11yrs), as well as welcome brand new students, returning students, and students doing make up classes for session classes. The activities for each week will be chosen by the teacher, and will vary.

Int/Adv Mixed Aerial Drop In (15+) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Level: intermediate/advanced

During our summer session (July 1 - August 23), class will be held:
Drop In Thursdays from 6:30-7:45pm with Heather Scheck

​This is a mixed apparatus class (students may encounter any number of aerial apparati) and is for students with significant aerial experience. Due to the nature of summer drop ins, this class is a bit of a grab bag depending on who shows up! Students may be asked​ to choose an apparatus to work on, or may be guided by the teacher who will lead a planned lesson in a single apparatus. This class is a good fit for students willing to be creative and flexible in translating across disciplines, engaging with the theoretical underpinnings of the aerial arts, and who are self motivated.

Prerequisite: Comfort stringing skills together on vertical and/or bar apparatus with the stamina to be in the air for at least 3-5 min at a time. Short arm and long arm hang for at least 10 seconds, inversion in the air, comfort with pullovers, basic beats, and a strong working memory of aerial patterns. Participants should have self awareness and ability to risk assess while in the air, experience with self practice, and an interest in theory as well as practice of the aerial arts. Ages 15+.

Beg/Int Mixed Aerial Drop In (15+) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Levels: beginner/intermediate

During our summer session (July 1 through August 23), class will be held:
Drop In Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm with Alex Sosebee

This class is a mixed apparatus class (students may encounter any of the aerial arts) for students who have been doing aerial consistently for at least 3 months. Due to the nature of summer drop ins, this class is a bit of a grab bag depending on who shows up! Students are expected to be flexible and willing to cross aerial disciplines and see the connections between different apparati. Int/Adv students who wish for review or refresh are welcome to take this class, but will be asked to stick with the ​c​curriculum of what the teacher is offering (vs doing your own thing or asking for extra challenges) for it to be a good fit.

Prerequisite: Comfort stringing skills together on vertical and/or bar apparatus with the stamina to be in the air for at least 1-3 min at a time. Short arm and long arm hang for at least 3 seconds, inversion from the ground, the beginning of a theoretical understanding of aerial skills. Ages 15+.

All Things Circus 18 months-4 years Drop In (with adult) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Level: all levels

During our fall session (Sept 23 through Dec 22), class will be held:
Drop in Saturdays from 10:45-11:30am with Emily Babin

Parents join your tots as they explore our circus space! 18 months-4 years olds can experience a unique space to play, climb, and learn new skills. We will have various tumbling, aerial, and juggling stations each week, with room for everyone to follow their own curious paths!

The Art of Clowning Drop In (16+) $22 per class From $17 per visit with Six Drop in Pass (one free!) pass No purchase required to enroll

Level: All Levels

Drop In Tuesdays 7:45-9pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Holly Adams

Join master teacher Holly Adams for a deep dive into the joys of clowning. Get ready for fun and discovery - whether it’s the joys of a stinky sock, the smell of the color pink, or other ridiculousness. We'll explore imaginative worlds and build skills while we support each other in clowning around. This is a drop in class where we will be exploring new ideas each week, so come as often as you'd like!

Camps

All Things Circus Camp (8-14yrs) $400 Purchase required to enroll

Dates to choose from:
July 29- August 2
August 5-9
August 11-16
August 19-23

Time: 9am- 3pm (we do not provide after camp care)
Ages: 8-14

Spend five days playing games and learning circus techniques such as static trapeze, juggling, group acrobatics, rolling globe, aerial fabric, tight wire, hooping, flower sticks, diabolo, storytelling, and more. Bring it all together with a casual show for friends and family on the last day. All levels welcome and students are invited to sign up for multiple weeks if they are interested in a truly circusy summer. Those new to circus and those with circus experience are both welcome and will be met where they are! All campers receive a Circus Culture t-shirt!

After registering for camp, please fill out our camp registration form here: https://www.circusculture.org/camp-registration

Performance Camp (10-16yrs) $750 Purchase required to enroll

Dates: July 15-19 AND July 22-26
Time: 9am-3pm, except on Thursday, July 25 (9am-8pm), plus additional opportunities (we do not provide after camp care)
Ages: 10-16 yrs
(click on purple camp link above to see full description)

Performance camp is designed for circusers who already have some experience with the circus arts who are excited about creation, performance, and community!

During performance camp we spend the first week practicing circus skills, creating our ensemble, and putting a show together, complete with our aerial rig, full acts and DIY costumes. The second week, we polish the show and perform in the Press Bay Backlot in the evening for our community. Friday will be a celebration of our two weeks together. Students will also have the option to continue performing in our community tour for the next two weeks on their own with acts made at camp if they want more performance experience (no additional cost). With two weeks to learn, create, and perform you will be developing your skills, creativity, and community to the next level. All campers receive a Circus Culture t-shirt!

This camp requires that campers have the maturity to help with all aspects of putting on a show - from navigating casting to packing up the equipment to performing. We ask that everyone wishing to sign up for performance camp first read and discuss the performer contract to make sure it’s a good fit! If you have any questions about the expectations for troupers or if this is the right fit for the young person in your life, email info@circusculture.org. We will go through the contract with troupers the first day of camp and sign them together as a group.


Aerial Classes

Int/Adv Lyra (18+ with exceptions) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Mondays from 6:30-7:45pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Emily Healy

This class is designed for those who have been working on lyra for at least a year consistently, have a desire to work on intricate, complex patterns that utilize strength, mobility, and theoretical skills. This class is suggested for those interested in working on complex material over time, working collaboratively with the class cohort, and engaging in aerial problem solving. Age exceptions will be allowed on a case by case basis, please contact claire@circusculture.org before signing up if you are under 18.

Intro to Aerial (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: for all

Tuesdays from 7:45-9pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Alex Sosebee

Join us for an introduction to four different aerial apparati - Lyra, Fabric, Hammock, and Trapeze
Prerequisites: none

Advanced Fabric (18+ with exceptions) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Advanced

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Heather Scheck

This class is designed for those with a passion for aerial fabric and a desire to work on intricate, complex patterns that utilize strength, mobility, and theoretical skills. This class is suggested for those interested in working on complex material over time, working collaboratively with the class cohort, and engaging in aerial problem solving. Age exceptions will be allowed on a case by case basis, please contact claire@circusculture.org before signing up if you are under 18.

Int/Adv Trapeze (18+ with exceptions) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: intermediate / advanced

Mondays from 5:15-6:30pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Emily Healy

Focus will be on the development of new skills and techniques on the trapeze and students should feel comfortable and excited to work on both double and single point. This class is suggested for those interested in working on complex material over time, working collaboratively with the class cohort, and engaging in aerial problem solving.

Pre-requisite: Comfort mounting the bar from a hang without feet touching the ground in some form, strong and confident knee hangs, knee beats, long and short arm hang on the ropes, and excitement about connecting movements in the ropes, on the bar, and below the bar as well as doing rotations, drops, and spirals on the apparatus. Age exceptions will be allowed on a case by case basis, please contact claire@circusculture.org before signing up if you are under 18.

Beginner Fabric (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner

Thursdays from 5:15-6:30pm starting September 26 and ending December 19 with Alex Sosebee

Beginner Fabric is for anyone who knows they really want to focus on fabric skills specifically. Students must have experience in at least one 12 week session where fabric was explored. Focus will be on the fundamental shapes, wraps, and theories that lead to fabric skills and sequencing.
Pre-requisite: at least one session of classes that explored fabric.

Beginner Lyra (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner

Tuesdays from 5:15-6:30pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Emily Babin

Beginner Lyra is for anyone who knows they really want to focus on Lyra skills specifically. Students must have experience in at least one 12 week session where lyra was explored. Focus will be on the fundamental shapes, pathways, and theories that lead to lyra skills and sequencing.
Pre-requisite: at least one session of classes that explored lyra.

Beginner Trapeze (18+ with exceptions) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Beginner

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm starting September 24 and ending December 17 with Alex Sosebee

Beginner trapeze is for anyone who knows they really want to focus on trapeze skills specifically. Students must have experience in at least one 12 week session where trapeze was explored. Focus will be on the fundamental shapes, pathways, and theories that lead to trapeze skills and sequencing.
Pre-requisite: at least one session of classes that explored trapeze

Intermediate Fabric (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intermediate

Mondays from 7:45-9pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Emily Healy

This class will focus on building technique, stamina, and confidence in intermediate fabric pathways as well as body awareness in the air. Students should have a fabric practice that involves critical thinking and self-assessment.

Pre req: Students should be confident with front and back balance position, multiple climb variations, wrapped 360, front dive, wheel downs, and single star from an invert in the air to take this class. Students should be open to taking a methodical approach to understanding drops and rotation theory.

Intermediate Rope (18+ with exceptions) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intermediate

Thursdays from 6:30-7:45pm starting September 26 and ending December 19 with Alex Sosebee

Pre-req: Short arm hang and long arm hang on rope or fabric and ability to invert in the air. Proficiency with hip key, hitch, foot knot. and inversions from the ground on vertical apparatus. Students do not need to have rope experience as long as they meet these pre-requisites on fabric.

Ground Skills (acrobatics, handstands, juggling, wire, unicycling, etc.)

Adult Mixed Level Ground Skills: acrobatics, handstands, juggling, wire, unicycling, etc. (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Mixed Levels

Mondays from 6:30-7:45pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Claire Dehm, Elan Reuven

Dive into the world of all things ground skills! In this class students will learn a mix of partner acrobatics, handstands, tumbling, wire, unicycling, prop manipulation (juggling, diabolo), rola bola, and more!
Prerequisites: none

Intro to Handstands (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intro

Thursdays from 5:15-6:15pm starting September 26 and ending December 19 with Emily Babin

Intro to Handstands is a class for people who want to learn how to do a handstand but don't know where to start. The class will include conditioning, flexibility, and body awareness to open up the pathways to a successful handstand practice. The class will also help each student develop a personal practice to help them continue their handstand journey after the class ends.
Pre-requisite: willingness to go upside down

Int/Adv Handstands (18+) $265 Purchase required to enroll

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Mondays from 7:45-9pm starting September 23 and ending December 16 with Elan Reuven

This class is intended for anyone who has a foundation of handstand practice and wants to fine-tune their handstand. The class will include conditioning, flexibility, and body awareness to open up the pathways to a successful handstand practice.

Pre-requisite: ​ability to do a ​30-60 second plank, c​omfort kicking up to a​ handstand in the middle of the room unspotted​ (do not need to hold)

Troupe

Sunflower Troupe - Invite Only $480 Purchase required to enroll

Invite Only!

Troupe is an application based ensemble of community members who work together in the spirit of circus to learn, grow, and create. Troupe time will focus on developing multidisciplinary skills such as dance, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, unicycling and more as well as offering time for solo and group creation. Please note that troupe is a 9 month commitment (Sept- May) and troupers are expected to take at least one additional class each session. If you are curious about joining troupe, please contact us directly.

Pre-requisites: All troupers must be enrolled in at least one additional class. Troupers will sign a community agreement that supports creating an inclusive environment for all troupers.

Clover Troupe - Invite Only $480 Purchase required to enroll

Invite Only!

Troupe is an application based ensemble of community members who work together in the spirit of circus to learn, grow, and create. Troupe time will focus on developing multidisciplinary skills such as dance, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, unicycling and more as well as offering time for solo and group creation. Please note that troupe is a 9 month commitment (Sept- May) and troupers are expected to take at least one additional class each session. If you are curious about joining troupe, please contact us directly.

Pre-requisites: All troupers must be enrolled in at least one additional class. Troupers will sign a community agreement that supports creating an inclusive environment for all troupers.

Aspen Troupe - Invite Only $480 Purchase required to enroll

Invite Only!

Troupe is an application based ensemble of community members who work together in the spirit of circus to learn, grow, and create. Troupe time will focus on developing multidisciplinary skills such as dance, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, unicycling and more as well as offering time for solo and group creation. Please note that troupe is a 9 month commitment (Sept- May) and troupers are expected to take at least one additional class each session. If you are curious about joining troupe, please contact us directly.

Pre-requisites: All troupers must be enrolled in at least one additional class. Troupers will sign a community agreement that supports creating an inclusive environment for all troupers.

Village Circus Troupe - Invite Only

Invite Only!

Village Circus is a collaboration with Village at Ithaca. To get involved, contact Meryl at meryl@villageatithaca.org

Troupe is an application based ensemble of community members who work together in the spirit of circus to learn, grow, and create. Troupe time will focus on developing multidisciplinary skills such as dance, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, unicycling and more as well as offering time for solo and group creation. Please note that troupe is a 9 month commitment (Sept- May).