Level Up! with Connie!

Saturday 3/16 at 11AM

This aerial silks conditioning class is designed to get your body in shape and prepare for the next level up. Expect a full body workout, with an emphasis on upper body and core strength as they apply to aerial practices. FOR ALL LEVELS!

PREREQUISITE: This drop-in class is for all levels and only for those students currently enrolled Ascend Aerial Classes.

IMPORTANT! We require a minimum of 4 students to sign up by 2 hours before the start of class on the day of the class or it will be cancelled.

$20 M / $22 NM

INTRO TO AERIAL SILKS – 4 WEEK CLASS SERIES! STARTS IN FEBRUARY!


WEDNESDAYS 4:30PM – 5:45PM

Come learn the fundamentals of silks in this 4 week beginner class designed for students ages 14 and up. We will explore different exercises, stretches and skills to build strength, flexibility and confidence in the air and on the ground. No previous experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

Participants must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in aerial silk activities.

Feb 6th – Feb 27th – 4 CLASSES
$100 M / $116 NM

Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds. Makeup classes are based on availability in the current session only. We require a minimum of 6 students to hold a class.

Regular Schedule this weekend!

WE ARE OPEN on
Monday Jan 21st
MLK Day

REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULE

Friday – 1/18

  • 5:30-6:45PM – Aerial Silks Pau Hana

Saturday – 1/19

  • 11:15AM-12:15PM – Stretch, Strength & Flow
  • 12:15PM-1:30PM – Aerial Silks Beginner
  • 2:30PM-4:30PM Strong Arm Workshop (Veronica)
  • 4:30PM-6:30PM Hip Key, Please Workshop (Veronica)

Sunday – 1/20

  • 11:15AM – 12:30PM – Aerial Silks Beginner
  • 12:30PM – 2:00PM – Aerial Silks Pre-Intermediate
  • 2:00PM – 3:30PM – Aerial Silks Intermediate
  • 3:30PM – 5:00PM – Aerial Silks Intermediate/Advanced

Monday – 1/21

  • 4:30PM – 5:45PM – Aerial Silks Beginner

Hip Key Please! with Veronica Blair Saturday 1/19 at 4:30PM

After your fifth time sliding to the mat on your face.
“I just don’t get these.”

You’re so close getting your first hip key, but the Silks are always just above your knees.

“I can’t get the Silks high enough…..”

The Hip-Key/Hip-Lock is essential to building a solid foundation on aerial silks or rope, but this seemingly “easy” maneuver is more than meets the eye.

This Workshop will familiarize students with major muscle groups used to perform Hip-Key and exercises to condition them. Hip-Key movement progressions and up to 5 alternate entries into Hip-Key other than the traditional “Scissor Legs” to add to their repertoire.

Workshop Participant Prerequisites: Beginner to Advanced

Single Workshop $ 85.00 M / $ 90.00 NM
2-Workshops $ 160.00 M / $ 170.00 NM

Veronica Blair has studied with some of the most celebrated and prominent artists in her field, including trapeze great LaNorma Fox, Ringling Bros. first African-American Aerialist Pa-Mela Hernandez, and the renowned “God Father of the Tissu” Gérard Fasoli of Centre National des Arts du Cirque / Cnac.

Veronica has since performed with several other renowned groups and productions around the globe such as AntiGravity, Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. Music. She has been a part of Germany’s most successful circus show, “AFRIKA! AFRIKA!”, and was the lead aerialist in KAMAU’s “BooDha” music video with over 100k views on YouTube.

Straddle Up Workshop with Veronica Blair

Saturday – Jan 12th 4:30PM – 6:30PM

The ever-elusive straddle up inversion slowing down your progression? Are you a beginner struggling to get into an inversion without jumping from the ground? Or have you been training aerial arts for months or even years but still struggles with doing two or three straddle ups in a row?

Then this workshop is for you!

This workshop will familiarize students with the major muscle groups needed to safely invert, exercises to condition them and drills to develop straddle up proficiency. Participants will learn how to identify common pitfalls and to safely and effectively perform inversions.

Workshop Participant Prerequisites: Beginner to Advanced

Single Workshop $ 85.00 M / $ 90.00 NM

Veronica Blair has studied with some of the most celebrated and prominent artists in her field, including trapeze great LaNorma Fox, Ringling Bros. first African-American Aerialist Pa-Mela Hernandez, and the renowned “God Father of the Tissu” Gérard Fasoli of Centre National des Arts du Cirque / Cnac.

Veronica has since performed with several other renowned groups and productions around the globe such as AntiGravity, Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. Music. She has been a part of Germany’s most successful circus show, “AFRIKA! AFRIKA!”, and was the lead aerialist in KAMAU’s “BooDha” music video with over 100k views on YouTube.

Aerial Silks Workshop Series with Veronica Blair

Ascend Aerial Arts is proud to host Veronica Blair for TWO aerial silks workshop series for 3 weeks in January on Saturdays starting Jan 12th:

Series 1 – Int/Adv Levels – 2:30PM – 4:30PM. PREREQUISITES: Safely invert (2-3) with control (bent arm straight legs at minimum)

1/12 – S-Wrap Palooza. This Workshop will introduce 8 new pathways to S-wrap to add to your technique repertoire. 
1/19 – STRONG ARM! The Arm Wrap Workshop will introduce participants to the wonderful world of arm wraps on the aerial silks. 
1/26 – Roll Up Clinic. Designed for students who are just starting out on their roll-up journey, or the more experienced student who desires consistent roll-ups. This workshop will introduce students to drills that lead to roll-up success! Angel roll-ups will also be covered.


Series 2. All Levels – 4:30PM – 6:30PM. PREREQUISITES: Ability to tie a foot-lock, hip key, and invert from the ground.

1/12 – STRADDLE UP! The Breakdown. This workshop will familiarize students with the major muscle groups needed to safely invert, exercises to condition them and drills to develop straddle up proficiency.
1/19 – HIP KEYS PLEASE. This Workshop will familiarize students with major muscle groups used to perform Hip-Key and exercises to condition them.
1/26 – Sequencing 101: A Beginners Guide to Aerial Act Creation. In this workshop students will learn the theory behind basic aerial silks techniques to create seamless transitions.

  • Single Workshop $ 85.00 M / $ 90.00 NM
  • 2-Workshops $ 160.00 M / $ 170.00 NM
  • 3- Workshops $ 230.00 M / $ 240.00 NM

You can mix and match workshops but be sure to purchase the number you want – and then enroll for each workshop that you wish to take. Space is limited so sign up and there must be a minimum of 5 students signed up to hold each workshop.

Veronica Blair has studied with some of the most celebrated and prominent artists in her field, including trapeze great LaNorma Fox, Ringling Bros. first African-American Aerialist Pa-Mela Hernandez, and the renowned “God Father of the Tissu” Gérard Fasoli of Centre National des Arts du Cirque / Cnac.

Intro Aerial Straps Workshop

First-Timers Aerial Straps 
Workshop with Ariel & Stacy
Sat 12/22 12:30PM
$35/pp

This 90 minute class is for those curious about aerial straps or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises. No experience necessary. First Timers ONLY please. First Timers are those who have taken 3 classes or less.

Participants must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in aerial activities. Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds and no make up classes. We require a minimum of 6 students to hold a class. Participants 14 and older are welcome.

Ascend Aerial Art Classes are now open for enrollment for Jan-Feb 2019

***BEFORE YOU SIGN UP***, please check with your instructor if you are thinking of enrolling for the next level aerial silks class.  You may not be ready and your instructor will be the best person to assist you.  Review the Ascend Skill Levels as appropriate.  Questions?  Ask your instructor OR contact Tammy at ascendaerialart@gmail.com

Aerial Annual Membership – Receive the member pricing for aerial workshops, aerial classes & 10% discounts on aerial apparel and equipment.  If you are already a member at Impact for kickboxing, you already receive this member pricing.

Session Schedule

JAN – FEB 2019

Session Classes.  Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds. Makeup classes are based on availability in the current session. New students to the studio: Email ascendaerialart@gmail.com to schedule demo and observation for Beg-Int & above classes.

Aerial Silks – Beginner – Beginner class for those curious about aerial silks or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises on and off the silks. Learn basic silks conditioning, climb and descend safely, and eventually expand to further techniques, proper form, conditioning. Students will learn poses and build confidence on the silks.  Prerequisites: No experience necessary.

  • Saturdays  – 12:15pm – 1:30pm
    • Jan 5th – Feb 23rd – 8 classes – $200 M / $225 NM (Connie/Tzvetelina) –Purchase Now!
  • Sundays – 11:15am – 12:30pm
    • Jan 6th – Feb 24th – 8 classes – $200 M / $225 NM (Camille/Laura) – Purchase Now!
  • Mondays- 4:30PM – 5:45PM
    • Jan 7th – Feb 25th – 8 classes – $200 M / $225 NM (Claire) – Purchase Now!
  • Wednesdays 4:30PM – 5:45PM-

    • Jan 9th – Jan 30th – 4 classes – $100 M / $116 NM (Laura) – Purchase Now
    • Feb 6th – Feb 27th – 4 classes – $100 M / $116 NM (Laura) – Purchase Now

Aerial Silks – Pre-Intermediate  – Each week we will concentrate on a specific class of poses and/or skills, focusing on basic troubleshooting, form and technique, variations and transitions, and adding your own personal flair.  This class is for students that already have basic skills in aerial silks and have taken at minimum, 1 session of Aerial Silks Classes. Prerequisite: Beginner and Instructor Approval (by evaluation)

  • Sundays – 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    • Jan 6th – Feb 24th – 8 classes – $225 M / $255 NM (Camille/Laura) – Purchase Now
  • Tuesdays – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
    • Jan 8th – Feb 26th – 8 classes – $225 M / $255 NM (Claire) – Purchase Now!

Pa’u Hana: Friday Night Aerial – (Mixed Level) – For students that already have basic skills in aerial silks and have taken at minimum, 1 session of Aerial Silks Classes,  this class is a time after work for relaxation, informal socializing with friends and family, and enjoyment of aerial silks at Ascend!  Prerequisite: One session of Beginner and/or Instructor Approval (by evaluation)

  • Fridays – 5:30pm – 6:45pm
    • Jan 11th – Feb 22nd – 7 classes – $175 M / $200 NM (Danny/Laura) – Purchase Now!

Aerial Silks – Intermediate – This class focuses on more advanced climbs and aerial skills in the air. Students will work on perfecting basic drops, hip keys, inversions, and S-Wraps. Students at this level should be able to climb and descend with ease, and focus will be given to intermediate conditioning for fluidity in movement.  Prerequisite: Beginner/Intermediate and with instructor approval.

  • Thursdays  – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
    • Jan  10th – Jan 28th – 8 classes –  $225 M / $255 NM (Claire) – Purchase Now!
  • Sundays – 2:00pm – 3:30pm
    • Jan 6th – Feb 24th – 8 classes – $225 M / $255 NM (Colleen) – Purchase Now!

Drop-In Classes. No makeups are allowed for drop-in classes. Select specific class dates for purchase. Drop-in Pricing are available for the classes listed below and are on a sliding scale.  New students to the studio: Email ascendaerialart@gmail.com to schedule demo and observation for Int/Adv or Aerial Silks Workshop Wednesdays

DROP-IN PRICING

  • 10 Classes $300 Member /$320 Non-Member
  • 9 Classes $270 Member /$290 Non-Member
  • 8 Classes $240 Member/$255 Non-Member
  • 7 Classes $220 Member/$230 Non-Member
  • 6  Classes $185 Member/$200 Non-Member
  • 5  Classes $155 Member/$165 Non-Member
  • 4  Classes $128 Member/$135 Non-Member
  • 3  Classes $95 Member/$102 Non-Member
  • 2  Classes $64 Member/$68 Non-Member
  • drop-ins $35

Aerial Intro 1-Day Class – This One-Day 90 minute class is for those curious about aerial silks or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises on and off the silks. No experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

  • Saturday – Jan 5th – 4:30PM – 6PM – FULL
  • Sunday – Jan 27th – 5PM – 6:30PM – Sign up now! (click & scroll down)
  • Saturday – Feb 9th – 2PM – 3:30PM – Sign up now! (click & scroll down)
  • Sunday – Feb 24th – 5PM – 6:30PM – Sign up now! (click & scroll down)

Aerial Straps – Open Level.  This mixed-level drop-in class is for developing aerial strength and body control. Our class focuses on technique and strength building by combining conditioning exercises and aerial straps skills. Skills are taught in progression. NO previous aerial experience necessary.

  • Mondays – 7:30pm – 9:00pm  

Aerial Silks – Workshop Wednesdays –In this class, every week, we will focus on a family of climbs, wraps, or drops, breaking down the technique required for successful, efficient execution and playing with different entrances, exits, and variations on those skills.  Prerequisites:  Appropriate for those who have taken at least one session of Pre-Intermediate Silks Classes and Instructor Approval (by evaluation)

  • Wednesdays – 7:30pm – 9:00pm  
    • Jan 9th – Feb 27th – 8 classes – (Connie) – SIGN UP HERE!

Aerial Silks – Intermediate/Advanced– This drop-in class is for the intermediate student who has mastered basic skills, shows progress in endurance and strength, and can easily chain together poses and transitions fluidly. Students will work on more advanced drops and climbs and will begin working towards a long series of choreography (up to a 4 minute routine). Focus will be given to conditioning and endurance as well as musicality in movement quality. Prerequisite: Intermediate and instructor approval.

  • Sundays – 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Nov 4th – Dec 16th (No classes on 11/18, 11/25 & 12/2) – 4 classes (Colleen) – Purchase Now!
    • Jan 6th – Feb 24th – 8 classes (Colleen) – Sign up now!