Aerials are a beautiful, creative, and challenging art form that almost anyone can learn. Besides having the most fun ever, you will build incredible upper body and core strength, kinesthetic awareness, confidence, and coordination.
All Aerial classes are $20 and $10 for open gym unless specified. 75 minutes long. Classes are subject to cancellation if not enough attendance. Please reserve your spot (preferably the day before) by TEXTING 575-613-2399. All classes 12 years – Adult.
12 hour cancellation policy
WHAT do I wear? You will want to wear form fitting clothing that covers the back of the knees and a shirt that has sleeves as to eliminate fabric “burn” that can occur on body if not careful. No baggy clothes as those can get caught in the fabric or not want to stay in place.
AERIAL FABRIC … (Classes right now are Mix level because of scheduling conflicts and limited attendance. If you want more specific instruction I highly encourage a private or a semi private with others at your level. Contact me with any questions!!)
FABRIC LEVEL ONE… For folks who have never done aerials before or for those who want to take things slower. As well as people who feel they don’t have the strength yet for other classes. This is the class for you. Plenty of fun!
FABRIC LEVEL TWO… The next step up for beginners, or those who haven’t been in the air in awhile and need to rebuild their strength and knowledge. You will be required to be able to invert from the ground confidently as well as a solid climb. We work low, and everyone works at their own pace and level. We will focus on your strength, flexibility, and confidence. You will learn tons of moves while having a ton of fun doing so! More advanced students are welcome as well to do Level Two to keep their strength and revisit previously learned moves.
FABRIC LEVEL THREE…Fabric Level Three is a continuation of strength and skills and will explore some choreography as well and get you a little higher off the ground. A prerequisite is Fabric Level One (or teachers permission). You must be able to straddle up from the air confidently and in control and also able to perform a 10 second bent as well as straight arm hang. You will need to be able to do 3 different climbs with confidence and control. Level Three is getting you ready for the more intermediate/advanced classes!
MIXED LEVEL FABRIC… Sometimes because of low attendance and scheduling difficulties we need to do a mix level class. No worries, classes are generally small and you’ll get lots of air time as well as instruction.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED FABRIC… these classes are for committed students who can climb, invert and do sequences comfortably without being spotted and who have been doing aerials for quite awhile. And if so desired we can explore all the other apparatuses that are at TAG. So fun and never gets boring!
LYRA AERIAL HOOP… is an ongoing class for all levels. You will learn mounting moves, in/under/over moves, dismounts, some simple partner moves, as well as choreography. No experience necessary. Taught by the amazing Alisa Ritchie who has been practicing aerials for 10+ years.
4 WEEK SERIES… we offer on a regular basis 4 week series mainly for the beginner but will add for the more experienced aerialist as we continue to grow. You get 4 scheduled classes as we as 4 open gyms to practice those moves you learned in class. Each class builds on the last so attendance is crucial. This series really does get you off on the right foot and in the right direction! Cost $100 (normally $120).
OPEN GYM. Open only to current students (with some exceptions). These are supervised sessions but not a formal teaching class. Gives students the opportunity to practice moves they learned in class. Repetition is key to aerials!! THERE WILL BE RULES to open gym that we will go over. Any violation of them will be probation. Safety is #1 priority!
**It is VERY important to reserve your space for any classes or even open gym. You can do so by texting 575-613-2399 preferably the day before. THANK YOU
PRIVATE and SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES
Still can’t get enough? This is a excellent way to have more fun and improve your skills. You can train one-on-one with an instructor or grab a couple of like-minded friends to do a semi private class.
Private Class is $50.00 hour.
Semi-Private Classes begin at $50.00 per hour for 2 people (add on $10.00 per student per hour)
MORE CLASSES OFFERED with enough interest
*Aerial Stretch… Self Massage Bodywork Combination class. We use our aerial fabric that can help support your weight, ease pressure, create space in your joints, decrease compression in your spine and to we help you find more mobility. This is fantastic for practicing inversions, which in traditional yoga can lead to back and neck pain and injury over time. If your looking for a new “twist” to your yoga workout, look no further!
And let my experience of 20 years of being a LMT (licensed massage therapist) help you help yourself to relieve pain, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, soft tissue strains or injuries, etc. I have come up with many, many ways for self massage out of necessity and curiosity. I will use all sort of “tools” that are extremely effective to get the job done. We can also explore some very deep tissue work, is so desired.
*HOOP DANCE. A combination of dancing and hula hooping, where the student rotates the hoop on all parts of their body, not just the waist! It’s an incredibly fun way to build strength, muscle tone, balance and flexibility. AND it’s been shown that you can burn 400+ calories in a hour. Get ready to smile, sweat and laugh! 60 minutes
*Aerial Tuff N’ Buff class… is a conditioning class focused on building strength, especially for aerials! Core, shoulders, and flexibility exercises are the emphasis. Mostly floor based but some aerial apparatus are involved. No aerial experience necessary! If you want to take aerials and feel you need more strength, this is the class for you! Beginner thru advanced levels challenged. 60 minutes
*JUGGLING. Did you know that juggling has many proven health benefits? Stress relief, brain growth, builds focus and concentration, improves coordination, helps ward off cravings, maintains great arm and shoulder health, among other things! Come on… you know you’ve always wanted to learn. 60 minutes
*STILTS. We will be offering stilt workshops on a regular basis with Alessandra Ogren. $30.00 for 90 minutes.
*WORKSHOPS W/VISITING TEACHERS. We have some amazing out of town aerial teachers out there that I have been in contact with. Many are willing to come here to teach a intensive workshop which is one of my favorite things. Every teacher brings something different to class! If interested I will take your information and try and arrange these fun and powerful events. Price varies and TBD.
YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPACE FOR ALL CLASSES as well as OPEN TRAINING preferably the day before by calling/texting me at 575-613-2399. This helps us the teachers know what to expect and to plan our class. I cannot even begin to tell you how important this is. THANK YOU! Most classes need at least 2 students and we have the right to cancel if minimum is not reserved.
ALL CLASSES NOW 75 MINUTES UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.