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Adult Programming (ages ≥16)

Please note: any class with the word "Skills" in the title is a Skill Development Course (SDC), which meet every week for 6-12 classes with a designated instructor and committed group of students to offer a focused environment to learn the skills necessary to advance to higher skill levels. SDCs often belong to our leveling system: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and advanced.
  • Adult Program (ages 16+) SDCs for levels 1-2 meet for 6 classes at a time.
  • Adult Program (ages 16+) SDCs for levels 3+ meet for 12 classes at a time
  • All first-timers are welcome and encouraged to register for level 1 or levels 1-2 SDCs.
  • SDCs for levels 2+ require instructor recommendation or office approval for enrollment.
  • Adult Program only - SDCs for levels 3+ expect students to arrive to class at least 15 minutes in advance to warm up and stretch.
  • Class attendees are able to take advantage of our makeup policy in the event that class need be missed. To take advantage of a makeup, students must submit a request through the makeup request form or by email to info@gravityalternativemovement.com at least 48 hours in advance of their absence.

Aerial Fabric & Sling 1-2 Skills (Adult Program) $253.33Purchase required to enroll

No experience necessary! This course meets 12 times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to progress to higher-level Fabric & Sling courses and classes in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor. Admittance to higher-level classes may granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. Class schedule: 10 mins warm up exercises, 40-50 mins apparatus work, 0-10 mins strength/flexibility exercises as appropriate.

Aerial Fabric 3 Skills (Adult Program) $253.33Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. This is an intermediate-level aerial fabric class for students involving a wide variety of introductions to drops, wraps, and essential building blocks. Email info@gravityalternativemovement.com for permission before registering for this class if you have not obtained it already. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Fabric Without Drops 3+ Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets six times for one hour at a time. This is an intermediate-level aerial fabric class for students involving a wide variety of introductions wraps, and essential building blocks WITHOUT exploring drops / dynamic movements. Email info@gravityalternativemovement.com for permission before registering for this class if you have not obtained it already. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Fabric 4 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. This is an intermediate-level aerial fabric class for students involving a wide variety of introductions to drops, wraps, and essential building blocks. Email info@gravityalternativemovement.com for permission before registering for this class if you have not obtained it already. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Fabric 5 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. This is a high-level aerial fabric class for students involving drops, wraps, and skills with a high degree of complexity requiring spatial body awareness and understanding of aerial fabric mechanics. Attendance to this class is by permission only. Email info@gravityalternativemovement.com for permission before registering for this class if you have not obtained it already. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Trapeze & Hoop 1-2 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

No experience necessary! This course meets 12 times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to progress to higher-level Trapeze & Hoop courses and classes in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor. Admittance to higher-level classes may granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. Class schedule: 10 mins warm up exercises, 40-50 mins apparatus work, 0-10 mins strength/flexibility exercises as appropriate.

Aerial Trapeze 3 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills needed to progress to Trapeze 4 in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor! Class will focus on single-point trapeze as well as double-point trapeze. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Trapeze 4 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. Learn intermediate and advanced skills in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor! Class will focus on single-point trapeze as well as double-point trapeze. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Trapeze 5 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. Learn advanced skills in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor! Class will focus on single-point trapeze as well as double-point trapeze. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Hoop 3 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to progress to Aerial Hoop 4 courses and classes in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor! Class will focus on single point hoop, double hoop, as well as introductory tippy hoop. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Hoop 4+ Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets six times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to progress to higher level aerial hoop courses and classes in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor! Class will focus on various varieties of hoop as desired and appropriate by both students and the instructor. Advancement to the next level may be granted by instructor recommendation upon course completion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Straps 1-2 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $316.66Purchase required to enroll

No experience required, though, please refer to strength prerequisites. With a strong emphasis on form, safety, injury-prevention, and strength building, aerial straps will build an extreme degree of aerial control for all practitioners. Class will work through progressions and sequencing involving hanging shapes, meathooks, spins, rollups, and more.

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Tumbling 1-2 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $310Purchase required to enroll

No experience necessary! This course meets 12 times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to progress to Tumbling 2 in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor. Students will learn the basics of cartwheels, rolls, handstands, round-offs, and other skills according to instructor and student preferences.

Handstands 1-2 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $310Purchase required to enroll

No experience necessary! This course meets 12 times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to progress to Handstands 3-4 in a small, focused group setting led by a skilled and masterful instructor. Students will learn the basics of form, balance, and drills to help solidify ones sense of position while inverted. Time will also be devoted to understanding the fundamentals of how to get inverted both with and without the assistance of a wall. Strengthening exercises for the core and arms will also be a strong component of class.

Handstands 3-4 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $310Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to increase balance, form, and control in your handstands led by a skilled and masterful instructor. Students should be able to comfortably kick up into a handstand without a spot and with or without a wall. Students should have a solid understanding of proper form and the theory behind inverted balance in handstands, forearmstands, and arm balances. Strengthening exercises for the core and arms will also be a strong component of class.

Student Show Rehearsal (Adult Program) $190Purchase required to enroll


Functional Flexibility / Contortion 1 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $310Purchase required to enroll

No experience necessary! No prerequisites; every student 16+ who wants to improve their functional mobility for aerials, acrobatics, athletic performance, and/or every day wellness is welcome. Every class includes a warm-up with brief cardio, core and shoulder stability work, followed by functional mobility exercises including active, dynamic, resistance, static, and partner stretching (alternatives to partner stretching are always available). Each student is encouraged to set goals at the beginning of the session and work toward them, and tips for safer mobility work on your own are provided.

Contortion 2 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $310Purchase required to enroll

Instructor permission is required for all levels 2+ classes. This class provides a continued introductory development of contortion practice. Prereqs: can do a full square split (left, right, or middle) and hold an acro bridge with arms straight for at least 15 seconds. Students who have already developed foundational strength, balance & mobility will assess their readiness for and work toward or on improving contortion skills, such as additional splits, oversplits, standing splits such as Y/needle scales, forearm/handstands (basic and contortion), cheststands, backbends, walkovers, and/or partner contortion. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE TO CLASS 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP.

Aerial Sling 3 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

Open to ALL students otherwise eligible to register for a level 3 aerials course, or who have received instructor recommendation, or who have had sufficient sling experience. Please note that as of Fall 2019, our level numbers for sling have changed. If you were registered for Sling 3 during Summer 2019, you should register for Sling 4 in Fall 2019.

This course meets six times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to master a unique merger of vertical (e.g. - fabric/rope) and horizontal (e.g. - trapeze/hoop) aerial apparatuses, aerial sling! Aerial sling takes the same material as aerial fabric, but configures it into a hanging loop, allowing a wide variety of new positions and transitions to be executed by the performer. We will work to build basic movement vocabulary and gain an intuitive understanding of the apparatus. Class schedule: 10 mins warm up exercises, 40-50 mins apparatus work, 0-10 mins strength/flexibility exercises as appropriate.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP


Prerequisites: students should be comfortable executing straddleback, frontbalance, backbalance, inversions from standing, Russian rolls, ankle hangs, various dynamic movements (drops), and a variety of transitions

Aerial Sling 4 Skills (12 wks, Adult Program) $380Purchase required to enroll

This class is the continuation of our Summer 2019 course titled "Sling 3." All students who attended Sling 3 during Summer 2019 should register for this class. Instructor recommendation required for all levels 2+ classes. This course meets twelve times for one hour at a time. Learn the skills necessary to master a unique merger of vertical (e.g. - fabric/rope) and horizontal (e.g. - trapeze/hoop) aerial apparatuses, aerial sling! Aerial sling takes the same material as aerial fabric, but configures it into a hanging loop, allowing a wide variety of new positions and transitions to be executed by the performer. We will work to build high-intermediate movement vocabulary and gain an intuitive understanding of the apparatus.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES IN ADVANCE TO WARM UP

Adult Performance Troupe (12 weeks, Adult Program) $565

Ready to take your circus to the next level? This class is designed for those interested in pursuing circus as a performer, and will help you take your circus skills deeper into the performance realm. You will train with and as a group, as well as developing your solo performance. Classes will include dance/movement, tumbling, theatricality, partner acrobatics, and an individual focus skill area(s) where you will be guided in technique, skills, and act creation. The intent of of this class is to collaboratively create a cohesive show, as well as developing acts and preparing students for potential future performances both in and out of the studio, including our spring student show at Gravity, which will be held on Saturday May 23, 2020.

Registration for this class is available by approval only. To apply, please send an email to info@gravityalternativemovement.com with the following information:
  • Why you are interested in joining the Adult Performance Troupe
  • What you are hoping to get out of the Adult Performance Troupe
  • Your circus arts background to date
  • Your non-circus arts background to date (theatre, dance, improv, etc, as applicable)
  • Short video of either a previous performance or a sequence of skills done on your primary apparatus / discipline

Prerequisites:
Students must have completed one session of a Level 3 class at Gravity (or equivalent). Must be comfortable working in a group and independently. Must have an open mind!