“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
FALL is thrilled for the opportunity to offer aerial dance classes to the Nashville community. There are a limited number of spots in each class, so contact us for more info or to register. We look forward to “hanging” out with you soon! (somehow, that joke never seems to get old).
FALL is grateful to Houston Station for allowing us to temporarily hold aerial classes in their main event room. Starting April 9, and running through the end of May, both Beginning Aerial Fabric & Intermediate Aerial Fabric will move to 434 Houston St., Nashville, TN 37203.
There is parking on the street in front of the building, or in the lot directly across the street. Here is a link for a map & directions. To get into the building, there is a door with a sign saying “Houston Station”. It opens to a stairway leading upstairs. Go upstairs, turn right, and go down the hall. You’ll see a large open room at the end of the hall, and that’s where we’ll be!
The only drawback to holding classes here is, since it is an event space, we will not be able to have class if there is an event scheduled on a particular Tuesday evening. So far, there are just two such instances: April 16 (next week), and May 14. We will NOT be having classes on either of those evenings.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We so appreciate your patience with us through this time of transition.
Aerial dance is a beautiful art form, and a challenging physical workout. This technique combines the use of various aerial equipment and dance choreography. Classes encourage dance on the floor, in the air, and all the spaces in between. The ability to incorporate vertical as well as horizontal movement pathways allow for innovations in choreography and movement. The apparatus used has its own motion, which changes the way a dancer must move in response. The introduction of this new element changes the dancer’s balance, center, and orientation in space.
Advancement in each class is based on the dancers individual ability; instructors will encourage the students to recognize their own strength and flexibility to prevent injury. Ongoing classes are for 14 years through adults. Younger students may contact the instructor for information on future classes and workshops.
If you are interested in one-on-one instruction, or are an advanced aerialist and interested in advanced classes, please contact us.
Beginning Aerial Fabric
While focusing on the basics, this class introduces standard climbs, footlocks, and mid-air fabric movement, as well as stretching and conditioning elements. This class is open to all beginners.
Intermediate Aerial Fabric
This class places an additional focus on strength building and conditioning, while also emphasizing the importance of quality of movement and flow within the technical skills. Skills learned include knee climbs, more complex mid-air fabric movement, as well as basic drops. Placement in this class is based on approval from the instructor.
Aerial Fabric Basics
contact us for info on upcoming sessions
Aerial Fabric Basics is designed to give you the foundational skills to set you on your journey of becoming an aerialist. You will learn safety and etiquette, stretching and conditioning techniques, standard climbs and footlocks, and appreciation of the art form.
Classes are held at Houston Station (434 Houston St. Nashville, TN 37203), in the main event room.
Currently we are only able to accept payment by cash, or check made out to abrasiveMedia.
$180 for a 12 class card (good for up to 6 months) or $20 for a single drop-in.
Class cards can be used only for the ongoing classes. Workshops are priced individually.
For all aerial classes and workshops, please wear clothing that allows your body to move freely and is appropriate for being upside down. Be prepared to move in bare feet. Avoid clothing that has very hard seams, and/or zippers as they may not only damage the apparatus, but will also make moving on the apparatus uncomfortable. Also avoid clothing that is too loose, as it is likely to get tangled in the equipment (it is best to wear tighter fitting pants that expose your lower leg). Please no necklaces, long earrings or rings as they may break or get caught in the equipment. And please avoid use of lotions before class as they make the equipment difficult to grip.
Anyone arriving more than 15 minutes after class has begun will not be allowed to participate in the class. You will be free to come back another time, or to stay and observe the remainder of the class. This is for your safety, as the warmup at the beginning of class is vital to avoid injuries, as well as out of respect for your fellow students so as not to distract or disrupt the flow of the class.
Aerial dance is a beautiful, but difficult and complex art form, and some people take to it much more naturally than others. Promotion from one class level to another is based solely on each student’s individual progress, and is at the discretion of the instructor.