WHAT TO WEAR
For all aerial classes, 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, and pants that are too long, 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.
- If using aerial equipment, remove shoes, socks, and all jewelry or items that are not completely smooth. This is for both your safety and the equipment’s safety.
- If you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not take class, but you are welcome to observe the remainder of class. If you arrive late but within the 15-minute window, you must warm up and stretch before joining class. This is for your safety, as the warm-up at the beginning of class is vital to avoid injuries. It is also out of respect for your fellow students, so as not to distract or disrupt the flow of the class.
- Do not lie down during class unless you are injured. If you absolutely must sit, stretch. Stay active and engaged.
- Parents, partners and friends: do not coach from the sidelines. Please leave the teaching to the teachers!
- Do not coach fellow students--if you have a question, alert the instructor or instructor’s aid.
- Use rosin or sticky spray provided--do not lick or spit on hands.
- Phones may only be used for video recording during class time, and only after the instructor has given you permission to do so.
- Students are not permitted to work on the aerial equipment without the direct supervision of an instructor or assistant. If you are interested in additional practice time, please talk to your instructor about setting up a private lesson.
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.