Frequently Asked Questions
Please check our pricing page for the most up to date pricing.
Drop in: $30
4 class pack: $100
8 class pack: $190
Unlimited membership: $240/month
Open Gym: $15
- Credit card payments are accepted via the online registration system. We do request that you pay the 3% fee charged by the credit card processing company; that fee is mandatory for charges over $50. You now have the ability to store a credit card in the system for ongoing use.
- Cash or check delivered to the studio before class.
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We recommend starting with our level one aerial classes or our flexibility class to build strength and foundational skills.
Please wear sung form fitting athletic wear. Thick tights and/or a unitard is recommended for the most comfort. Clothing must not be too loose as it can get caught on the apparatuses. Shirts must stay in place to not interfere when you invert upside down.
Make sure your clothing and accessories has no zippers, belts, sharp edges, or anything else that could catch on the equipment; especially for our aerial silks and hammock classes. We ask all students to remove jewelry, watches and earrings etc… as they can get caught or potentially choke/injure you.
Please avoid lotions or hand oils as they can leave a slippery residue on the apparatuses and other students may have allergies. Please make sure to wear deodorant and practice proper body hygiene.
Proper support garments such as sports-bras and dance-belts are highly encouraged and are required for intermediate and higher level classes.
We recommend you start at a level one class here or schedule a private lesson for a full evaluation. Please Contact Us to schedule a placement evaluation.
Yes, please Contact Us before hand to arrange a short skill assessment to ensure safety. If you’re a professional circus artist and would like to train or use our space outside of open gym or class hours, please contact us in advance to arrange your visit.
Open gym requires prior instructor approval; please ask your instructor for approval before registering for an open gym session. Contact Us to verify your open gym eligibility status.
Currently we only offer adult classes. Children and teens can request a private lesson outside of normal class hours with one of our instructors. Please Contact Us for booking.
Please review our studio policies here.
The Aviary Academy strives to provide a healthy environment and community for everyone. Diversity is welcomed at the Aviary; if at anytime anyone feels uncomfortable please contact Taylor Roberts, Owner/CEO.
Cancelations within 24hrs of the class is accepted for a class credit. Cancelations with less than 24hrs of notice incur a $15 administration fee and will not be refunded. Please Contact Us if you need to cancel.
Aerial Silks – Aerial Fabric Acrobatics, Fabric Depot Co, Sal Tex Fabrics
Aerial Ropes, Trapezes, Straps, Lyra, Rigging – Trix Circus, and Circus Concepts
Rigging Components – Peak Trading/Rigging Warehouse , Sapsis Rigging, and Rigging Werx
Trapeze – Trix Circus, Aerial Animals, Duo Rose, and Circus Concepts
10 Good Reasons Why New Aerialists Should Think Carefully Before Rigging At Home:
1) Safety. While the aerial community works hard to keep aerial arts safe, the reality is that people can be seriously injured and even die practicing aerial.
2) Liability Risk. Rigging your own space means you are personally taking on substantial liability risk. If anyone is injured in your space, they or their next of kin can sue you.
3) Training in the studio with an instructor and other students means you never have to train alone. Even highly trained aerialists should NEVER PRACTICE ALONE. It’s important that there always be at least one other person present to help if there is an accident and to call 911.
4) Rigging is a skill in itself. Only trained riggers are qualified to assess the load bearing capacity of a roof or potential rigging points. If you want to learn how to rig, study rigging! If not, consult a reputable rigger.
5) Injury prevention. Practicing in safe conditions will help you avoid injuries so that you can practice for many years and ultimately become a stronger aerialist.
6) Practicing in unsafe conditions not only is dangerous for you as an individual, but it actually harms the entire field of aerial arts. More accidents leads to higher liability risk associated with aerial arts and increasingly higher costs for insuring aerial arts. High risk and high cost prevents people from offering classes and performances.
7) Give yourself time to develop. Having your own equipment and rig does not alone make you a stronger aerialist. Training extensively with experienced instructors does make you a stronger aerialist, whether or not you have your own rig.
8) There are excellent ways to cross train for aerial outside the studio from running and swimming to crunches and pull-ups.
9) Protect your good reputation. People in the field of aerial arts will respect you more if you help uphold aerial safety standards.
10) Aerial is about community! As a community, we spot each other, we nudge each other on to do that one extra pull-up, we take care of each other’s rope burns and give hugs and encouragement and suggestions. Help us keep our community safe and supportive for everyone.
HAPPY & SAFE TRAINING!
ACE (American Circus Educators Association) * AirCraft Aerial Arts * Aloft Circus Arts * Bumbershoot Aerial Arts * Canopy Studio * Circus Arts Institute * Diamond Family Circus * D’Air Project * Elevation Aerial & Circus Arts * Esh Circus Arts * Firefly Theatre and Circus * Heliummm Aerial Dance *Monica’s Danz Gym * New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) * Overhead Arts * Philadelphia School of Circus Arts * SHOW Circus Studio * Versatile Arts * Wise Fool
When purchasing a rig – safety is of the upmost importance. We highly recommend everyone uses an engineered and certified aerial rig. If you plan on performing in public this certification is required by many venues/municipalities.
Read this: Questions you need to ask before buying a free standing rig
Also this: An aerial rig at your home
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