Ages 8 and up
Ages 8 and up
At HDA, all of our aerial programs start with the safest apparatus: the Aerial Sling (or hammock), as it is the most adaptable aerial tool, allowing students to explore several skills at a low height. With all aerial exercises optional, we encourage students to advance at their own pace while still providing room for exploration and play. Instructors will provide regular progress reports to the students and their families so they have a clear vision of how they can progress in the art form.
Youth Classes Available:
JUMPSTART: No experience necessary! This class is made for students who are looking to try something new or add to their existing dancer toolkit. Class begins with an off-fabric warm-up, followed by conditioning skills, and culminating with beginner tricks and transitions.* (CLASS FULL FOR FALL '23)
AERIAL I: Now, we level up! Aerial I is made for students who are looking to advance their aerial skills, specifically learning to invert from a standing position. Like Jumpstart, the class begins with an off-fabric warm-up, followed by conditioning skills, and culminating with beginning/intermediate tricks and transitions. (CLASS FULL FOR FALL '23)
AERIAL II: Time to get serious! Aerial II focuses on brain-teasing tricks, transitions, inversion techniques, and intermediate strength training. Solo performance work begins here!
MINIMESTERS: Not ready to commit to a full semester? Check back later this year to learn more about mini aerial sessions.
Adult Classes Available:
AERIAL CIRCUIT: Aerial Circuit is a 45-minute conditioning class for those who are looking to supplement their aerial practice or just want a good sweat to great tunes! This class is led by certified aerial fitness professionals who offer several modifications and advancements throughout class — including a peak pose perfect for social media!
FLY FIT AND FLOW: A great introduction to the aerial hammock, Fly Flow is an all-level aerial yoga class designed to both assist and challenge existing asana practices. This class is led by certified aerial yoga professionals who offer several modifications and advancements throughout class — including a peak pose ideal for Instagram pictures!
Please visit our Amped site for more information about adult classes!
*All Foundations students are required to take at least one dance class outside of aerial class.
Ages 8 and up
Aerial Dance is designed for experienced dancers and aerialists looking to expand their movement vocabulary. Students will learn how to integrate aerial and dance choreography through Aerial Sling, Aerial Hoop, and Aerial. Students will also advance group and solo performance skills and engage in more performance opportunities.
Instructor approval required. Aerialists are required to take at least one dance class outside of Aerial Dance.
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NON PROFIT PARTNERSHIP
Hermitage Dance Academy is proud to partner with Satellite Dance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides performance, education, and engagement opportunities for aerialists ages eight and up.
By Satellite Dance providing rigging equipment, continuing instructor education, and specialty insurance, HDA can provide aerial education at a highly affordable price!
Preparing for Aerial Activity
We require participants to complete a waiver every calendar year. You can review and sign below if you haven't completed a waiver in 2023.
High-cut, form-fitting tops and leggings are required for youth classes and recommended for adults new to the practice.
Remove jewelry and/or clothing with sharp edges and zippers. Exercise devices are not allowed.
We share apparatuses – please practice good hygiene and wear fresh clothes to class.
Refrain from applying lotions 90 minutes before class.
We recommend not eating large meals ~90 minutes before class. If you're prone to motion sickness, we recommend bringing ginger candy, non-drowsy Dramamine, or behind-the-ear patches.
Aerial is not recommended for people with certain health conditions. Please consult your doctor before participating in aerial activity.