Classes

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Starting on Monday May 2nd 2022, all classes will be held at our new address: 451 Taft St NE #8, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Schedule a Class

SGS Schedule Overview:

We require a minimum of three students to run a class. If the class does not meet this requirement, it will be canceled. Notifications will be sent out four hours before class time and sent via email or text message. If your class gets canceled, a class credit will be returned to your profile.

In collaboration with Vivid Black Paint, we are offering a $5/class discount for persons identifying as POC. Please contact us for the code!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

 

BEGINNER CLASSES

Beginner Aerial

New to circus arts? This is the class for you! 

In this beginner level intro class, we will focus on the basics: getting strong, learning the lingo, and trying out the various apparatuses. This is a great introduction to the world of aerial performance by teaching you how to apply the new dimension of vertical space. This is a great introduction to the world of aerial performance by teaching you how to apply the new dimension of vertical space. Let’s play with the X, Y, and Z axes!

Beginner Silks (Fabric) /Rope

Come try the aerial silks and rope! In this beginner class, you’ll learn foundational skills to build strength and confidence on both silks and rope. No experience necessary!

Beginner Sling

In this class, there will be time to practice and refine foundational movements to build strength and flexibility. No experience necessary!

Beginner Lyra/Trapeze

Come try the lyra and dance trapeze! In this beginner class, you’ll learn foundational skills to build strength and confidence on both lyra and trapeze. No experience necessary!

Beginner Handstands 

This class is designed for people who are interested in handstanding but don’t know where to begin. In this weekly class, we will focus on drills to strengthen our core, shoulders, and stabilizer muscles needed for finding that perfect handstand line. These drills will be interspersed with breaks for stretching and technique discussions. 

FABRIC & ROPE

 

Beginner/Intermediate Fabric

Have you dabbled with fabric? Do you feel comfortable with basics like tying single and double foot knots and inverting from the ground? Well, this is the perfect class for you! We will focus on learning new poses and sequencing tricks together to create short 2-3 minute phrases. Increasing time spent airborne will improve your endurance!

Back to Play on Silk/Fabric

This class will focus on building your confidence, endurance, and strength to get back in the air after a long break. With an emphasis on proper technique, we will review and polish tricks and build sequences. It’s perfect for students with previous experience on fabric. Come play!

Silk Sequences

This class will focus on sequences and polishing them up with performance readiness in mind for form, technique, flow, and presentation. Students would, as a group, come up with a beginning and end for the sequence as we then put it to music. The sequence would change every other week. This class is a fun, creative drop in class for int/adv aerial silks folks.

Intermediate Silks/Fabric

This class will focus on vertical theory with emphasis in refining technique, split fabric sequencing, and conditioning for higher level skills. Students should already have the prior experience on rope or fabric and feel comfortable executing longer sequences in the air. 

Sling Sequences

Learn new wraps, moves, tricks, and all things sling! In this class, there will be time to practice and refine foundational movements to build strength and endurance to create sequences. Sling Sequences is great for those with aerial experience.

Dynamic Sling/Silks

Each week the class structure is similar – we work all the beats – hollow, pike, flares, dynamic rolls and drops and building technique for those skills. We will also work spinning technique in this practice class.

Mixed Level Sling

Learn new wraps, moves, tricks, and all things sling! In this class, there will be time to practice and refine foundational movements to build strength and endurance. Mixed Level Sling is great for those with aerial experience.

Mixed Level Rope

A class for all levels that focuses on building strength in basic techniques as well as building and learning sequences. 

Intermediate Rope

This class will focus on vertical theory with emphasis on refining technique and practicing dynamic transitions/beats all while building stamina through practicing sequences. Students should already have the prior experience on rope or fabric and feel comfortable executing longer sequences in the air. 

LYRA & TRAPEZE

Back to Play on Lyra

This class will focus on building your confidence, endurance, and strength to get back in the air after a long break. With an emphasis on proper technique, we will review and polish tricks and build sequences. It’s perfect for students with previous experience on lyra or trapeze. Come play!

Lyra Sequences
Make shapes and link them into intricate patterns! This class will focus on how to transition in intentional ways. What’s the best hand position for moving from point ‘a’ to ‘b’? How many regrips are necessary? What’s the best direction to spin? What’s the most efficient pathway that is both simple and elegant? Explore these concepts and work with your coach to create unique pathways that work for your body. Intermediate Level – must be comfortable fully inverting off the ground without a spot.

Intermediate Lyra

Students will increase their knowledge of lyra skills, tricks, and transitions. We will be incorporating ground and on-apparatus conditioning drills to build strength and body awareness. This is not a class for beginners. Students should already have the prior experience on lyra and feel comfortable executing longer sequences in the air. 

Dance Trapeze

In this class students will progress their vocabulary of skills by exploring transitions on a single point trapeze bar. Students should have prior aerial experience on any apparatus. 

Dynamic Trapeze/Lyra  

Each week the class structure is similar – we work all the beats – hollow, pike flares, dynamic rolls and drops and building technique for those skills. We will also work spinning technique in this practice class.

HANDSTANDS, ACRO, & FLEXIBILITY

Handstands

In handstands class, we will focus on learning the correct form for a straight handstand as well as gain strength and flexibility needed for more advanced training. The progressions and drills are for beginners through advanced students. We will talk about proper alignment, hand placement, and body/mind connection while upside down. We will also explore various leg positions in handstands and periodically work in headstands.

Handstand Shapes

In Handstand Shapes, continue on the long road to greatness with leg shape explorations, press work, and side bends. The progressions and drills are for folks who have been working on their handstands and can hold a freestanding handstand for 10 seconds in any leg shape. We will talk about proper alignment, hand placement, and body/mind connection while upside down.

Virtual Flexibility

This class teaches the importance of building strength in tandem with flexibility for optimal health and longevity. Class starts with a thorough warm-up before moving into conditioning exercises focused on active flexibility for splits and backbends. Each week we’ll alternate between targeting either legs and hips or shoulders and backs. Open to all skill levels.

Partner & Ground Acro

This all levels class combines floor acrobatic movements (basic tumbling, acrobatic dance, handstands, etc) and partner acrobatics (dance lifts, body balancing) so students can begin putting together sequences.

VIVID BLACK PAINT

Vivid Black Paint Beginner Youth Aerial (9-15yrs)

Participants will explore foundational skills and strength conditioning on aerial silks and hammock. Open to ages 8yrs – 15yrs (other ages require express prior permission). At least one adult is required to be in attendance with youth participants.

Vivid Black Paint Beginner Fabric (16yrs+)

Open to ages 16yrs+. Learn Beginner/Foundational aerial silks skills.

OPEN TRAINING

Open Gym

Join open gym times to practice material you learned in class.

Acro Jam

This skillshare is for folks who are comfy training partner acrobatics without instruction. Folks who practice acroyoga, cheer, hand to hand or other styles of partner acro are welcome. Come utilize our belt to help with those scarier moves!

Member Training

Learn more about our membership! Get access to the studio for more training time.