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Dance, Aerial, Circus & Fitness Styles

Aerial Silks

Aerial silk is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric. Performers climb the suspended fabric without the use of safety lines, and rely only on their training and skill to ensure safety. They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. Aerial silks may be used to fly through the air, striking poses and figures while flying.We ask that people attending aerial classes wear tight fitting clothes such as leggings and t-shirt. Shorts are not permitted this is because friction burns may occur on bare legs. Complete beginners are welcome to aerial classes, there is no upper age limit and no prior dance experience is required. Aerial classes are a great way to get fit! strength improvements can be seen in as little as 4 weeks and thats with only doing one hour per week! Aerial classes are just £8.95 each for adults and from £6.95 for children!

Aerial Hoop

The aerial hoop (also known as the lyra, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. The hoop sometimes has a hand loop and a bar across the top. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging.We do beginners classes as well as advance, we advise you where top and leggings, no shorts as friction burn may occur. All Aerial Hoop classes are just £8.95 each for adults and from £6.95 for children!

Pole Dance Fitness

Pole dance is a form of performing art, a combination of dance and gymnastics. It involves dancing and performing acrobatic tricks with a vertical pole and is an increasingly popular form of fitness, practised by many enthusiasts. By attending just 1 x 1 hour pole dance class each week, in as little as four weeks you will notice improved strength. There is no upper age limit, we have grandmothers that can swing upside down! We teach youth students in a fitness manner for strenth and toning, however people under 16 must have parental permission. Please wear Shorts and T-shirt/ sportswear, beginners welcome! All Pole Dance classes just £6.95 each!

Acro & Contorion

Our Acro & Contortion class covers many skills such as stretching, gymnastics, acrobatics, contortion, muscle toning, partner work and more! Complete beginners are welcome and no prior flexibility is required. This is a great class for stretching out and gaining more strength and confidence. All acro classes are just £6.95!

Aerial Yoga / Aerial Hammock Fitness

Aerial Yoga / Aerial Hammock Fitness revolves around counteracting gravity. By relieving compression due to the pull of gravity while on the ground, the spine is elongated and the shoulders straightened. The few inches of suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility. Aerial Yoga is an innovative program that blends the beneficial elements of traditional yoga methodology with the unique conditioning of aerial arts. A cross between  a yoga class and an aerial class, Aerial Yoga is designed to incorporate the balancing and stretching components of yoga with the strengthening and exhilarating components of aerial arts. Complete beginners are welcome and these classes act as a great starting point into gaining the fitness to progress on to aerial silks and lyra. All aerial yoga classes are just £6.95.

Workshops & Party Bookings

Plan the perfect party, hen do, stag do, birthday or any other event with a circus inspired workshop! Pick from any of our aerial apparatus or dance styles. Hoop and silks? Pole? Showgirl dance? The choice is yours! Different packages available to suit everyone. Prices starting from only £40 - contact us for more information. 

Static Trapeze

Static trapeze, also known as fixed trapeze, is a type of circus art. In contrast to the other forms of trapeze, on static trapeze the bars and ropes mainly stay in place.Most often, the static trapeze is about 1.5 feet wide and the bar is generally 2 inches in diametes. Many figures are performed on the ropes above the bar. The ropes can be made of many materials, including cotton or hemp, and often have a wire woven inside. It can be performed by a single artist or two partners working together. A single artist will do tricks above and below the bar, the ropes playing just as important a part as the bar. A partner act will involve the partners working together — supporting each other's weight, throwing, lifting and catching each other. Like other aerial styles it is advised that you wear leggins and t-shirt to avoid friction burn. Look out for courses and circus fun days to try out trapeze!

Spanish Web & Aerial Rope (corde lisse)

Aerial rope for most is one of the more challenging aerial apparatus. The aerial rope can be used by one person to perform solo moves and combinations. Once strength and confidence is gained on the aerial rope there is then an option to progress on to spanish web. Spanish web is a duet aerial act where one performer remains grounded in order to spin the rope from the ground (like a rodeo) whilst the second performer is in the air on the rope performing moves. It is a truly dazzling act! Look out for courses and circus fun days to try out the aerial rope!

Unique Aerial Arts

Here at Danse Vivante we are home to some wonderfully unique aerial apparatus! We are one of the only schools in the UK to have an aerial globe, aerial cross, aerial cage, aerial umbrella, aerial kite and more. We also own an aerial cube, aerial net, aerial lollipop, pole silks and flying pole! Keep an eye out for courses and circus fun days to try out some of our crazy circus equipment! 


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