Intro Classes

Aerial Dance wants to empower you through the Aerial Arts! We offer a robust sequential Pole Exercise program in addition to drop-in Aerial classes on 3 apparatus (Hammock, Hoop and Silks). We have daily Flexibility & Conditioning classes as well, so no matter what your fitness goals we can support you. Not sure where to begin? Try either of our “Intro” classes to get a taste of the Aerial Arts. See upcoming “Intro” class times and register via our online booking site, MindBody.

You do NOT need to take any intro class before registering for a Pole Exercise course, any hammock class or any Flexibility & Conditioning class. Please take “Intro to Aerial” before registering for a Hoop Foundation or Silks Foundations class.

Intro to Pole

Try Pole Exercise! This one-hour, one-time class brings you three different styles of Pole Exercise. You’ll learn spins and transitions from Beginner Pole (a great way to try it before registering for an 8-week course), work up a sweat with cardio pole from Vertical Barre and create a fluid dance with Pole Flow! Spots are limited to 8 so you have your own pole the entire hour. Cost for this 60 minute class is $25.

You are NOT required to take this class before registering for an 8-week pole course! This is just an opportunity for those who desire to try it before committing to a course.

Intro to Aerial

Try three aerial apparatus in this 90-minute class! You’ll start by using an Aerial Hammock for warm-up and strength training then proceed to the Aerial Hoop to create a beautiful sequence before returning to the Hammock for a fun tricks sequence. Aerial Silks will be introduced and you’ll learn cornerstone skills before concluding on the Hammock to stretch. Cost for this 90-minute class is $35; current Pole Members receive a $10 discount.

You are required to take this class before registering for Hoop Foundation or Silks Foundation. You can register for Fabric classes (Hammock) at any time without taking this class. This class gives you a preview of all the different types of aerial we offer so you can select the best class for your needs.

Pole Classes

Pole Exercise is LOT of fun and a fantastic workout. Pole Classes are held by ability level, currently we offer four levels including: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Extreme.  Classes meet one hour a week in Appleton for eight-weeks.  The Aerial Dance curriculum is designed to teach you the art of pole in a safe and fun way.  These classes combine strength and cardio while teaching you all aspects of pole fitness.  The cost for a term (8-weeks) is $180, unless you are booking Beginner Pole or registering for upper levels during the “Early Bird Discount” then the price is $160, and includes 8 practice sessions where you choose one of our instructor lead practice sessions each week to work on your skills and have an extra workout. Courses start every 8-weeks.

At Aerial Dance we pride ourselves on teaching you pole in an effective and safe manner.  For this reason, students are broken down into four ability levels.

Beginner Pole

The first class in our pole fitness sequence. Build strength! Learn spins, transitions, and poses with proper muscle engagement.  Work up a sweat with fun cardio dance sequences as you learn how to move with your Pole as a partner. Have your own pole for the entire hour workout!  On average a student is in Beginner Pole for 8-16 weeks. Learn more about Beginner Pole.

Advanced Pole

Building on the strong foundation you’ve learned and strength you’ve gained, now it is time to take it upside down! Go upside down! Learn basic inverts, laybacks and leg hangs.  Work up a sweat with cardio dance sequence and continue to work on your spins and climbs. Have your own pole for the entire hour class. On average a student is in Advanced Pole for 32-64 weeks.

Intermediate Pole

The second class builds on what you’ve learned in Beginner Pole and takes it to new heights, literally!  Climb the pole! Learn combination spins, poses on the pole and multiple ways to climb.  Work up a sweat with fun dance sequences and continue to build your strength. Have your own pole for the entire hour class.  On average a student is in Intermediate Pole for 16-32 weeks.

Extreme Pole

You are an awesome pole dancer, so let’s do some crazy hard and fantastic aerial inverts! Defy gravity! Learn repels, crazy awesome tricks, and execute long aerial sequences.  Continue to build on your climbs and spins.  Work up a sweat with fun dance sequences and test your endurance with pole combinations. Have your own pole for the entire hour class.  This class is very individualized to the student’s flexibility and strengths.

Aerial Classes

Aerial Dance brought the Aerial Arts and Aerial Hammocks to Appleton in 2014!  We built a gorgeous 1000 sq ft Aerial Studio that houses Poles, Aerial Hammocks, Lyra/Hoops, and Silks. Class curricula change daily so there is always a new challenge and exciting workout. All of these classes can be taken as a “drop-in” for $25, or buy a 5-class punch card for $100.  Become an Aerial Member for 6 or 12 months for HUGE savings and gives you unlimited Aerial, Flexibility & Conditioning classes! See upcoming class times and reserve a spot via our online booking site.

Hammock Fit

Use an Aerial Hammock to gain strength and flexibility. With elements of “Aerial Yoga” and “TRX” this fantastic workout improves balance and increases muscle tone. No Prerequisites! 

Hammock Fun

Fun is a hammock class that starts with a “Fit” workout, then you’ll “fly” through a tricks sequence and stretch out your tired muscles with “Flexy”. Attend as your first hammock class or as your daily fabric class! No Prerequisites! 

Hammock Flexy

Use an Aerial Hammock to increase your flexibility. Incorporate deep stretching in basic inverts, as well as in-depth leg and hip stretching using the hammock as a tool. This is our version of “Aerial Yoga”. No Prerequisites! 

Silks Foundation

Start to learn silks!  Learn basic climbs, holds, multiple ways to enter straddle back and lots of cool tricks.  Increase your grip and upper body strength while defying gravity. Prerequisite: take “Intro to Aerial” before registering for this class.

Co-Ed Hammock
This class is Co-Ed, Men and Women will use an Aerial Hammock to gain strength and flexibility. Similar in style to our “Fit” class, both genders will infuse elements of “Aerial Yoga” and “TRX” for a fantastic workout. Improve balance and increase muscle tone while also allowing complete customization thanks to the hammock apparatus. No Prerequisites! 
Hoop Foundation

Wrap yourself around a steel Aerial Hoop while performing beautiful sequences. In this class you’ll learn basic mounts, transitions, spins and lots of gorgeous poses. Improve your flexibility, balance, and upper body strength while spinning in the air. Prerequisite: take “Intro to Aerial” before registering for this class.

Hoop Skills

Take your Hoop Foundation skills into more advanced skills, tricks and drops! This advanced hoop class is fast paced to challenge you with multiple entries and exits from moves and creative transitions. Prerequisite: instructor permission

Flexibility & Conditioning Classes

Our Flexibility & Conditioning classes will give you a killer workout and will help your pole and aerial skills grow! Class curricula change daily so there is always a new challenge and exciting workout. All of these classes can be taken as a “drop-in” for $25, or buy a 5-class punch card for $100.  Become an Aerial Member for 6 or 12 months for HUGE savings and unlimited Aerial, Flexibility & Conditioning classes! See upcoming class times and reserve a spot via our online booking site.

Aerial Conditioning

Improve your functional strength, shoulder stability and tone your body for the Aerial Arts. Use multiple apparatus including stall bars, stability balls, kettlebells, and resistance bands to condition your muscles. Work out structures and activities change daily so you’re always challenged and interested. Make your aerial tricks effortless by increasing your strength!

Bendy Babe

Improve your overall flexibility and reduce risk of injury. Focus on improving your splits, increasing your back arch and gaining shoulder range of motion. Multiple techniques will be used including fascia release, foam roller and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation so you will get results. Extend your lines and make your aerial tricks beautiful!

Vertical Barre

This low impact, high energy class will get your heart pumping. Sweat out calories, tone your body, and increase your strength! Use your own pole the entire hour to tone your abs, butt, and legs with the aid of resistance bands and new movements every week in this class you’ll love to burn through.

Pole Flow

Develop strength and grace for smooth transitions from floor to pole by promoting core stability and body control. Improve creativity and comfort with free dances. Learn a choreographed fluid dance sequence that will give you a great cardio workout. No prior pole experience needed.

Core & Flow

Learn how to apply core strength and balance to your dance movements and floor work. Improve creativity and comfort with free dances. Learn a choreographed fluid floor dance sequence that will give you a great ab and cardio workout.

Co-Ed Pole Strength

Coming in Spring 2017!

Private Lessons

Want to learn a specific trick?  Want to learn a routine for a special occasion?  Meet with an instructor one on one for a private pole or fabric lesson, have the studio and an instructor completely devoted to you!

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Practices

Don’t have a pole at home?  Working on a trick that you’d like a spot or supervision?  Aerial Dance holds multiple practice times a week.  These “open pole” sessions always have an instructor on hand to answer questions and offer help.  All students that are currently registered for a Pole class can attend one Practice for FREE every week; if a current pole student wishes to attend more than one practice per week they can do so for $9 per practice.  Aerial Members can attend UNLIMITED practices for free. Non-Aerial Dance students with outside training can attend for $15.  All practices must be paid for in cash at the studio, no pre-registration is available for students not currently registered in Aerial Dance Pole classes.  Practices are only available for women who have or are studying the sport of pole and are not intended for ladies with no-pole experience.