Sign up is on a “rolling” (class by class) basis – no mandatory number of sessions. Take class when you wish! Class cards do have an expiration date, however.
Classes are $25-$35 per class, depending on which pricing option you choose. Have a look at the BUY CLASSES page for more information!
Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), 51 N. 1st St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Big Sky Works (BSW), 29 Wythe Ave and 14th st, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Check the calendar for which venue your class is being held in! Click the class – it’s in the title.
You can cancel for ANY reason up to 48 hours before a class (you have the flu, you’re getting hitched in Vegas, you’d rather stay home and watch Desperate Housewives reruns, etc.). No 48-hours notice means you gotta cough up the moolah, regardless of the reason (I absolutely CARE, I just have to pay for the space). 48 hours means exactly that: if you’re scheduled for 7:00 Thursday and I haven’t gotten an email from you by 7:00 Tuesday, I’m expecting to see your smiling (grimacing?) face for class!
Our class time is often right after another class, so it can be tough to find space immediately prior to our session. BUT, don’t worry! I take you through a vigorous warm-up, and you will have time at the beginning of class to warm up any “creaky bits” you may have! Click here for a blog post about warm-ups. If you are late (hey, it happens!), you are expected to properly warm yourself up before jumping on the fabrics. No exceptions!
Please wear tight clothing that covers the backs of the knees, armpits, and lower back. Leggings are better than tights, yoga pants are fine. Be sure to bring a long-sleeved top for some sassy moves! Hair must be tied back (unless we’re doing hair-ography), and ALL jewelry must be removed.
Classes are small, 4-6 students per class. Never more than 2 students per silk.
Don’t worry, you don’t need any experience at all to begin! Training is really tough in the beginning (it is circus after all!), but once you can climb & invert, the learning curve goes MUCH faster. In each class, we do a warm-up, technique work, choreography, and final torture (conditioning). If you’re a basic beginner, beginner classes are best. If this doesn’t work with your schedule, try an Open Level class – we move faster, but you can do it! Advanced students are urged to plunge into the Inter-vanced class – you’ll love it. Somewhere in between? Open Level, baby!
I can guarantee a level of soreness never before experienced after your first class! Think of pain as weakness leaving the body. Aside from just jumping in and doing it, you can also practice your push-ups and start working on pull-ups. Pilates is exceptionally helpful as well. Careful not to stretch your upper body too much before class (after is fine) – you don’t want to stretch muscles way out and then ask them to contract maximally. The other thing that’s helpful is to take careful notes and visualize your moves outside of class. You may also find useful advice on my blog – check it out!
Have a chat with your doctor – you’d be surprised what you can work around!
Truth? I’m afraid of heights too! I like to call it a “healthy respect.” Don’t worry – you’ll work only as high as you feel comfortable! Trust me – you will AMAZE yourself!
Great question, I’m glad you asked! I’ve made my living as a professional aerial artist for over 14 years. I’ve performed around the world, and have been teaching here in NYC for well over a decade. Here’s a brief bio – take a look! For more info, check out this blog post: Choose an Awesome Aerial Coach Instead of a Sucky One. Have a look around the site: at the gallery, blog posts, student testimonials, etc. – I think you’ll find that my experience speaks for itself.