Classes

Class schedule effective Feb 1, 2021

We are open with limited-size classes in order to maintain COVID protocols.  Some online classes will continue.

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum age for students in our regular in-studio classes is 14.  Exceptions can be made for those with prior aerial experience.  We can also arrange private or semi-private lessons for those who don’t yet qualify for classes.

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Aerials Program Classes

Introduction to Soft Apparatus: Silks & Sling

This class is for the absolute beginner, a 60-minute class in which we will cover basic poses, shapes,  and climbs on the silks and sling. You will work at your own pace in a fun and safe environment.  At the end of class the instructor will evaluate you for eligibility for the Beginner series of soft apparatus classes.  Intro classes may be taken as often as you like or need. Suitable for everyone.

COVID Note: Until further notice, all intro classes will be treated as classes of unvaccinated students:  limited class size, no sharing of equipment, and masks required at all times.

If you have previous silks and sling experience you can submit a video of yourself working on the apparatus along with a brief description of your background for the instructors to evaluate whether you can skip the Intro class and go straight into the Beginner series.

Aerial Silks: Level 1

This class is for people who have taken the Introduction to Soft Apparatus course and want learn more about aerial silks. We will start to focus on all the little details to develop form, alignment, engagement and technique. We will work on skills and drills, and students will be able to expand their repertory and vocabulary with several different types of climbs, foot locks, inversions and wraps to create interesting shapes and poses. Skills evaluation at course completion to move to the next level.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Prerequisites:  Intro to Soft Apparatus and instructor permission (see info under the Intro description).
Pre-requisites:  Evaluation by instructor to demonstrate knowledge of Intro to Soft Apparatus  curriculum skills, including: straddle back in slipknot without assistance, stand in standard wrap without slipping, comfortable in footlock.

Aerial Silks: Level 2

This class is for students who have completed Level 1 with a solid foundation in skills and technique and have Instructor approval to advance. In this class we will continue learning types of climbs, belays, S-wraps, drops, sequences and progressions to expand your aerials repertoire and prepare you for our Intermediate-level classes. We will continue working on technique, strength, and understanding of fabric theory including wraps and what is keeping us safe while we are in the air. Be prepared to be challenged and to work hard to achieve those pretty inversions you’ve been striving for.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Pre-requisites:  Evaluation by instructor to demonstrate knowledge of Level 1 curriculum skills, including: Cross-back straddle without bent legs, 4 successive double footlocks (Figure 8 and Aerial Dancer), Hip lean with no hands, Hip key, Catchers and Cross catchers in the air, perform flow of six additional skills from the Level 1 curriculum.


Fabric Flow and Transitions

Take more ownership of your technique in this choreography and sequencing focused class led by Gwynne Flanagan.

Prerequisites:   Requirements are footlocks in the air and a clean inversion in the air.  You must have be a Monara Level 2 (or higher) Fabric student for at least 2 months in order to build a sufficient skill base.  Alternately send a video with a flow of 10 or more skills without coming off the fabric. Instructor permission required.  

Aerial Sling: Level 1

This class is for people who have taken the Introduction to Soft Apparatus course and want learn more about aerial sling. In this class we will work on entries, poses with closed and open sling, leg and hip wraps, twists, and inversions. Drills will be fundamental in preparing students for the next level. Skills evaluation at course completion.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Prerequisites:  Intro to Soft Apparatus and/or instructor permission (see info under the Intro description.

Aerial Sling: Level 2

In this class, sling students will further develop their skills, technique, form, endurance and performance presence. This curriculum includes: drops, climbs, wraps, spinning, dynamics, balances & crossover skills.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Prerequisites:  Regular grip (no wrist wrap) pull over entry with 20-second Front Balance, Clean Straddle Invert off the loop, 5 consecutive tuck to inverted tucks, Single X knee hang, 1:30 minute flow demonstrating Sling 1 curriculum (min 6 skills)

Introduction to Hard Apparatus: Lyra and Trapeze

This class is for students who have never worked with aerial lyra or trapeze. It is a 60-minute class in which we will cover basic poses, working with both apparatus at a low height. You will work at your own pace in a fun and safe environment and finish the class with a new appreciation for aerials. At the end of class the instructor will evaluate you for eligibility for the Beginner series of hard apparatus classes.  Intro classes may be taken as often as you like or need. Suitable for everyone.

COVID Note: Until further notice, all intro classes will be treated as classes of unvaccinated students:  limited class size, no sharing of equipment, and masks required at all times.

If you have previous lyra and trapeze experience you can submit a video of yourself working on the apparatus along with a brief description of your background for the instructors to evaluate whether you can skip the Intro class and go straight into the Beginner series.

Aerial Lyra: Level 1

lyra

This class is for people who have taken the Introduction to Hard Apparatus course and want learn more. In this class we will work on form, shoulder engagement, skills inside and under the lyra, sequences and transitions. Drills will be fundamental in preparing students for the next level and for learning to put routines together.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Prerequisites:  Intro to Hard Apparatus and instructor permission (see info under the Intro description.

Aerial Lyra: Level 2

Class Description: Build on the basic skills from Lyra: Level 1 and continue exploring different variations and transitions.  Work on top of the lyra, and learn rolls and other challenging skills.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Prerequisites:  Evaluation by instructor to demonstrate sufficient mastery of Level 1 skills, including: invert from the floor without toe-tapping or jumping, execute front balance and hold for 15 seconds, execute and hold solid double knee hang on top of the lyra for 15 seconds, execute 3 consecutive pullovers, execute 3 pull-ups from sitting, strong hold for 10 seconds, and a flow of 10 skills from Level 1.


Aerial Trapeze: Level 1

This class is for people who have taken the Introduction to Hard Apparatus course and want learn more. In this class we will cover moves that are adapted from static and dance trapeze traditions and put together some short sequences. We’ll focus on body mechanics, conditioning and stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Prerequisites:  Intro to Hard Apparatus and/or instructor permission (see info under the Intro description.

Aerial Trapeze: Level 2

Build on the basic skills from Trapeze: Level 1 and exploring different variations and transitions. We work on dynamics, flows, transitions, skills in the ropes, and balances.

COVID Note: As of July 19, 2021, we are offering two versions of this class.

  • Vaccine-only classes, in which all participants have proof of vaccination on file with us.  Class is 90 minutes, with 2 students per apparatus.  Masks can be optional if all participants agree, otherwise masks are required.
  • Non-vaccine clases, in which one or more participants may not be vaccinated.  Class is 75 minutes, with 1 student per apparatus.  Masks are required at all times.
Prerequisites:  Evaluation by instructor to demonstrate sufficient mastery of Level 1 Trapeze skills, including: invert from the floor without toe-tapping or jumping, clean invert in the ropes, clean pullover to front balance, execute front balance and hold for 15 seconds, execute solid double knee hang, 1 minute flow demonstrating Trapeze 1 curriculum (min 6 skills).



Cancellation Policy

Non-members:  Classes must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance or class is forfeited.
Members:  Classes must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to class, or a $10/class no-show fee will apply.
Private lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance or lesson is forfeited.
Unless otherwise indicated, all class packages activate on the date of purchase, not on the first visit.
Students may cancel a class, private or semi-private lesson by emailing us directly at acoatzin@MonarcaInFlight.com, calling the studio at 571-384-6064 or by canceling through Mindbody. If you are unable to notify us in advance of your class or appointment per the deadlines above, please note that payment will be forfeit or no-show fee will apply.
It is always our intent to  offer our scheduled classes. That said, we sometimes have to cancel a class. Those who are signed up for a class we cancel will be notified as early as possible via email by the Mindbody system and will be able to reschedule for another class.  As a general rule, classes with 2 or fewer students enrolled as of 8 hours before class time will automatically be canceled.