For $18, today's side deal gets you two fabric and trapeze classes at Aerial Arts of Utah (a $36 value). Prepare for the days when dancing on the floor is passé through these open classes held at Sugar Space Studio, where students use aerial silks, trapeze, and hanging hoops to get into the groove. Beginners balance mid-air and learn to hang, swing, climb, and tie foot locks in this inimitable dance form. These classes work with all skill levels, whether the student is already an aerial artiste or a newbie to airborne moves. Open classes are held on Fridays.
- In aerial silk, the dancer is suspended from a piece of fabric, usually 15 to 30 feet from floor to ceiling. Dancers can climb or do poses and death-defying drops. In an aerial hoop, students perform acrobatics using a metal hoop, similar to a hula hoop, suspended vertically from the ceiling. – Daisy Blake, Salt Lake Tribune
Aerial Arts of Utah
Introduced to the community under the name Revolve Aerial Dance, Aerial Arts of Utah changed hands when the original owner moved back to her hometown. It passed to Annie Kocherhans and Deborah Eppstein, two longtime local business owners who loved the exercise form so much that they decided they had to keep the business alive. To help them, they assembled a team of teachers with a slew of qualifications that includes a degree from the New England Center for Circus Arts and a master of fine arts in modern dance.
Staffers teach nine classes in the aerial and semi-aerial arts, including courses that focus on the introductory basics, acroyoga, and aerial silks. They also teach the fundamentals to kids aged 7–12 and offer teen-specific classes that cover age-appropriate topics, such as learning how to gracefully catapult into the sunroof of Justin Bieber’s limo. When not instructing aspiring flyers in circus skills, the team performs in cities throughout Utah, demonstrating how to use the trapeze, silks, and the tippy lyra—also known as a flying hoop.
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