Contact with a jellyfish tentacle can trigger millions of nematocysts to inject the skin with shocking venom, making it an ill-advised dance partner. New students can avoid potent partners with today's Groupon: $14 for an aerial fitness session or aerial basic class at Aerial Dance Over Denver. The one and only full-time aerial training center in the state, Aerial Dance Over Denver offers aspiring acrobats the chance to get an elevated workout with expert off-the-ground guidance.
In Aerial Basics, students will get introduced to the vertical world of air movement utilizing a variety of aerial apparatuses. The session helps to build strength and enforce proper technique. For those seeking more of an overall work out, the Aerial Fitness class features two different aerial apparatuses and works flexibility and strength, with no prior experience necessary. Class schedules vary; check online for an updated agenda. The courses have shaped the intimidated and uninitiated into legitimate flying squirrels, displaying an artful prowess when suspended in the air.
Aerial Dance Over Denver, with more than 3,000 square feet, seven total aerial stations, and 35 total rigging points, presents circus enthusiasts with the chance to mirror Peter Pan's flightastic moves. Unlike tree climbing, aerial exercise offers a safe high, supervised by well-trained instructors. Located on Hampden and Yosemite, the studio is conveniently situated in the shopette between Scandinavian Fine Furniture and Office Depot. Email in advance to reserve a spot.
Aerial Dance Over Denver
Gayle Lynne first took to the sky when she was 53, and was instantly hooked. Her dancing and ice-skating experience hadn’t prepared her for the joys of careening through the air on silks and hoops, but she quickly picked up on the skills, and was inspired to create a studio in which adults and children of all ages could also explore the sky. So Aerial Dance Over Denver was born, hosting air-borne maneuvers with 35 rigging points and seven aerial stations.
Gayle handpicked a fleet of experienced instructors, each primed with a background in dance, to lead students through classes and camps that introduce them to silk fabrics, trapeze work, and contortions—in which patrons increase their flexibility and learn to cram into small spaces, such as an unsuspecting family member's lunch box. Dangling from their material of choice, students perform a routine that builds strength and flexibility, scaled to suit beginners with slow and low maneuvers or veteran airborne artists with high-flying choreography.