Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Aerials Practice/Open Gym


This class is taught by:

Carly Burke

Aerial Instructor

Carly’s aerial journey began in 2017 as a hoop student at Brass Butterflies. The studio became a major part of Carly’s life, providing her with self confidence and happiness as well as countless friendships. In early 2018 Carly was accepted into the Brass Butterflies Assistant program and was introduced to the instructor’s side of aerials. Carly was nervous to stray from her hoop, but had quickly discovered a love for silks as well. She has performed in all of the Brass Butterflies showcases since she became a student. As a new instructor, Carly is excited to be there for students in the way that her amazing instructors were for her. When Carly isn’t in the studio she is either lifting heavy weights, studying her brains out for her Kinesiology degree, or feeding her cats.
This will be supervised but non-instructional time for students to use the aerial apparatus and practice their skills. Sharing may be necessary depending on which apparatus you wish to use.
 
PLEASE NOTE: You must be currently registered in or have previously completed at least one aerial session at Brass Butterflies or have equivalent experience form another studio/gym.  
 
Practice/Open Gym Etiquette
1.  Warm-up before and stretch after you practice.  This helps prevent injury.  
 
2.  There will be an instructor present in the studio to supervise you for safety, however they are not there to instruct you.  You may ask them for a spot if you're working on/practicing a move that you have already been taught in class but which requires spotting for safety. The instructor reserves the right to say no to spotting a move they're not familiar with or to ask you not to try the move if they feel you are not ready to attempt it safely. They may chose to give you tips or corrections but they are not expected to instruct during practice/open gym.
 
3.  Please only practice moves you have already been taught in class. Practice is not the time to try the latest move you saw on Instagram. If you're interested in learning a specific new move, please speak to your instructor and maybe they will be able to work it into your regular classes or create a workshop around it. An instructor may ask you not to practice a move if they observe you executing it in such a way that could result in injury. We just want to keep you safe.
 
4.  No teaching each other. It's okay to show off your mad aerial skills to your friends at practice, but please do not attempt to teach them new moves. If you're working on the same moves and wish to offer your own experiences such as "I found that move you're working on easier when I moved my hand a bit higher", that's okay, but please understand that if you are not a trained or certified instructor who has been engaged by the studio to teach, then you are not covered by our insurance for liability should an injury result.  
 
5.  Share the space and the stereo. Take turns putting your own music on if you wish.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Sep 22 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sun Sep 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Emily Sulston
  • Fri Sep 28 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sat Sep 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sun Sep 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Joanne McClintock
  • Fri Oct 05 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Fri Oct 12 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sat Oct 13 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sun Oct 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Andrew Tran
  • Fri Oct 19 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sat Oct 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sun Oct 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Emily Sulston
  • Sat Oct 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sun Oct 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Joanne McClintock
  • Fri Nov 02 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sat Nov 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Sun Nov 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Andrew Tran