Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Beginner Aerial Silks


This class is taught by:

Andrea Milne

Aerial Instructor

Andrea was hooked on aerials from her very first class at Firefly Circus and Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta in 2011. Starting from barely being able to dangle from her knees on the trapeze, to learning big tricks twenty feet in the air, it’s been a love affair, only slightly marred by bruises in interesting places. After training for two years in Edmonton, Andrea continued her practice at Esh Aerial Arts in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she learned exciting moves like the death defying ‘Big Russian Slack Drop,’ and ‘The Blender'. Andrea has attended aerial workshops and instructor training sessions at the New England Centre for Circus Arts (NECCA), in Brattleboro, Vermont.  

Nicole Smith

Aerials Instructor


Originally from Kitchener, Nicole grew up being a competitive gymnast which fed her passion for physical art and body awareness. As an adult, aerial arts became her new love to keep physically, mentally and spiritually healthy. Through the years Nicole has studied at a number of circus schools including École Nationale de Cirque, in Montreal, Quebec. She has taken her love of aerials and wants to share this exciting form of art and fitness with others through instructing. Nicole now lives on the outskirts of Stratford with her partner, a bunch of rescue animals and some chickens.
Learn to fly on Aerial Silks! This class focuses on the basics for climbing, inverting (going upside down), and wrapping for beginner poses, as well as building the strength and technique you need for progressively more advanced tricks.

Beginner Silks is a curriculum session class and students should start in week 1 (or 2 at the latest) of the session and register for all 8 weeks of the session. The program is progressive and skills will be built upon week over week.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Nov 22 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Mon Nov 27 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Nov 29 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Mon Dec 04 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Dec 06 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Mon Dec 11 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Dec 13 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Mon Dec 18 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Dec 20 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Smith