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.  

Maya D'Alessio

Aerial and Yoga Instructor

Maya D’Alessio started as an aerials student at the studio in 2016 and it quickly became an addiction. With a background as a yoga teacher, she tries to approach aerial training with body awareness and acceptance. She has a passion for gentle, restorative, and relaxing yoga to help restore the body and mind. As a new aerial instructor she is excited to engage with students and bring her yoga background and obsession with human anatomy in to her aerials teaching. When she’s not in the studio you can find her at home with her cats or in her graduate research lab slowly getting closer to graduation.

Kristen Leal

Aerials and Group Fitness Instructor

Kristen lead Zumba classes in Kitchener Waterloo for over 4 years and is also a certified Fitness Instructor with CanFitPro.  In 2016 she began taking aerial classes at Brass Butterflies and joined the team teaching high energy Zumba classes and parties.  Most recently, Kristen joined the Brass Butterflies aerial instruction team during the summer of 2018. 
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 Sep 24 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Sep 26 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Thu Sep 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Mon Oct 01 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 03 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kristen Leal
  • Thu Oct 04 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Mon Oct 08 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 10 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kristen Leal
  • Thu Oct 11 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Mon Oct 15 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 17 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kristen Leal
  • Thu Oct 18 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Mon Oct 22 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 24 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kristen Leal
  • Thu Oct 25 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Maya D'Alessio
  • Mon Oct 29 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 31 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Kristen Leal
  • Thu Nov 01 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Maya D'Alessio