Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Advanced 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.  

Lindsay Bellaire

Aerial Instructor

Lindsay is the Artistic Director of Theatre Arcturus where she co-created, choreographed and performed in WEIRD (Best of Fest 2015 Ottawa Fringe, Cutting-Edge Award 2016 Toronto Fringe), Rough Magic, and the more family-friendly Lumberjack Show. Before Arcturus, she directed STALLED in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. After graduating from the University of Windsor’s BFA in Acting program, she trained in aerial arts at the Toronto School of Circus Arts, and other studios in the GTA. As an aerialist she has performed her acts at festivals and events across Ontario, with a brief tour to China in 2015. She loves to bring her experience back to the studio as an instructor; after running a small studio in Muskoka under Arcturus for almost two years she joined the team at Brass Butterflies where she managed the aerial program through a period of transition and growth, bringing in a new curriculum developed by Theatre Arcturus.  Lindsay has since moved on to working on a new opportunity with Theatre Arcturus at Lot 42 in Kitchener, but continues to teach classes at Brass Butterflies as an independent instructor.

Moving up and building on the skills and strength built in Intermediate Silks, students will work on moving tricks up into the air, training their aerial inversions, learning more intricate tricks, strength moves and even your first simple drop. Students should be comfortable with climbing, inversions from the ground, and wrapping their feet in the air before moving on to Intermediate.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 24 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Thu Sep 27 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Mon Oct 01 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Thu Oct 04 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Mon Oct 08 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Thu Oct 11 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Mon Oct 15 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Thu Oct 18 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Mon Oct 22 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Thu Oct 25 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Mon Oct 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Thu Nov 01 7:20 pm - 8:20 pm with Lindsay Bellaire