Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Youth Aerials (12-17 years)


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
Is your preteen or teen enchanted with the beautiful acts they’ve seen performed in Cirque du Soleil style shows? Now they can try aerial arts for themselves. Aerials are a great way for youth to build strength, coordination, and confidence.

Basic technique and skills will be taught on both aerial silks and hoop and students may also be introduced to aerial hammock and static trapeze. Class sizes are kept small (a maximum of 6 students to one instructor), and students will progress at their own speed and comfort level.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Thu Sep 27 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Tue Oct 02 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Thu Oct 04 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Tue Oct 09 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Thu Oct 11 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Tue Oct 16 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Thu Oct 18 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Tue Oct 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Thu Oct 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lindsay Bellaire
  • Tue Oct 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Carly Burke
  • Thu Nov 01 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lindsay Bellaire