Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Cirque Kids (8-11 years)

This class is taught by:

Katy Diederichs

Aerials Instructor
Katy has been doing aerials off and on for about five years, training mainly on static trapeze with Kingston Circus Arts and the Circus Academy in Toronto. She began aerial hoop with Brass Butterflies in June and is trained in teaching Lyra by CPFA, currently working toward her certification.

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.
Does your child climb anything and everything in sight? Why not sign them up for the circus themed classes?  Aerial arts are a great way for kids to build strength, coordination, and confidence. During an 8 week session, children will have the opportunity to experience multiple apparatuses, including aerial hammock, silks, hoop and static/dance trapeze, learning basic technique and skills on each. Each class starts with playing fun, active, circus themed games, warming up the body. The children will also learn to stretch safely to maintain or increase flexibility and prevent injury. Class sizes are small (a maximum of 6 students per instructor), and children will progress at their own speed and comfort level.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 17 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Fri Nov 24 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Fri Dec 01 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Fri Dec 08 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs
  • Fri Dec 15 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Fri Dec 22 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Katy Diederichs