Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Intro to Aerial Arts (NEW 8 Week Program)


This class is taught by:

Lindsay Bellaire

Manager of Aerial Programs

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 is now joining the team at Brass Butterflies in Waterloo, where she’ll be leading the aerial program.

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.
New to the world of Aerial Arts? This is a great place to start. The 8-week Intro to Aerial Arts class is a mandatory prerequisite for any Beginner level aerial class. It will focus on building strength and learning the fundamentals of Aerial Hammock, Silks, and Hoop. With an emphasis on technique and safety, this class will introduce you to basic positions, moves and climbs/mounts for each apparatus. It is a great way to try all three apparatus before choosing which to focus on. Don't let the belief that 'I just don't have the upper body strength,' or 'I'm not flexible enough' keep you on the ground. Those things will come with practice! Every ability is welcome. No previous aerial experience required!
 

Upcoming classes:

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