Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

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. 

Kristen Leal instructs the following:
  • Mixed Aerial Performance Troupe Halloween 2018
  • This is an 8 week aerial choreography session that culminates with performing in a group performance at our Halloween Showcase and Party, to be held in the Brass Butterflies studio the evening of Friday, October 26, 2018. All levels of aerial students who have completed at least one session of Intro to Aerials at Brass Butterflies (or equivalent) are welcome to join.

    By registering for this session you are committing to attending all sessions and practices, learning the choreography and performing in the showcase. It is very important for the experience of everyone in the troupe that you commit to attending all sessions. If you miss more than one of the weekly sessions (due to illness or emergency), you may be asked to drop out of the troupe, without refund, or practice on your own time to catch up, on a case-by-case basis. There will be a dress rehearsal the week before the showcase and there may also be additional supplemental rehearsals or practice sessions scheduled at the instructor's discretion. These are included in the session fee. No refunds for withdrawing after the first meeting.

    PLEASE NOTE: Troupe participants will be expected to purchase a costume for the performance. While every effort will be made to keep costume costs affordable, it could cost $50-100. This is NOT included in the troupe fee and should be budgeted for when deciding to join the troupe.

    The cost of the troupe is $199 + HST for students not also enrolled in one or more other curriculum classes during the September/October session.  $149 + HST for 8-week session students who are enrolled in one or more curriculum class during the September/October session, or $99 + HST for Chrysalis and Monarch members.  Monarch members may pay once and attend as many troupes as they like. Your enrolment also gains you free access to special posted "Showcase Performers Only" practice times throughout the the 8 week period leading up to the showcase.


  • Beginner Aerial Silks
  • 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.

  • Intro to Aerial Arts
  • 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!