AERIAL HOOP Classes
Aerial Hoop Classes
Aerial Hoop training is a diverse, dynamic, fun, and highly rewarding experience. There are such a wide variety of Aerial Hoop moves that can be learned and performed, which can be catered to suit all levels of experience and proficiency, including choreographed moves, poses and transitions. Additionally, all our aerial hoop training classes are mixed level, creating a fun and relaxing social environment where everyone can feel relaxed and confident!
What is Aerial Hoop?
The Aerial Hoop (Also known as a Lyra, Aerial Ring or Cerceaux) is a circular steel apparatus that most closely resembles a hula hoop, which is hung from the ceiling and used by performers to dazzle with acrobatic and fluid aerial hoop moves. Depending on your style and preference aerial hoops can be used on a single our double point, allowing for a wide array of moves and sequences.
Aerial Hoop training is a visually stunning and physically rewarding discipline, both spectacular on its own, and as a platform from which to build up to more complicated aerial disciplines.
The History Of Aerial Hoop
No one is entirely certain when the Aerial Hoop was first used in circus performances, however the idea of using a metal hoop for play and performance as a leisure activity is something that was commonplace beginning in the late 1700s, then filtering in to the circus and entertainment areas.
The first recorded instance of this with an 1893 advertisement in the New York Clipper from an artist going by the moniker ‘Caedo’ that listed an Aerial Hoop amongst his equipment. This is believed to be one of the first Aerial Hoops ever made. In modern times the most widely recognised performance using an Aerial Hoop was in the famed Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ show. A performance which helped propel the Aerial Hoop to new heights of popularity.
Instructor: Lindsey Higgins / Ruby Gaskell / Tess Munro Pedreros
Level: Beginners / Improvers / Intermediate
Monday 6:30PM - 8:00PM (Beginners)
Thursday 8:30PM - 10:00PM (Advanced Beginners)
Thursday 2:00PM - 3:30PM (Beginners)
Friday 8:00PM - 9:30PM (Mixed Level)
Saturday 10:00AM - 11:30PM (Beginners)
Saturday 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Dynamic/Intermediate)
Max number of students: 8
Min number of students: 2
£20 — Single Class Drop-In
£65 — 4 Week Course
What to wear during Aerial Hoop Classes
When it comes to Aerial Hoop training we recommend that you wear comfy, stretchy clothing that won’t restrict your freedom of movement. Equally, close fitting items are ideal as baggy clothing can become caught on the hoop itself, creating a hazard for you and others in the group.
When performing Aerial Hoop moves, the backs of knees, elbows, wrists, backs and hips can be prone to bumps and bruises, so we advise wearing multiple layers along these areas, as well items such as leg warmers, leotards, long socks and gaiters. Additionally, long hair must be tied back, and all jewellery removed.