Getting Started

Please note: We don’t allow Drop-ins in our Series classes. But we do offer a few Aerial Drop-in Classes on the weekends! You can get more information on our Drop-ins here.

Night Flight offers adult (ages 16 and up) Series classes in aerial & circus arts in Portland, OR. Our Series classes are the perfect learning environment for students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Aerial Series technique classes include silks (tissu), static trapeze, lyra (hoop), rope and straps. New students interested in our Aerial Series classes who have no previous aerial training are required to start with Beginning Aerial 1. Night Flight also offers Series technique classes in stretching, contortion and handstands (hand balancing). Each Series class covers a specific set curriculum. Class size is limited, so register early.

How to Sign-up

Just pick a class that’s right for your level and a day/time that works for you (that you can stick with it for the entire length of the Series) and visit our Online Registration. It’s just like signing up for a college class. Payment actually reserves your spot in our Series classes, so you will need to pay in full to know your spot is secure. Attending Series classes twice a week will make a HUGE difference in progress. We highly recommend this option. Please note: We only accept cash (exact change) or check at our studio.

Price

7-Week Series Price: $168 per Series.

Register & Pay Online

Refunds

No refunds/credits issued from the first day of the Series on. Refund/credit available, minus $35, for withdrawals up until the day before the first class of the Series. Series classes are non-transferable.

Please email us at nightflightaerial@yahoo.com to if you need to cancel before the first day of the Series.

Make-ups

Make-ups for missed series classes can be done in our Saturday or Sunday Drop-in classes or Open Gyms (Open Gym is for advanced students who pass our physical assessment) during the length of the series. Make-ups are not allowed in other Series classes. After the series ends make-ups expire. Make-ups can take place these Drop-in classes:

    Late-Fall (11/1-12/19) Drop-in Schedule:

  • Silks levels 1-3: Saturday 1-2:30pm
  • Trapeze levels 1-3: Saturday 9-10:30am
  • Beginning Aerial: Saturday 3-4:30pm
  • Beginning Aerial: Sunday 1:30-3pm
  • *Open Gym: Saturday 4:30-6:30pm
  • *Open Gym: Sunday 3:30-5:30pm

    Winter 2018 (1/3-2/20) Drop-in Schedule:

  • Silks levels 1-3: Saturday 10:30am-12pm
  • Trapeze levels 1-3: Saturday 9-10:30am
  • Beginning Aerial: Saturday 2:30-4pm
  • Beginning Aerial: Sunday 12:30-2pm
  • *Open Gym: Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm

*Open Gym is for advanced students. Students must have instructor permission for Open Gym as well as pass a physical assessment.

Closures

  • Our studio will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd.
  • Our studio will be closed from Wednesday, December 20th to Tuesday, January 2nd for our Winter Break. Although we will not be running our Series and Drop-in classes over this break some of our coaches will be available for private lessons. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a lesson. Happy Holidays!

Series vs Drop-ins

While drop-ins are a great way to try aerial to see if it is a good fit for you, we strongly believe Series classes are the best way to learn. The biggest benefit of Series classes is that they taught in a progressive learning style with the same group of students. The group learns new material over the course of entire Series and skills build on top of each other. Since Drop-in classes allow new students to participate all the time, teachers need to cover basic foundational aerial techniques again and again. Which keeps the Drop-in classes from progressing in the same way as the Series classes. Having Series tightly structured and keeping students in their appropriate groups allows for challenging and fun classes.

Instructor Approval to Advance

Levels Instructor approval is required to advance levels. While everyone can sign up online for our Beginning Aerial Series, instructor permission is required for students wishing to advance to a new level. Here are the steps to advance:

  • Master the prerequisites for the next Series level
  • Check in with your current Night Flight instructors about your progress
  • Email us at nightflightaerial@yahoo.com, we will confirm with your instructors
  • If you are granted permission, the more advanced Series classes in our online registration system will be ‘unlocked’ and you can sign-up

Studio Policies & Safety Guidelines

  • While we understand that there are many circumstances that may lead to being late, we cannot allow a student to participate in a class if they are more than 15 min late.
  • No one is allowed on the equipment without an instructor’s supervision.
  • Students are not allowed in class if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If they do they will be asked to leave.
  • Students can only work on material the teacher is covering in classes. If a student wants to work on other material they must get instructor permission.
  • Use of safety mats is required under aerial equipment.
  • Do not touch the mirrors. Do not kick up into handstands against the mirrors.
  • Please pick up after yourself and put equipment (blocks, bands, ab wheel, etc.) back where it belongs after using it.
  • No chewing gum while on the equipment.
  • Don’t move rosin/chalk containers. Apply rosin/chalk over container.
  • No jewelry, zippers or buckles on the equipment. Please double check running/yoga pants for zippers. If a small zipper is found use athletic tape to cover the zipper. They catch on/tear aerial fabric and can be dangerous to the student. No jeans.
  • Please be considerate of your instructors and other students and come to class clean, wear deodorant and fresh workout clothes.
  • No street shoes in the studio. Students may go barefoot, wear socks or ballet shoes. Please have clean feet and/or clean socks.
  • Please do not come to class if you are sick.
  • Please cover open wounds and warts with a band-aid and tape. If the injury is on your foot please wear socks.
  • No videoing instructors. Students can photograph/video each other with permission.

 

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7-week Winter Series Schedule
(1/3-2/20)

7-week Series Price: $168/Series

So You Think You Can't Fly

Our ‘So You Think You Can’t Fly’ Series is perfect for students who are not sure they are ready for Beginning Aerial 1. Students in this Series will learn aerial silks and trapeze in a slower paced environment that incorporates strength and stamina building both on the floor and in the air. This is a supportive and fun class for all ages 16+, body types and abilities and it focuses on helping students overcome their doubts. Skills in this Series will be broken down and modification will be used to set students up for success. Be prepared to have fun and surprise yourself!
  • Fri 3:30-5pm – Daniela

Beginning Aerial 1 Series

Perfect for students new to aerial. Learn fundamental aerial skills and basic movements on the silks and trapeze including climbs, inversions and poses. Focus is on building shoulder stability, core strength, upper body strength and overall flexibility. Training on the equipment follows a smooth progression.
  • Mon 5:30-7pm Meg & Ashley
  • Mon 6:30-8pm Treya & Meg 
  • Tue 4:30-6pm – Amaya & Kerri
  • Wed 6:30-8pm – Amaya & Treya
  • Thur 12-1:30pm – Daniela & Steph
  • Sun 9-10:30am – Jack & Larke

Beginning Aerial 2 Series

Continues from where our Beginning Series leaves off. In Beginning Aerial 2 students continue their survey style training on both the silks and trapeze. Focus is primarily on building strength, flexibility and stamina.
  • Tue 12-1:30pm – Daniela & Steph
  • Tue 6:30-8pm – Amaya & Steph
  • Thur 6:30-8pm – Treya & Larke
  • Sun 10-11:30am – Daniela & Jack

Trapeze 1 Series

Focuses on building techniques and skills on the trapeze. Students will build a vocabulary of trapeze tricks as well finding fluidity of movements on the trapeze. It’s designed for students who have already completed our Beginning Aerial 2 Series or who have had some previous aerial foundational training.
  • Thur 1:30-3pm – Daniela
  • Thur 7:30-9pm – Meg & Larke
  • Sun 11am-12:30pm – Larke

Trapeze 2 Series

Our intermediate trapeze Series includes challenging aerial conditioning with a strong emphasis on form and technique as well as learning more advanced movements.
  • Tue 7:30-9am – Daniela
  • Tue 1:30-3pm – Daniela
  • Tue 7:30-9pm – Larke & Amaya
  • Thur 5:30-7pm – Meg & Larke

Trapeze 3 Series

Our advanced trapeze Series includes challenging aerial conditioning with a strong emphasis on form and technique as well as learning more advanced movements.
  • Thur 3-4:30pm – Daniela

Lyra 1 Series

Students will learn beginning to intermediate movements on the lyra. Foundational aerial training is required.
  • Tue 7:30-9pm – Kerri & Treya

Lyra 2 Series

Students will learn intermediate movements on the lyra. Focus is on movement quality, flexibility and strength.
  • Mon 7:30-9pm – Kerri & Treya
  • Tue 6-7:30pm – Kerri & Treya

Sling 1 Series

Night Flight is excited to begin offering Sling 1 this Winter! Sling 1 is perfect for students already at a Silks 1, Trapeze 1 or Lyra 1 level. Our Sling 1 series focuses on building a beginning to intermediate vocabulary of skills and techniques on the aerial sling. If you would like to join this Series this winter and are either moving up from Beginning Aerial 2 or are already in Silks 1, Trapeze 1 please contact us for permission.
  • Mon 4:30-6pm – Treya & Ashley

Sling 2 Series

This winter, Night Flight is excited to introduce our new Sling program! Sling 2 is perfect for students already at a Silks 2, Trapeze 2 or Lyra 2 level or above. Learn intermediate tricks, movements and drops on the aerial sling with a strong focus on sequencing as well as movement quality and expression. This class is perfect for students who may be newer to sling but already at a Silks 2, Trapeze 2 or Lyra 2 level or above. Please contact us for permission if you would like to join this Series and are either moving into Silks 2, Trapeze 2 or Lyra 2 or are currently at this level or above.
  • Tue 4:30-6pm – Treya

Silks 1 Series

Silks 1 continues building on techniques and skills taught on the silks in our beginning aerial 2 series. Our Silks 1 series focuses increasing stamina, and movement quality while building a vocabulary of basic moves. This class picks up right where Beginning Aerial 2 leaves off. It’s designed for students who are ready to spend more time playing in the air.
  • Mon 12-1:30pm – Ashley
  • Mon 4:30-6pm – Paulina
  • Wed 7:30-9pm – Kerri & Treya
  • Thur 5-6:30pm – Treya & Ashley
  • Sun 10:30am-12pm – Ashley

Silks 2 Series

Learn intermediate tricks, movements and drops with a strong focus on beginning sequencing as well as movement quality and expression. This class is for individuals who have a solid foundation in aerial silks skills and want to begin putting it all together.
  • Mon 7:30-9pm – Ashley & Paulina
  • Wed 5:30-7pm – Treya
  • Thur 6-7:30pm – Paulina & Ashley

Silks 3 Series

For advanced students. Learn advanced tricks and movements. This Series focuses on building strength and stamina as incorporates routines.
  • Mon 6-7:30pm – Kerri & Paulina
  • Wed 6-7:30pm – Kerri & Alison

Straps Series

Students will learn beginning and intermediate movements on aerial straps as well as conditioning for straps.
  • Fri 6:30-8pm – Omri & Paulina
  • Sun 4-5:30pm – Omri & Paulina

Stretching Series

Improve your flexibility! This classes focuses on deeper stretching and active flexibility. It is designed to be suitable for all levels.
  • Thur 7:30-9pm – Ashley

Contortion

Our 7-week Contortion Series is an advanced flexibility class that focuses on ‘tricks’ in splits/backbends. Includes arm balances such as forearm stands and handstands. Instructor permission is required.
  • Wed 7:30-9pm – Alison

Handstand Series

Learn proper handstand form and technique. Includes conditioning for handstands.
  • Wed 5-6:30pm – Amaya
  • Sun 8:15-9:45am – Daniela

Circus Conditioning Series

Come have fun, get stronger, and feel more confident in the air with this conditioning class. Focus will be on strength building rather than new tricks. Includes conditioning in the air on a variety of equipment and on the floor. Students must have taken Beginning Aerial 1, and be able to climb the silks.
  • Wed 7-8:30am – Daniela