Get SKYBOX Aerial Circus classes all summer long with our Special Summer Memberships!

Run away & join the circus at Om Factory with a SKYBOX Aerial Circus class! 

We offer a range of circus-style classes including Silks, Lyra, Rope, Straps & Static Trapeze. 

New to SKYBOX? Try your first ever Aerial Circus class for just $20 (nearly 50% off)!!

new to Circus?

Beginners are welcome to attend Silks 101 classes or Silks 101 workshops. If you are still a little hesitant about starting with Silks we recommend taking Aerial Fit to Fly or Aerial Circus Playground, which use the principles of aerial acrobatics to get you a great workout and build the muscles you need to fly!

 

Aerial Silks 101 classes educate both complete beginners and students who would like a refresher on the basics of Aerial Silks. This class prepares students for all other levels of Silks by teaching them how to climb the fabrics, create footlocks and safely condition their new aerial muscles on & off the ground.  

 

It's time to fly even if you're not sure you have wings...

  • Warm up & cool down exercises prepare the body for flight
    and allow it to settle back down to the ground.
  • We recommend taking this class 2-4 times to gain the technical skills,
    as well as the physical & mental confidence to attend Silks LEVEL 1
  • Silks 101 Workshops are also offered each month. Attending a 
    Silks 101 workshop covers 1-2 Silks 101 classes. 

Small class size creates a supportive, safe & fun environment. Weekly attendance is encouraged to promote progressive learning — however, drop-ins are also welcome. 


silks

Practice the building blocks of proper aerial technique and learn to execute wraps including same side / knee wrap & hip key in our Level 1 classes. Continue building your choreographic vocabulary and harness your inner aerial artist in our Level 2  classes, designed for the Intermediate level aerial student. Weekly attendance is encouraged to promote progressive learning and to build on an entire sequence over time — however, drop-ins are also welcome.

 

 Level 1 and Level 1 & Up Pre-Requisites:

  • Students must attend 2-4 Aerial Silks 101 classes before taking Silks LEVEL 1.
  • Each Silks 101 workshop is the equivalent of two Silks 101 classes.
  • LEVEL 1 students must demonstrate the ability to climb to the top of
    the fabric on both sides and create foot-locks in the air.

Level 2 Pre-Requisites:

  • Ability to invert confidently in the air & execute basic climbs
  • Knowledge of basic foot & wrist wraps
  • Knowledge of hip key & same side climb

Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements. 

Students new to Silks work should begin with an Aerial Silks 101 class or workshop.


Silks Flow 

Silks Flow 1 & 2 classes are geared towards aerialists looking to work on strength, silks vocabulary, conditioning, sequencing, musicality, and flow in the air.  Students will start putting sequences together, and begin to make the transition between Silks 1 & Silks 2.

 

Silks Flow 1 Prerequisites:

  • Students must have taken a minimum of 5 silks level 1 classes in order to take silks flow 1.
  • Knowledge of basic foot and wrist wraps
  • Knowledge of hip key and inversion.

Silks Flow 2 Prerequisites:

  • Students should be able to confidently invert and hip key in the air.
  • Students must be able to cleanly execute: basic foot and wrist wraps, cross-back straddle, and s-wrap.

**Please come warmed-up in advance for Silks Flow 2.  

Permission from an Om Factory instructor is required before attending Silks Flow Level 2.


Single Point Hammock Flow 

Single Point Hammock Flow puts a "spin" on our traditional hammock based aerial yoga classes by adding a circus swivel to the hammock! Aerialists can flow through tricks and sequences in the single point hammock, building strength and endurance while working on fluidity and grace. This class is ideal for aerial yogis with a steady practice, or advanced beginner and up Skybox or aerial circus students.

 

Single Point Hammock Flow Prerequisites:

  • Must have taken at least 5 aerial yoga or Skybox aerial circus
  • Be comfortable with inverting and spinning.

Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements. 


LYRA

In Lyra LEVEL 1, we focus on developing the upper body, core & grip strength necessary to move your body with ease around and within the hoop. Classes involve learning foundational technique, transitions, and tricks that will make you fall in love with the apparatus. Lyra LEVEL 2 classes focus on learning intermediate/advanced moves, and finding the grace and ease to transition between them. Instructors will provide advanced conditioning exercises, as well as the opportunity for the student to learn dynamic movements and spin.

 

Level 1 Prerequisites:

  • Ideal for beginner to advanced beginner aerial students.

Level 2 Prerequisites:

  • Students must be have the following skills: Pull ups, straddle inversions, clean trapeze and pullover mounts, and single knee hangs.

Students new to Lyra work should begin with LEVEL 1. Permission from an Om Factory instructor is required before attending Lyra Level 2.

 


lyra Flow

Lyra Flow will focus on gracefully building transitions and sequencing movement beneath, within, and above the hoop. This class is ideal for advanced beginner or intermediate students.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Students must have taken a minimum of 5 Lyra Level 1 classes in order to take Lyra Flow.
  • Knowledge of trapeze, straddle, and pullover mount

Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements. 


Rope 

Aerial Rope is similar to Aerial Silks, but uses a single strand and provides more structure for easier manipulation. Rope lends itself to artful transitions and seemingly gravity-defying moves, like toe climbs and single arm hangs.

 

In a Rope 1 class, you will explore balance and transitions, as well as develop an understanding of aerial vocabulary similar to Silks 1, and work on basic aerial conditioning. In our Rope 2 classes, continue your aerial rope education by learning skills involving momentum, spinning, dropping, and balancing.  Intermediate/advanced aerial conditioning will be provided, as well as aerial flows, sequences, and tricks. 

 

Rope 1 Prerequisites:

  • Students must attend 2-4 vertical apparatus Skybox classes (Silks 101, Silks 1, or Rope 101) before enrolling in Rope 1.
  • LEVEL 1 students must demonstrate the ability to climb to the top of the rope on both sides and create a foot lock in the air.

Rope 2 Prerequisites:

  • Ability to invert confidently in the air & execute basic climbs
  • Knowledge of basic foot & wrist wraps
  • Knowledge of hip key & same side climb

Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements.


stRaps & RIngs 

Our Straps and Rings combo class is a great way for students to work on intense upper body strength!  Straps are two flat pieces of thick fabric with hand loops at the bottom, and rings are exactly what you think - two gymnastics-style aerial rings!  Work on fundamental skills such as as pull-ups, dips, rolls ups, inversions, and flexibility tricks such as splits, straddles and backbends.

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Must have taken at least 5 Handstands 101 or 102 classes, or 5 Skybox Level 1 and up classes, or...
  • Be a Level 2 aerial circus or aerial yoga student, or…
  • Be able to complete 1 full pull up, 5 full pushups, and know how to invert in the air on at least 1 aerial circus apparatus, and have permission from the instructor.

Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements. 


static trapeze / LEVEL 1 & Up

This class covers the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. Learn conditioning, drops, contortions, and beats in a fun & exciting setting. Static Trapeze is one of the oldest circus apparatuses and also one of the most versatile. The skills and technique you learn on trapeze will make you see all other aerial apparatuses in a different light. Weekly attendance is encouraged to promote progressive learning and to build on an entire sequence over time — however, drop-ins are also welcome.

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Ability to invert under bar in pike or straddle.
  • Ability to execute Knee hang beats, pike planches under the bar
  • Ability to take hold of the bar from an ankle hang.

Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements. 


SKYBOX OPEN WORKOUT & Jam

Come hang out in our aerial silks, lyra, rope, and hammocks. We rig 3 silks, 1 rope, 1 lyra, and 1 single point hammock for experienced students and circus professionals to practice during Open Workouts. In addition we have 1 extra point to accommodate an extra apparatus; please contact us 12 hours in advance to submit a request. Feel free to bring your favorite aerial apparatus and use our rigging hardware (See policy below). On the 2nd Sunday of each month, our Open Workout is extended an extra hour. Our Aerial Circus Jam is a great time to come play with your friends and make new ones.

 

Open Workout Policies:

  • All equipment must be inspected by our OM Factory Staff before being rigged. Please submit all inquires 1 week prior to attending Open Workout.
  • No private lessons of any nature are allowed, regardless if money is being exchanged for such a lesson. Doing so will be immediately stopped and noted, and may cause you to lose your Open Workout privileges without refund. (Ask our desk staff about a space rental for private lessons).
  • Skill sharing is acceptable, but safety is our top priority. Please seek proper instruction before attempting any new skill or sequence on an aerial apparatus. 

Pre-Requisites:

  • You must have attended at least 5 aerial yoga or Skybox classes previous to attending Open Workout/Jam or have written permission from one our instructors AND...
  • Must be able to complete our Silks 101 skills in order to participate in Open Workout/Jam. (for Lyra/Trapeze/Hammock: must be able to hold a bent elbow hang for 5 seconds, and pullover to sit)

Students should have previous experience with Aerial apparatus. Drop-ins welcome


UPCOMING circus jams & workshops

om factory circus teachers

Dana Abrassart
Dana Abrassart
Kira Fath
Kira Fath
Jan Manke
Jan Manke
Brenna Bradbury
Brenna Bradbury
Megan Hornaday
Megan Hornaday
Nolan McKew
Nolan McKew
Fran Sperling
Fran Sperling
KYLA ERNST-ALPER
KYLA ERNST-ALPER
Emily Hursh
Emily Hursh
Liz Minnick
Liz Minnick
Sylvana Tapia
Sylvana Tapia
Elenda Delgato
Elena Delgato
Wendy Louie
Wendy Louie
MAURICIO NUNEZ
MAURICIO NUNEZ

AERIAL CIRCUS POLICIES

ATTIRE - WHAT TO WEAR

•  Fitted, not baggy clothing 
    is recommended.
•  Stretchy pants or leggings
    that cover the backs of knees.
•  No shorts please.
•  Shirts should be long enough
    to tuck in & cover midriff.

 

pre-requisites

•  Students should exhibit the
   appropriate pre-requisite skill set
   before advancing to the next level.  
   Teacher approval may be required.
•  Silks students must attend 2 - 4
   Silks 101 classes, or the Silks 101
   Workshop
before participating in
   Silks Level 1 classes.

membership terms

•  SKYBOX class packages
    and memberships apply to
    Aerial Circus classes only.
•  Standard OF memberships and 
    Trials do not include SKYBOX

    Aerial Circus classes.
•  Member discounts for
   Aerial Circus are drop-in only,
   space permitting.

class size

Aerial Circus classes are limited to 6 - 10 students to ensure individual attention.

For more info or any questions regarding our Aerial Circus Studio policies, please feel free to contact us.