Run away & join the circus at Om Factory with an exciting Circus class! We offer a range of circus-style classes including Silks, Lyra, Rope, Bungee & Single Point Hammock. New to Circus arts? Try your first-ever Circus class for just $25!!


new to Circus?

To join our aerial circus classes, students need to understand the principles of aerial acrobatics and build the muscles you need to fly! We welcome all circus newbies to join an Aerial Circus 101 classes to learn the necessary prerequisites before joining our open level apparatus classes.  We also invite you to join any of our 101 workshops or classes (Silks 101, Lyra 101, Hammock Playground 101) in order to learn specific skills.

 

Silks 101 and Lyra 101 workshops educate both complete beginners and students who would like a refresher on the basics of Silks and Lyra. These workshop will prepare students for all other levels of silks and lyra by teaching them specific skills and how safely condition their new aerial muscles on & off the ground.

 

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

 


Circus silks / Open level

Meant for advanced beginners and up, silk aerialists will practice the building blocks of proper aerial technique and learn to execute wraps, drops, sequences, and flows.  Newer silks students can come to work on inversions, cross-back straddle, catchers wraps, hip key sequences and s-wraps, while more advanced students can focus on layering tricks together mixed with difficult conditioning and lengthy air time.  Weekly attendance is encouraged to promote progressive learning and to build on an entire sequence over time — however, drop-ins are also welcome.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Students must be able to basic and Russian climb to the top of the fabric unassisted on both sides.
  • Students must be able to complete a same and/or opposite side inverted climb with no assistance.
  • Students must have knowledge of hip keys, aerial dance wrap, and figure-8 foot locks in the air.

 

Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements. Students new to Silks should begin with a Silks 101 workshop or an Aerial Circus 101 class.


Single-Point Hammock / open level

Circus Single-Point Hammock 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 circus students.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Must have taken at least 5 aerial yoga 2 classes
  • Pullover to roll to sit
  • Straddle Inversions in the base of the hammock,
  • working towards inverting from standing in the hammock.

 

Students new to Single-Point Hammock should begin with an Aerial Yoga class, Hammock Playground 101, or Aerial Circus 101 class. Permission from the instructor is required to waive these requirements. 


Circus LYRA / Open Level

Lyra classes focus on developing the upper body, core & grip strength necessary to move your body with ease around and within the hoop. Our lyra classes will focus on transitions and tricks that will make you fall in love with the apparatus, as well as 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.

 

Prerequisites:

  • 3 unassisted pull ups
  • Straddle inversions
  • Unassisted trapeze and pullover mounts
  • Working towards single-knee hangs.

Students new to Lyra should begin with a Lyra 101 workshop or with an Aerial Circus 101 class.


circus OPEN WORKOUT

90-120 minutes

 

Come hang out in our aerial silks, lyra, rope, and hammocks! We rig 2 silks, 1 rope, 2 lyras, and 1 single-point hammock for experienced students and circus professionals to practice during Open Workouts. 2 extra points are available to accommodate an additional apparatus — contact us 12 hours in advance to submit a request to use them. Students may also bring a favorite aerial apparatus to use with our rigging hardware (See Open-Workout Policies below).

 

Open-Workout Policies:

  • All non-studio equipment must be inspected by Om Factory Staff before rigging.
  • Please submit all inquires to use Om Factory rigging with non-studio apparatuses one week prior to attending Open Workout.
  • No private lessons of any nature are allowed during Open Workout, whether or not money is being exchanged for such lesson. Doing so will immediately be stopped and noted, and may cause Open Workout privileges to be revoked without refund. (Space may be rented for private lessons. Please inquire with desk staff for details.)
  • Skill sharing is permitted, but safety is our top priority. Please seek proper instruction before attempting any new skill or sequence on an aerial apparatus. 

Open-Workout Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of 5 Aerial Yoga or Circus classes prior to attending Open Workout 
    OR written permission from an instructor.
  • AND, proficiency in all Aerial Circus 101 skills.

Should have previous experience with Aerial apparatus. Drop-ins welcome.

 


past CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Silks 101 + Lyra 101 workshops are offered regularly. Check back here for the latest workshops! 

om factory circus teachers

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
   Aerial Circus Playground 101    

   classes, or the Silks 101
   Workshop
before participating in
   Silks Open Level classes.

membership terms

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

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

class size

Circus classes are limited to 7 - 12 students to ensure individual attention.

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