AGES 13-17


  • If new to circus or aerial training, student MUST complete a Teen Aerial ABC'S session prior to starting the leveled classes 

  • If unsure of level/class, please call the office at 250-857-1785 and we will help find the best class for your teen

  • Pre-requisites for leveled classes listed below  

  • Students can stay in same level for multiple sessions and work at their own pace

  • Teens age 15+ can sign up for Open Training Drop In and/or Circus Strength & Stretch ( check under Adult section ) to supplement their circus training

  • Consistent attendance is important to gain the strength, flexibility, and aerial knowledge to progress through a level

  • Teen must be able to complete all vocabulary in the class to move onto the next level.  Instructor will recommend level to student 

  • All classes are pro-rated for late registration

  • The Rising is unable to hold spots without payment.  Please remember to complete the checkout process after enrolling online

  • Please read over our SCHOOL POLICIES

  • Register for 2 or more aerial classes and receive 10-15% off automatically when you check out! ( excludes punchcards, workshops, flexibility)

  • PAYMENT PLANS:  if  you prefer to pay in 3 installments, please EMAIL or CALL the office to notify us before paying so we can adjust the amount charged.
  • Payment Schedule: 40% due on registration, 30% due Oct 15, 30% due Nov 12


Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

11 weeks Sept 26 - Dec 5

This is your first step in your aerial training 

Come dangle and discover what you are capable of at The Rising!!

Learn hammock, silk, hoop, and trapeze basics 

Develop flexibility, strength, and coordination

* This class is a pre-requisite for all Beg-Int-Adv classes

* Space limited, Max 8

COST: $242 +gst


Beginner / Intermediate

Mondays 5:15 - 6:15pm

9 weeks Sept 23 - Dec 2

* no classes Oct 14, Nov 11

Building on foundational knowledge this mixed apparatus class takes your aerial hoop or trapeze training to the next level with various poses, hangs, spins and sequences. 

Students choose EITHER hoop or trapeze as their main focus but can also learn skills on the other apparatus at teacher's discretion

Students work on aerial strength, vocabulary,  transitions, and sequence building


Pre-requisites:  Aerial ABC's or equivalent 

​* Space limited, 8 max

COST: $198 +gst



Thursdays 5:15 - 6:15pm

11 weeks Sept 26 - Dec 5

Multi-level class focusing on 2 strand silk and hammock with climbs, wraps, and fabric theory.                                                  

Build your strength and start working with more height

Short Silk Sequences introduced in Beginner

3 min+ Silk Sequences learned in Intermediate and drops

 Pre-requisites for Beg: Aerial ABC's or equivalent

* space limited, 89max

COST: $242 + gst



Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00pm ( class Full, waitlist only )

9 weeks Sept 28 - Nov 30

Can't choose which apparatus to specialize on?  Love them all?

A bit of everything in this class- aerial silk, hoop, and static trapeze

Students will train on each apparatus in rotation according to the level of each student

 Pre-requisites: Aerial ABC's or equivalent

* space limited, 8max

COST: $198 + gst


Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm

11 weeks Sept 27 - Dec 6

Does your teen love to perform and create?  Do they dream of being a Cirque Du Soleil artist?  Join our Teen Act Creation Class!

Under the guidance of their coach, students create their own circus act choosing choreography -music -costuming and perform it for a public audience in The Rising's Student Aerial Showcase in December. Instructor provides feedback and guidance throughout process 

Dress rehearsal Dec 6

Performance Dec 8  Time TBD

COST: $235 +gst ( includes performance fee )


Fridays 5:15 - 6:30pm

11 weeks  Sept 27 - Dec 6

The Rising's Student performance team.  For students committed to their circus training and interested in going beyond a recreational level.  The Show Team works from Sept - June to create a full-length circus show which will be performed in June at The Rising's Studio to a public audience.  Teen Show Team may also perform at off-site locations through out the year for special events.  Students must show a love of performance/showmanship, strong training ethic in class, and meet prerequisites listed below.  Admission is by invitation only.

Prerequisites:  Full Splits minimum one direction, bridge with straight arms/legs,  front or back walkovers, 3 full chin ups, 3 full leg lifts, cartwheel, forward/bwd roll, handstand, 3 silk climbs to top without rest , proper form inversions, 2 footlocks in air from climb, able to perform sequences 3+ min long

COST: $220 + gst

AGE 15+


Visit the Open Training Drop In page from the FALL Program Page for more info

Miss a class and want to make it up?  Want more training time to see faster progress or to reach your aerial goals?  Come to Open Training Drop on Monday nights 8:00-9:30pm or Sunday mornings 10:30-12noon.

$12 drop in

or purchase a class punch card online to save $$

Prerequisites: Aerial ABC's or equivalent 

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