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 drop into or purchase a punchcard for Open Training Drop In 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 choose SPRING 2020 PAYMENT PLAN when registering online.  You will be prompted to make a choice between paying in full or paying in installments
    • 40% due on registration
    • 30% due April 14
    • 30% due May 4


Mondays 5:15-6:15pm

8 weeks March 30 - June 1

* no classes Easter Monday & Victoria Day

This course is your teens first step in aerial training.

Students must complete this course before signing up for other aerial classes. Students will learn the foundations of Aerial Hammock, Silk, Hoop and Static Trapeze.  Develop your aerial knowledge, strength, and skill base.

Prerequisites: none.  Overall good health.  Students who have previous training in silk/hoop/trapeze and have studied the fundamentals can sign up for our beg/int classes

Cost $176 +gst


Beginner / Intermediate

Mondays 5:15 - 6:15pm

8 weeks March 30 - June 1

* no classes Easter Monday & Victoria Day

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: $176 +gst



Thursdays 5:15 - 6:15pm

10 weeks April 2 - June 4

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, 8 max

COST: $220 + gst



Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00pm 

10 weeks April 4 - June 6

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: $220 + gst


Fridays 4:00-5:00pm

8 weeks April 3 - May 29

* no class Good Friday

Does your teen love performing and creating?  Are they looking for an opportunity to showcase their talents and take their circus training more seriously? Join our Act Creation class and perform for the public in our Student Showcase at The Rising Studio!

Students create their own act from choreography -music- costuming.  Instructor provides feedback & guidance throughout process, giving students tools to use in the process.  Acts must be between 2-4 minutes.

Includes dress/tech rehearsal fees

This years theme is "80's Aerials"

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 3pm Saturday May 30

Show Date Sunday May 31 matinee and evening showtimes TBD

COST: $175 + gst


Fridays 5:15 - 6:30pm

9 weeks April 3 - June 5

*no class Good friday

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.

**Admission to the Show Team is by invitation only.

Rehearsal Week June 8-12

Show Weekend June 13/14 

** course fee includes rehearsal week

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: $235 + gst

AGE 15+


Visit the Open Training Drop In page from the SPRING 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.  

Open Training is self-guided.  Coach provides supervision only.  

$12 drop in

or purchase a class punch card online to save $$

Prerequisites: Aerial ABC's or equivalent 

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