Winter Session 2022 Information

10 weeks Jan 10-March 20
* centre closed Mon Feb 21 Family Day *


  • 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 14+ can reserve a spot in our Open Training Drop In to supplement their circus training

  • Consistent attendance is important to gain the strength, flexibility, and aerial knowledge 

  • 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 familiarize yourself with our SCHOOL POLICIES  and COMMUNICABLE DISEASE & PREVENTION PLAN

  • Register for 2 or more aerial classes and receive 10-15% off automatically when you check out ( excludes open training, workshops, non-aerial classes, showteam)

  • new students must have their online waiver signed when they register online. You will be prompted to do so when Rising account is created

                     TEEN AERIAL ABC's

                      Wednesdays                                        This course is your teens first step in aerial training.

                      4:00-5:00pm                                       Beginner Students must complete this course before signing up for our other aerial                      Jan 12 - March 16                                 classes.

                      10 weeks                                                Students will learn the foundations of aerial hammock, silk, hoop, and trapeze

                                                                                          Develop your aerial knowledge, strength, and skill base with skills such as mermaid,                                                                                           classic climb, catchers lock, and man in the moon to name a few!

                                                                                          COST: $240 +tax



                     Saturdays                                              After Aerial ABC's your teen may choose to specialize in aerial silk.  This  would be

                     1:15-2:15pm                               their next step.  Students will graduate onto working on stretchy silk, develop

                    Jan 15-March 19                                  strength needed to invert and work with height. Learn skills such as x back, 

                     10 weeks                                                Rebecca split,  knee hooks, arabesque

                                                                                        Prerequisites: Aerial ABC's or equivalent from another circus school

                                                                                        COST: $240 +tax


                     Mondays                                              Intermediate level silk & hammock class working with full height on stretchy silk.

                    4:00-5:00pm                                     Class incorporates inversion skills and drops such as monkey drop, X straddle back, 

                   Jan 10- March 14                                belays, hip key skills and more!

                    9 weeks                                                 Prerequisites: 2 climbs to top of stretchy silk in classic and Russian climb no rest,                         * No class Feb 21                                   ability to invert in air and hold 5 sec, foot locks in air, same side knee hooks, flexed                                                                                              arm hang 30 sec,  knee drop, hip key, thigh hitch,  minimum 6 months consistent                                                                                                  training in beginner level.  

                                                                                       * The Rising reserves the right to place students in the correct level if we feel your                                                                                              teen is too advanced or requires more training before entering intermediate classes

                                                                                       COST: $216 +tax

              TEEN AERIAL HOOP & TRAPEZE- Beginner/Intermediate

                    Mondays                                                Beg / Int skills, hangs spins, transitions and sequences on aerial hoop.  Gain                                         5:15-6:15 pm                                       strength, flexibility, and coordination to build your skill repertoire.  Explore the hoop                       Jan 10-March 14                                 at different heights and enjoy the spinning beauty of this apparatus.

                    9 weeks                                                 Beginner Prerequisites: Aerial ABC's or equivalent

                   *No class Feb 21                                 Intermediate Prerequisites: single knee hangs 20 sec, 10 chin ups low bar, 10 half leg                                                                                         lifts straight legs, 5 skin the cats, 1 arm hangs 10 sec each arm, comfortable working                                                                                        with spin, minimum 1 year consistent training, pull over on bottom and top bar with                                                                                               proper technique

                                                                                    *  If uncertain about level talk to your coach or inquire at office

                                                                                    Cost: $216 +tax 

                 TEEN MIXED AERIALS- Beginner/Intermediate

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

                        12:00-1:00pm                                      Join our Mixed Aerials class and continue your training on aerial silk, hoop, and                                 Jan 15-March 19                                  trapeze!

                        10 weeks                                                  Building on foundational knowledge this mixed levels class takes your aerial                                                                                                            training to the next level with various poses, hangs, spins and sequences. 

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

                                                                                            Beginner Prerequisites:  Aerial ABC's or equivalent 

                                                                                            Intermediate Prerequisites: at coaches discretion, single knee hang 20 sec each                                                                                               leg, 10 chin ups feet on floor, 10 half leg lifts straight legs, 5 skin the cats,                                                                                                                   comfortable working with  spin, 2 climbs to top of stretchy silk in a row, foot locks                                                                                               in air, inversions in air with good technique         

                                                                                            COST: $240 + tax

                 OPEN TRAINING DROP IN- age 14+

                        Saturdays                                               Missed a class and want to make it up?  Want more training time to see faster                                     2:30-3:30pm                                        progress or to reach your aerial goals?

                        Jan 15-March 19                                  Reserve your spot online via the Open Training Drop  & Class Drop Inin Calendar.                                                                                                   Let supervising coach know if you are making up a missed class or coming in for                                                                                                   extra training when you arrive.  Coach will document and then charge will be put                                                                                                   through on your account

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

                                                                                            Cost: $12 drop in +tax

                                                                                            *No charge if making up a missed class in Winter Session

                                                                                            Prerequisites: Aerial ABC's, must be a current or former student of The Rising

                    RISING CIRCUS SHOWTEAM

                            Tuesdays                                            The Rising's Student performance team.  For students committed to                                                           6:00-7:30pm                                    their circus  training and interested in going beyond a recreational level.  The Show                             Saturdays                                           Team is a full year commitment. Students train year-round to create a full-length                              10:45-1:00pm                                    circus show   which will be performed at The Rising's Studio to a public audience                               Jan 11-March 19                                  every June,  along with other performance opportunities through out the year.                                    10 weeks                                              Students also learn Stage Tech skills by working other shows that occur at The                                                                                                      Rising.  Students must show a love of performance/showmanship, strong training                                                                                             ethic in class, and meet the strength & flexibility requirements listed below

                                                                                           Includes 1 hour weekly Handstand class with Coach Emrah ( graduate of National                                                                                                  Circus School's Coaching Program and professional Handbalance Artist ) working                                                                                                on foundations of Handbalance which is beneficial cross-training for aerialists.  

                                                                                          * No handstand class Feb 19, Feb 26, March 5

                                                                                           Admission to the Show Team is by invitation only.  

                                                                                           Competitive Dance and Competitive Gymnastics backgrounds beneficial

                                                                                           Prerequisites: full splits in 1 direction minimum, backbend with straight arms/legs                                                                                              hold for 30 sec, cartwheel, fwd and bwd roll, back or front walkover, climb to top of                                                                                            stretchy silks 3 x's in a row, clean inversions in air, skin the cat x 5, 3 full chin ups, 3                                                                                              full leg lifts, hip key, thigh hitch, single knee hang 30 sec, clean foot locks in air,                                                                                                    must be at an intermediate+ level in at least 2 aerial appratus'

                                                                                           COST:  585 + tax