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 Jan 20, 30% due Feb 10


Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

5 weeks Feb 6-March 5

This course will introduce you to aerial skills in the hammock.  Going beyond just the foundations in our Aerial ABC's course and finishing with a short sequence to music.

Prerequisites: Aerial experience beneficial but not necessary.  Must be able to invert upside down, feel comfortable working with height, hold body weight in the air for 5 seconds minimum

Thursdays 4-5pm

Cost $110 +gst


Beginner / Intermediate

Mondays 5:15 - 6:15pm

8 weeks Jan 13 - Mar 9

* no classes Feb 17

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

9 weeks Jan 16 - Mar 12 ( Class full. Waitlist Only )

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: $198 + gst



Saturdays 12:00 - 1:00pm 

9 weeks Jan 18 - Mar 14 ( Class full. Waitlist Only )

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 5:15 - 6:30pm

9 weeks Jan 17 - Mar 13

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: $180 + gst

AGE 15+


Visit the Open Training Drop In page from the WINTER 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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