FAQ’s

What do I wear?

What do I wear?

What do I wear?

Aerial activities are done in bare feet or socks. We always ask that you remove all jewellery before class. So leave the hoop earrings at home!

Static Aerial: As you’ll be spending a lot of time upside down, we recommend wearing comfortable but fitted clothing.

Avoid scrapes to the skin with leggings (these should cover the back of your knees and ideally be full length for Rope and Silks). You can wear joggers too or better yet, layer up with both. Shorts over leggings are a good option too (cotton leggings are fine but they tend to be pretty see though if you get what we are saying…) Pair these with a top (or leotard) that wont ride up when going upside down and some long sleeves (you can bring a hoodie if your preference is for a short sleeved tee).

Straps: In addition to long sleeves, you’ll want to bring something to protect your wrists such as tubigrip bandages or modify a pair of socks into figureless gloves. Flying Trapeze: Many of our intermediate students wear leather hand guards (like these ones insert link) because flying multiple times a week can get a bit rough on the hands.

Parkour: Wear something you are comfortable running and jumping around in such as joggers and a hoodie. Trainers with good grip are essential.

Trampoline: Socks are essentail and covered arms and legs will avoid scrapes to elbows and knees.

Chinese Pole: Double up on the layers, you’ll want jeans over leggings for this class and also some rubber soled plimsoles such as these.

Am I too old?

Am I too old?

Am I too old?

No! We have students aged between 4 and 75 years old so as long as you are ready to give our classes your best shot then we’ll welcome you with open arms. At Aerial Edge, our philosophy is ‘Circus for All’. So why not come along and see for yourself that you’ll be training in a supportive environment.

Which class should I start with?

Which class should I start with?

Which class should I start with?

In terms of where to start, it totally depends what your interests are, is it Flying Trapeze? Silks? Handstands?

One of our most popular classes for beginners is the Beginners Trapeze and Silks class as it covers more than one discipline. Also covering a great range of skills are our Circus Fitness classes which are great for building core conditioning and offer a taste of many different circus skills in one class.

To get started, just pick one of our beginners classes online and book on, it’s as simple as that!

Do I have to be fit?

Do I have to be fit?

Do I have to be fit?

We’ll let you in on a secret here… circus training is a fantastic way to GET FIT! There are no pre-requisites to joining any of our beginners classes and you don’t need to do a pull up to get on a trapeze. Of course having a bit of fitness and flexibility helps, but that’s what you come to classes to develop!

Can I just turn up for a class or do I have to book?

Can I just turn up for a class or do I have to book?

Can I just turn up for a class or do I have to book?

Booking online in advance of your class is the only way to secure your place in that class. We do accept drop-ins to all of our classes, but if you don’t book online then you run the risk of the class being full or cancelled because it’s empty.

Because of the high demand for our classes, we unfortunately can’t accept reservations without payment.

Which level of class I should attend?

Which level of class I should attend?

Which level of class I should attend?

If you’re not sure what level you are at, we suggest you start with a beginners or open level class. The instructor will quickly be able to tell if you need to move up to an intermediate class.

Remember, even if you have a lot of experience in similar sports such as Gymnastics or Pole Fitness you will still need to go to one of our beginners classes to get you to grips with the basics of circus skills.

The same applies within circus disciplines: just because you are at an intermediate level on silks does not mean you are a pro at flying trapeze! What you will find however is the more physical awareness and experience you have in other sports, the quicker you will progress in our classes.

If you have trained extensively at another circus school it’s probably safe to say that you can jump straight into one of our intermediate classes but please check the pre-requisites on the class description before booking on as some classes have specific requirements (such as swinging out of lines in intermediate flying trapeze).

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?

Our classes are separated into the categories of Aerial, Acro and Circus Fitness with the following price structure:

Aerial Classes: Single Class Drop in: £25/ Pack of 4 £75 (£18.75/ class)/ Pack of 8 £120 (£15/ Class)

Acro Classes: Single Class Drop in: £15/ Pack of 4 £50 (£12.50/ class)/ Pack of 8 £80 (£10/ Class)

Circus Fitness: Singe Class Drop in: £5/ Pack of 8 £40

The packs of 4 and 8 classes are valid for 4 months from the date of purchase, and cover any class in their respective category so you don’t need to book into consecutive weeks.

Do the classes run in terms?

Do the classes run in terms?

Do the classes run in terms?

Our Youth classes run in terms (usually 5-6 weeks) that co-incide with school terms and take into account major public holidays.

Our adult classes run every week. You can buy a block of 4 or 8 classes, but these can be redeemed over a 4 month period so it offers a great amount of flexibility as you don’t have to commit to certain weeks or a specific class.

Can my child join an adult class?

Can my child join an adult class?

Can my child join an adult class?

Sorry, no. The age ranges of our classes are set with a lot of consideration to allow for maximum enjoyment of all of our students. There are some classes (such as Beginners Flying Trapeze and Open Level Trampoline) which allow a mixed age range and are suitable for children and parents to do together. Check out our full list of our Youth friendly classes here.

It’s the same instructors who teach both our adults and kids classes so they can easily tailor the tricks taught in class to your child’s ability level.

If they want to progress quickly in a circus art then you might want to consider booking a private lesson with one of our instructors.

My child is 12, which parkour class should they come to?

My child is 12, which parkour class should they come to?

My child is 12, which parkour class should they come to?

The age ranges for parkour are: 7 – 12’s and 12 – 18’s respectively, so it depends on whether you think your 12 year old is more suited to hanging out with older kids and taking a more challenging class conditioning exercises. You may also want to consider if they have a younger or older sibling who they want to attend with.

I have a medical condition or injury, can I take part?

I have a medical condition or injury, can I take part?

I have a medical condition or injury, can I take part?

If you have any medical conditions or injuries that may affect your participation please email us at info@aerialedge.co.uk beforehand and we can advise you. Always consult your doctor before recommencing physical activity after surgery.

I want to learn something that’s not on your timetable, what are my options?

I want to learn something that’s not on your timetable, what are my options?

I want to learn something that’s not on your timetable, what are my options?

We offer a number of different weekend workshops for circus arts not on our regular timetable. We also offer private lessons in almost anything you can think of. So get in touch with us for more information and to book a lesson.

Are you open on Public Holidays?

Are you open on Public Holidays?

Are you open on Public Holidays?

Yes! There are only 3 weeks of the year that we are closed: 2 weeks over Christmas and one week in September when we run The Edinburgh Aerial and Acro Convention. Based on instructor availability we sometimes have to cancel a class if someone is sick and we can’t get cover.

Whereabouts in London are you based? (hint: we're not!)

Whereabouts in London are you based? (hint: we're not!)

Whereabouts in London are you based? (hint: we're not!)

We actually get this one a lot! About 400 miles north of it! If you are based in London and want to train with us we suggest try getting on the train in Euston and getting off at Glasgow Central (it only takes about 4.5 hours…). Alternatively for London based circus training you can check out our friends at Gravity Circus, The Hangar, The National Centre of Circus Arts or Gorilla Circus.

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