Is it four full days?
OH YES IT IS, and it is a jam-packed four days. The festivities start with warm-up at 8:30am on Thursday, and don’t stop til the last class ends at 7pm on Sunday.
So make sure you don’t schedule a late flight on Thursday/Sunday or you might miss out!
How should I prepare ahead of the festival, to make the most of it?
If you’ve never been to an aerial festival before, we are so excited to make this your first! That said, it’s a pretty intense series of days, in which you’re likely training way more hours than you would normally.
What apparatuses will you have for Act Creation? Can I bring my own?
We will definitely have lyras, trapezes, silks, and hammocks. However, we can rig up any apparatus you want for the Act Creation immersion, including your own specialty one. (And no judgement for wanting to use your own version of things - Charlie is a pernickety about working on her own lyras, so we 100% get it!)
Will there be an opportunity to perform?
Yes, but only if you take the Act Creation immersion class. In that case, on the final day, you will be given the opportunity to perform what you put together over the four previous days.
What is the minimum age for attending?
The classes and workshops are designed for adult participants. All adults and young adults (aged 15 and up) can sign up for classes or workshops, without prior instructor approval.
However, if you are a parent and your child (under age 15) would like to attend, please contact us separately with your preferred class list, and we can check with the instructors on whether your child may attend.
Can I book private lessons before or after the festival?
Perhaps. These should be organized individually with the instructors, who will let you know their private lesson pricing, venue and availability. (It’ll likely not be at Flying Fitness.)
What happened to Aerial Hoop Retreat?
In 2022, we launched the Aerial Hoop & Hammock Retreat, but found that we were spending more time organizing the logistics of food/accommodation rather than putting together a kick-ass aerial/circus event. We also struggled to find a gorgeous venue with sufficient height, space, and safety requirements (e.g. crash mats) to make the event Instagram swoonworthy and still financially feasible for us.
We will forever be grateful for the space Hohm Yoga provided us, but ultimately it wasn’t something we could afford to repeat… at least for now. We’re still low-key hunting for a venue that might work in the future, and we’ll of course let you know if we do.
For now, we’re incredibly excited to trial/offer this festival-style event, very much inspired by the European and American circus festivals we personally loved attending!