Cal Elite is nationally renowned for its youth Aerial Arts program! Aerial Arts blends the athleticism of gymnastics and acrobatics with the fluidity of flying and the beauty of artistic performance and presents an amazing performance sport! Aerial Arts includes silks, Spanish web, aerial hoop, aerial cube, rope work, triple trapeze, low flying trapeze and more! Cal Elite’s aerial arts students perform 2-4 times a year in Cal Elite’s celebrated gym-wide performances. Aerial arts is also one of the 4 disciplines of Cal Elite’s Performance Athletics Team program. We offer classes to ages 4 and older, from beginning to advanced.
Kinder Cirque (Ages 4 – 6 years)
Kinder Cirque introduces students to the exciting performance sport of aerial arts! It capitalizes on the fun of climbing, hanging and spinning and is a fun and dynamic class! Young students build strength, flexibility and confidence as they learn introductory aerial skills. Taught by professional youth aerial instructors, Kinder Cirque students hone their beginning skills in an appropriate age, skill and height learning environment. Students will learn the basic progressions of climbing the silks, hanging on the aerial hoop, and working together on the triple trapeze. No prior experience is required for this class, just excited kids who want to learn!
Beginning Aerial (Ages 6 and older)
Aerial Arts is a dynamic, stunning athletic discipline! Aerial Arts training starts with the basics of performing on multiple aerial apparatuses. Aerial Arts requires considerable strength and skill and this class is designed to introduce the new student to the conditioning and techniques required to learn aerial arts skills. One of the amazing things about aerial arts is that it is so much fun that the hard work is disguised in an hour of artistry, new challenges and accomplishments! Athletes will learn to climb a rope, get wrapped up in the silks, spin on the Spanish web, dance in the aerial hoop, and work with each other to perform on the triple trapeze. No prior experience is required for this class, just determined athletes who are ready to learn something new!
Intermediate Aerial (Ages 6 and older)
Aerial Arts is an incredibly exciting form of athletic showmanship! Level 2 Aerial Arts athletes can push their skills to the next level by adding impressive heights, dynamic drops, and outstanding strength and precision. Aerial Arts offers a fantastic vehicle for new athletes to build incredible strength and confidence and will help them excel in multiple aspects of performance. Aerial Arts is enjoying immense popularity in athletic and performance venues and Cal Elite Kids is excited to lead the way in offering this program to our athletes! Our young aerial artists will enjoy the thrills and challenges of Aerial Arts, while training in a controlled and safe environment with professional instruction and guidance.
Advanced Aerial (Ages 6 and older)
Advanced Aerial Arts students continue their study of silks, trapeze, Spanish Web, Cube, Triple Trapeze and other aerial apparatuses. They will learn to link higher level difficulty skills together into an artistic routine. They will learn advanced transitioning skills and will increase their artistic and creative expression through their work on the aerial apparatus. Advanced students also learn the intricacies of performing aerial routines including character work, stage presence, and musicality. This class will allow the students to take Aerial Arts to new heights!