1.) As a courtesy to the instructor, please register for classes at least six hours in advance. If there are fewer than two students signed up online, the class will be canceled, the students will be promptly notified and their class credits returned to their account.
2.) If you cannot make it to a class for which you are registered, please cancel online at least six hours in advance to avoid being automatically charged by the site. However, we understand that emergencies happen so if you email us with a great excuse once in a while, we will likely make an exception.
3.) Please avoid wearing any sharp or metal items in class that could get caught on the silks or equipment! This includes jewelry, zippers, studs and excessively long or pointy finger nails. These items can catch on the fabrics and cause harm to both you and the equipment.
4.) Do not student- teach. The instructor of the class and Chrysalis Aerial Academy are liable for any accidents that may happen and we are trained to prevent them! Just because you know how to perform an aerial move does not mean that you know how to teach it safely. Please leave the teaching to the instructor!
Q: What should I wear to class?
A: Full length leggings are ideal. Yoga pants or other work-out pants that reach all the way to your ankles will also work fine. Any top that you are comfortable sweating and going upside- down in should be suitable. Shoes and socks are not necessary for class, we practice aerial barefoot. Please do not wear any jewelry or zippers that might get caught or snag the aerial fabric.
Q: Can kids sign up for classes?
A: At this time most of our classes are more geared toward adults however we do integrate younger students ages 15 years and up into our adult classes and each season we offer an Aerial 101 Series for kids ages 8-14 years. Visit our classes page for more details. The legal guardian of all underage students must be present on the first day of class to fill out a waiver.
Q: Do I need to be young and in shape to do aerial?
A: No! Come as you are! Aerial happens to be one of the best ways to make you feel young and get into shape! Begin your metamorphosis! However, if you are suffering from any ailments please consult your doctor before signing up! We encourage students to take it at their own pace and always "listen to their bodies."
Q: Is it safe?
A: Just like any other activity where height (15ft in our case) is involved, there is some risk. However, we do everything in our power to make it as safe as possible by having proper rigging equipment, regular equipment inspections and maintenance, crash-pads as well as an instructor ready to thoroughly guide and spot you during class. To assist in our effort to keep you safe, please review and follow our policies listed above.