Aerial class is our purest form of artistic expression and learning. Dancers have the opportunity to expand their view of style, choreography and physics. In this class nothing should be normal and it’s not. Even the most basic part of this type of dance is extremely demanding. Aerial is truly about exploration and new heights.
Aerial is open to all Dance Xpress dancers age 11 and up. Aerial class includes a great deal of conditioning to create the overall strength required for this type of dance, because of this Aerial is a 2 day a week commitment. There are 3 Aerial classes on the schedule and dancers must attend at least 2 classes a week. They are encouraged to attend all 3 classes for the same price.
Aerial is a separate charge of $100 per month for all dancers who are enrolled in at least one additional class at Dance Xpress. This is an all inclusive fee for up to 3 Aerial classes a week plus all costume and performance fees related to the Aerial Show in May. Private lessons related to the May show are also included in this price. If a dancer only wishes to take Aerial and is not enrolled in any other classes at Dance Xpress the monthly charge is $200.
Aerial dancers must meet an attendance requirement. All dancers must attend at least 2 classes a week. If a class is missed it can be made up in the same week, as there are 3 classes per week. If a dancer cannot makeup in the same week they will be required to attend an additional Aerial class the following week. This policy insures dancers are strong and above all, safe. The aerial performance is at Dance Xpress in May of each year.
Due to the training process and for safety reasons aerial classes cannot be joined after December. Dancers interested in aerial training must register in the fall and attend all year unless withdrawing from aerial classes completely.