Class Descriptions 

Iluminar Aerial provides weekly aerial technique, dance and fitness classes for kids and adults starting at age 5 and up. 

 

Air Stars (ages 5-7 years) & Air Kids (ages 8-12 years) 

Beginner Aerial Technique for Kids

Young aerialists will be introduced to the basics of flying on many different types of equipment including silks, trapeze, lyra, and sling. Students will gain upper body strength, agility and flexibility in this hour long class focusing on safety and body awareness. Students will soar to new heights with this exciting new form of exercise!

Intermediate Aerial Technique for Kids

After successful completion of the beginner level class, students will begin to have more body awareness and strength. Our intermediate level class will rotate through the same 4 disciplines, including silks, trapeze, lyra and sling. Students will start to develop a broader movement vocabulary on each apparatus and advance to learning more skills, transitions, and inversions.

Cost: $84/month (autopay), $189/9 week session, $252/12 week session, $294/14 week session

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Air Essentials for Youth (GROUPON ONLY: ages 5-17 years)


Our groupon friendly class will quickly introduce students to the world of aerial during their 4 class session. Young aerialists will be introduced to the basics of flying on the aerial silks and slings in this mini session. Students will gain upper body strength, agility and flexibility in this hour long class focusing on safety and body awareness. Students will soar to new heights with this exciting new form of exercise!

Cost: Groupon


AirFIT (ages 12+)

Experience a whole new way of working out with the joy of flying while developing increased strength, agility, and flexibility in the vertical space.  AirFIT, designed just for teens and adults of all shapes, ages and sizes,encompasses simple aerial techniques and conditioning drills to sculpt and shape the body.  Work out time should be fun, so spread some wings and come fly with us.

Cost: $144/12 class punch card, $112/8 class punch card, $64/4 class punch card, $20/drop in

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Air Essentials for Teens/Adults: Beginner & Intermediate (ages 12+)

Beginner Level

This is the perfect beginner and intermediate technique class for those students wanting to go the next step in their aerial education. Basic technique will be taught on a variety of equipment including silks, trapeze, lyra, and sling. According to the skill level of the class, students will learn basic mounts and dismounts on each type of equipment focusing on safety and body awareness. Class will progress with basic beginner skills and transitions for a broader experience on each apparatus. After completing a full 12 week session of the Beginner level, students may move into the intermediate level class. Students who have never taken an aerial class before must first take the beginner level class for a complete 12 week session.

Intermediate Level

After successful completion of the beginner level class, students will begin to have more body awareness and strength. Our intermediate level class will rotate through 4 disciplines, including silks, trapeze, lyra and sling. Students will start to develop a broader movement vocabulary on each apparatus and advance to learning more skills, transitions, and inversions.

Cost: $84/month (autopay), $189/9 week session, $252/12 week session, $294/14 week session


Cirque Stars Performance Class (ages 5-12)

 Iluminar Aerial’s Cirque Stars is an excitement-filled class geared towards kids 5-12 years of age.  The class will meet for 2 hours a week, learning aerial and dance technique, as well as ground and partner-based acrobatics.  The students will work together over a 3 month session to build a show that will be performed at Iluminar Aerial’s studio under the stage lights.  The program is great for both kids that are brand new to aerial but have a drive to perform, as well as students that have already started classes and are ready for the next step. This 2 hour a week performance class is perfect for those busy families as well!

Cost: $124/month (autopay), $283.50/9 week session, $378/12 week session, $434/14 week session

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Silk Technique (Ages 12+)

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Level 1

In this intermediate silks technique class, students are becoming more comfortable in the air and  will engage in learning intermediate wraps and skills. Beginner inversions in the fabric will be introduced as well as skills from the double foot lock. Students must have their double foot lock in the air to enroll in this class. Prerequisite: 12 week session of Air Essentials or Iluminar teacher approval.

Level 2

In this upper intermediate level class, students are becoming more comfortable with inversion wraps like thigh hitch and same/opposite side catcher’s locks and will be introduced to s-wraps and helicopters. More intermediate transitional elements, skills and drops will be taught at this level working towards gaining more stamina in the fabric.  Students must be able to invert on their own and have their thigh hitch, double foot lock, same/opposite side catcher’s locks to enroll in this level class.

Level 3

At this advanced level, students will concentrate on advanced inversion skills, drops, and transitional skills.  Students must have clean straddle inversions, thigh hitch, hips keys, same/opposite side catcher’s locks and s-wraps to enroll in this level class. Prerequisite: Aerial Silks Level 2 or Iluminar teacher approval.

Cost: $90/month (autopay), $202.50/9 week session, $270/12 week session, $315/14 week session, Drop in Rate: $25


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Trapeze Technique (Ages 12+)

Level 1

In this intermediate level technique class, students are becoming more comfortable in the air and will engage in learning intermediate skills, coning, spinning and transitional skills. Beginner inversions in the ropes will be introduced. Students must be able to pullover on the bar and have clean straddle inversions under the bar. Prerequisite: 12 week session of Air Essentials Intermediate or Iluminar teacher approval.

Level 2

In this upper intermediate level technique class, students are gaining more stamina and strength in the air and will engage in learning choreographic sequences on the trapeze.  Students will be introduced to more inversion skills in the ropes, transitions from one skill to the next in a seamless matter and will start to learn more dynamic moves. Students must be able to pullover cleanly on the bar,  have clean straddle inversions under the bar and in the ropes, have a clean sailor/dolphin in the ropes and can comfortably get to a x position in the ropes in an inversion. 

Prerequisite: 12 week session of Trapeze Level 1 or Iluminar teacher approval.

Cost: $90/month (autopay), $202.50/9 week session, $270/12 week session, $315/14 week session, Drop in Rate: $25


Aerial Wall: Youth (ages 7-12 years) & Teen/Adult (ages 12+)

In this exciting technique class offered at Iluminar (the only Colorado aerial studio to offer this technique), dancers will take to the air and turn the dance floor on it’s side! Wall dancing or vertical dance refers to an aerial performance apparatus where performers are suspended in the air with a rope and a harness using the wall as the new floor to move and dance on. Using the same equipment as rock climbers, students will learn the basics of rigging, ascending, descending and wall safety.  Class will consist of conditioning drills on the ground to help strengthen essential abdominal muscles as well as technical exercises on the wall to help students become comfortable with a new spatial orientation. Once simple static positions have been acquired, students will explore the possibilities with the pendulum of the rope. Class will move on to learning choreography phrases that will help students combine their skills into one seamless dance. Class Requirements: Students must bring closed toed shoes and long pants to participate in class. Knee pads are also recommended but not required. 

Cost: $90/month (autopay), $202.50/9 week session, $270/12 week session, $315/14 week session


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Lyra Technique (Ages 12+)

 

Level 1

In this intermediate level technique class, students are becoming more comfortable in the air and will engage in learning intermediate skills, coning, spinning and transitional skills. Beginner inversions and skills on top of the bar will be introduced. Students must be able to pullover on the bar and have their straddle inversions under the bar. Prerequisite: 12 week session of Air Essentials Intermediate or Iluminar teacher approval.

Level 2

In this upper intermediate level technique class, students are gaining more stamina and strength in the air and will engage in learning choreographic sequences on the lyra.  Students will be introduced to more inversion skills, transitions from one skill to the next in a seamless matter and will start to learn more dynamic moves. Students must be able to pullover on the bar, have clean straddle inversions and can pull themselves up to the top of the lyra. Prerequisite: 12 week session of Lyra Level 1 or Iluminar teacher approval.

Level 3

At this advanced level, students will concentrate on advanced skills, mounts, rolls, transitions and will engage in learning  advanced choreographic sequences. Students must have clean straddle inversions, Russian splits, single knee hangs and solid inversions in the ropes to enroll in this level class. Prerequisite: Lyra Level 2 or Iluminar teacher approval.

Cost: $90/month (autopay), $202.50/9 week session, $270/12 week session, $315/14 week session, Drop in Rate: $25


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Lyrical Lyra (Ages 12+)

Come explore the contemporary aerial dance world as we combine technical ground dance with the vertical space. This class will incorporate transitions from ground to air and air to ground, seamless ways in and out of skills, connecting elements, and putting movement to music. This class will explore musicality with various lyrical dance combinations utilizing the lyra and the ground. Perfect for those that have experience putting music to movement of those learning it for the first time. Come hone your aerial dance skills with us! Prerequisite: At least 1 year of lyra technique or Iluminar teacher approval.

Cost: $84/month (autopay), $189/9 week session, $252/12 week session, $294/14 week session


Trampoline (Ages 8+)

Come experience a whole new way to condition and learn some cool new tricks at the same time on our brand new, high performance trampoline! In our trampoline basics class, you will first learn proper jumping technique and body positions. After the basics have been learned, class will progress with more advanced skills like stomach and back drops,flipping and twisting techniques. Proper progressions will be given for each skill for students to learn in a safe and controlled environment. Trampoline develops air sense, body and spatial awareness, strength and is lots of fun!

Cost: $84/month (autopay), $189/9 week session, $252/12 week session, $294/14 week session.

 


Flexibility/Contortion (Ages 8+)

Take your flexibility training to the next level with this intensive flexibility and and contortion class! Our instructor will start off by assessing everyone’s flexibility level and will then base the class exercises off of each student. Throughout the session, the stretching exercises will focus on different areas of the body including back, shoulders, hip flexors and hamstrings. Strength exercises will also be implemented to not only increase each student’s flexibility but to help prevent injuries. 

Cost: $84/month (autopay), $189/9 week session, $252/12 week session, $294/14 week session

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Contemporary Dance Technique

Youth (Ages 7-12) Teen/Adult (ages 12+)

Come explore the contemporary dance world with the beginner level class for teens and adults of all ages and sizes. Beginning contemporary dance technique explores the principles of modern dance. Emphasis in placed on alignment, manipulation of the spine, locomotor skills, and phrasing. In this class students will be able to:

1. Participate in movement experiences to facilitate the discovery of vertical alignment and spinal articulation.

2. Explore gravity, rhythm, musicality, and the elements of space and time through various combinations and floor work.

3.Develop coordination skills of different body planes.

4. Utilize knowledge of the body for ease of motion and safety in this movement genre.

Cost: $84/month (autopay), $189/9 week session, $252/12 week session, $294/14 week session, Drop in:$23