Aerial Fundamentals Program
Venture into a cascade of dynamic movement to help you gain proficiency to defy gravity and soar! This is a small group class of progressive curriculum on multi-apparatus. Students advance at their own pace and are placed in appropriate level classes by qualified instructors.
MASC Aerial Series run every 8 weeks. While you wait for the next Aerial Series to become available, get yourself a 5 or 10 pass and enjoy supplemental classes such as Pilates, Aerial Yoga, floor yoga, and especially Aerial Fitness! 5 Aerial Fitness classes are the pre-requisite for enrolling in a student’s first Aerial Fundamentals Series (“AFS”). For your convenience, we offer four Aerial Fitness classes per week. If a student feels they are ready to join an AFS before finishing 5 Aerial Fitness classes, he/she may request a skill assessment to prove proficiency. Most students complete the 5 Aerial Fitness classes, then proceed to be enrolled in Aerial Fundamentals 1 (“AF:1”).
The Aerial Series package is a 10 pass; includes eight 90 minute progressive curriculum classes (once per week for 8 weeks), and two passes for any weekly classes as a training supplement. Cross check your schedule and calendar; some months have five weeks, in this case, the Instructor will inform you which week the series begins.
Curriculum; what is VAST?
Aerial curriculum is progressive; it builds on fundamentals to more advanced skills, eventually sequencing choreography. Student skills are tracked in the studio’s system, VAST. This helps instructors organize material and place students in appropriate level series. Students may also use VAST to track their own skills. At the end of each series, the instructor implements a skill review that assesses each student’s proficiency, and profiles are updated in VAST. At this juncture, students receive an email with a list of proficient skills completed, and skills that need to be mastered in order to move on to the next skill set.
Why a 10 pass per every two months?
8 of the 10 classes on your pass are specifically designed progressive curriculum. It is of significant importance to train often in order to maintain strength and agility in aerial arts. We greatly encourage students to use their additional two passes per series for cross training. These two passes can be used for any weekly class; MASC recommends, in particular, for aerial students, Pilates, Aerial Fitness, and Aerial Yoga.
- For members, we offer 20% off every Aerial Series package
- For non-members, additional passes cannot be applied to the next series.
Not available or eligible for a series?
Curriculum is designed to allow students to advance at their own pace in a safe manner. If you find that you are unavailable, or not yet eligible for the next series, we provide the same material in private/semi-private lessons and independent study (open gyms).
How do makeup classes work?
If you miss a class in the series, you have options. The instructor will schedule one makeup class each series. Even if you didn’t miss a class, you may attend this additional class as review and extra training. If you are unavailable for the scheduled makeup class, you can schedule a private lesson for $20. This specific private lesson will catch you up on the progression of the curriculum.