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Air Temple Arts is an aerial dance, circus and movement studio in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Air Temple is the number one place in Connecticut to learn the popular art form of aerial silks, as well as skills such as contortion, acrobatics, juggling, hand balancing, and acro yoga.

Our focus at Air Temple is to provide students of all ages with endless opportunities to explore the circus arts–whether for fitness, fun, or both–in a safe, encouraging atmosphere with the best instruction possible. We strive to help students foster strength and self-esteem, and unlock the ability to use their physicality to interact creatively with the world.

The studio features a wide variety of classes and workshops for total beginners as well as experienced students. We also offer weekly yoga classes, spin and juggle jams, and more!
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Silks 450+ (invite only) $216Purchase required to enroll

Trapeze 101/150 $202Purchase required to enroll

Building Blocks of Flexibility $76Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Partnering II: Base Flyer Relationships $85Purchase required to enroll

Intro to Aerial Partnering $108Purchase required to enroll

Intro to Aerial Partnering will introduce the idea of incorporating partnered aerial work on all three major aerial apparatuses--aerial silks, lyra, and static trapeze.

Class will include both symmetrical and a-symmetrical poses, as well as some work including the role of base and flyer.

We will focus on translating work between apparatuses, and strengthening and conditioning to work on safely taking a partner's weight and being a 'minimum impact' flyer.

Pre-requisites:

Students should have a minimum of level 150 (or be comfortable inverting unassisted from the ground, doing work from standing on trapeze, and working on top of the lyra) and be comfortable with the ideas of flying and basing.


Trapeze Taster Class $10 per classPurchase required to enroll

Lyra Taster Class $10 per classPurchase required to enroll

Hand Balancing 101/201 $208Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Fundamentals (1 Hour) $204Purchase required to enroll

Intro to Cloud Swing w/ Megan Mallouk $45Purchase required to enroll

Unique Pathways (Lyra) w/Megan Mallouk $45Purchase required to enroll

Open Studio $10 per classFrom $2 per visit with Open Studio Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Drop in Class No purchase required to enroll

Drop in Class $30 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Lyra (Aerial Hoop) 101 (7 weeks) $200Purchase required to enroll

Corde Lisse with Liz Cowell $45 per classPurchase required to enroll

The Basics of Act Creation $15 per classPurchase required to enroll

Introduction to Sequencing and Choreography $50 per classPurchase required to enroll

Intro to Sling $85Purchase required to enroll

Gift Certificate $50Purchase required to enroll

Conditioning for Circus $76Purchase required to enroll

Intro to Aerial $85Purchase required to enroll

Youth Summer Intensive (Mondays Only) $93Purchase required to enroll

Youth Summer Intensive (Wednesdays Only) $93Purchase required to enroll

Youth Summer Intensive (Fridays Only) $93Purchase required to enroll

Youth Summer Intensive (Wednesdays & Fridays Only) $170Purchase required to enroll

Youth Summer Intensive (Mondays & Fridays Only) $170Purchase required to enroll

Youth Summer Intensive (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) $229Purchase required to enroll

Youth Summer Intensive Workshop $35 per classFrom $30 per visit with Summer Youth Intensive Workshop Pass passPurchase required to enroll

Self Care and Injury Prevention for Circus w/Mike Denton $50 per classPurchase required to enroll

This workshop will outline the big picture of shoulder health and performance along with the underlying factors that tend to lead to most shoulder injuries. We’ll discuss some functional anatomy and cover some fun topics like Breathing, Spinal Flexion and Extension, Core Strength vs. Core Control and How your rotator cuff really works.

Roll Your Way to Flexibility w/Theresa Racicot $50 per classPurchase required to enroll

This workshop will have a short discussion piece about the reason and science behind myofascial release and why adding it to your daily or weekly fitness regimen will help increase your flexibility. Then we’ll roll on in to rolling our muscles. We’ll cover rolling the whole body with various instruments. Bring a notebook to record the ones you like.


Intro to Corde Lisse $112Purchase required to enroll

Beyond Drops: Sequencing on Fabric w/Naomi Ullian $50 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Active Flexibility for Performance w/Naomi Ullian $50 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Gift Card No purchase required to enroll

Gear No purchase required to enroll

Partner Acro and Hand to Hand w/Naomi $38 per classNo purchase required to enroll

PARTNER ACROBATICS: Weight-sharing, Moving Sculpture, and the Foundations of Hand-to-Hand.
This class offers students the opportunity to develop strength and body awareness through the fine art of collaboration. Students will learn techniques and conditioning needed to be able to base, fly, and mutually support gravity-defying movement through a variety of partnering techniques, including those drawn from traditional hand-to-hand, Pilobolus-style acrodance, contemporary dance, and acroyoga. Pre-requisites: None, although its strongly recommended to have a regular acrobatic practice that includes the ability to hold a plank for 30 seconds and a handstand against the wall for 10 seconds.

AERIAL CREATION + PERFORMANCE w/Naomi $38 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

AERIAL CREATION + PERFORMANCE: The Art of Sequencing + Choreography.

This class series offers an opportunity to experiment with a variety of methods for generating sequencing and choreography for solo and partner performance. The class will employ many different exercises to explore movement quality, emotive expression, conceptual development, character, dynamic change, and sequencing flow. Pre-requisites: Students will be expected to be comfortable on the apparatus of choice in order to experiment and invent without the need for continuous instructor spotting.

SPRING + STRETCH: Tumbling + Active Flexibility w/Naomi! $42 per classNo purchase required to enroll

SPRING + STRETCH: Tumbling, Active Flexibility, and Foundational Ground Skills for Acrobatics.

Join us for a class series to up your acrobatic game! Aerialists and ground acrobats alike will benefit from the cross-training, conditioning, and collaboration as we develop practices designed to support and enhance your existing acrobatic activities. Pre-requisites: None.

Vertical Innovation (pt. 2!) w/Anna Thomas-Henry $54 per classPurchase required to enroll

In this workshop Anna will guide you through her series of techniques for innovation on fabric.
How do you take a skill you have seen over and over again and make it your own? How can you find new transitions? Where do you start? How do you know you're still safe, and what do you do if you're not feeling that 'creative'?
Come to this workshop with a skill or sequence in mind and you will begin to unlock its endless potential.

For intermediate students and up.

Flexibility, Activate! W/Anna Thomas-Henry $45 per classPurchase required to enroll

In this open-level workshop Anna will guide you through her high-energy flexibility regimen. She is serious about training adults to get flexible, get strong and advance safely whether they come to her with experience or not. During this class you will work on techniques to open up your flexibility while staying stable and confident in your body through the process. If you are dreaming of that perfect 'strong and flexible' balance, this workshop is for you!

Beginners and professionals welcome!

See Your Sound Workshop $50 per classNo purchase required to enroll

See Your Sound w/Kathleen O'Donnell $50 per classPurchase required to enroll

This two hour workshop is dedicated to showing students how to choreograph out of the box. Using alternative music genres and progressive techniques, students will learn to take their skills to the next level and find ways to allow their audience to "see" their sounds. Taking inspiration from movements based on stop-motion animation, horror films, and fantasy worlds, students will be given a new approach to choreography.

Contortion Fundamentals and Techniques w/Kevin DeMaro $40 per classPurchase required to enroll

In this all-levels workshop we'll break down fundamental moves such as bridge and chinstand and explore new ways to transition into and out of them. We'll also experiment with new positions and variations on both backbends and splits. We'll practice drills to improve stamina with a focus on holding positions while breathing, and learn new ways of self-stretching to get the deep push that your body wants!

Choreography for Lyra w/Kevin DeMaro $45 per classPurchase required to enroll

This workshop is perfect for someone thinking about performing hoop, or who feels stuck in a rut choreographically! We'll learn a combo with unique poses and transitions, that we'll perform set to music so that we can also focus on musicality and the performance aspect of aerials, all while building stamina.

Students should be able to straddle invert without assistance, and ideally be able to hold a single knee hang.

Rope Fundamentals & an Intro to Building Momentum $45 per classPurchase required to enroll

This workshop will introduce several basic “building block” rope
skills, as well as some fun choreographic places we can take them --
including pathways in and out of front & back balance, transitions
through hipkey, hip hops, toe climbs and more! We will also consider
techniques for beginning to work on basic beats and dynamic movement.
This is a great class for fabric enthusiasts interested in starting to
explore momentum-based choreography on fabric or rope.

Pre-requisites Previous experience on fabric or rope and strong
shoulder engagement; able to do at least 1 pull-up, invert comfortably
in the air & execute clean “windmill” entry hip keys in the air.

Defying Gravity: Resisting the Fall & Rolling Up $45 per classPurchase required to enroll

In this workshop we will analyze the basic idea of C-shaping in two
parts: First, we will explore the techniques necessary to actively
slow the roll of horizontal rolling drops & skills. We will then
further analyze C-shape theory by applying this technique to skills
which require active ascension of the rope or fabric, including
various types of roll-ups. Time permitting, we may also touch on
short, relevant choreographic sequences.

Pre-requisites: Single star drop, clean hipkeys, 1-2 pull-ups, and
ability to invert with comfort and confidence in the air.

Cloud Swing Intensive $150 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Puzzles and Games for Fabric Enthusiasts w/Anna Thomas Henry $54 per classPurchase required to enroll

In this workshop for fabric enthusiasts and aerial brainiacs Anna will walk you through puzzles and games galore. You’ll be activating your brain AND your muscles as well as building creative problem solving skills while playing along. Prerequisites: Must be able to climb aprox 20ft up the fabric. Can invert in the air through tuck or straddle. Experience with multiple pose based skills

Mixed Levels - East $210Purchase required to enroll

Handstands for Everyone! $50Purchase required to enroll

For anyone who's ever wanted that perfect handstand but isn't sure where to start, this is the workshop for you. We'll go over techniques for achieving a straight handstand line and for getting into your handstand. Students with previous experience, or an existing handstand practice will be taught to their level.

Everyone will leave with exercises they can do on their own to work toward their handstand.

Minimum requirement: comfort being in a 10-second handstand, either against a wall or with a spot.


Flexibility and Contortion: Splits and Backbends $50Purchase required to enroll

This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their flexilbility no matter what your current flexibility level is.

We'll learn techniques and stretches to work safely toward your split or oversplit goals and learn stretches and techniques to improve flexibility safely in all sections of the back and shoulders. Everyone will leave with techniques they can use on their own to work on their flexibility.



Minimum requirement: Comfort being in a stretch for up to a minute and comfort being in a bridge for 20 seconds.





Lattanzi - Birthday Party - Deposit $235 per appointmentNo purchase required to enroll

Mixed Levels East $225Purchase required to enroll

East Hampton mixed levels $235Purchase required to enroll

Mixed levels silks east hampton $225Purchase required to enroll

East Hampton mixed levels $225Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Classes

Chinese Pole $216Purchase required to enroll


Aerial Silks 101 $204Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 150 $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 150/151 $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 150 - 200 $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 250+ $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 200+ $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 300+ $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 350+ $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 500+ (invite only) $216Purchase required to enroll

Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Levels 1/2 $204Purchase required to enroll

Learn the basics of beautiful aerial hoop (Lyra) in our introductory class! Strike graceful poses and learn sequencing and technique while building strength and flexibility!

Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Level 1 $204Purchase required to enroll

Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Level 2 $216Purchase required to enroll

Lyra Level 3 - 4 (invite only) $216Purchase required to enroll

Trapeze All Levels $216Purchase required to enroll

Trapeze Conditioning $215Purchase required to enroll

Corde Lisse $216Purchase required to enroll

Come explore the challenging but versatile apparatus of Corde Lisse!

We'll work on rope fundamentals--front and back balances, toe climbs, and more.

This class will also focus on exploration of creative pathways, conditioning for strength based and dynamic movements, as well as some exercises and games to help you get your 'rope brain' working and learning to think outside the aerial box!

Pre-requisites:
2 pull ups, the ability to invert comfortably and repeatedly in the air, clean windmill hip-keys.
If you're not sure you meet the requirements for the class, but are interested, please talk to you instructor.

Intro to Spanish Web $108Purchase required to enroll

Lyra (Aerial Hoop) 101 (1 Hour) $204Purchase required to enroll

Lyra (Aerial Hoop) 151 $172Purchase required to enroll

Lyra (Aerial Hoop) 150 (6 weeks) $172Purchase required to enroll

Silks Lab! $100Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Silks 151/200 b $230Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Innovation $150Purchase required to enroll

Straps w/Stephen $88Purchase required to enroll

Welcome to the challenging but rewarding world of aerial straps! Students will work on building strength and control in various poses (planches, meathooks, skin-the-cat, etc.), and will work on movements and sequences including roll-ups, switches, and spinning skills.

Pre-reqs - one pull up and inverting in the air without assistance

Intensive Teen Aerials $200Purchase required to enroll

Corde Lisse (All Levels) $216Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Sling - All Levels $216Purchase required to enroll

Air Temple East!

All Level Silks (adult only) - Air Temple East $240Purchase required to enroll

Youth Silks Taster $10 per classPurchase required to enroll

ATA East Adult Silks Taster Class $10 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Youth Silks - ATA East (ages 8+) $240Purchase required to enroll

Youth Silks - ATE (ages 8+) $240Purchase required to enroll

Youth Session East $210Purchase required to enroll

Mixed Levels Silks - East $210Purchase required to enroll

Beginner and Intermediate Silks - East $210Purchase required to enroll

Farm Taster $5 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Youth East $210Purchase required to enroll

Mixed Levels East Hampton $225Purchase required to enroll

Youth Aerials- East $225Purchase required to enroll

Silks 101 at East w/ Dani $225Purchase required to enroll

Mixed Levels @ East w/ Laura and Dani $225Purchase required to enroll

SIlks 150+ @ East w/ Laura $225Purchase required to enroll

Silks 101 @East w/ Dani $225Purchase required to enroll

Silks 150+ @ East w/ Laura $225Purchase required to enroll

Mixed Level Silks @ East W/ Laura and Dani $225Purchase required to enroll

Circus Classes

All Levels Flexibility $184Purchase required to enroll

Foundations of Flexibility $192Purchase required to enroll

Circuit Conditioning $10 per classNo purchase required to enroll

All Levels Partner Acrobatics $156Purchase required to enroll

Chinese Pole 2 $216Purchase required to enroll

Rhythmic Gymnastics with Megan Mallouk! $96Purchase required to enroll

Mat Pilates $20 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Intro to Ninja Skills $22 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Vinyasa Flow w/Jen $20 per classPlans available from $55No purchase required to enroll

Straps Mini Session $85Purchase required to enroll

Intro to Tumbling $210Purchase required to enroll

Handbalancing (Mini) $115Purchase required to enroll

Straps (mini) $115Purchase required to enroll

Youth Classes

Youth Aerials Level 1 (New Students) $192Purchase required to enroll

Youth Performance Program (permission required) $216Purchase required to enroll

This is a two-session class for the serious youth aerialist looking to work hard and focus on building an act. New skills will be taught and expected to be practiced until mastery.

First fall session will focus on skill building, second fall session will focus on act creation. Students must take both sessions to be eligible for the December recital.


Circus Explorers $192Purchase required to enroll

Youth Aerials 2 Purchase required to enroll

Intensive Summer Programs

Youth Summer Intensive - Ages 6 - 12 $250Purchase required to enroll

Are you looking for the ultimate summer circus experience?


Join us for our Air Temple Intensive Summer Youth Program! This program is perfect for youth looking to hone their circus skills and beginners looking for a new challenge in a fun environment!

This exclusive summer class will run for 90 minutes and includes instruction in a variety of aerial disciplines, including silks, sling, trapeze, and lyra! Class begins with a dynamic warm up and circus games, with the majority of class time dedicated to aerial work and act creation. At the end of the sessions, eligible students will be able to perform in the special YOUTH SHOW!

This program will consist of 2 classes per week for a 4 week session.

At the end of the session we will be putting on a showcase where eligible campers will be performing acts that they created to create a unique circus experience.

The session will start July 9th and run through August 1st, every Monday and Wednesday.
Each class will run from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The session cost is $250.

Teen/Young Adult Summer Intensive $285Purchase required to enroll

Join Air Temple for an exclusive intensive to bring your aerial game to the next level. We’ll focus on building new skills, honing the ones you already have, with emphasis on flexibility and conditioning to enhance and deepen your aerial practice, as well as work in aerial originality and innovation, and performance skills. The intensive will culminate in performing an original solo written during the intensive.

Program Outline
A Days:
30 Mins - Conditioning/Warm up
1 hr - Aerial Skills Work
30 Mins - Flexibility/Cool Down

B Days:
15 Mins - Warm Up
1 hr - Theory/Choreo + Performance Skills
30 Mins - Solo Work Time
15 Mins - Flexibility/cool down

The session will start July 10th and run through August 2nd, every Tuesday and Thursday.

Each class will run from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, the session cost is $285

Enrollment is by permission of the head coach. The program is open to aerialists from other studios as well. Students enrolled in the program receive free open studio for the duration of the program.

Head Coach: Stacey Strange. Program open to students ages 13+ or by special permission.

Youth Summer Intensive - Air Temple East $225Purchase required to enroll

Mini Sessions

Intro to Aerials (mini session) $85Purchase required to enroll

Intro to Firespinning $85Purchase required to enroll

Sling for Aerialists (mini session) $85Purchase required to enroll

Spanish Web (mini session) $85Purchase required to enroll

In this class we'll work on building the fundamentals of spanish web.

We'll work on climbing with a setter, hand spins, ankle spins, learning to set, and build up to more complex shapes and sequences throughout the session.

Get ready to spin!

Students should be comfortable repeatedly climbing silks to the top and putting on a footlock in the air.

Students may wish to bring socks, or leg warmers to protect their legs and ankles from bruising and rope burn as they become accustomed to the apparatus.


Intro to Chinese Pole (mini session) $85Purchase required to enroll

In this class we'll work on the fundamentals of Chinese Pole--a variety of climbs, sits, and poses, introducing more dynamic and strength based skills as students are ready.

Class will end with learning how to use the pole for strengthening and conditioning. Chinese Pole is a challenging, but extremely rewarding apparatus!

Students will want to wear clothes that will cover their armpits and midriff. Please bring soft soled athletic shoes such as feiyue martial arts shoes or adidas wrestling shoes.

Pre-requisites: Students must be able to complete 1 pull up without assistance. Prior aerial or acrobatic experience will be extremely helpful.



Corde Lisse (mini session) $85Purchase required to enroll

Come explore the challenging but versatile apparatus of Corde Lisse in our intro class!

For rope beginners we'll work on rope fundamentals--front and back balances, toe climbs, and more, and for students with significant experience we'll work on beats, rope specific moves, and more.

This class will also focus on exploration of creative pathways, conditioning for strength based and dynamic movements, as well as some exercises and games to help you get your 'rope brain' working and learning to think outside the aerial box!

Sequencing, Choreography and Performance Techniques $85Purchase required to enroll

In this mini session we will explore the principles of character, fluidity and adaptation of choreography to suit one’s strengths as they relate to performing. We will play with performing choreography to different styles of music and explore new ways into old skills.

You will explore with set sequences and will also work to create your own short sequence based on your findings in the course.

Private Lessons

Bachlorette party No purchase required to enroll

Birthday Party No purchase required to enroll

Workshops

Roll Reversal: Back Dives and Beyond! $52Purchase required to enroll

It’s a retrograde revolution! This workshop is devoted to all manner of backwards rotating dives, drops and relevant choreographic sequences. Get ready to challenge your vertical brain as we reverse our rolls, wraps and our way of thinking about them!

Pre-reqs:

Comfortable with hip keys, standard (opposite side wrap / forward rotating) dive & single star drop; ability to invert with comfort and confidence in the air



Collaborative Creation + Partner Acrobatics $45Purchase required to enroll

Members of Big Teeth Performance Collective will be facilitating a unique workshop focusing on the intersection of partner acrobatics and experiments in physical theater, for the purposes of building ensemble performance. Students may expect warm up, improvisation, partnering, theater exercises, and the creation of short choreographies.

Teacher Trainings

Aerial Fabric Teacher Training $600Purchase required to enroll

Join Air Temple Arts for our Aerial Fabric Teacher Training December 1st and 2nd 2018!

In this workshop we will learn how to teach aerial skills effectively and safely, with a focus on understanding the techniques, mechanics, and rules that act as the foundation for all aerial work.

Taster Classes

Silks Taster Class $10 per classPurchase required to enroll