Our popular adult classes cater to both individuals looking for unique ways to stay active and learn new skills, as well as performers who want to build strength and skills needed to make more exciting theatre, including aerial acrobatics, stilt-walking, juggling, hand-balancing, stage combat and more.

Students who are looking to take their circus training and theatrical skills to the next level or audition into a multi-year circus program may be interested in the Professional Circus Training Program.

If you’re interested in trying out a class, we offer $30 drop ins for our adult classes.

You’ll find yourself accomplishing things you never dreamed of doing – with practice, you could even Learn to Fly.

Summer Schedule

June 11 – August 4
Beginner adult classes are $190 and and advanced classes are $225 for the full 8 week term.

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Aerial Arts

Tuesdays 7:45 – 8:45 PM
Saturdays 1 – 2 PM
Take your skills to the next level and combine aerial sequences to create performance routines.

Circus Arts

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45 PM
In this circus class, students gain an introduction to the Circus Arts, developing a basic skill set while increasing their strength and flexibility. Tumbling, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, Spanish web, globe, juggling, stilt-walking, and tight wire are among the skills offered.

Circus Fitness

Tuesdays 8 – 9  AM
Saturdays 9 – 10 AM
Combine known exercises and circus in a brand new way! Increase flexibility, improve endurance and overall strength while learning, and improving new motor skills. Work at your own physical ability through circuits and group activities to achieve the best workout! Apparatuses include static trapeze, spanish web, and aerial silks.

Flexibility/Contortion

Flexibility: Thursdays 7:15 – 8:15 PM
Contortion: Thursdays 7:15 – 8:45 PM
Not as flexible as you want to be? For serious, aspiring contortionists or people who want a really good stretch. This extreme yoga class promotes flexibility, strength and healthy circulation.

Gymnastics

Beginning: Mondays 8:30 – 9:30 PM
Advanced: Mondays 8:30 – 9:45 PM
Learn to tumble or just practice your skills in a multi-level class where everyone, beginning student to advanced, is welcome. Looking to really polish your skills? Stay after Gymnastics for the 15 minute advanced class to perfect your technique. Teacher permission required.

Inversion Immersion (Handstands)

Mondays 7:30- 8:30 PM
Start from scratch to learn the fundamentals of flight in inversions training. Gain access to your strength and confidence to de-mystify headstands, forearm stands & handstands.


Spring Schedule

May 7 – June 4
Spring classes are $100 for the 4 week term. Classes meeting on Mondays will have class on June 4 instead of May 28, due to Memorial Day.

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Aerial Arts

Beginning: Mondays & Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:30 PM
All levels: Saturdays 10 – 11 AM
Take your skills to the next level and combine aerial sequences to create performance routines.

Circus Fitness

Fridays 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Combine known exercises and circus in a brand new way! Increase flexibility, improve endurance and overall strength while learning, and improving new motor skills. Work at your own physical ability through circuits and group activities to achieve the best workout! Apparatuses include static trapeze, spanish web, and aerial silks.

Flexibility/Contortion

Flexibility: Thursdays 6 – 7 PM
Contortion: Thursdays 6 – 7:30 PM
Not as flexible as you want to be? For serious, aspiring contortionists or people who want a really good stretch. This extreme yoga class promotes flexibility, strength and healthy circulation. 

Gymnastics

Beginning: Mondays 8:30 – 9:30 PM
Advanced: Mondays 8:30 – 10 PM
Looking to really polish your skills? Stay after Gymnastics for the 30 minute advanced class to perfect your technique. Teacher permission required.

Inversion Immersion (Handstands)

Mondays 6 – 7 PM
Start from scratch to learn the fundamentals of flight in inversions training. Gain access to your strength and confidence to de-mystify headstands, forearm stands & handstands.


Winter Schedule

January 8 – May 6
Beginning and intermediate classes are $375 for the full term. Stage combat classes are $425, and advanced classes are $450. Tuition can be pro-rated, and it’s not too late to join!

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Aerial Arts

Beginning: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30p, Fridays 1-2p
Beginning/Intermediate: Mondays 7:30-8:30p
All-Level: Saturdays 10-11a
Take your skills to the next level and combine aerial sequences to create performance routines.

Aerial Choreography and Performance

Wednesdays 7:45-9p
Use skills learned in previous aerial classes to develop more cohesive sequencing and complex choreography. Teacher permission required.

Beginner Circus Arts

Wednesdays 6:30-7:45p
In this circus class, students gain an introduction to the Circus Arts, developing a basic skill set while increasing their strength and flexibility. Tumbling, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, Spanish web, globe, juggling, stilt-walking, and tight wire are among the skills offered.

Circus Fitness

Fridays 9:45-10:45a
Combine known exercises and circus in a brand new way! Increase flexibility, improve endurance and overall strength while learning, and improving new motor skills. Work at your own physical ability through circuits and group activities to achieve the best workout! Apparatuses include static trapeze, spanish web, and aerial silks.

Clown

Mondays 7-9p
Move hard! Make bold choices! Celebrate whimsy! Learn to devise expressive performance using Clown, improvisation, and object partnering.

Flexibility/Contortion

Flexibility: Thursdays 6-7p
Contortion: Thursdays 6-7:30p
Not as flexible as you want to be? For serious, aspiring contortionists or people who want a really good stretch. This extreme yoga class promotes flexibility, strength and healthy circulation. 

Gymnastics

Mondays 8:30-9:30p
Learn to tumble or just practice your skills in a multi-level class where everyone, beginning student to advanced, is welcome.

Advanced Gymnastics

Mondays 8:30-10p
Looking to really polish your skills? Stay after Gymnastics for the 30 minute advanced class to perfect your technique. Teacher permission required.

Inversion Immersion

Mondays 6-7p
Start from scratch to learn the fundamentals of flight in inversions training. Gain access to your strength and confidence to de-mystify headstands, forearm stands & handstands.

Intermediate Silks

Tuesdays 8:30-9:45p
Silks is for students who took at least one aerial arts class at the Actors Gym and have received permission from their teacher to progress. Participants master wraps, drops, sequencing, and choreography and develop skills to perform more advanced aerial routines and techniques.

NU S.O.S.

In this student organized seminar for Northwestern students, students gain an introduction to the Circus Arts, developing a basic skill set while increasing their strength and flexibility. Tumbling, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, Spanish web, globe, juggling, stilt-walking, and tight wire are among the skills offered.

SAFD: Small Sword

Sundays 10a – 1:30 Sold Out
April 1 – June 3rd

Requiring a light touch and great precision this quick and beautiful weapon style is considered by many to be the pinnacle of European swordplay. This class will focus on the subtle blade play and footwork that make this weapon unique. Students will have the opportunity to take the Society of American Fight Directors skills proficiency test in small sword at the end of this course. Taught by Society of American Fight Directors Chuck Coyl.

“[I] managed to do a back-tuck while being spotted by Javen…It was totally a rush! I didn’t even realize I landed on my feet until like a minute after. It was like ‘woah, I really just did that.’ – Ryan C.

Students who are looking to take their circus training and theatrical skills to the next level or audition into a multi-year circus program may be interested in the Professional Circus Training Program.

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“I attempted the foot web after refusing it for two years of beginner’s classes due to fear. I finally ‘did’ it and I was glad I overcame that fear. It was an important milestone for me as a 52 year old with no background in the gymnastic sports.” – Joel L.

 

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