For over 25 years, Actors Gym’s classes have helped thousands of people discover they are capable of more than they’ve ever imagined.
All levels. No experience required.
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The Actors Gymnasium is amazing! I’m a new student and the more I learn about the organization, the more impressed I become . . . It is hard to put into words, but the place really does feel like a safe space to grow and learn emotionally, physically, and creatively.
– José Valencia
Running through December 12
Classes are $425 for the full semester or $35 per drop in. It’s not too late to register! Tuition is automatically prorated when you sign up.
Financial aid and payment plans are available!
New: Register for a full semester of any class and get a clown dance fitness or flexibility class to supplement your training for 50% off!
Mondays 7:30 – 8:30pm
Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15pm
Fridays 1 – 2pm
Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
Saturdays 9 – 10am
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:15pm
Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm
Our signature “Learn to Fly” class. Build strength and flexibility while learning sequences on trapeze, lyra, Spanish web, and aerial silks. Discover your daring side as you execute a variety of climbs, inversions, and drops.
Our Aerial Arts classes are perfect for performers looking to add new skills to their arsenal as well as for non-performers seeking a unique physical challenge.
FitnessWednesdays 7:30 – 8:30pm
Active flexibility and functional strength drills for budding aerialists, plus a healthy dose of low impact cardio for good measure.
Ballet for Aerialists
DanceTuesdays 7 – 8pm
A basic ballet class focused on the fundamentals of the technique. A strong emphasis on alignment, proper muscular engagement, and upper/lower body connectivity.
DanceFridays 4:15 – 5:15pm
Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art, is where the rhythm of dance, the playfulness of a game, and the intensity of a fighting system meet. Be ready to get in shape, move to some music, and learn about another culture. All levels are welcome in this class!
CircusThursdays 7:15 – 8:15pm
Push your limits on Chinese Pole! Students will increase core and upper body strength, build endurance and improve active flexibility as we climb, slide, and spin on this unique apparatus.
Pre requisites - 5 full push ups, the ability to hang for 30 seconds. Pole shoes required, stretch denim pants and long sleeves recommended
CircusMondays 6:15 – 7:15pm
Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each week includes training in the foundations of tumbling, ground skills, and aerial skills. This class is perfect for those interested in training strength, flexibility, and balance across a wide variety of skills: gymnastics, silks, lyra, trapeze, Spanish web, rolling globe, juggling, stilt walking and more.
DanceTuesdays 6 – 7pm
This class will begin with a warm up using exercises drawn from various dance techniques including ballet, modern, and jazz. Strong focus on musicality and full body movements. Class will culminate in a fun combo. Open to all levels.
ClownThursdays 6 – 7:30pm
This introductory class focuses on humor created through character choices, improvisation, games, object partnering, and the revelation of character. Learn techniques that will encourage you to be more bold and playful, rather than cautious on stage!
Flexibility & Contortion Workshops
Flexibility – OnlineDates: 10/21, 11/18, 12/9
Full Body Flexibility: Thursdays 6 – 7pm ($15/drop in)
Movement for everyone! In this class we will work on hip and back flexibility focusing on building range of motion and developing active flexibility skills.
Advanced Contortion: Thursdays 6 – 8pm ($30/drop in)
Add some tricks to your flexibility. This class will focus on deeper hip and back mobility, sustained poses and transitions. Requirements- bridge press up from the floor, right and left splits
Taught by Dahlia Fatale
Flexibility & Contortion Class
FlexibilityFlexibility: Thursdays 6 – 7pm
Get ready to get bendy! In this all levels class we will focus on building a balance of flexibility and strength to increase mobility and work towards becoming a human pretzel. Different classes will focus on different body regions including hip, back, and side bending/twisting.
Contortion: Thursdays 6 – 7:30pm ($475/semester, $40/drop in)
This is an add-on to the flexibility class; stretch together, and then incorporate these skills into acrobatic formations.
Taught by Oyuna Yadamajav
AcrobaticsWednesdays 7:30 – 9pm
People of all physical backgrounds are welcome in this multi-level class! Students work with an instructor to push their individual tumbling abilities and develop increased coordination and agility.
Handstands & Handbalancing
AcrobaticsWednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
Start from scratch and learn the fundamentals of flight in inversions training. Gain access to your strength and confidence to de-mystify headstands, forearm stands & handstands.
CircusTuesdays 7:15 – 8:15pm ($5/week)
Do you want to practice juggling this winter but don't have anywhere to go? Come to our brand new juggling club! Whether you're a beginner trying to master three balls or an expert working your next amazing trick, this club is for you.
CircusTuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm
Throw, climb, balance, and fly! Blend techniques from partner acrobatics, contact improv, aikido, and ballroom dance to expand your partnering skills. Increase your understanding of your own body and how to work with others in this all-level class. Come with a partner or come solo!
AerialWednesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm
Whether you're brand new to aerial silks or you're working on perfecting your technique this is the class for you! Beginning silks will focus on classic skill building, climbing, foot locks, inversions, endurance, conditioning, and (the icing on the cake) even some choreography!
Stage CombatSundays 10am – 1:30pm ($475, 9/19 – 11/21)
Mondays 6:30 – 10pm ($475, 9/20 – 11/22)
This class will cover basic techniques needed to create a safe and effective fight for the stage. Students learn the basics of all aspects of unarmed stage combat, falling, grappling, punches, kicks, etc. Particular attention will be paid to the safeties required to perform fights as well as how to connect stage combat techniques to text, character and intention. Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) certification classes offer at least 30 hours of training in a specific weapon with a SAFD certified instructor. After completing training, students have the opportunity to perform a staged fight in that specific weapon for the instructor and receive a certificate in basic or recommended proficiency.
Please note: All class sales are final, and refunds will not be given if classes are moved online due to health restrictions.
In general, students start with and repeat recreational-level classes until they develop a higher level of confidence, strength and proficiency. While a background in dance, gymnastics or other athletic pursuits will be an advantage, circus arts and physical theatre employ our muscle groups in different ways than other activities and it most often takes several sessions for students of all ages to adapt and master skills necessary to move to the advanced level.
Students need to receive instructor permission to take advanced classes and in some cases, advancement is subject to passing a skills test. If you feel ready to advance to an advanced-level class, we encourage you to talk to your instructor, who can assess if you are ready.
We recommend wearing clothing you are comfortable moving in, that is not too loose fitting.
Close-toed gym shoes should be worn to Parkour and all Circus Arts classes to use during stilting and unicycling. All other classes require bare feet.
Yes! If you register online after the class has started, your tuition will be automatically pro-rated.
Unfortunately, we are unable to allow make-ups for missed classes, as it makes it challenging for us to ensure a safe ratio of students to instructors in each class.
At the Actors Gymnasium, we operate on a philosophy that using multiple apparatus in conjunction with each other builds the increased strength, confidence, and performance skills critical to help artists achieve a level of competence that allows for the meaningful concentration on a specialized skill or apparatus. Because of that, most of our classes teach multiple apparatus.
Foundational skills remain constant from one apparatus to another. Wraps, climbs, hangs and most baseline tricks can be learned and improved on any apparatus. Until students reach an advanced skill level with sufficient strength and knowledge, the benefits of specializing will be minimal.
No, the parking lot at the Noyes Cultural Arts center is easy for students to be dropped off and picked up before and after class.
For those who want to stay nearby, there are benches throughout the building where you can wait for your child as well as Tallmadge Park just outside our doors.
No, parents are not allowed to sit in on their child’s class, unless the class is a parent-participation class.