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Fall Class Schedule

August 28 – December 17

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Class Descriptions

Circus Arts

Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM (Circus Arts II)
Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 PM (Circus Arts I)
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.

Aerial Arts

Mondays 7:30-8:30 PM (Beg/Int)
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 PM (Beg)
Fridays 1:00-2:00 PM (Beg)
Saturdays 10-11 AM (All Levels)
Take your skills to the next level and combine aerial sequences to create performance routines.


Thursdays 6-7 PM (Flexibility), 6-7:30 (Flexibility+Contortion)
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. 


Mondays 8:30-9:30 PM
Thursdays 8-9 PM

Learn to tumble or just practice your skills in a multi-level class where everyone, beginning student to advanced, is welcome.

Advanced Gymnastics

Mondays 8:30-10 PM
Thursdays 8-9:30 PM

Looking to really polish your skills? Stay after Gymnastics for the 30 minute advanced class to perfect your technique. Teacher permission required.


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

Partner Acrobatics

Thursdays 6:15-7:45 PM
Use counterbalance and weight sharing techniques with a partner to build trust. Explore hands free movement and apply unique flow to perform acrobatic feats such as two high, angels, and birds. No parter required to join.

Intermediate Silks

Tuesdays 8:30-9:45 PM
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.

Trapeze & Lyra

Wednedsays 7:45-9 PM
Discover the joy of suspended movement on these beautiful apparatus. Explore new sequences, transitions, mounts, and dismounts that take you seamlessly around the hoop and above the bar. Teacher permission required.

Circus Fitness

Fridays 9:45 – 10:45 PM

SAFD: Single Weapon Certification in Unarmed Combat

Sundays 10 AM-1:30 PM
Oct. 1st – Dec. 10th

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. The course will conclude with a skills proficiency test. Students that pass will receive a Society of American Fight Director’s certificate in Unarmed.

“[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.

“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.

The Actors Gymnasium was originally founded to provide performers with the multi-disciplinary training they wanted and needed to make more exciting theatre, including aerial acrobatics, stilt-walking, juggling, hand-balancing, puppetry, stage combat. Now, the adult classes cater to both individuals looking for unique ways to stay physical and learn new skills, as well as performers looking to hone their technique.

Adult classes include but are not limited to: Aerial Arts, Circus Arts, Circus Fitness, Contortion, Gymnastics, Parkour/Free Running and Stage Combat.

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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