In-person classes are back! Learn more about the health precautions we're taking.

Kids Classes

Running through May 23

16 week in-person classes are $425 – 450 or $30/drop in. 8 week in-person classes are $200. Online classes meet via Zoom and are $100 for 8 weeks or $15/drop in. Tuition for full semesters is automatically prorated.

Financial aid is available!

New student? Select the free trial offer at checkout to get your first drop in on us!

Summer camp

In-Person


Our socially distanced summer camps provide an unforgettable experience for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch, and flex their creative muscles.

Limited space available!

Want Unlimited classes?

Access all of the classes below for just $99/month. Cancel anytime.

Ballet For Aerialists

In-Person

Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm (Ags 16+, 8 weeks starting 2/2)

A basic ballet class focused on the fundamentals of the technique. A strong emphasis on alignment, proper muscular engagement, and upper/lower body connectivity.
NEW!

Circus arts

In-Person

BEGINNER
2nd Grade: Mondays 5:15-6pm or Tuesdays 5:15-6pm
3rd - 6th Grade: Mondays 4:15-5pm, Wednesdays 4:15-5pm, or Saturdays 11:15-12pm
7th - 9th Grade: Mondays 5:15-6pm

INTERMEDIATE
3rd - 6th Grade: Tuesdays 4-4:45pm
4th - 8th Grade: Wednesdays 5:15-6pm or Saturdays 10:15-11am
7th - 9th Grade: Tuesdays 5-5:45pm

ADVANCED
6th - 10th Grade: Fridays 4:15-5:15pm

Online

3rd - 6th Grade: Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm

Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each class includes tumbling, a ground skill, and an aerial skill. This class is perfect for kids interested in learning a wide variety of skills: gymnastics, silks, lyra, trapeze, Spanish web, rolling globe, juggling, stilt walking and more.

Contemporary Dance

In-Person

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm (Ages 16+, 8 weeks starting 2/2)

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.
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Flexibility & Contortion

Online

Flexibility: Thursdays 6 – 7pm (Ages 10+)
Contortion: Thursdays 6 – 8pm (Ages 10+) (Instructor permission required)

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.

Imaginastics

In-Person

Pre-K: Saturdays 10:15-11am

Join us for a session of active and creative play! Through a combination of theater games and physical activities, students will learn about physical awareness, balance, and the connection between movement and imagination. Parent participation is welcome but not required!

Juggling

Online

Thursdays 4:15 – 5pm (Ages 8+)

Bored of twiddling your thumbs in quarantine? Expand your juggling skills in this online class. Learn new throws, balances, patterns and develop your own style with the impressive David Chervony!

Juggling Club

In-Person Pay What You Can

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm (Ages 12+)

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.
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Junior Ensemble

In-Person

8th – 10th Grade: Fridays 5:30 – 6:30pm

The Actors Gym Junior Ensemble is an invitation class for students who would like to continue developing proficiency in a range of circus-theatre skills. These students have taken several classes at Actors Gym and have performed in Youth Circus productions. (INSTRUCTOR’S APPROVAL REQUIRED) Pre-requisites: Students have taken several Circus Arts classes including introduction/beginner classes to intermediate levels. To participate in the Junior Ensemble class, a student needs to: Juggle 3 balls and flash 3 clubs, freemount unicycle, perform one split, and a walkover. Students also need to have basic dance or circus knowledge to create their own choreography.

Please note that this class is not included in the monthly membership, since drop ins are not available.

Parent-Tot Gymnastics

In-Person

2-3 years old: Saturdays 9:15-10am

Join us for a session of active and creative play! Through a combination of theater games and physical activities, students will learn about physical awareness, balance, and the connection between movement and imagination.

Parkour

In-Person

5th - 8th Grade: Saturdays 12:15-1:15pm

Art du Déplacement and Parkour are art forms in which practitioners use their bodies to interact with and traverse all types of environments while simultaneously focusing on mental and spiritual development. Though you won't be flipping around and jumping off of rooftops, you will overcome physical and mental obstacles, face fears and discover creative and natural human movements in our classes. You'll strengthen and condition yourself so that you can last in this healthy and positive lifestyle. Students will work together competition-free, never giving up and always improving.

Recycled Puppet Circus

Online

3rd - 9th Grade: Thursdays 4-4:45pm

Ignite your imagination and discover the magic in everyday objects. Build your very own puppet from recycled materials, then breathe it to life and create a short puppet play inspired by the circus!

Teen Ensemble

In-Person

9th – 12th Grade: Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:30pm and Thursdays 4:45 – 6pm

Started in 2005, the Teen Ensemble is an advanced, circus, performing ensemble directed by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi. Through training and performing as an ensemble, these students learn the power of teamwork, goal-setting, and the pursuit of excellence. Ensemble members have usually taken classes with The Actors Gymnasium for many years and moved up through the advanced classes, to the Junior Ensemble and then audition to join the Teen Ensemble.

Tumbling

In-Person

1st Grade: Mondays 4:15-5pm

Learn early tumbling skills in this fun and creative class! Students will play games, practice basic tumbling skills and meet friends in this class designed to introduce fundamental circus skills.

“I don’t think my daughter would be the fearless, confident, athletic girl she is today without her years of training and experience at The Actors Gymnasium. Could there be a better self-esteem booster than learning how to fly?”

– Peggy N.

FAQs

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.

If you are ready to start focusing on one particular apparatus, we encourage you to consider taking private lessons with us.

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.