Can anyone join your lessons?
Yes. Anyone over 16 can join our adult lessons and we also have youth lessons ranging from ages 7-17. If you think you may need any special requirements, please get in contact with us and we will be happy to help.
What do I wear/bring?
Please wear clothes which let you move freely but are not too loose fitting with no buckles or zips and please remove all jewellery and/or piercings that could get caught on the equipment. Avoid bare skin such as wearing shorts (a leotard/unitard/swimsuit underneath your clothing is recommended).
Please bring drinking water. We also recommend bringing extra layers that you can put over the top if you find moves painful (such as leg warmers, a long sleeved top and/or tracksuit bottoms) and you may want to bring a notebook to keep track of what you've learnt.
You don't need to bring trainers.
Do I have to be strong and/or flexible already?
No. Although we do recomend you have a very basic level of fitness, you do not have to be very strong or flexible to start learning as a beginner. Joining our lessons is a great way to improve your strength, flexibility and fitness!
Do I need any kind of experience?
No. Dance, Gymnastics, Pilates or other similar experience can help with body awareness and coordination but is not essential.
What level am I?
Beginner: Completely new or still learning the basics.
Improver: Confident with all the basic techniques and starting to expand vocabulary.
Advanced: Experienced with a wide range of vocabulary and with a good level of fitness (must be pre-assesed).
I have experience in a similar discipline to aerial, can I start at an Improver or Advanced level?
No. Although students who have experience in similar disciplines to aerial usually progress faster, it is still very important to learn the basics with good technique and to create a strong foundation of skills to work from.
Where are the lessons?
We have two venues that we use, the dance studio of the Sussex University Sports Centre in Falmer and the small hall of the All Saints Centre in Lewes. Directions can be found for both venues on the How to find us page.
Do I need to book in advance and how much are they?
It depends on the lesson but for all of them we advise you to check the Facebook page 'Lessons this week' post in case of any alterations and/or cancellations.
For lessons labeled 'drop in', you do not need to book, just turn up and pay us directly at the end of the lesson.
£12 for 1.5 hour lessons
£15 for 2 hour lessons
£7 for advanced practice
Any lessons labeled 'SS' are organised by Sussex Sport and must be pre-booked via the Sports Centre's front desk (01273 678228), this includes High Top youth lessons on Sundays. For more information including pricing please contact them directly.
Circus Pearls youth lessons are booked as courses, for more information including pricing or to make a booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your childs age and previous experience (if any).
Courses are booked on our Online Booking page when available.
What happens if I'm late?
Please arrive promptly for our lessons as we do a group warm up. Unfortunetly for safety reasons, if you are more than 10 minutes late you will not be able to join in. (Only intermediate and advanced students may warm themselves up and join later)