We believe that no one discipline is any easier or more difficult than another. Each modality offers its own unique opportunities and challenges. The best modality for you depends on your specific aerial interests and goals! We would recommend reading about our different modalities and selecting the one you feel most drawn towards. At your first lesson, we encourage you to ask questions about our offerings. Many of our instructors cross train on a variety of apparatuses and can answer your questions or offer feedback based on your preferences.
What is the best/easiest modality to begin training?
We currently accept students eight years of age and older for private lessons. Younger students may be accommodated on a case by case basis. Please email us for more details. Parents must accompany all minors in order to sign waivers on their behalf! If a parent or guardian cannot attend the studio in person, the waiver may be printed and signed prior to the class with pre-approval from studio management. When booking, please select the "Kids" private lesson option for students between the ages of 8-18 so that you are paired with one of our instructors experienced working with kids.
Are there any age restrictions?
There is no weight limit or weight restriction for any of our modalities. All of our equipment is rated to support well over 2,000lbs and often, significantly more. We strongly believe that aerial is for every body and would love to help you achieve your aerial goals! If you have specific concerns or considerations you would like us to be aware of, please reach out to us or discuss with your instructor, so that we may determine the safest and most comfortable path forward for you.
Is there a weight limit for aerial or pole?
Absolutely! Although aerial and pole studios can be predominantly female, we welcome all individuals regardless of gender.
Are men allowed to train at our studio?
For aerial training, please wear comfortable form fitting clothing that covers your armpits and the backs of your knees. Yoga pants, leggings, leotards, unitards, etc are ideal. For pole training, leggings or shorts and a tank top or t shirt are appropriate. Avoid clothes with zippers or buttons that can cause damage to or catch on the equipment. Avoid wearing lotion/oils when training, as it can interfere with grip. We would recommend removing any exposed jewelry prior to arrival at the studio.
Feel free to bring any grip products you may like, but don't worry if you don't have any since the studio has grip aids you can use. We would also recommend bringing bottled water or other hydrating drink.
What should I wear? Do I need to bring anything to my session?
You are required to sign our waiver to participate in any activities at Aerial Dragonfly Movement Studio. Any individual who refuses to sign a waiver will not be allowed to participate in sessions. For minors, please be aware that only a legal parent or guardian must sign on behalf of their own child. If a parent is not present, we can not legally allow the child to take part in an event or session.
Will I need to sign a waiver?
We do have an affiliate program with Vertical Art Dance where students can receive a 5% discount on equipment using our code, "aerialdragonfly-affiliate". We typically recommend between 12-15 yards of fabric for aerial silks, or 7-8 yards for aerial hammocks. If you plan to bring your own fabrics, we request that you purchase a Rescue 8 (for Silks) or Hollow Blocks (for Hammocks) to facilitate ease of rigging for our staff. Similarly, if you plan to bring your own lyra, please keep your spansets attached. If using your equipment in the studio, please label it with your name (when possible). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any rigging questions. We would be happy to advise you.
Where can I purchase my own equipment?
If you are more than 15 minutes late to your session, you will not be admitted nor will you receive a refund. If you anticipate that you will be a few minutes late to your session, please notify us via email, or contacting your instructor directly.
What if I am late to my session?
All purchases, including classes, class packages, private lessons, or private lesson packages expire 4 months from the date of purchase. No refunds or exceptions will be made for purchases not utilized within 4 months.
When does my purchase expire?
Aerial Dragonfly Movement Studio reserves the right to request a doctor's note from individuals with any current injuries or conditions that may be detrimental to their health and safety in an aerial class. Individuals may be prohibited from participating if they have any major injuries or conditions listed below:
Hernia or spinal injuires
Rotator cuff injuries
Any limitations affecting balance
Physical handicaps resulting in inability to utilize arms/legs
Pregnancy beyond the 1st trimester
Any recent surgery must be cleared by a doctor
Any recent Botox procedures (no aerial until cleared by a doctor)
Sessions are canceled when the Department of Transportation issues a “state of emergency” or there is “severe storm warning” (ie; tornado, blizzard,etc.). Since this is considered an “Act of Nature” and is not controlled by Aerial Dragonfly Movement Studio, we will not issue refunds. We will however, issue a credit that may be used for a session equal in value.
All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. No refunds, partial refunds, credits or exchanges will be offered for any reason.
Students are able to reschedule their own appointments through our online scheduler up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled session time. Our online scheduler can be accessed by logging in to the student's account or by following the links in the confirmation email for the appointment. If, for any reason, the student is unable to reschedule their own appointment, please email us at minimum 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the appointment. Appointments will not be rescheduled if the request is submitted outside these parameters.
Students are not permitted to teach other students.
Students are expected to respect Aerial Dragonfly staff, equipment, and other students.
Students are not permitted to adjust any rigging or apparatuses.
Students are allowed to bring in their own apparatuses for training. Aerial Dragonfly staff will perform a brief inspection prior to rigging to ensure equipment is in good working condition. Please make sure your apparatus/equipment is labelled if possible.
Students are allowed to take pictures or video during their session, as long as it is not disruptive. Please be respectful of other students and do not photograph/video others without permission.
Students are not allowed to video their instructor without prior permission.
We encourage students to be friendly and welcoming to new students, but please refrain from addressing administrative tasks and answering questions more appropriate for the instructor.
Your instructor has your best interests in mind. If they ask you not to perform a skill or indicate that you are not ready to perform a skill, please respect their experienced opinion. Modifications/regressions can always be provided to help you work towards your aerial goals.
Drops and rolls may only be performed by experienced students with permission and under the supervision of their instructor. Students renting points or attending open gym are not permitted to perform drops or rolls.
Alcohol or drug use is not tolerated. If we suspect that you are under the influences of drugs or alcohol you may be asked to leave without a refund.