The Phoenix Dance Studio started instructing kids during the summer 2012 with a special camp designed to teach basic skills and techniques on the aerial silks and lyra. After a second successful year with camp, the studio introduced a weekly class where kids could strengthen and build on their skills and abilities. Your child will improve body awareness and control while increasing strength and flexibility. Aerial art is a unique activityallowing for sustained interest and involvement- your kids will want to keep coming! We offer beginner classes strictly for kids ages 7-13, that teach both Silks and Lyra on alternating weeks.
Teens ages 14 and up are invited to participate in our adult silks and lyra classes.
Lyra classes allow you to build strength, balance, and grace as you learn moves and transitions in the aerial hoop. Students progress from mounting and posing on the bottom of the lyra into beautiful sequences in the middle lyra. As skill level improves, students move to the top of the hoop for more daring sequences, rolls and drops.
Suspend your body from flowing fabric as you build your core, improving balance and fluidity of movement as you wrap and unwrap yourself in yards of silk. Students build strength and endurance as they learn longer and more intricate sequences that have you wrapping and threading to create beautiful transitional poses and heart pounding drops.
In each of apparatus styles, Level II and up offer teens, 14 and up, the opportunity to learn a choreographed routine during a 10 week session. These classes offer the opportunity to not only build endurance and strength but to also improve overall dance technique as you learn to focus on small details and master expressive dance flows.