Night Owl Circus Arts



Tumbling: w/ Seth
Tonight 8 PM in JC
6 spots open
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Aerial for Kids: w/ Lauren
Tomorrow 4:30 PM in JC
3 spots open
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Aerial Silks: w/ Craig
Tomorrow 7 PM in Kpt
2 spots open
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Beginner Silks: w/ Kayla
Tomorrow 7:15 PM in JC
1 spot open
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Conditioning: w/ Lauren
Tomorrow 8:15 PM in JC
5 spots open
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Improv: w/ Rhianna
Thu 1/18 8 PM in JC
10 spots open
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Aerial Silks: w/ Craig
Thu 1/18 9 PM in JC
5 spots open
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Aerial Silks: w/ Craig
Fri 1/19 1 PM in JC
1 spot open
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Aerial Silks: w/ Craig
Fri 1/19 2 PM in JC
5 spots open
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Aerial for Kids: w/ Lauren
Fri 1/19 5:30 PM in Kpt
4 spots open
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Class Descriptions

Not sure where to start? Aerial Silks, AcroYoga, Aerial Yoga, and Tumbling are all great beginner-friendly classes to start with! All of our aerial classes are capped off at either 5 or 6 students. This small size limit allows us to work with each student individually, and at their own skill level. We have classes for all ages, fitness levels, and body types!

Aerial Silks

This class is open to all skill levels, including first-time students! These are our most popular classes for new students. Our instructors work individually with each student and adapt to their level of strength and comfort. In this class, you will learn many movements in the silks, and in doing so, increase your upper body strength. But you'll be having so much fun, it won't feel like you're working out! We work over an 8-inch crash mat at all times, and all beginner moves are done low down to the ground. The core goals for this class are to be safe, and have fun!

The classes labelled as "Beginner Silks' are exclusively for beginners, while the class labelled as "Aerial Silks" are open to all levels, including first-timers through advanced students. You do NOT have to start with "Beginner Silks"! "Int/Adv Silks" is open to intermediate or advanced students who have begun working on drops, and have trained at NOCA before. If you have significant previous aerial experience from another studio, give us a call before signing up.

This class is open to ages 13+, but the majority of our students are college aged and older. For students under age 16, parents must remain present throughout the class.

Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Tomorrow 7 PM in Kpt
Beginner Silks w/ Kayla
Tomorrow 7:15 PM in JC
Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Thu 1/18 9 PM in JC

Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Fri 1/19 1 PM in JC
Aerial Silks w/ Craig
Fri 1/19 2 PM in JC
Beginner Silks
Sun 1/21 10:30 AM in JC
















AcroYoga

AcroYoga is a form of partner acrobatics that is fun and accessible for anyone! It combines elements of yoga, acrobatics, and thai massage. No experience is required, and you don't need to come with a partner. We work in groups of three: A base, a flyer, and a spotter. We make sure that everyone gets the opportunity to try all three of these positions with each move, and we usually shuffle the groups up randomly throughout the class. Open to ages 15+. "AcroJam" is an open practice time immediately following the AcroYoga class. This is free for anyone who attended the class and wants to stay after! Cost is $5 for people who didn't take the class.

AcroYoga
Sun 1/21 6:30 PM in JC
AcroJam
Sun 1/21 7:30 PM in JC
AcroYoga
Sun 1/28 6:30 PM in JC

AcroJam
Sun 1/28 7:30 PM in JC
AcroYoga
Sun 2/4 6:30 PM in JC
AcroJam
Sun 2/4 7:30 PM in JC
















Lyra

Lyra, also known as "Aerial Hoop" is a large steel ring resembling a hula-hoop, suspended from the ceiling, on which aerialists can perform. This class requires you to be able to consistently perform an inversion on the silks from off the ground before taking Lyra. Talk to your silks instructor about this if you're not sure if you're ready. Open to ages 13+.

Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 1/23 8 PM in JC
Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 1/30 8 PM in JC
Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 2/6 8 PM in JC

Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 2/13 8 PM in JC
Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 2/20 8 PM in JC
Lyra w/ Lauren
Tue 2/27 8 PM in JC
















Choreography

This class is focused on taking the moves you learned in our other classes, making them look pretty, and then putting them together into a choreographed routine with music and character! This class brings in elements of This fun class is recommended for people who already have a couple of aerial classes under their belt - talk to your aerial instructor first about meeting the pre-reqs for choreography. Open to ages 13+.

Choreography w/ Lauren
Tonight 9 PM in JC
Choreography w/ Lauren
Tue 1/23 9 PM in JC
Choreography w/ Lauren
Tue 1/30 9 PM in JC

Choreography w/ Lauren
Tue 2/6 9 PM in JC
Choreography w/ Lauren
Tue 2/13 9 PM in JC
Choreography w/ Lauren
Tue 2/20 9 PM in JC

Tumbling

Beginner tumbling classes for adults can be surprisingly difficult to find, but this class is specially for adults! It's intended primarily for beginners, but accomodations can be made for intermediate/advanced tumbling students. For beginners, this class starts with exercises to help you achieve or perfect your handstands, cartwheels, and round offs. As students progress, the class covers back handsprings, back tucks, walk-overs, aerials, and much more! This class uses the spring floor, fiberglass rod floor, tumbling track, and foam pit. Open to ages 15+. This class is brought to you by a partnership with Appalachian Tumbling and Gymnastics.

Tumbling w/ Seth
Tonight 8 PM in JC
Tumbling w/ Seth
Tue 1/23 8 PM in JC
Tumbling w/ Seth
Tue 1/30 8 PM in JC

Tumbling w/ Seth
Tue 2/6 8 PM in JC
Tumbling w/ Seth
Tue 2/13 8 PM in JC
Tumbling w/ Seth
Tue 2/20 8 PM in JC
















Conditioning

Building upper body strength will go a long way in circus arts! This class is primarily intended for people who already take aerial class, but aerial experience is not a requirement. The primary focus is on upper body strength, but we also work on core, lower body, flexibility training, and even some cardio. The difficulty level will be customized individually for each student. Some of the exercises will utilize the silks, but no silk experience is required. This class includes exercises on the aerial silks, on the floor, on exercises balls, and on gymnastics equipment.

Conditioning w/ Lauren
Tomorrow 8:15 PM in JC
Conditioning w/ Lauren
Wed 1/24 8:15 PM in JC
Conditioning w/ Lauren
Wed 1/31 8:15 PM in JC

Conditioning w/ Lauren
Wed 2/7 8:15 PM in JC
Conditioning w/ Lauren
Wed 2/14 8:15 PM in JC
Conditioning w/ Lauren
Wed 2/21 8:15 PM in JC












Flexibility

This class is designed for every body, regardless of age and skill level. It is not necessary to have any aerial experience to take this class. We work on flexibility from several viewpoints, including pilates and various dance styles. Flexibility and beginning contortion exercises include backbends and splits, as well as many exercises that will strength and lengthen your muscles. This class is tailored to fit the individual students' needs, and the topic will change from week to week.

Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Sun 1/21 11:30 AM in JC
Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Sun 1/28 11:30 AM in JC
Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Sun 2/4 11:30 AM in JC

Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Sun 2/11 11:30 AM in JC
Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Sun 2/18 11:30 AM in JC
Flexibility w/ Rhianna
Sun 2/25 11:30 AM in JC

Improv

This class is designed to help build characters for performance and build confidence in the creating process of dance and theatre pieces. Ideas for solo and group performance will be explored. Characters created in this class can easily be transferred onto the silks and into the air. This class draws on methods from children's theatre, Italian Clowning, Commedia dell'Arte, devised physical theatre, and sketch comedy.

Improv w/ Rhianna
Thu 1/18 8 PM in JC
Improv w/ Rhianna
Thu 1/25 8 PM in JC
Improv w/ Rhianna
Thu 2/1 8 PM in JC

Improv w/ Rhianna
Thu 2/8 8 PM in JC
Improv w/ Rhianna
Thu 2/15 8 PM in JC
Improv w/ Rhianna
Thu 2/22 8 PM in JC












Aerial For Kids

Aerial Silks are a great way for students to increase strength and dexterity while having tons fun! They will get to climb, spin, hand upsidedown, and noodle around in the silks, all while learning new skills. We work over an 8-inch crash mat at all times. The core goals for this class are to be safe, and have fun!

Open to ages 7-14. We prepare a customized lesson plan for every class that we teach based on who is signed up. Because of this, it is a strict requirement that all kids are paid and signed up for their class online at least 12 hours before this class. We unfortunately cannot take walk-ins, or last minute signups in the kids class. Parents must remain present throughout the class.

Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Tomorrow 4:30 PM in JC
Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Fri 1/19 5:30 PM in Kpt
Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Wed 1/24 4:30 PM in JC

Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Fri 1/26 5:30 PM in Kpt
Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Wed 1/31 4:30 PM in JC
Aerial for Kids w/ Lauren
Fri 2/2 5:30 PM in Kpt












Juggling

Juggling classes for adults are available by request. We often have casual juggling practice time during Open Gym, and we're happy to teach beginners! This is free! Just call ahead and let us know if you're coming to Open Gym to juggle. Open to ages 15+. We offer private lessons in juggling for adults, or kids aged 7+. We can also help you plan trips to amazing regional juggling festivals and conferences, including the Atlanta Groundhog's Day Juggling Festival, the International Jugglers Association Festival, and the Asheville Juggling Festival! Attending one of these events is truly the best way to learn about the art of juggling!


Open Gym

Open Gym is a time for students to come in and practice moves that they've been working on in class. An aerial instructor will always be present to oversee safety, and provide spotting if needed, but they will not be teaching during this time. Students are prohibited from teaching each other during this time. Attempting moves that you have not been taught in person by an aerial instructor is also prohibited. If you want to use the aerial equipment during open gym, you must have taken an aerial class within the last month, or have special permission from an instructor. A trapeze and corde lisse are also available, but since we don't offer classes for these apparatuses, instructor permission is required. Open to ages 15+. Children under 16 must be supervised by a parent. All aerial class packages come with one free open gym credit.

Open Gym w/ Craig
Mon 1/22 8:30 PM in JC
Open Gym w/ Craig
Mon 1/29 8:30 PM in JC
Open Gym w/ Craig
Mon 2/5 8:30 PM in JC

Open Gym w/ Craig
Mon 2/12 8:30 PM in JC
Open Gym w/ Craig
Mon 2/19 8:30 PM in JC
Open Gym w/ Craig
Mon 2/26 8:30 PM in JC

Private Lessons

Private lessons in any of the skills listed above are available. If you're really serious about perfecting your skills and taking them to the next level, private lessons are an incredibly effective way to achieve that! Cost is $65 per hour, and this can be split by up to 4 people. Past 4 people, each additional person adds $12. Call us to talk about your class goals, and scheduling before you purchase private lesson credits.