Night Owl Circus Arts



All Levels Rope and Spanish Web w/ Samantha
Today 2 PM at South
3 spots open
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Intermediate Bar Apparatus w/ Samantha
Today 5:30 PM at South
1 spot open
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Pole 1 w/ Paige
Today 5:30 PM at South
1 spot open
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Advanced Silks w/ Samantha
Tonight 6:30 PM at South
1 spot open
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Beginner Aerial
Tonight 8:30 PM at South
5 spots open
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Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra w/ Samantha
Tomorrow 5:30 PM at South
2 spots open
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Advanced Dance Fusion w/ Eva
Tomorrow 5:30 PM at South
10 spots open
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Beginner Modern Dance w/ Eva
Tomorrow 6:30 PM at South
3 spots open
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Piece of Cake Burlesque w/ Gem
Tomorrow 9 PM at South
7 spots open
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Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 2/1 1:30 PM at South
1 spot open
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Contortion Acro w/ Samantha
Wed 2/1 5:30 PM at South
3 spots open
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Beginner Circus Classes

These classes are completely beginner friendly. They require NO previous experience, and are open to students of all fitness levels and body types. All of our aerial classes have a student-instructor ratio of no more than 6:1. This small size allows us to work with each student individually, and at their own skill level. These classes accept circus credits.

+  Aerial Yoga

Designed for participants of all fitness levels, this class utilizes an aerial fabric hammock that hangs roughly three feet off the floor for an elevated take on traditional asanas. We swing, sway, breathe, and explore traditional yoga poses with a new relationship to gravity while staying close to the floor. The class begins on the mat, moves to expanded heights, and takes us home to a new sense of center. Beginners to both yoga and aerial are welcome in any aerial yoga class.

Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Mon 2/6 11 AM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 2/9 5:15 PM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Mon 2/13 11 AM at South

Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 2/16 5:15 PM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 2/23 5:15 PM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Mon 2/27 11 AM at South















+  All Levels Rope and Spanish Web

This class is suitable for both brand-new and experienced students. Learn rope climbs, foot locks, hand and foot spins, inversions, and static (non-spinning) rope skills. Intermediate students will work on sequencing skills. If a student is strongly averse to spinning, they are welcome to join to learn climbs and static skills only. Spanish web/rope is a suitable stand-alone class, or is a fabulous compliment to silks training. This class is accessible to everyone of all bodies and abilities.

All Levels Rope and Spanish Web w/ Samantha
Today 2 PM at South
All Levels Rope and Spanish Web w/ Samantha
Mon 2/6 2 PM at South
All Levels Rope and Spanish Web w/ Samantha
Mon 2/13 2 PM at South

All Levels Rope and Spanish Web w/ Samantha
Mon 2/20 2 PM at South
All Levels Rope and Spanish Web w/ Samantha
Mon 2/20 7:30 PM at South
All Levels Rope and Spanish Web w/ Samantha
Mon 2/27 2 PM at South















+  Beginner Aerial

This class is suitable for both brand-new students and existing students working to further develop coordination and control. Class time will be split between 2 coaches and apparatuses, allowing students to broaden their circus horizons in apparatuses such as silks, sling, rope, lyra, trapeze, and more. Learn something new every week, while also reviewing and expanding upon fundamentals. This class is accessible to everyone of all bodies and abilities.

Beginner Aerial
Tonight 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 2/6 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 2/13 8:30 PM at South

Beginner Aerial w/ Samantha
Mon 2/20 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 3/6 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 3/13 8:30 PM at South

+  Beginner Fabric

In this class we will practice fundamentals of silks and hammock vocabulary and body awareness, holding ones bodyweight, basic climbs, foot locks, and simple inversions (tilting the body upside down). Expect to learn short sequences that can be performed at a very low height, as well as body-strengthening exercises to develop a safe and strong aerial practice! Vianna's classes will also include elements of aerial dance and theatrical performance to give students tools for future choreography and performance endeavors! This class is accessible to everyone of all bodies and abilities. Pre-requisites: None!

Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 2/3 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 2/10 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 2/24 12:30 PM at South

Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 3/10 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 3/17 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 3/24 12:30 PM at South















+  Beginner Lyra

This beginning lyra class is open to students trying aerial arts for the first time, as well as students with some experience! We will warm up together practice getting onto the lyra and learn and practice different tricks, skills, and shapes. If there are intermediate or advanced students that want to join the class they'll practice foundational skills with the class before working on other skills. Each class will end with a cool down. This class is accessible to everyone of all bodies and abilities.

Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 2/12 6 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 2/26 3 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 2/26 6 PM at South

Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 3/5 6 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Mon 3/6 6:30 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 3/12 6 PM at South















+  Beginner Trapeze

This class is designed exclusively for beginner students! Trapeze is an amazing apparatus with similarities to sling and lyra. Every class will contain skills and growing choreography, along with conditioning exercises designed to improve challenging foundational skills such as straight and bent arm hangs, pullovers, beneath-the-bar mounts, and various balances. Pre-reqs: NO ADV OR INT2 STUDENTS PLEASE!

Beginner Trapeze w/ Samantha
Thu 2/16 4 PM at South
Beginner Trapeze w/ Samantha
Thu 2/23 4 PM at South
Beginner Trapeze w/ Samantha
Thu 3/9 4 PM at South

Beginner Trapeze w/ Samantha
Thu 3/16 4 PM at South
Beginner Trapeze w/ Samantha
Thu 3/23 4 PM at South
Beginner Trapeze w/ Samantha
Thu 3/30 4 PM at South















+  Intro to Contortion - Flex

This class is designed for students who aspire to contort, but aren't quite sure where to begin! Conditioning, stretching, foam-rolling, and active flex exercises will be utilized in this class. Whether your splits and backbends feel like distant dreams, or you are close but don't quite meet the requirements for our pre-existing contortion class, this is the class for you! Pre-reqs: None! *PLEASE only sign up for ONE contortion flex class per week!

Intro to Contortion - Flex w/ Samantha
Thu 2/16 8:30 PM at South
Intro to Contortion - Flex w/ Samantha
Thu 3/9 8:30 PM at South
Intro to Contortion - Flex w/ Samantha
Thu 3/16 8:30 PM at South

Intro to Contortion - Flex w/ Samantha
Thu 3/23 8:30 PM at South
Intro to Contortion - Flex w/ Samantha
Thu 3/30 8:30 PM at South
Intro to Contortion - Flex w/ Samantha
Thu 4/6 8:30 PM at South

+  Strength and Flexibility

This class is an excellent choice for students who are brand new to aerial arts or for existing students looking to further develop their strength and active flexibility! We will utilize a variety of aerial apparatuses and props to strengthen and lengthen our muscles. Class material will change weekly but will always include callisthenic exercises and stretches that can be repeated at home. Do you have any specific aerial-related goals? Share them with your instructor and you will receive personalized exercises to target them!

Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 2/8 2:30 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 2/15 2:30 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 2/22 2:30 PM at South

Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 3/1 2:30 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 3/8 2:30 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 3/15 2:30 PM at South

+  Beginner/Intermediate Silks

This class is suitable for aerialists with experience on silks who are looking to improve upon coordination and control. This class is a great clinic for students who are feeling stuck on particular silks techniques such as inversions and hip keys. Sequences will be built from a combination of new skills and things learned in beginner silks.

Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 2/1 1:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 2/8 1:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 2/15 1:30 PM at South

Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Rachel
Wed 2/15 6:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 2/22 1:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Rachel
Wed 2/22 6:30 PM at South

+  Beginner Silks

In this class we will practice fundamentals of silks vocabulary and body awareness holding ones bodyweight basic climbs foot locks and simple inversions (tilting the body upside down). Expect to learn short sequences that can be performed at a very low height as well as body-strengthening exercises to develop a safe and strong aerial practice! This class is accessible to everyone of all bodies and abilities.

Beginner Silks w/ Gracie
Today 4:15 PM at South
Beginner Silks
Sun 2/5 11:45 AM at South
Beginner Silks w/ Gracie
Mon 2/6 4:15 PM at South

Beginner Silks
Sun 2/12 11:45 AM at South
Beginner Silks w/ Craig
Sun 2/12 6:30 PM at North
Beginner Silks w/ Gracie
Mon 2/13 4:15 PM at South















+  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. This class involves physical contact so good personal hygeine is a requirement. Open to ages 15+.

AcroYoga
Sun 2/19 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 3/5 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 3/19 6:30 PM at North

AcroYoga
Sun 4/2 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 4/16 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 4/30 6:30 PM at North















+  Youth Aerial Apparatus

In this class children ages 7-14 will be introduced to aerial silks as well as a variety of other apparatuses including but not limited to: lyra trapeze rope wheel and basic tumblingpyramids. There is an emphasis on form and safety positive self-talk and supportive teamwork. Students are encouraged to attend the same daytime slot each week in order to make the most consistent and comprehensive progress. This class is accessible to everyone of all bodies and abilities.Pre-requisites: None

Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Fri 2/3 11:30 AM at North
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Wed 2/8 4:30 PM at South
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Fri 2/10 11:30 AM at North

Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Samantha
Tue 2/14 4:30 PM at South
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Wed 2/15 4:30 PM at South
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Fri 2/17 11:30 AM at North















+  Queer Circus Jam

Welcome to the circus! The second Sunday of each month we host a donation-based space for queer artists and those new to or curious about circus to come explore movement with guidance from two of our super cool queer instructors. Come explore pole lyra sling trapeze silks or take time to work on handstands juggling acro stretching or anything else that strikes your fancy! This space is open to all folks who identify as LQBTQIA non-binary trans and more! We welcome all bodies and abilities. 14+ all bodies welcome no-sign up required no experience necessary. If you create an account on our website you may sign up in advance and will be able to digitally fill out the waiver. If you do not create an account we will need you to come a little early so you can fill out a waiver in person. We can host up to 12 people and we are so excited to see you!

Queer Circus Jam
Sun 2/12 7:15 PM at South
Queer Circus Jam
Sun 3/12 7:15 PM at South
Queer Circus Jam
Sun 4/9 7:15 PM at South

+  Juggling

We have a free, casual juggling group for adults! If you are interested in getting more information our juggling group, please contact us at (423) 212-6622.











Intermediate / Advanced Circus Classes

These are classes that require some previous experience. Talk to any NOCA instructor, or contact us at (423) 212-6622 if you're unsure whether you qualify.

+  Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra

This class is suitable for aerialists with pre-existing experience on lyra. Students are expected to be self-motivated and willing to do challenging conditioning exercises, as dynamic skills that require spotting from a coach will be introduced regularly. Release moves/drops will be introduced, but for students who are averse, we will also introduce various rolls, balances, and longer sequences built from beginner/intermediate material. Prereq: Pull-up, and pull over

Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra w/ Samantha
Tomorrow 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra w/ Samantha
Tue 2/7 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra w/ Samantha
Tue 2/14 5:30 PM at South

Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra w/ Samantha
Tue 2/21 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra w/ Samantha
Tue 2/28 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra w/ Samantha
Tue 3/7 5:30 PM at South

+  Intermediate Fabric

This class is suitable for aerialists with pre-existing experience on either silks or sling. Some classes will focus on longer, more technically challenging sequences on either silks or sling. Some classes will focus on transposing skills from one apparatus to the other. While not required, drops may be introduced in this class. Students are encouraged to wear unitards/leotards and pants, or tight thick clothing that covers their abdomen and knees. Prerequisite: Able to do a bent arm hang

Intermediate Fabric w/ Samantha
Tomorrow 1:30 PM at South
Intermediate Fabric w/ Samantha
Tue 2/7 1:30 PM at South
Intermediate Fabric w/ Samantha
Tue 2/14 1:30 PM at South

Intermediate Fabric w/ Samantha
Tue 2/21 1:30 PM at South
Intermediate Fabric w/ Samantha
Tue 2/28 1:30 PM at South
Intermediate Fabric w/ Samantha
Tue 3/7 1:30 PM at South

+  Intermediate Bar Apparatus

This class will dabble in a variety of bar apparatuses including trapeze, lyra, and wheel. Students may be asked to utilize a shared apparatus at the same time as a partner and manually support eachother (with hands-on spotting from a coach). A strong sense of body awareness is required to keep students safe. Students will execute skills using the apparatus ropes / span sets. As such we will be expand on material learned from various other beginner-level classes. Pre-Requisites: Ability to execute a pullover unassisted. Ability to safely hang from two knees without using hands. Ability to hold body up in a tuck position with bent arms.

Intermediate Bar Apparatus w/ Samantha
Today 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate Bar Apparatus w/ Samantha
Mon 2/13 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate Bar Apparatus w/ Samantha
Mon 2/20 5:30 PM at South

Intermediate Bar Apparatus w/ Samantha
Mon 2/27 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate Bar Apparatus w/ Samantha
Mon 3/6 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate Bar Apparatus w/ Samantha
Mon 3/13 5:30 PM at South

+  Intermediate/Advanced Sling

Designed for those with aerial experience and with a reasonable inversion. We will learn a lot of new vocabulary build phrases and have buckets of fun in the process.

Intermediate/Advanced Sling w/ Jen
Sat 2/4 9:30 AM at South
Intermediate/Advanced Sling w/ Jen
Sat 2/11 9:30 AM at South
Intermediate/Advanced Sling w/ Jen
Sat 2/18 9:30 AM at South

Intermediate/Advanced Sling w/ Jen
Sat 2/25 9:30 AM at South
Intermediate/Advanced Sling w/ Jen
Sat 3/4 9:30 AM at South
Intermediate/Advanced Sling w/ Jen
Sat 3/11 9:30 AM at South

+  Advanced Silks

This class is suitable for aerialists with substantial pre-existing experience on silks. Endurance and conditioning will be emphasized in this class, with the goal of learning drops and incorporating them into longer, more strenuous sequences than previous silks classes. Students are encouraged to wear unitards/leotards and pants, or tight thick clothing that covers their abdomen and knees.Pre-reqs: strength and vocabulary to stay in air for 5 minutes

Advanced Silks w/ Samantha
Tonight 6:30 PM at South
Advanced Silks w/ Samantha
Mon 2/20 6:30 PM at South
Advanced Silks w/ Samantha
Mon 3/6 6:30 PM at South

Advanced Silks w/ Samantha
Mon 3/13 6:30 PM at South
Advanced Silks w/ Samantha
Mon 3/20 6:30 PM at South
Advanced Silks w/ Samantha
Mon 3/27 6:30 PM at South

+  Open Gym

Open gym is a time for students to practice moves they have learned in class. It's also a great way to meet the other Night Owls and make new friends! Teaching or skill sharing during open gym is not allowed. Trying moves that you found online or that you haven not yet learned from an instructor is not allowed. You must have taken at least 10 classes in the specific apparatus you'd like to use.

Open Gym w/ Samantha
Tomorrow 2:30 PM at South
Open Gym for Intermediate Spanish Web/Rope w/ Caroline
Thu 2/2 6:30 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Fri 2/3 1:30 PM at South

Instructor Open Gym w/ NOCA
Sun 2/5 1 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Sun 2/5 6 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Samantha
Tue 2/7 2:30 PM at South

+  Contortion Acro

In this class, we will move beyond basic flexibility training and into the balance and skill required to execute skills such as: basic tumbling, handstands, walkovers, chest stands, group pyramids, and standing scales. Calisthenic exercises will be introduced to increase safe range motion and stability. It is encouraged but not required to also attend Contortion Flex. Prereqs: instructor approval, ability to hold a bridge/backbend/wheel pose for 30+ seconds, willingness to hold body weight on ones hands.

Contortion Acro w/ Samantha
Wed 2/1 5:30 PM at South
Contortion Acro w/ Samantha
Wed 2/8 5:30 PM at South
Contortion Acro w/ Samantha
Wed 2/15 5:30 PM at South

Contortion Acro w/ Samantha
Wed 2/22 5:30 PM at South
Contortion Acro w/ Samantha
Wed 3/8 5:30 PM at South
Contortion Acro w/ Samantha
Wed 3/15 5:30 PM at South

+  Contortion/Flexibility

In this class, we will move beyond basic flexibility training and into longer, more intense stretches designed to execute skills such as: oversplits, backbends, straddles, standing scales. Calisthenic exercises will be introduced to increase safe range of motion and stability. Students are encouraged to wear warm layers of clothing. Prereqs: Instructor Approval, ability to hold a bridge/backbend/wheel pose for 30+ seconds, ability to hold split for 90+ seconds (does not have to be flat!)

Contortion/Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 2/15 6:30 PM at South
Contortion/Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 2/22 6:30 PM at South
Contortion/Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 3/8 6:30 PM at South

Contortion/Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 3/15 6:30 PM at South
Contortion/Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 3/22 6:30 PM at South
Contortion/Flexibility w/ Samantha
Wed 3/29 6:30 PM at South

+  Intermediate Aerial

This class is suitable for aerialists with pre-existing experience on any variety of circus disciplines. Class time will be split between 2 coaches and apparatuses, allowing students to broaden their circus horizons in apparatuses such as silks, sling, rope, lyra, trapeze, and more. Classes will incorporate a blend of learning new skills and executing beginner skills within longer sequences.

Intermediate Aerial
Today 1 PM at South
Intermediate Aerial
Mon 2/6 1 PM at South
Intermediate Aerial
Mon 2/13 1 PM at South

Intermediate Aerial
Mon 2/20 1 PM at South
Intermediate Aerial
Mon 2/27 1 PM at South
Intermediate Aerial
Mon 3/6 1 PM at South

+  Novice/Intermediate 1 Lyra

Somewhere between my Beginner class and Sam's Intermediate class. We'll work on more complex transitions, a handful of small drops, more dynamic skills, and longer sequences. More challenging conditioning will be introduced and utilized. Pre-requisites: Willing to work towards more challenging mounts. Must have a solid double knee hang, and willing to work on hanging with straight arms and bent arms. If you want curriculum heavier on rolls, drops, dives, balances, and all things advanced at a more challenging level, consider Sam's Intermediate 2/Advanced Lyra class. Please reach out via the NOCA phone number if you are not sure which class is right for you. Feel free to take both classes if you are already very experienced in lyra and consistently working at an intermediate or advanced level.

Novice/Intermediate 1 Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 2/5 7 PM at South
Novice/Intermediate 1 Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 2/26 7 PM at South
Novice/Intermediate 1 Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 3/5 7 PM at South

Novice/Intermediate 1 Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 3/12 7 PM at South
Novice/Intermediate 1 Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 3/19 7 PM at South
Novice/Intermediate 1 Lyra w/ Caroline
Sun 3/26 7 PM at South