Night Owl Circus Arts



Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Samantha
Today 4:30 PM at South
2 spots open
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Flow and Glow w/ Katie
Tomorrow 5:15 PM at South
1 spot open
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Beginner Silks
Sun 7/10 11:45 AM at South
1 spot open
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Sexy Jazz w/ Eva
Sun 7/10 5:15 PM at South
7 spots open
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AcroYoga
Sun 7/10 6:30 PM at North
3 spots open
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Queer Circus Jam
Sun 7/10 7:45 PM at South
8 spots open
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Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Mon 7/11 11 AM at South
5 spots open
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Beginner Silks w/ Vianna
Mon 7/11 12 PM at South
4 spots open
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Contact Improvisation
Mon 7/11 4 PM at South
5 spots open
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Pole 1 w/ Paige
Mon 7/11 5:30 PM at South
1 spot open
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Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Mon 7/11 6:30 PM at South
3 spots open
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Circus Classes

Not sure where to start? Aerial Silks, Aerial Yoga, AcroYoga, and Intro to Aerial are great beginner-friendly classes to start with! All of our aerial classes are capped 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

These are one of 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. Classes labelled "Int/Adv Silks", "Intermediate Silks", or "Adv Silks" are exclusively for 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.

Beginner and mixed level classes are open to ages 14+, but the majority of our students are college aged and older. Intermediate and Advanced classes are open to ages 15+.

Silks/Lyra Choreography w/ Caroline
Today 3:30 PM at South
Beginner Silks
Sun 7/10 11:45 AM at South
Beginner Silks w/ Vianna
Mon 7/11 12 PM at South

Beginner Silks w/ Vianna
Mon 7/11 7:30 PM at South
Beginner Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 7/13 1:30 PM at South
Silks/Lyra Choreography
Wed 7/13 3:30 PM at South
















Intro to Aerial

Want to try an aerial class but dont know where or how to start? This is it! Our intro class is specifically for those who are absolutely new to aerial. We will explore and get a little taste of the four main apparatuses at the studio: trapeze, sling, lyra, and silks. We cover the very basics like - what even is this thing? And how the heck do you get on it!? We cover all the basics so when you attend your first beginner level class you can feel confident in yourself and what you know. We welcome a range of abilities are open to all of your questions and we want to work with you on kickstarting your aerial journey or just help you learn the basics so you can satisfy your circus curiosity. We go at your pace and welcome all bodies and abilities. No experience necessary.

Intro to Aerial w/ Caroline
Sun 7/10 4 PM at South
Intro to Aerial w/ Caroline
Sun 7/17 4 PM at South
Intro to Aerial w/ Caroline
Sun 7/24 4 PM at South

Intro to Aerial w/ Caroline
Sun 7/31 4 PM at South
Intro to Aerial w/ Caroline
Sun 8/7 4 PM at South
Intro to Aerial w/ Caroline
Sun 8/21 4 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 7/10 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 7/24 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 8/7 6:30 PM at North

AcroYoga
Sun 8/21 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 9/4 6:30 PM at North
AcroYoga
Sun 9/18 6:30 PM at North
















Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga is a new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a the fabric to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. By relieving 20-80% of body weight, the hammock allows students to rapidly increase their flexibility while improving balance and core strength. In doing so, students are able to reach more advanced yoga poses if desired, like inversions, offering improvements in health and vitality. In addition, the silks are used as wraps on our bodies that gently massage. No aerial experience is required. Open to ages 14+.

Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Mon 7/11 11 AM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 7/14 5:15 PM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Mon 7/18 11 AM at South

Aerial Yoga w/ Jen
Thu 7/21 5:15 PM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Mon 7/25 11 AM at South
Aerial Yoga w/ Katie
Thu 7/28 5:15 PM at South
















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. The Beginner Lyra class is open to students trying aerial arts for the first time as well as students with some experience. We'll warm up with cardio and basic conditioning and then move to the apparatus for apparatus-based conditioning before we get into the air. Each class will be structured so we can learn and practice different tricks and skills that build on what each student already knows. We'll learn how to mount the lyra well practice balance and well learn how to use different parts of our body to hang on and move around the apparatus. When we have time we'll play too! We'll make some space for improv choreography and learning to put together all of these wild things were learning to do in the air. 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. Open to ages 14+.

Silks/Lyra Choreography w/ Caroline
Today 3:30 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Tomorrow 3 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Mon 7/11 6:30 PM at South

Intermediate Lyra w/ Samantha
Tue 7/12 5:30 PM at South
Silks/Lyra Choreography
Wed 7/13 3:30 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Caroline
Thu 7/14 3 PM at South
















Spanish Web / Corde Lisse

Spanish Web and Corde Lisse - sometimes collectively referred to as "Aerial Rope" - is a discipline that involves acrobatics on a single rope. It might not be quite as comfy on the skin as a set of silks, but it does open some amazing possibilites for acrobatic exploration! Corde Lisse and Spanish Web refer to the same piece of equipment, but a different application. Corde Lisse involves performing acrobatic movements on a static rope, with little or no spinning. Spanish Web, on the other hand, involves a lot of spinning. There is typically a person called a "setter" on the ground whose entire job is to spin the person in the air (the "flyer"), sometimes quite fast. The flyer is typically hanging from a wrist or ankle while performing their spinning choreography.

This class is beginner-friendly, although not for the total newbie. The only pre-req is to be able to climb a set of silks to the top. Let the instructor know if you have a specific interest more in corde lisse, spanish web, or setting. It is ok to take this class purely as a setter, in which case the pre-req does not apply. Setting is harder than you might think, but tons of fun! Open to ages 14+.

Beginner Spanish Web/Rope w/ Samantha
Today 5:30 PM at South
Beginner Spanish Web/Rope w/ Samantha
Wed 7/13 5:30 PM at South
Beginner Spanish Web/Rope w/ Samantha
Wed 7/20 5:30 PM at South

Beginner Spanish Web/Rope w/ Samantha
Wed 7/27 5:30 PM at South
Beginner Spanish Web/Rope w/ Samantha
Wed 8/3 5:30 PM at South
Intermediate Spanish Web/Rope w/ Samantha
Wed 8/3 6:30 PM at South








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 14+.

Silks/Lyra Choreography w/ Caroline
Today 3:30 PM at South
Silks/Lyra Choreography
Wed 7/13 3:30 PM at South
Silks/Lyra Choreography
Wed 7/20 3:30 PM at South

Silks/Lyra Choreography
Wed 7/27 3:30 PM at South
Silks/Lyra Choreography
Wed 8/3 3:30 PM at South
Silks/Lyra Choreography
Wed 8/10 3:30 PM at South

Juggling

We have a casual, and juggling group for adults that meets on Mondays at 4 PM! Our location varies. If you're interested in this, contact us at (423) 212-6622 so that we can add you to our Facebook Messenger group. Open to ages 15+. We also 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 prohibited. You must have taken at least 15 total NOCA classes on your apparatus of choice, with the most recent one being within theh last 30 days. Open to ages 16+.

Dance Open Gym w/ Eva
Sat 7/9 10 AM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Mon 7/11 8:30 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Fri 7/15 11 AM at South

Dance Open Gym w/ Eva
Sat 7/16 10 AM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Mon 7/18 8:30 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Fri 7/22 11 AM at South

Private Lessons

Private lessons in any of the skills listed above are available. NOCA is also now offering private lessons in pole. 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 for up to two students, and $10 per additional student, for a maximum of 6 students. Call or text us at (423) 212-6622 to schedule a private lesson!


Private Parties

Private parties for any of the skills listed above are available, with Aerial Silks being the most popular. This is great for bachelorette parties, corporate team building, birthday parties, or field trips! Cost is $180, which covers up to 12 students, and a 60 minute class. For groups larger than 12, we have to split them into two consecutive one-hour groups for a total price of $300. If you need extra room rental time (cut your cake and open presents at NOCA!), this is available for an additional cost of $50 / hour. Call us, let's talk!




Photography by Keith Dixon Studios, Elissa Wood Photography, Amanda and Chad Photography.