Night Owl Circus Arts



Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Mon 7/15 4:30 PM at South
12 spots open
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Duo Acro and Pyramids w/ Samantha
Mon 7/15 5:30 PM at South
9 spots open
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Beginner Aerial
Mon 7/15 8:30 PM at South
10 spots open
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2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 7/16 4:30 PM at South
11 spots open
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Rope and Straps
Tue 7/16 6:30 PM at South
7 spots open
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Tightwire w/ Ante
Tue 7/16 7:30 PM at South
4 spots open
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Pole Conditioning w/ Mindy
Tue 7/16 7:30 PM at South
4 spots open
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Lyra+ w/ Mindy
Tue 7/16 8:30 PM at South
4 spots open
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All Levels Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/17 2:30 PM at South
2 spots open
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Triple Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/17 6:30 PM at South
5 spots open
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Contortion w/ Samantha
Wed 7/17 7:30 PM at South
5 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.

+  Tightwire

This class requires a 90min credit type which is different than our regular circus and fitness credits. In this class, we will practice walking on the tight wire. The tight wire occupies a special place in the Western imagination, offering symbolic dimensions unmatched by any other circus apparatus. Students will learn basic and advanced tight wire skills. We start on a low wire (one foot) and slowly walk our way up (six feet). Open to all levels. Thick socks required.

Tightwire w/ Ante
Tue 7/16 7:30 PM at South
Tightwire w/ Ante
Tue 7/23 7:30 PM at South
Tightwire w/ Ante
Tue 7/30 7:30 PM at South

Tightwire w/ Ante
Tue 8/6 7:30 PM at South
Tightwire w/ Ante
Tue 8/13 7:30 PM at South
Tightwire w/ Ante
Tue 8/20 7:30 PM at South















+  2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1

A 2 hour period of time for teenagers to work through various circus disciplines with 2 coaches. In summer, this class is no longer a series, to encourage students to attend as many classes as they can outside of their travel schedule. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR BOTH THE 4:30PM AND 5:30PM CLASS.

2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 7/16 4:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 7/23 4:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 7/30 4:30 PM at South

2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 8/6 4:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 8/13 4:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 8/20 4:30 PM at South

+  2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2

A 2 hour period of time for teenagers to work through various circus disciplines with 2 coaches. In summer, this class is no longer a series, to encourage students to attend as many classes as they can outside of their travel schedule. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR BOTH THE 4:30PM AND 5:30PM CLASS.

2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 7/16 5:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 7/23 5:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 7/30 5:30 PM at South

2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 8/6 5:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 8/13 5:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 8/20 5:30 PM at South

+  Teen Aerial

A 2 hour period of time for teenagers to work through various circus disciplines with 2 coaches. In summer, this class is no longer a series, to encourage students to attend as many classes as they can outside of their travel schedule. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR BOTH THE 4:30PM AND 5:30PM CLASS.

2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 7/16 4:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 7/16 5:30 PM at South
Teen Aerial w/ Samantha
Wed 7/17 4:30 PM at South

2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 1
Tue 7/23 4:30 PM at South
2-hr Teen Aerial, Hour 2
Tue 7/23 5:30 PM at South
Teen Aerial w/ Samantha
Wed 7/24 4:30 PM at South

+  All Levels Rope

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 w/ Samantha
Mon 7/22 7:30 PM at South
All Levels Rope w/ Samantha
Mon 7/29 7:30 PM at South
All Levels Rope w/ Samantha
Mon 8/5 7:30 PM at South

All Levels Rope w/ Samantha
Mon 8/12 7:30 PM at South
All Levels Rope w/ Samantha
Mon 8/19 7:30 PM at South
All Levels Rope w/ Samantha
Mon 8/26 7:30 PM at South

+  All Levels Trapeze

This class is suitable for all skill levels - whether your first time in a circus class, or a student with 1000 lessons under their belt, you are welcome here! Trapeze was the first apparatus coach Sam learned, and she believes understanding trapeze enhances performance on all other aerial equipment. Class material will be custom-suited every week to the students registered, and may include conditioning, individual skill-building (below the bar, seated, standing, and in the ropes), spinning or swinging on dance trapeze, synchronized or weight-sharing skills on triple trapeze.

All Levels Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/17 2:30 PM at South
All Levels Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/24 2:30 PM at South
All Levels Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/31 2:30 PM at South

All Levels Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 8/7 2:30 PM at South
All Levels Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 8/14 2:30 PM at South
All Levels Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 8/21 2:30 PM at South

+  All-Levels Circus

This class is suitable for any and everyone that would like a chance to explore movement and build strength! Depending on enrollment and desire, areas of study may include silks, sling, rope, web, lyra, trapeze, sphere, acro, contortion, partner work, basic juggling and hula hooping, flying pole, or general flexibility/strength/endurance training. New to circus and not sure where to begin? This is the place for you! Finding a hard time squeezing those rare advanced classes into your busy schedule? This is also the place for you!

All-Levels Circus w/ Caroline
Thu 7/18 5:15 PM at South
All-Levels Circus w/ Samantha
Thu 9/12 5:15 PM at South
All-Levels Circus w/ Samantha
Thu 9/19 5:15 PM at South

All-Levels Circus w/ Samantha
Thu 9/26 5:15 PM at South
All-Levels Circus w/ Samantha
Thu 10/3 5:15 PM at South
All-Levels Circus w/ Samantha
Thu 10/10 5:15 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
Mon 7/15 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 7/22 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 7/29 8:30 PM at South

Beginner Aerial
Mon 8/5 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 8/12 8:30 PM at South
Beginner Aerial
Mon 8/19 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 7/19 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 7/26 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 8/2 12:30 PM at South

Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 8/9 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 8/16 12:30 PM at South
Beginner Fabric w/ Vianna
Fri 8/23 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/ Samantha
Sun 7/21 7:30 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Samantha
Sun 7/28 7:30 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Samantha
Sun 8/4 7:30 PM at South

Beginner Lyra w/ Samantha
Sun 8/11 7:30 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Samantha
Sun 8/18 7:30 PM at South
Beginner Lyra w/ Samantha
Sun 8/25 7:30 PM at South















+  Lyra+

Aerial is for all bodies. This class will focus on the Lyra from a plus size coach’s perspective. Our bodies are strong and the mechanics or way a move looks will vary depending on our body’s shape or size. This class will support you in accomplishing skills in a way that takes advantage of your body’s strengths while ensuring you feel supported and safe.

Lyra+ w/ Mindy
Tue 7/16 8:30 PM at South
Lyra+ w/ Mindy
Tue 7/23 8:30 PM at South
Lyra+ w/ Mindy
Tue 7/30 8:30 PM at South

Lyra+ w/ Mindy
Tue 8/6 8:30 PM at South
Lyra+ w/ Mindy
Tue 8/13 8:30 PM at South
Lyra+ w/ Mindy
Tue 8/20 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/ Caroline
Thu 7/18 4:15 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Thu 9/12 4:15 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Thu 9/19 4:15 PM at South

Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Thu 9/26 4:15 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Thu 10/3 4:15 PM at South
Strength and Flexibility w/ Samantha
Thu 10/10 4:15 PM at South

+  Triple Trapeze

This class is suitable for all skill levels - whether your first time in a circus class, or a student with 1000 lessons under their belt, you are welcome here! Trapeze was the first apparatus coach Sam learned, and she believes understanding trapeze enhances performance on all other aerial equipment. This class will focus specifically on triple trapeze (a bar and rope apparatus with three side-by-side spaces for humans to occupy). Unlike other apparatuses, this one emphasizes teamwork and timing. Alongside learning individual skills, as we develop confidence we will put together larger shapes that incorporate 4, 5, or even 6 bodies on the same trapeze!

Triple Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/17 6:30 PM at South
Triple Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/24 6:30 PM at South
Triple Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 7/31 6:30 PM at South

Triple Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 8/7 6:30 PM at South
Triple Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 8/14 6:30 PM at South
Triple Trapeze w/ Samantha
Wed 8/21 6:30 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 7/31 1:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 8/7 1:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 8/14 1:30 PM at South

Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 8/21 1:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 8/28 1:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 9/4 1:30 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
Mon 7/15 5:30 PM at South
Beginner Silks
Sun 7/21 11:45 AM at South
Beginner Silks w/ Gracie
Mon 7/22 5:30 PM at South

Beginner Silks w/ Craig
Fri 7/26 2 PM at North
Beginner Silks
Sun 7/28 11:45 AM at South
Beginner Silks w/ Gracie
Mon 7/29 5:30 PM at South















+  Partner Balancing

Partner Balancing (also known as AcroYoga) is a fun, beginner friendly class that involves body weight sharing. Each move we learn will involve three roles: a base, a flyer, and a spotter. We encourage students to try all three roles, but it's not a requirement. We primarily focus on L-basing, which generally involves the base being on the ground on their back and lifting the flyer with their feet. We normally shuffle up the group throughout the class so everyone gets to work with different partners, however this is NOT a requirement. Come alone or with a partner, and if you prefer to work exclusively with a partner, just let us know. There is a component of physical touch that is inherent to this class. We emphasize consent, and everything is optional! You will find yourself laughing a lot, having fun, and making new friends! Aside from being loads of fun, this class will also help you build strength, flexibility, and balance, and the skills make an excellent addition to any performers toolbox!

Partner Balancing
Sun 7/28 6:30 PM at North
Partner Balancing
Sun 8/11 6:30 PM at North
Partner Balancing
Sun 8/25 6:30 PM at North

Partner Balancing
Sun 9/8 6:30 PM at North
Partner Balancing
Sun 9/22 6:30 PM at North
Partner Balancing
Sun 10/6 6:30 PM at North

+  Liquid Lyra

Liquid Lyra is a sensual movement class that uses floor work techniques and brings them into the air. Its methodology can be applied to all types of movement. This class will teach the Liquid Motion fundamentals and will teach students sample sequences. Students will also work on fundamental lyra skills and applying Liquid Motion technique to movement on hoop. All levels and bodies are welcome. Socks or heels and knee pads are strongly recommended. If you want to want to access more lyra classes and build a strong foundation for skills you can take lyra on Friday afternoons, Sunday evenings, and Tuesday nights with a variety of coaches!

Liquid Lyra
Fri 7/19 7 PM at South
Liquid Lyra
Fri 7/26 7 PM at South
Liquid Lyra
Fri 8/2 7 PM at South

Liquid Lyra
Fri 8/9 7 PM at South
Liquid Lyra
Fri 8/16 7 PM at South
Liquid Lyra
Fri 8/23 7 PM at South

+  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
Mon 7/15 4:30 PM at South
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Mon 7/22 4:30 PM at South
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Mon 7/29 4:30 PM at South

Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Mon 8/5 4:30 PM at South
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Mon 8/12 4:30 PM at South
Youth Aerial Apparatus w/ Gracie
Mon 8/19 4:30 PM at South
















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.

+  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
Wed 7/17 5:30 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Fri 7/19 1:30 PM at South
Instructor Open Gym w/ NOCA
Fri 7/19 2:30 PM at South

Dance Open Gym w/ Eva
Fri 7/19 5:45 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Vianna
Sun 7/21 7:30 PM at South
Open Gym w/ Samantha
Wed 7/24 5:30 PM at South

+  Rope and Straps

Prereqs: Ability to hold one's body weight fully and hold body up in a tuck position with bent arms. This class is suitable for a variety of skill levels. As these apparatuses are inherently demanding of ones upper-body, it is advised that students attending have happy, healthy wrists and shoulders (or are very capable of listening to their bodys signals and scaling back when necessary). Explore a wide variety of conditioning exercises, then skill build on one or both apparatus, with sequences growing each week. When students develop abilities on straps and rope, every other apparatus becomes easier!

Rope and Straps
Tue 7/16 6:30 PM at South
Rope and Straps
Tue 7/23 6:30 PM at South
Rope and Straps
Tue 7/30 6:30 PM at South

Rope and Straps
Tue 8/6 6:30 PM at South
Rope and Straps
Tue 8/13 6:30 PM at South
Rope and Straps
Tue 8/20 6:30 PM at South

+  All Levels Multi-Apparatus

This class is suitable for all students! Whether you are moving towards advanced skills or just starting out on your aerial journey, this class is for you! Each week there will be two to three apparatuses available to train on. Each student will work on two apparatuses and with two coaches per class. Your coaches will be keeping track of our weekly rotations so every student has the chance to work on each apparatus and with each coach as the weeks progress. Apparatuses include rope, sling, trapeze, and lyra. If you want to take silks, please attend our other silks classes on the same day. Intermediate/advanced students will have the chance to hone their dynamic skills, musicality, technique, creativity, and learn new tricks, climbs, and shapes. Beginner students will learn the basics of each apparatus to form a strong foundation for future classes. There is something for everyone here! Please reach out to us if you have questions; we would love to chat!

All Levels Multi-Apparatus
Mon 7/15 6:30 PM at South
All Levels Multi-Apparatus
Mon 7/22 6:30 PM at South
All Levels Multi-Apparatus
Mon 7/29 6:30 PM at South

All Levels Multi-Apparatus
Mon 8/5 6:30 PM at South
All Levels Multi-Apparatus
Mon 8/12 6:30 PM at South
All Levels Multi-Apparatus
Mon 8/19 6:30 PM at South

+  Intermediate Lyra Exploration

A lyra class for intermediate and advanced students who love technical puzzles, creative movement, and exploring new pathways. We will build on foundational material from beginner classes, work on fundamental dynamic skills, and learn how to play and create. Each class will begin with a group warm up and conditioning on the lyra. We will then move on to skill building, sequence creation, and exploring technically challenging but creatively exciting new skills and planes of the hoop. Some classes will be serious, some playful, often both. Some classes will be skill-focused, some will be collaborative, and some will be very exploratory. Caroline will offer a wealth of prompts and resources to help you develop your own style of movement on lyra, challenge how you think about this apparatus, and discover new ways to connect with your hoop. Prereqs: double knee hang, ability to hold yourself up with bent and straight arms, multiple entries for mounting the hoop, willingness to push yourself creatively.

Intermediate Lyra Exploration w/ Samantha
Sun 7/21 6:30 PM at South
Intermediate Lyra Exploration w/ Samantha
Sun 7/28 6:30 PM at South
Intermediate Lyra Exploration w/ Samantha
Sun 8/4 6:30 PM at South

Intermediate Lyra Exploration w/ Samantha
Sun 8/11 6:30 PM at South
Intermediate Lyra Exploration w/ Samantha
Sun 8/18 6:30 PM at South
Intermediate Lyra Exploration w/ Samantha
Sun 8/25 6:30 PM at South

+  Intermediate Silks

The focus of this class is to strengthen foundational skills, learned prior in beginner silks classes, by linking them together to build endurance, explore inversion-based moves, and improve technique through moderate conditioning. We will work towards taking skills higher in the air to build confidence and courage. Climbing drills, inversion preparation, and circus terminology/mild fabric theory will be heavily implemented in this class!

Intermediate Silks w/ Gracie
Tue 7/16 7:30 PM at South
Intermediate Silks w/ Rachel
Wed 7/17 6:30 PM at South
Intermediate Silks w/ Gracie
Tue 7/23 7:30 PM at South

Intermediate Silks w/ Rachel
Wed 7/24 6:30 PM at South
Intermediate Silks w/ Gracie
Tue 7/30 7:30 PM at South
Beginner/Intermediate Silks w/ Samantha
Wed 7/31 1:30 PM at South

+  Heels, Feels, and Flow

Body roll your way through a class focused around sensual movement in heels! You will learn simple choreography each week with the focus being on improving the flow of your movement and connection to the music. Heels are encouraged but not required!

Heels, Feels, and Flow w/ Paige
Fri 7/26 9 PM at South
Heels, Feels, and Flow w/ Paige
Fri 8/2 9 PM at South
Heels, Feels, and Flow w/ Paige
Fri 8/9 9 PM at South

Heels, Feels, and Flow w/ Paige
Fri 8/16 9 PM at South
Heels, Feels, and Flow w/ Paige
Fri 8/23 9 PM at South
Heels, Feels, and Flow w/ Paige
Fri 8/30 9 PM at South