aerial fitness       

pole fitness   

aerial choreography 

aerial conditioning & mobility     

pole choreography   

pole tricks     

aerial yoga     

aerial yoga flow & inversions



adult trap/lyra series module 1

adult trap/lyra series module 2

adult vertical series module 1

adult vertical series module 2

adult vertical series module 3

adult aerial dance series

performance lab 



2 hour intensives on specific apparatus



1 to 4 people: book directly with aerial coaches


Private Parties with customized classes: $175 for up to 8 people, $10/person per additional person


PREREQUISITES must be demonstrated with proficiency to be eligible to participate


Aerial Yoga Flow & Inversions

Hold an unwrapped bent arm hang for 3+ cycles of breath, an unaided straddle inversion


Aerial Choreography

traditional climbs on both sides, and an unaided inversion


AX: Aerial Conditioning & Mobility

Traditional climbs on both sides, and an unaided inversion


Pole Tricks

Basic climb on both sides, a strong hold crunch for 5+ seconds, and an unaided inversion, mastery of basic level 1 skills


Adult Trap/Lyra Series Module 2

A mount, an unaided knee hang, proficient entry/exit, beat to seat, preferably have completed at least one Trap/Lyra Series Module 1


Adult Vertical Series Module 3

[prereqs coming soon]


Aerial Dance Series

Must have completed Aerial Series Module 1, 2, and 3, or demonstrate threshold skills for Modules 1,2,3


Performance Lab

Sequence 5 major concepts proficiently on sling



Prerequisites may apply, see workshop descriptions

<< Jan 19 2019 - Feb 16 2019 >>

Adult Trap/Lyra Series Module 2 with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan Next held on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Jan 16, 2019 - Wed Mar 6, 2019
Learn More Online registration is closed. Please contact us for details.
Performance Lab: Group Choreo with Nicole McCauley Next held on Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 17, 2019 - Thu Mar 7, 2019
Learn More Online registration is closed. Please contact us for details.

MASC is dedicated to educating and empowering the aerial community

10 Reasons why you should think carefully before rigging

1 Safety. While the aerial community works hard to keep aerial arts safe, the reality is that people can be seriously injured and even die practicing aerial. Be especially prudent with custom built equipment
2 Liability risk. Rigging your own space means you are personally taking on substantial liability risk. If anyone is injured in your space, or on your rig, or a point you rigged, they or their next of kin can sue you.
3 Training in the studio with a coach and other students means you never have to train alone. Even highly trained aerialists should never practice alone. Its important that there always be at least one other person present to help if there is an accident and to call 911
4 Rigging is a skill in itself. Only trained riggers are qualified to assess the load bearing capacity of a roof or potential rigging points. If you want to learn how to rig, study rigging! If not, consult a reputable rigger.
5 Injury prevention. Practicing in safe conditions will help you avoid injuries so that you can practice for many years and ultimately become a stronger aerialist
6 Practicing in unsafe conditions not only is dangerous for you as an individual, but it actually harms the entire field of aerial arts. More accidents leads to higher liability risk associated with aerial arts and increasingly higher costs for insuring aerial arts. High risk and high cost prevents people from offering classes and performances.
7 Give yourself time to develop. Having your own equipment and rig does not alone make a stronger aerialist. Training extensively with experienced coaches does make you a stronger aerialist, whether or not you have your own rig
8 There are excellent ways to cross train for aerial outside the studio from running and swimming to crunches and pull ups
9 Protect your good reputation. People in a field of aerial arts will respect you more if you help uphold aerial safety standards.
10 Aerial is about community! As a community, we spot each other, nudge each other on to do that one extra pull up we take care of each other’s rope burns and give hugs and encouragement and suggestions. Help us keep our community safe and supportive for everyone.

This information is provided and endorsed by the following accredited sources:

ACE (American Circus Educators Assoc.)                    AirCraft Aerial Arts                                  Elevation Aerial & Circus Arts

Aloft Aerial Arts                                                                          Bumbershoot Aerial Arts                      Esh Circus Arts

Canopy Studio                                                                              Circus Arts Institute                                 Firefly Theatre and Circus

Diamond Family Circus                                                          D’Air Project                                                  Monica’s Danz Gym                                        

Heliummm Aerial Dance                                                       Overhead Arts                                             SHOW Circus Studio                                  

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts                                  Versatile Arts                                               Wise Fool

New England Center for Circus Arts(NECCA)         Moksha Aerial Studio, Inc. (MASC)