Teen Pre-Professional Aerial Program

(AGES 10-18)

Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm

Saturdays 10am-1pm


  • January 5th, 2022 – April 23rd, 2022
  • 2 Day studio training (6 hrs per week, 90hrs per session)
  • with additional access to all our online classes and open gyms

Cost: $2450*

This program is structured to provide an advanced level of training for individuals who are eager to take their skills to the next level, with a focus on becoming a professional circus artist.

The teen pre-professional troupe receives professional caliber circus training. In addition to training their chosen apparatus at an advanced level, students continue enhancing their aerial, circus and performance skills. Our focus will be on technical development, character, act creation, movement quality, stage presence, and preparation for competitions and auditions.

There is a 5 student limit for this program.

  • Students are given free access to our Online Classes to supplement their training.
  • In the end of the series we will have a professional photo shoot and a videographer to capture the acts of the students.
  • There will be an opportunity to perform either live or online at the end of the series.

NEW STUDENTS: To inquire if you meet the advanced level that our program offers, email afterglowpdx@gmail.com for any questions. We require a video audition where you: State your name, age, show your push-ups, splits (right, left, middle), bridge or backbend, pike stretch, straddle stretch, and kick up to handstand against a wall and a few moves sequenced on your preferred aerial apparatus.

*There are 1 scholarship spot on the team, it can be applied for by a written letter stating why circus/aerial/acrobatics is important and beneficial to you. For applications email afterglowpdx@gmail.com with your scholarship entry. The cost can also be broken down into monthly payments.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds are given for cancellation requests made less than 7 days prior to program start date. Classes are non-transferable. If you need to cancel please do so in writing at afterglowpdx@gmail.com more than one week prior. Refunds are given, minus a $35 fee before 7 days of the program, or a credit may be applied to your account.