Youth Aerial Program 2024-2025


Flying Fables photo of the Professional Youth students May 2024 by Louie Paul


1st class: Wednesday 5-7:30pm, September 4th, 2024

Last class: Saturday 5pm, June 14th, 2025

Program length: 10 months

The program includes:

+Wednesdays 5-7:30pm Aerial ensemble & team building w/ Coach Candi

+Saturdays 5-7:30pm Sequencing & Act Creation w/ Coach Candi & special guest coaches

+1 secondary focus from our current schedule (of your choice)

  • Trapeze
  • Lyra
  • Contortion or Flexibility
  • Silks
  • Sling
  • Rope (Corde Lisse)

+Basic fundamentals – rigging safety, contemporary dance, improv, floor/in the air choreography, active flexibility, technique and conditioning; mindfulness exercises, injury prevention, PLUS, special topics such as circus history, how to apply/audition for the big time circus & career management. 

+Costume & make up workshops 

+Professional photoshoot at Studio

+Professional video & photos of acts at Theatre

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 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.

No class dates:

Winter & Spring breaks – TBD

Show dates:

December 14th, 2024 – Afterglow Aerial Arts studio – 2 shows 12pm & 4pm, Saturday

May 17th, 2025 – Alberta Rose Theatre – 2 shows 2pm & 6:30pm, Saturday

June 7th, 2025 – Afterglow Aerial Arts – Solo’s Showcase 5pm

Cost options:

Early bird special, pay in full $5,950 must be paid 2 weeks ahead of start date.

Two time payment special $3,085 (first payment due 2 weeks before start date, 2nd payment due before January 15th, 2025) for total cost $6,170

Monthly price $650/month for 10 months for total cost of $6,500, due before the 15th of each month, includes all rehearsal fees.

NEW STUDENTS: To inquire about our program, email for any questions. 

*There is 1 discounted scholarship spot on the team, it can be applied for by a written essay stating why circus/aerial/acrobatics is important and beneficial to you.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds are given for cancellation requests made less than 7 days prior to program start date. Program is non-transferable. If you need to cancel please do so in writing at more than one week prior. Refund for program is given, minus a $250 fee before 7 days of the program start date (September 4th, 2024), or a credit may be applied to your account.