Schedule & Portal

check out our virtual classes

currently our in person classes are cancelled due to Covid-19

Secret circus is currently closed for in person lessons of any kind until further notice due to pa state guidelines for covid-19

 

 

 

ALL CLASSES 1.25 HOURS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

ENROLL IN 2 OR MORE CLASSES- GET free OPEN TRAINING!

Enroll in 3 or more classes get Free open training PLUS Free a-la-cart classes and 13% off! 

(ACCOUNT MUST BE CURRENT, and must be  full 8 week session classes)

Reminder- once enrolled you can not drop yourself from a class. please email to un-enroll

Mondays:  8 week 

10am:

PERFORMANCE PREP | level 2/3 Aerials  w/ Niff - $204

6:15pM:

Level 1 Aerials w/stacey - $184

level 2 Aerials  w/Niff - $184

7:30pm:

performance pREP | Level 3/4 Aerials w/Niff - $204

group ensemble | level 2/3 LYRA -  w/Chi-wen - $204

Tuesdays: 8 weeks 

7:00pm:

Level 2 Aerials  w/Dana - $184

performance prep | Level 2/3 w/ Cody - $204

GROUP ENSEMBLE | level 3/4 DANCE TRAPEZE - w/Niff - $204

8:15PM:

gROUP ENSEMBLE | Level 2 SLING w/Dana - $204

c-SHAPing AND BEATS | LEVEL 3+ W/ cODY - $184

Wednesdays: 8 weeks

10:00am:

open training (90 min) - $10 weekly drop-in or class card

5:30pm:

level 1 aerials w/chi-wen - $184

7:00pm:

level 1 aerials w/chi-wen - $184

level 1/2 aerials  w/Jackie - $184

Group Ensemble | level 3/4 ROPE w/Cody - $204

8:15pm:

level 2 aerials  w/cody - $184

level 3 aerials  w/jackie - $184

level 3 rope w/ Brendan - $184

Thursdays: 8 weeks 

5:30pm:

level 1 aerials  w/stacey - $184

level 2/3 Aerials  w/Niff -$184

6:00pm:

Flex and strength (60 min) w/jackie- $15 drop-in or class card

7:00pm:

level 2 aerials  w/stacey - $184

level 3 lyra & sling  w/jackie - $184 

performance prep | level 4/5   w/Niff - $224 (1.5 hours) 

8:15pm:

Level 1/2  w/cody - $184

open training (90 min) - $10 weekly drop-in or class card

Fridays: 8 weeks 

9:00am:

open training (90 min) - $10 weekly drop-in or class card

10:45am:

level 3/4 aerials  w/jackie $184

7:00pm:

open training (90 min) $10 weekly drop-in or class card

Saturdays: 

8:45am:

LEVEL 2 aerials  w/Jackie $184

10:15am:

level 1 aerials w/jackie -  $184

11:30am:

Mixed level Teens Aerials (ages 12-15) - $184 

1:00pm:

open training (90 min) $10 weekly drop-in or class card

Sundays: 

10:00am:

cyr wheel w/ peter - $184

11:30am:

level 2 aerials   w/jackie - $184

Performance prep | level 3 aerials  w/niff - $204

1:00pm:

level 1 aerials  w/cody  $184

level 1/2 aerials  w/jackie  $184

3:00pm:

open training (90 min) $10 weekly drop-in or class card

4:00pm:

Wall running/Vertical dance  w/Brendan (weekly sign ups $25)

6:00pm:

Flex and strength (60 min) w/jackie- $15 drop-in or class card

7:00pm:

aerial yoga w/jackie $15 drop-in or class card

8:15pm:

Open training w/Jackie $10 weekly drop-in or class card

 

    pay via VENMO to @Secret-Circus!

or cash or check. we will manually add your payment and deduct the fees from paypal after enrollment!

Levels:

we have 5 levels at Secret circus

Foundation- level 1: No experience necessary

split level Beginner - Level 1/2: 

For those students who have taken one session or more of level 1, so they know the foundation material, but are not proficient yet.

beginner - level 2-  

Prerequisites:

Vertical:

Climb to top French or Russian

Foot lock in the air/ double foot locks (fig 8)

Same side hook -decent from mat

Hold straddle 5 sec

wrapping catchers lock

Hold body weight in short and long arms for 5 seconds

Good neutral shoulder position hanging bar and vertical

Bar:

Pop on and off

Solid pike under bar

Tuck up between ropes (not inverted) short and long arm

Confidence going to standing and back to pike under bar.

Double knee hang

Shoulder awareness (internal/ external rotation, full extension/ depression/ engagement)

Hollow Body on ground and vertical

Grips (normal, crochet, flamenco)

experienced beginner- Mixed level 2 and up/ level 2/3-

Prerequisites:

At least 2 sessions of level 2

Vertical:

Hip key from big Russian

Invert in air (okay to tag as long as both legs up at the same time)

1/2 roll to crucifix

Double crochet - double crucifix

Catchers lock and op side catchers

Waist hold

Swoop straddle climb

Working on flagging out and straddle climbs/ same and op side

Bar:

Split leg rotation

Invert between ropes

Ankle hang

Clean up down (pop on, trap stand, invert, trap sit, pop off/drop to birds nest, pike, rock roll- back up and down)

Baby knee beats

Front balance

single knee hang

From sitting roll to bird hang

Intermediate beginner- level 3

Prerequisites:

Completed at least 4 full sessions of 2/mixed or permission

Vertical

Knows catchers, hip key, thigh hitch, s-wrap and lock

Straddle climb 3x

1/2 roll to flag

Be comfy working in ropes

Cross catchers/op side catchers

360 drop or Salto

Flair to hip key short arm in the air

Candlestick- key over

Bar:

Single knee hang

Back balance

rock n roll

Knee beats

Can work in ropes

Ankle hang

Single hand hangs

Short arm in ropes

Split leg rotation

Angels

Grips: drinking glass, monkey, crochet, reverse

Understand inside and outside

intermediate- level 4

Prerequisites:

Vertical:

Beats: bell, pike, scoop, scissor

J-drop/star drop/double star

Straight leg inversion

Wheel down

Swivel hips

Flair to hipkey from straight arm beat

Can work on complex choreography

Key over (no tag)

Knows wraps: u-lock, seat-belt, crotch key.

Knows all have grips/leg wraps: normal, monkey, reverse, crochet, rev crochet, inside-same-side.

Bar:

Back and forward rolls

Hand beats: pike, scoop, pull over, straddle

Multiple Rotational skills (ie. hip circles)

Meat hook both sides

Easily can do 1 pull-up

advanced - Level 4 rope, level 4/5 and 5

Prerequisites:

4-5 pull ups

clean swivel hips to s wrap and catchers

Multiple beats on trapeze and rope

Ready to work on open drops, hand-slides, jump troughs and half releases.

Straight arm inversion

Straps 1

Prerequisites:

At least 1 pull up with ease

Back balance on rope

Front balance on trapeze

Tuck up without tagging

Straight leg inversion

Handstand against a wall for 30 seconds with ease

Class Card Classes:

Aerial Yoga, Aerial Conditioning, Flex Class, 

Must have at least 4 to run. $15 to drop in or use a class card

Sign up will be in our portal

No refunds for no-show. READ THIS FOR MORE INFO

* wall running must have 2 to run, $25 can use as a make up with $2 charge. 

Buy a class card via VENMO  @Secret-Circus (no longer sold online)

$100 for 10 class card

never expires. Just venmo us with a note (class card)

May share (inquire about permissions)

to renew, just make a payment- you do not need to register.

good for: Aerial yoga, Flex class, Open gym if you are an enrolled student (that means you are signed up for a session class.)

Open training & Professional training

our open training times listed above are for enrolled students only.

if you are a professional or a visiting student and are looking for training times, please email niff at info@secretcirc.us for info on our training memberships, or traveling artist permission.

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