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Welcome to Air Temple Arts! We’re an aerial dance and circus studio located near downtown New Haven.

Air Temple Arts Silks Class

Air Temple is the number one place in Connecticut to learn the popular aerial art forms of trapeze, aerial silks, and lyra (aerial hoop), as well as traditional circus arts such as contortion, tumbling, juggling, partner acrobatics, and hand balancing (handstands).

We feature a wide variety of weekly classes running Saturday – Thursday for students of all levels from total beginners to advanced. We also offer specialty workshops from traveling professionals, private and semi-private lessons, open studio times for students to practice, juggling jams, performances and more.

Our focus at Air Temple is to provide Connecticut with endless opportunities to explore the circus arts–whether for fitness, fun, or both–in a safe, encouraging atmosphere with the best instruction possible.

Curious about how classes work at Air Temple? Read our Class FAQs.

Looking for professional circus performers to add death defying entertainment to you next event? Check out our Performance page.

Want to register for classes? Head to our Registration page.

Want to learn more about Air Temple’s coaches? Check out our Instructor Bios.

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Spring Session Schedule Here!

Our schedule for the Spring Session of classes starting March 15th is now live! We have more classes than ever, and some awesome new classes including Intro to Fire Arts, Circus for Fitness and Fun, Aerial Sling, and Intro to Aerial Partnering.

Check it out below:spring session w-teachers

Spring Open Stage Night — Call for performers!

Join us for Air Temple’s spring Open Stage Night! The Open Stage will take place on May 2nd, 2014.

As with last time, this event is BYOB and BYOSeat (if you want). We’ll have plenty of squishy things to rest your bottom on as you enjoy the circus stylings of the Air Temple community, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

The goal of the open stage is to create an accessible stage for performers and to bring affordable performance to New Haven, as such there is a (strongly) suggested donation of $10 at the door.

CALL FOR PERFORMERS:

This is an opportunity for seasoned professionals and first time performers alike to display their skills and hone their craft in a low stress, high fun environment. Maybe you’re performing for the first time ever soon and you’d like to do a test run before then. Or maybe you’re a pro who simply likes any excuse to perform. Maybe you’re working on a crazy new piece and want to see how audiences will react. Maybe you just like to perform. In any case, our stage is yours.

Act submission is open to the following skills/disciplines:
ANY circus art.
ANY flow/spinning art
Variety or vaudeville acts
Dance routines
Clowning or comedy routines
Pretty much any physical performing art

We will not be accepting musical performance acts. We will also be limiting the number of each kind of act to prevent redundancy–for example no more than three roller skaters etc. If you have an act, but you’re not sure it falls into any of the above categories, submit it! You may submit a new work, or an act you’ve performed before, but not an act from a previous Air Temple Open Stage Night.

TO SUBMIT AN ACT email info@airtemple.com with the following information:

Your name

The number of people in your act (and their names if more than just you)

The length of your act (this can be approximate, but not over 10 minutes)

What kind of performance (aerial routine, comedy, poi spinning etc.)

A link to a video of the act (if you have it) OR a link to a video of you doing something similar (if you have that) OR a link to any video evidence that will help us get a feel for your act (if you have it) OR Nothing. Obviously though, the more you can give us to work with, the easier it will be for us to get an idea of your performance.

A description of you act (more detail is better than less. For example ‘I will be performing trapeze to Hit me Baby One More Time’ is not super helpful. Try to tell us what the tone of your piece is, the more we can visualize it the better! However it does not need to be as specific as ‘I will be doing a double star drop at minute mark 4:35′)

A very brief performance history (ie: ‘this is my first time ever’, or ‘this is my first time performing trapeze but I’ve been performing as a juggler for six years’ or ‘I’ve performed this particular act 600 times’ is plenty)

Why you’d like to perform at the open stage/what you’d like to accomplish by it.

All act PROPOSALS must be SUBMITTED by 12:00 PM on FRIDAY, March 15th! (Keep in mind your act does not necessarily need to be finished by this time.)
Please remember we only have so many slots for each performance type, and so many performance slots period, and will be filling them as we receive applications, so it behooves you to apply sooner rather than later!

Looking forward to your amazing submissions!

Air Temple + Living Social!

From now until Christmas, we’ve partnered with Living Social to bring you the gift of aerials for the holiday!

We’ve put together special mini sessions designed specifically so that new students can get a chance to try all three major apparatuses: silks, aerial hoop, and trapeze!

If you’ve been wanting to try aerials but aren’t sure about committing to an 8 week session, this one’s for you. This deal is also a great christmas gift for adventurous friends!

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Expansion and Winter Session!

Our schedule for winter session is here, and you can view it below:

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If you’re wondering why/how we would be silly enough to schedule three classes at the same time on several days next session, no, it’s not because we’re now providing Time Turners to all Air Temple staff and students, but yes, it is because Air Temple is EXPANDING!

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We doubled our student enrollment from fall to late fall, which was in turn almost double our summer session. There are over sixty students coming in each week for classes, and we’ve upped our roster of talented instructors to be able to continue providing the classes you love, while introducing new ones.

Expansion is something we’ve been kicking around for a while, and the time is finally ripe! We’ll be keeping our current space, but also expanding to a new, much larger one in the front of the building! Our hope is to have it ready to go for next session, and we’ll have more info on the new space in the coming days/weeks, but for now here are some pictures to sate your curiosity

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Announcing Saturday Classes!

Even before the studio officially opened, many people asked if we would ever offer Saturday classes, and the answer was ‘hopefully someday.’ Well, that day is now!

Starting in September we’ll be offering two classes on Saturdays–Intro to Aerial Silks, and Introduction to Aerials, which includes instruction in silks, aerial hoop, and trapeze.

These classes will comprise a ‘mini session’ which will run on alternating Saturdays through September and October.

Intro to Aerials will be held from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Intro to Aerial Silks will be held from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Both classes cost $96 for the mini session and will be held on the following dates:

  • September 7th
  • September 21st
  • October 5th
  • October 19th

Open Studio will also be held on those dates from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

To register, email info@airtemple.com, and remember space is limited so sign up early!

Announcing Open Stage Night Number 2, Call for performers!

Join us for Air Temple’s second Open Stage Night, this time with a post Halloween theme, since only wearing your costume once is always a bummer! The Open Stage will take place on November 8th, 2013.

One of the planned purposes of Air Temple was as an occasional performance venue, so we’re super-duper happy to announce our second open stage night since the first one was a huge success! We’re really excited to provide accessible performing opportunities for local artists, and now that we’ve been open for a bit, some of our students will be performing on their main apparatus!

As with last time, this event is BYOB and BYOSeat (if you want). We’ll have plenty of squishy things to rest your bottom on as you enjoy the circus stylings of the Air Temple community, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

The goal of the open stage is to create an accessible stage for performers and to bring affordable performance to New Haven, as such there is a (strongly) suggested donation of $10 at the door.

CALL FOR PERFORMERS:

This is an opportunity for seasoned professionals and first time performers alike to display their skills and hone their craft in a low stress, high fun environment. Maybe you’re performing for the first time ever soon and you’d like to do a test run before then. Or maybe you’re a pro who simply likes any excuse to perform. Maybe you’re working on a crazy new piece and want to see how audiences will react. Maybe you just like to perform. In any case, our stage is yours.

Act submission is open to the following skills/disciplines:
ANY circus art.
ANY flow/spinning art
Variety or vaudeville acts
Dance routines
Clowning or comedy routines
Pretty much any physical performing art

Also, if your act is character themed for this Open Stage in any way (Breaking Bad duo trapeze, anyone?) even better!

We will not be accepting musical performance acts. We will also be limiting the number of each kind of act to prevent redundancy–for example no more than three aerialists, or roller skaters etc. If you have an act, but you’re not sure it falls into any of the above categories, submit it! You may submit a new work, or an act you’ve performed before, but not an act from a previous Air Temple Open Stage.

TO SUBMIT AN ACT email info@airtemple.com with the following information:

Your name

The number of people in your act (and their names if more than just you)

The length of your act (this can be approximate, but not over 10 minutes)

What kind of performance (aerial routine, comedy, poi spinning etc.)

A link to a video of the act (if you have it) OR a link to a video of you doing something similar (if you have that) OR a link to any video evidence that will help us get a feel for your act (if you have it) OR Nothing. Obviously though, the more you can give us to work with, the easier it will be for us to get an idea of your performance.

A description of you act (more detail is better than less. For example ‘I will be performing trapeze to Hit me Baby One More Time’ is not super helpful. Try to tell us what the tone of your piece is, the more we can visualize it the better! However it does not need to be as specific as ‘I will be doing a double star drop at minute mark 4:35′)

A very brief performance history (ie: ‘this is my first time ever’, or ‘this is my first time performing trapeze but I’ve been performing as a juggler for six years’ or ‘I’ve performed this particular act 600 times’ is plenty)

Why you’d like to perform at the open stage/what you’d like to accomplish by it.

All act PROPOSALS must be SUBMITTED by 12:00 PM on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th! (Keep in mind your act does not necessarily need to be finished by this time.)
Please remember we only have so many slots for each performance type, and so many performance slots period, and will be filling them as we receive applications, so it behooves you to apply sooner rather than later!

Looking forward to your amazing submissions!

Summer Classes start June 17th!

Our summer session for aerial and circus classes starts on June 17th. Instead of our normal 8 week sessions, for the summer in order to accomodate for family vacations etc. we’re doing class cards instead!

The class cards cost $180 (the same as an 8 class session) and each card contains 8 punches, which you will be able to use at your leisure as frequently or infrequently as you want.

A new class card can be purchased when all of the classes on the old one are used, and class cards can be used for any of the classes we offer except for our aerial yoga classes.

We’ll keep track of your class card at the studio so you don’t have to!

Class cards can be purchased online or in the studio starting on Monday June 3rd.

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Registration for our next session of Aerial Yoga classes is now open! Session starts on June 23rd and we are offering two levels of aerial yoga — fundamentals, and an advanced class.

Our fundamentals class is open to all levels of students, but the advanced class is for experienced yogis, those with previous aerial yoga experience, or students with some aerial dance experience.

Fundamentals — Sundays, 5:00 – 6:15

Advanced — Sundays 6:30 – 7:45

Register here: http://www.airtemple.com/classes/pricing-and-registration/

Session Start Update

Hello current and future students,

Thankfully things in my family have stabilized for the time being, and the prognosis for my father’s health is much, much better than it was a few days ago, so I am looking at returning to Connecticut by the end of next week.
Therefore, the next session of aerial classes (SFPS and Acro will be starting on the 1st and 12th respectively) will begin Monday, April 8th! The end date for spring session will be Thursday, May 30th. There is a definite possibility that I will have to come back to Minnesota somewhere in there as best case scenario my father will need another major surgery in about a month. In that case classes will continue until all 8 weeks have been fulfilled.
Please feel free to continue to pre-register as normal, and if you have any questions or concerns, or you would like to sign up but are worried about conflicts with your own personal schedule, please email me and we will make sure to work something out for you!
This coming week, Nick will be at the studio on Tuesday and Wednesday to run a free open studio for current students from 5:00 – 7:00.
Hopefully I will see you all the week of April 8th!
Best,
Stacey

New Session Starting April 1st!

Our first ever session of classes is almost over and thanks to all of our wonderful students (especially those of you who were willing to put up with a few false starts!) it’s been a great success and loads of fun for us instructors!

So, we’re totally psyched that planning for next session is well underway, and in fact our schedule for the next session of classes at Air Temple is now up! You can find it on our Facebook page or by going here  and scrolling to the week of March 31st.

Air Temple is continuing to grow, which can be seen in the fact that we’re adding two new instructors to our roster and offering  four brand new classes next session! You can learn more about our new coaches Aleena and Gracie by heading to our Instructor Bios page.

Our new classes are Strength, Flexibility & Performance Skills; Acro Yoga & Partner Balancing; Teen Aerials; and Teen Circus. You can get more info about the first two classes here and the teen classes here.

We’ve also got a brand new yelp! page which will be live in the next few days. If you’re a current student and enjoying classes (and we hope you are!) leaving us a quick review would be a huge help.

We’re also adding a few new discounts for next session. If you sign up for multiple classes in a session, you will receive a stacking 5% discount on each class. For example if you sign up for three classes you will receive 5% off the second and 10% off the third. We’re also doing a referral discount! For every friend you get to sign up for classes (they must mention your name when they sign up) you will receive 5% off your own session.

We also welcome your feedback! If there’s a class you want to take that you don’t see on the schedule, or our schedule doesn’t work with your schedule, let us know! The happiness of our students is our number one priority. Simple email info@airtemple.com by March 12th and let us know what’s ailing you, and we’ll see what we can do. 


Online Pre-Registration for classes will be open on Wednesday, March 13th.