Studio Reopening for Private Lessons and Small Group Classes

King County has moved into Phase 2 of reopening, which means we are eligible to start offering small group classes at the studio again.

Our first mini-session of classes will run Sunday July 5 through Saturday August 1. 

Classes will be limited to a maximum of 5 students (with most having only 3 or 4 students) and our studio COVID-19 procedures will remain in effect. In addition to the measures listed on our website, here are the additional steps we are taking to help keep our staff and students safe and healthy:

  • No shared aerial equipment
  • 30-minute breaks between every class for cleaning and sanitizing
  • Small class sizes of 3-5 students who will attend classes in dedicated “pods”
  • Visual markers throughout the studio to help maintain at least 6′ of distance between each other
  • Roll up door ventilation at all times when classes are in session
  • Commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized 2x/day

CLASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION IN VAMP! Be sure to complete our new waiver (linked above) before registering. Select “Register for Session Class” from the main menu to register. If the class(es) you want are full, please email us so we can explore the possibility of adding another day of the class.

Please note that all Drop-In Aerial / Flexibility / Dance punch cards that were active as of 1/1/20 have been converted to a prepaid balance on your account that never expires and can be used for private lessons, session classes, and/or open studio. Private lesson punch cards are still available.

We are so excited to welcome Paul Tracogna of The Owl & the Pussycat Duo Trapeze to our staff this summer. Paul is an Australian-native circus performer who has worked professionally as an aerialist since 2005 with a variety of companies all over the world including Cirque du Soleil, Circus Paris, and multiple appearances on La France A Un Incroyable Talent. Paul will only be in Seattle for a couple of months so don’t miss your chance to train with him!

Our July 5-August 1 mini-session schedule is as follows:

  • Ballet Barre w/ Jaclyn (2 SPOTS LEFT) $72 / 4 classes; Mondays 6-7pm (suitable for all levels)

  • Flexibility w/ Peter (1 SPOT LEFT) $115 / 4 classes; Mondays 6-7:30pm(must be able to touch your toes with straight legs and push up into a bridge on hands to register for this class)

  • Dance Trapeze w/ Charly (1 SPOT LEFT) $115 / 4 classes; Mondays 7:30-9pm (Level I Trapeze permissions required)

  • Vertical Technique w/ Kim (FULL) $225 / 8 classes; Tuesdays 6-7:30pm AND Saturdays 10:30am-12pm (Vertical Technique permissions required)
    Yes, this class meets 2x/week!

  • Fabric I/II w/ Kim (FULL) $225 / 8 classes Tuesdays 7:30-9pm AND Saturdays 12:30-2pm (Fabric I or higher permissions required)
    Yes, this class meets 2x/week!

  • Proximal Stability & Strength for Circus Artists w/ Paul (3 SPOTS LEFT)  $99/four classes, meets Tuesdays 5:30-7pm

    These strength classes combine bodyweight and traditional strength training methods. Students will use a variety of exercises to build total-body strength. Focusing on the most fundamental strength elements, this class will take you through a mix of upper-body, lower-body and core strength exercises. With a focus on higher rep ranges and a strong body awareness, this class will build your strength & stability and help develop your skills in aerial classes. We introduce basic anatomy, bodyweight terminology and tried-and-true shapes. This class will get your joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons prepared to do MORE in everyday life, and in the air. This class is the perfect compliment to your return to the air post-quarantine!

  • Sling I / II with Charly (1 SPOT LEFT) $115 / 4 classes Tuesdays 7:30-9pm (Sling I or higher permissions required)
  • Sling I / II with Kim and Charly (FULL) $225 / 8 classes; Wednesdays 6-7:30pm AND Sundays 11am-12:30pm (Sling Level I or higher permissions required) Yes, this class meets 2x/week!

  • Aerial Foundations w/ Amanda (FULL) $115 / 4 classes Wednesdays 6:30-8p

  • Pushing Strength for Aerialists & Handstanders w/ Paul (1 SPOT LEFT)  $99/four classes Thursdays 5:30-7pm

    See the world upside down! Getting upside down can seem scary at first, but we will keep you inspired to move past your fears. In this class, Paul will take you through progressions, shapes, spotting techniques, and the adequate conditioning to help you feel safe with your upside down world. With an emphasis on wrist and shoulder prep, hand placement and different techniques to build strength and confidence, this class gives you all the tools to take your position from a plank to a full-on handstand with safe and proper form. If you are a complete beginner looking to gain comfort upside down or if you are looking to build your handstand endurance, this class is for you. Pushing strength is essential for balancing those pulling muscles, aerialists!

  • Aerial Foundations w/ Nancy (FULL) $115 / 4 classes Thursdays 7:30-9p
  • Open Studio BY APPOINTMENT (registration by Thursday) for students with Level I permissions or higher – Fridays 5-7pm – $18 for 2 hours
  • Aerial Foundations w/ Amanda (FULL)  $115 / 4 classes Sundays 10:30am-12pm

  • Vertical Technique w/ Kim (FULL) $115 / 4 classes Sundays 3:30-5pm

We will also continue to offer private and semi-private lessons at Arcadia in July. Our private lesson rate is $80/hour for a single lesson or $375 for 5 private lessons via a prepaid punch card, available for purchase in VAMP. We will ask all students to prepay for lessons so instructors do not have to handle payment at the studio. A no-refund, 24-hour cancellation policy applies to all private lessons once booked.

To request a private lesson, please email with the following information:

We look forward to seeing some of you in the studio soon!