Open Aerial

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice and perfect the skills they have learned in class. Although a qualified instructor will be present, no instruction will be given. Students are asked to share equipment and to warm up before performing any aerial skills. Bumbershoot policy also asks that students not teach or spot one another. These informal practice sessions are a great way to master your own personal aerial goals and to help maximize your progress in class.

Ground skills such as acrobatics, juggling, balancing, etc. may also be practiced at regular Open Aerials or Showcase Open Aerials (if the student is performing in the showcase) as space allows. Students are asked to be respectful of other’s time and space and not make messes or leave equipment laying around 😉

No need to register, Drop-Ins Are Welcome!

$12 per person for Bumbershoot students

$17 for non-students

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Regular Open Aerial

Monday 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Open Aerial Policies

Open Aerial Practice

  • Open Aerial Practice is a supervised but open practice time and no instruction will be given by the instructor. Cost is $12 for Bumbershoot students and $17 for non-students.
  • Prepaid punch cards are available to Bumbershoot students at a discounted rate ($100 for 11 practices).
  • You are considered a current Bumbershoot student if you are enrolled in a class or have taken a class or private lesson within the last 2 weeks AND are continuing consistent private or semi private training at Bumbershoot no less frequently than every 2 weeks.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older in order to participate. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for Bumbershoot students.

Open Aerial Rules for Students

  • You are only allowed to use equipment on which you have obtained instruction from a Bumbershoot Coach.
  • Open studio time ís a time to practice skills that you have learned in a class AT BUMBERSHOOT and which have been approved by your coach to practice. It is NOT a time to teach yourseìf new skills.
  • You may NOT teach or spot another Open Aerial student on any new skills. Spotting for conditioning exercises, however, is encouraged!
  • If the instructor on duty feels that something you are doing is not safe for you to practice during Open Aerial you must stop until approval is agreed upon by your coach and the instructor on duty.
  • Share the equipment, warm yourself up before getting on it, and always have an appropriate mat underneath you. If this is unclear to you, check with the instructor on duty.

Open Aerial Rules for Non-Bumbershoot Students

  • In addition to the rules above, you must call ahead and set up a complimentary 10 minute orientation with a Bumbershoot coach prior to participating in Open Aerial for the first time.
  • Non-students may not do any drops or rolls during Open Aerial that have not been approved by a Bumbershoot coach.