Frequently asked questions

Aerial disciplines

What clothes to wear?


Use comfortable clothing, such as cotton leggings and a shirt that covers your armpits and doesn’t come up while hanging upside down.




Do I need special shoes?


No shoes required, the class is barefoot




Do I need previous experience?


No, during the classes we make sure to give proper support depending on your personal fitness condition and body awareness level. Make sure to book a lesson within a group that suits your experience level. We have the following lessons/levels: - Silks for beginners: aimed at absolute begginers who are getting started in aerial disciplines - Silks and flow: aimed at beginners+ and intermediate students with a focus on flows and transitions on the air. - Silks and conditioning: aimet at beginners+ and intermediate students with a focus on power moves and drops.




Should I bring anything to the class?


Please make sure to bring: - a small towel to dry off (specially during summer season) - a vest with zipper and socks to stay warm in between climbs (specially for the winter season)





Bookings

Cancellation policy


Full or partial refund is not possible but if you reschedule your class up to 4 hours before start time of the class, changes are allowed and don't have any additional cost. Please update your attendance on our online booking system at www.aerials.amsterdam/book-online




Credits and booking


In order to join our lessons you will first need to get credits through our webshop. Once that is completed you will need to book a lesson through our online calendar.




Booking for friends / gifts


If you have aquired several credits to come for a lesson with friends then you can book the lesson for yourself under the calendar and send us an email so we can include your friend(s) on that lesson as well.




Gympass members


If you would like to attend our lessons using Gympass, please send us an email through the contact form and we will send out instructions.




Studio rental


If you would like to rent the studio for personal practice or rehearsal please head to Circus Lab Amsterdam and follow the instructions there :)





General

What language are the lessons in?


Classes are in English, and the group is from all over the world so you might learn a bit of Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, German, Polish, American, Colombian, Brazilian, French, Belgium, Ukrainian, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Greek, Australian, Irish, Romanian, Italian, or Chilean (that’s me!)




At what time does the gym open?


Gym is always open 15 min. before the class so you can come beforehand to get changed




Is there parking at the location?


You can park on the street outside our gym free of cost from 19:00 onward during weekdays.




How to get there?


Coming from Schipluidenlaan 10 (follow the red lines on map):
Once on Schipluidenlaan 10 walk a bit further towards Lelylaan station and look for 'Colorful art cafe'. Go in through the car entrance until the end, then turn right and you will find our gym across the field towards the left. Enter on the red door and head to the second floor.




Lessons for children


We do not offer lessons for children at the moment but we do accept teenagers with aerial experience to join our existing lessons. Age range of our lessons is between 16 to 40 years of age. In case you would like your children to start learning aerial silks you can try contacting the following groups: - Olympia Circus - Corpus Acrobatics




Lessons for beginners


We have several lesons that are suited for beginners. Please check our online calendar to see which one fits you best





Traveling aerialists

Students


If you are passing by Amsterdam be sure to give us a visit during one of our lessons or pop by into our Open training on Saturday's. For lessons: check out our calendar For open training: check our the Facebook event




Teachers


If you would like to share your knowledge with our studio members we have two main options available. Regular lesson: we offer the option to take over one of the regular lessons we have in our gym. This way students get to know different styles and teachers get an opportunity to share with our students. Send us the dates you will be in Amsterdam and which regular lessons you would like to teach. Masterclass: if you have a deep and vast set of content that would like to share, then this is the best option to go. Send us the dates you will be in Amsterdam plus all the information relevant to your masterclass including duration, program, methodology and pictures. Note: For both options please send us an email with your proposal and attach relevant information about your training experience, certifications, teaching methodology, pictures, etc.





COVID-19 measures

What are the general COVID-19 measures for Aerials Amsterdam?


We have published different articles to help navigate through this topic. You can find them all under our Blog section




Can we share aerial equipment?


Due to COVID-19 restrictions students cannot share aerial equipment. This means that everyone needs to have their own silk or hoop. There are rental and purchase options on our Blog section. https://www.aerials.amsterdam/post/silks-rental-purchase




How long do silks need to be?


Our gym is about 6.8 meters high. An ideal length for a silk is about 14-16 meters total lenght. When the silk is folded the length will be half (7-8 meters). This calculation includes extra lenght on the tail which is needed when doing moves where the silk is wrapped around you. The 'tail' is the lenght of silk after reaching the ground as you can see on the picture below.