Under 18s Aerial Classes

Our Under 18s aerial classes offer specific classes in aerial disciplines for older students. We run classes at our Bristol and Frome sites in a range of aerial disciplines to give students the opportunity to focus and hone their skills in the air.

About Our Classes

In weekly aerial classes, students work in small class sizes to practice hoop, trapeze, silks or rope skills.

Students will learn to safely warm up and practise conditioning exercises to improve strength and flexibility, before working on a range of moves and sequences on their chosen piece of equipment.

We have classes for beginners and improvers aged 10+, taking place on weeknights and weekends.

Find out information about our Under 18s’ Flying Trapeze classes here.

Youth Circus Aerial and Specialist


Fridays (Frome BA11 1EU)

Beginners’ Mixed Aerial
Ages 10 – 18
6.00 – 7.15pm

Improvers’ Mixed Aerial
Ages 10 – 18
7.15 – 8.30pm

Sundays (St Paul’s Church, Bristol BS2 8SJ)

Beginners’ Hoop/Silks/Trapeze
Ages 10 – 18
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Improvers’ Hoop/Silks/Trapeze
Ages 10 – 18
2.30pm – 3.30pm


Class Costs

Bristol Classes
£8.00/£6.00 concession per class, paid in half-termly blocks

Frome Classes
£10/£7.50 concession per class, paid on a termly basis



Booking for these classes works slightly differently depending on the location – please carefully read the ‘How To Book’ section below.

Useful Information

Below you’ll find full information on class levels, how to book, booking terms and conditions,  and more. Click on a section to expand.

Beginners’ Classes are for students who have little or no experience in their chosen aerial skill. Students will learn the basics including how to mount and dismount safely, proper technique, and key moves. They will build strength and agility in small class sizes with the help of our expert tutors.

Improvers’ Classes are aimed at students aged 10-18 who have more experience in their chosen aerial discipline. They should be comfortable working on the equipment without direct assistance and have a good understanding of the basics (mounting, dismounting, proper technique, etc.). Improvers’ students will have a repertoire of basic tricks under their belt and will be starting to work on more complex sequences and moves.

Bristol Classes

Our Bristol U18s Aerial classes are separate to our regular after-school Youth Circus classes: you don’t need to be a current Youth Circus student to join, and current students are not automatically given spaces in these classes.

In our Bristol classes the small class sizes mean these classes operate on a first-come, first-served basis in the same way that our Adult Classes run – classes go on sale in blocks of 4-7 weeks at a time and you need to book for each block (you’re not guaranteed a continuing space).

Bristol class dates will go online, along with a ‘booking opens…’ date, approx. 1 month before a block starts. This gives everyone a fair chance to go online when booking opens!

Frome Classes

In our Frome classes the larger class sizes mean these classes go on sale in terms of 11-13 weeks at a time and you need to book for each term. If you would like to cancel your space you must inform the office before the start of the next term.

You can join the waiting list for these classes here.

0117 924 7615


Our office hours are Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm.

We may be required to work remotely at short notice (e.g. in the case of Covid-19 isolation). It’s always best to email as well as leaving voicemails, to make sure that we receive your messages as soon as possible.

View all our Under 18s Aerial classes here

To book, click on the class to expand.

Beginners’ Classes

Improvers’ Classes