First Friday Free Show August 5th 7-8 p.m!

Come enjoy the intersection of creation and performance in a casual setting. Enjoy a $5 Open Aerial after for students! Open to the public!

This looks fun, BUT...

“Am I strong enough?”

“What if I’m
scared of heights?”

“Is it expensive?”

“How do I get started?”

All your questions
answered in the
Beginner’s Guide!

At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, we put the "play" back into life. With quality instruction and a nurturing environment, we empower you to get creative and have fun! When you come to class, we give you a trapeze and teach you that your options are limitless. Through climbing and swinging and dancing in the air, we expand perspectives and inspire new confidence.

We love altering people’s self image by showing them what they are capable of. As you climb to the top of a 30 foot rope, your every day challenges are put back in perspective. Bumbershoot Aerial Arts enriches peoples' lives by helping them find their inner monkey.

Try-It-Out Free!
Are you curious about Aerial Arts, but aren't ready to commit to a class yet? Try a free "Try-It-Out" Aerial Fabrics class and see why people love Bumbershoot!
Upcoming Workshops
Research and Destroy: Vertical theory and abstract thinking with Lisa Natoli
Wed 8/3 10:30 am-12:30 pm
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In this class we will look at how skills and theories of points of contact, weight shifts, dropping, lofting, and body facings transfer between vertical apparatus. We will research wraps and learn to recognize how they are holding us up and leading us around. Together we will find inventive ways to enter and exit skills. This mixed level class is for both the intermediate and advanced student who want to gain awareness of how wraps function. Must come with an open and curious mind and be able to make a catchers and s wrap in the air.
Vertical Partnering: Bodies Vs. Gravity with Lisa Natoli
Sun 8/7 11:00 am-1:00 pm
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This class is for aerialists interested in experimental partnering and duo/ensemble work. We will focus on partnering, collaboration, and floor-to-air exits and entrances, using skills and theories borrowed from contact improvisation and movement studies, such as rolling and skipping points of contact, releasing, weight shifts, balance/counterbalance, all in context to your apparatus and partner. prerequisite: for the student who has taken at least 2 sessions at Bumbershoot in silks 1 or rope 1.
Rope it Up Sunday: Tools for Skills on Rope with Lisa Natoli
Sun 8/7 3:15 pm-5:15 pm
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In this class we look at tools to access the “tricks” we want to learn with building blocks and discussions of the physical mechanics and landmarks of wraps. We will meet you at your level and work with the body you have to deepen understanding and discover your potential. Prerequisites: An open mind and willingness to try things. Must be able to invert in the air over and over again and climb to the top 3 times without touching the floor at the bottom.