Learn Circus Arts

Learning the circus arts not only builds strength, but also confidence and the list of benefits is virtually endless. We like to think of our classes as a unique way to get fit while having fun.  As for our company members, they are not only our top notch performers, but also highly qualified coaches in the circus arts.  Many members of our company have trained at prestigious professional circus schools while others have competed and ranked highly in both national and international competitions.  Our home studio is at the Mobtown Ballroom located in Baltimore City.  Please visit their website for class offerings www.mobtownballroom.com 

2018 Session 6 Fall Schedule

Session 6: Sept 4-Oct 28 Ballroom closed 9/22-28

Sundays Sept 9 - Oct 28 no class 9/23
9-10am Beginner Trapeze/Lyra
10-11:15am Beginner Fabric L2
11:15-12:30pm Beginner Fabric L3
6-7:15pm Handstands (no class 9/16 or 10/7)
7:15-8:30pm Tumbling & Acrobatics (no class 9/16 or 10/7)
8:30-10pm Open hang

Mondays Sept 10-Oct 22 no class on Sept 4 or 24
11-12pm Mixed Level Trapeze
5:45-7pm Intermediate Fabric

Tuesdays Sept 4 - Oct 23 no class Sept 25
7-8am Aerial Circuit
5-6pm Beginner Lyra
6-6:15pm Killer Abs
6:15-7:15pm Intermediate Lyra
7:15-8:30pm Beginner Fabrics L5
8:30-9:45pm Strappy Loops ** need to email Kelly Jo to register at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

Wednesdays Sept 5-Oct 24 no class Sept 26
11-12pm Mixed Level Lyra
5-6:15pm Intermediate Trapeze
6:15-7:30 Skills, Drills and Transitions on the Fabrics

Thursdays Sept 6-Oct 25 no class Sept 27
5-6pm Advanced Lyra
6-7:15pm Beginner Fabrics L1
7:15-8:30pm Advanced Fabric
8:45-9:45pm Sling

Fridays Sept 7-Oct 26 no class Sept 28
11-12pm Mixed Level Fabric
5:45-6:45 Aerial Conditioning

Saturdays Sept 8-Oct 27 no class Sept 22
10-11am Kids Circus
11-12pm Stretching
12-1:15pm Beginner Fabrics L4
1:15-2:15pm Intermediate Lyra/Trapeze

To register follow this link: https://mobtownballroom.com/classes/

For any questions on registration, please email Kelly Jo at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

For classes that are sold out - especially Beginner Fabrics 1 and 2, we have overflow class times designated. Please email us to get on the list to join these classes!

For all fabric students - you must complete the skill checklist listed under your current class before moving on to the next level. To move on to the next level please get permission from Kelly Jo or your coach before registering!


Registration Link: https://mobtownballroom.com/classes/

* Open hang is free for all students currently registered in class. For all others it is $10. For students who have not taken classes at in the dark, you must email us to get permission to take open hang at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com. You will either need to take a private lesson with a coach or provide a letter of reference from another circus school where you have trained.


Sunday, October 7th. 6-8pm $45.
Introduction to Aerial Dance Workshop

At In the Dark Circus Arts we show that fitness can be fun and accessible to any and everyone via the circus arts. Come out for this one time only aerial dance experience! In this workshop you will get a chance to try the aerial fabrics, Lyra and Trapeze! We will explore how these apparatuses are used for fitness, fun and flight! Toss your fears aside and come join us. No experience is necessary to run awaywith the circus!

Registration Link: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1348


For questions please email Kelly Jo at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

To register for classes please visit our registration page under the aerial dance tab at www.mobtownballroom.com. Private lessons also available.  Please email us at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com to set up an appointment.



"Before discovering aerials, there weren't many fitness outlets that I really enjoyed. Now, I train with Kelly Jo every week and am dedicated to practicing because I love it so much – I can actually do pull-ups! Aerial-dance is extremely satisfying because you can challenge yourself through physical and mental goals that you never felt were possible; and be artistic at the same time. Kelly Jo is a great and inspiring trainer that helps me push my boundaries every day! "--Dani Baer


A story on circus arts and physical fitness!  Have a look and see what it is like to learn circus arts!

 Learning the aerial fabrics

Learning the aerial fabrics