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 2 Schedule

Mondays 2/26-4/16 8 weeks
11-12pm Mixed Level Trapeze
12-12:15 Killer Core Workout  
5:45-7pm Skills, Drills & Transitions

Tuesdays 2/27-4/17 8 weeks
7-8am Aerial Circuit
5-6pm Beginner Lyra
6-6:15pm Killer Core Workout  
6:15-7:15pm Intermediate Lyra
7:15-8:30pm Beginner Fabrics L5
8:30-9:30pm Cyr Wheel starts 3/6 - no class 3/27

Wednesdays 2/28-4/18 8 weeks
11-12pm Mixed Level Lyra
12-12:15pm Killer Core Workout  
4-5pm Kids Circus
5-6pm Intermediate Trapeze
6:15-7:30pm Strappy Loops

Thursdays 3/1-4/19 8 weeks
7-8am Aerial Conditioning
5-6pm Advanced Lyra
6-7:15pm Beginner Fabrics L1
7:15-8:30pm Advanced Fabrics
8:30-9:30pm German Wheel starts 3/8 *must email inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com to register

Fridays 3/2-4/20 8 weeks
11-12pm Mixed Level Fabric
12-12:15pm Killer Core Workout
5:45-6:45pm Aerial Conditioning  

Saturdays 3/3 - 4/21 8 weeks NO CLASS 3/10
10-11am German Wheel (no class 3/10, 3/17) *Must email inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com to register*
11-12pm Kids/Teen Aerial no class 3/10
12-1:15pm Beginner Fabric L4 no class 3/10
1:15-2:15pm Sling no class 3/10

Sundays 3/4 -4/22 
9-10am Beginner Trapeze & Lyra - No class on 3/11
10-11:15am Beginner Fabric L2 - No class3/11
11:30-12:45pm Beginner Fabric L3 - No class 3/11
12:45-1:30pm Stretching & Flexibility - No class 3/11
6-7:15pm Flexibility on Fabrics
7:15-8:30pm Intermediate Fabrics

Open Practice Times - Sundays 8:30-10pm. If you are not a registered student, you must contact inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com before attending.

Registration Link:

As always, please let us know if you have any questions!

March workshops:

March 3rd 4:15-6:15pm
Introduction to Lyra

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to try out the lyra, or aerial hoop. Students will learn how to get onto the lyra, learn multiples moves and choreography on the lyra, and experiment with the dynamic movements of the lyra – spinning, swinging, and orbiting! No previous aerial experience necessary. Come on out and learn to fly with us! Taught by Perry Meyers
Register here: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1322

March 10th - Ballroom Closed

March 17th 4:15-6:15pm
Dynamic Aerials

This is an introduction class to dynamic movement. We will learn about the technique of beats on both silks and trapeze in a safe environment. We will then apply these dynamics to some of the skills we already know to make them even more flashy! Must have taken beginner level silks and/or trapeze. Taught by Tom Martin
Register here: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1323

March 24th 4:15-6:15pm
Trapeze: In the Ropes and Around the Bar

In this workshop we will investigate ways to translate moves from aerial fabric to the trapeze ropes, and wind your way around the bar with forwards, backwards and diagonally! Please wear tight fitted clothing and bring long sleeves. PreReqs: Strong Inversion and Front Balance on the bar. Taught by Gwynne Flanagan-Cox.
Register here: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1324

March 31st 4:15-6:15pm
Introduction to Circus Wheel

In this workshop, students will explore the exciting world of wheels - both German and Cyr! Get ready to spin, roll, ride and twirl. No experience necessary. Students must wear athletic shoes that cover the toes and have tread on the bottom. Taught by Kelly Jo Chartier.
Register here: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1325


Mark your calendars for our winter student showcase on February 24th & 25th 2018!

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