Our adult classes are generally geared towards students who are 18+ years of age. However, exceptions can be made for those who are younger on a case-by-case basis.
Dress Code for All Classes: Please wear moveable, tight-flitting clothing that covers the backs of your knees and your armpits, and be prepared to take off your shoes and socks. Remove all jewelry before hopping onto any person or apparatus! See individual class descriptions below with additional requirements for German Wheel, Chinese Pole and Cyr Wheel.
Acro Standing Circus
Get off the floor and take your acro training to the next level (literally)! Together we will move beyond L-basing to explore dynamic standing moves and two-highs. Previous acro experience is required.
AcroBalance and Games (Open Level)
Partner Acrobatics for teams of one, two, three, four or more! Work on coordination, proprioceptive awareness, and acrobatics while building communication skills and mutual trust. We guarantee you will surprise yourself with what you can achieve. No previous experience or partner necessary.
Advanced Fabric Theory
Advanced aerial fabric is designed to teach more technical moves & combinations as well as refine old vocabulary. By breaking down the 'how' & 'why' of the fabric physics & theory, aerialists will be able to put their current knowledge to use in more complicated drops & sequences as well as deconstruct & reverse engineer old movement for better efficiency & visual impact.
Aerial Rope (Corde Lisse) Technique
This class covers safe body mechanics for aerial while exploring rope-specific skills and choreographic tools. Learn the theory behind how manipulating the rope creates movement pathways for tricks and choreography while also staying responsible to your body's functional health. Intermediate level class, some aerial experience needed. It is recommended to wear clothes that cover your waist, backs of knees, and ankles.
- Comfortable climbing at least halfway up the apparatus multiple times within a class
- 3 pushups
- 2-3 pullups
- Inversions from the ground
- 2 skin-the-cats
- Can hold an inverted straddle for 10 seconds
Aerial Silks (Beginner/Intermediate Level)
Learn to climb, twirl, and wrap yourself up with grace and style. This class is open to the newest aerialists and those with a little more experience under their belt. You will learn climbs, poses, and basic sequencing as you develop your strength and stamina.
Aerial Silks and Rope Combo Class
Two apparatuses for the price of one! Explore the interplay between silks and corde lisse to expand your command of these two unique but deeply connected apparatuses. Previous aerial experience is required -- this is an intermediate class.
Ballet (Open Level)
Kenny Larson's ballet class has come to The Muse! Wednesdays from 1-3pm, this class is open to all levels of ballet. Some knowledge of ballet vocabulary is helpful. Ballet shoes or socks recommended.
Kenny has been featured as an international guest artist with companies and at galas throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Russia. He has gained recognition for his distinctive class structure and personal approach to students. Class is $15, 5-class packs available for $60, ballet barre drop-in only $9.
Lyra (open level)
Explore your range of motion in the quintessential circus apparatus. You’ll explore basic poses and fluid choreography, exciting drops and spins. This class does not require previous aerial experience, and we welcome folks with a little experience under their belt or none at all.
Take your aerial hoop training to the next level! This class will focus on conditioning, dynamic and strength based moves, and advanced sequences.
- Ability invert into the hoop unassisted
- Ability to execute 2-3 pull ups
Learn how to stand, leg-hang, invert, and spin on the pole just like a monkey in the jungle. This apparatus is designed to work your strength to the maximum -- be prepared to go hard. You will be defying gravity in no time.
Class requirements: Full length jean pants, non outdoor rubber sole shoes. Feviue brand recommended. Feviue can be purchased at martial arts stores, online, Chinatown, and usually run approximately $24. Keds and Converse are also acceptable as long as they haven't been worn outdoors or on NYC streets! These two items will keep you safe on the pole and protect your skin as well as help you execute moves safely and properly.
Picture a giant metal hula-hoop the size of you, then picture yourself spinning around inside that hoop like a coin. Thats what we learn in Cyr wheel class, the simple single-ring apparatus for beautiful dancer-like movements that give the performer a sense of gliding on air. Seriously, google "Cyr Wheel." Its amazing.
Please wear comfortable clothing to class, athletic sneakers are required.
Torrie teaches slow burn vinyasa classes with a keen eye to alignment and plenty of hands on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from many modalities including: Iyengar, Anusara, power yoga and circus flexibility.
Explore both active and passive flexibility postures to safely increase functional mobility range. Move through sequences that will have you folding, squeezing, splitting, and twisting your body in ways you never thought you could -- sometimes with partner assistance!
The German Wheel is a giant hamster wheel for humans. Come spin with us -- in no time you will be flipping, rolling, and standing on top of the wheel world. Not to be missed!
Shoes are required (martial arts or canvas shoes are ideal).
Unlike your traditional backyard hammock, our aerial hammocks give you the ability to spin, fly, and dance a dynamic aerial dance. No matter your skill level or strength, you will be challenged to move, climb, spin, drop, and flow in this exciting class.
Learn how to invert with ease and make standing on your hands as easy as standing on your feet! In this class you will learn how to condition yourself to be able to get into and hold a handstand. No previous experience necessary.
Harness Play, Bungee and Wall running
Have you ever wanted to stand on a wall? Experience the world from a different angle? With wall running, harness play, and bungee, you will perfect your superhero skills in no time. Be prepared to run horizontally, flip, and defy gravity just like Spiderman. Sneakers.
Partner Acro Flow (Open Level)
Explore L-basing and standing acro as a flow, not just individual poses. Expect to train hard and push the limits of what you may have thought was possible for you. Meet new acro friends and partners, while expanding your communication skills and trust. Partner not necessary.
Multi-Apparatus Intro to Aerial
If you've always wanted to try aerial but don't know where to start, then this class is for you! We will focus on building the strength and technique needed for all types of aerial work, and you will have the opportunity to explore and learn skills on a variety of aerial apparatuses.
Open Workout Training
Please see our Open Workout Policy page for more information
Open Acro Jam
Dedicated two hour time slot for working on existing acro skills, and experimenting in a safe supervised environment with friends! Previous experience is recommended. Please wear comfortable and moveable clothing.
Static trapeze is an extremely versatile apparatus as it has multiple spaces to explore including underneath the bar, on the bar, and above the bar within the ropes. Together we will build a foundational vocabulary, learn new skills, discover new entrances and exits, challenge your endurance with long sequences, and increase strength with difficult conditioning exercises.
Tumbling classes begin with a fun warm-up and stretch to build a strong flexibilty and strength practice. In this class we will learn basic gymnastic skills in a supportive environment. You’ll be careening across the mats in no time!