Workshops & Specialty Classes

Summer Circus Camp 2018

with April Skelton at Empyrean Arts

  • Week One – June 25th through June 29th

  • Week Two – July 30th through August 3rd

  • Monday through Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Ages 7-12

  • $220 per student per week

Has your child ever dreamed of running away to the circus? Join professional teachers of circus performing arts for this exciting camp! Students are invited to Empyrean Arts to learn skills on trapeze, lyra, aerial fabric, aerial sling, acrobatics, games, and crafts. At the end of the week there will be a small informal performance for family and friends in the studio.

Camp is held at 32 Banks Avenue, Suite 108 in Asheville. It is your responsibility to ensure your child is picked up and dropped off on time. There is no before or after care available at the studio. On Friday there will be an informal showing of what the students learned that week. You will be emailed more information about this during the week of camp.

Parents or Legal Guardians are required to come in to the studio each day to sign their student in and out. There are ‘loading zone’ parking spaces on Banks Avenue that allow sufficient time to park and walk your child into the studio. On the first day of camp you will also return the Camp Pick-Up Form that indicates who is allowed to pick up your student for the duration of the week. Feel free to complete the above form before you arrive to the studio to save some time. Please designate ANYONE that may be picking up your child, including yourself.

Students should bring a water bottle, a snack and a good lunch. Aerial is fun but also hard work and kids get hungry! Sunblock is also suggested, as we may spend time just outside the studio doing crafts.

Attire: we recommend form fitting pants that cover their knees – stretchy comfortable shorts are fine as long as your child is okay with having the back of their knees uncovered on the trapeze. Form fitting tops with sleeves that are long enough to be tucked in with arms raised overhead. No hard seams or zippers that could catch in the fabric. Long hair should be pulled back. And we highly recommend leaving jewelry at home – we would hate for precious things to be misplaced or forgotten because it is necessary to remove them before using the equipment.

Empyrean Arts now offers a complete Beginning and Intermediate Level Aerial Arts Teacher Training through Aradia Fitness USA!

Heather Poole and Waverly Jones co-teach the aerial arts teacher training on Silks and Lyra currently. Training is held at Aradia Fitness in Cary, North Carolina or at your studio location. This training will provide you with beginning or intermediate level aerial curriculum’s, one total body beginning or intermediate level warm up, conditioning exercises and level ups for good student progression, introduction to aerial rigging information, and how to be an effective teacher for your students.

For more information and to register email Dakota Fox at