In 2007, former owner Leslie Murphy auditioned to be a part of the aerial program at Webster University headed by Monica Newsam and she hasn't stopped flying since.  After graduation, Leslie performed with En L'Air Aerial Dance Company for 2 years and in 2015 she formed FDC's Aerial Program.

Aerial classes are offered for ages 5 & up and are separated by age & skill level.  

 

Our program focuses mostly on silks, however the Lyra, Trapeze & Hammock are included in our Annual Aerial Showcase.  Dancers can expect to gain strength, technique, flexibility and self-confidence.

AERIAL PROGRAM

Beg/INt Aerial 
(Ages 5 &UP)

Designed for students with little to no experience. Students will learn basic skills including, climbing, inverting & wrapping building strength, confidence and flexibility. Our 5-8 year olds will work with aerial skills and the aerial hammock.

Beg/INt Aerial 
(AGES 9-18)

Designed for students with little to no experience. Students will learn basic skills including, climbing, inverting & wrapping building strength, confidence and flexibility. Our 9-18 year olds will work with aerial skills, hammock, lyra and trapeze.

int/adv aerial
(AGES 5-8)

Designed for students that have taken aerial for 2-3 years and have mastered skills such as climbing, inverting and more challenging wraps & poses. Students will continue to expand their aerial vocabulary and will work with aerial skills, Lyra, trapeze and hammock. Students will be guided in small drops with close teacher supervision.

int/adv aerial
(AGES 9-18)

Designed for students that have taken aerial for 2-3 years at Formations. Students must be able to climb to the ceiling and invert in the air. Students must have an extensive knowledge of all locks & wraps on aerial silks. In addition to silks, students will also train on the hammock, lyra and trapeze. Students will continue to learn more challenging drops and wraps with close teacher supervision.

We are so proud of our aerial dancers!  Check out our most recent showcase to see what we can do:

2022 Showcase