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Dance Artistry Elevated


We are incredibly proud of our aerial program at FDC which was established in 2015 by our instructor, Leslie Murphy.  Leslie brings 18 years of professional experience in the aerial arts, 22 years of dance training, a BFA in Dance from Webster University, and an immense amount of passion to the program.  Our aerial program is more than poses and tricks in the air, but an expansion of our love of dance brought to new heights.  Leslie focuses on the benefits of aerial training for dancers, artists, athletes and everyone in between in order for them to develop strength, hone their technique, expand their flexibility and find a new avenue for self-expression.  

Our aerial program at FDC is offered to ages 5-18 in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  Students train on aerial silks, hammock, lyra, trapeze, and other creative apparatuses developed by our staff.  In the spring, all of our students participate in our Annual Aerial Showcase, open to families, friends and the public.  Under the Artistic Direction of our owner, Ashley Claybrook, and our aerial arts instructor Leslie Murphy, our showcases give audiences an immersive, inventive and unforgettable aerial experience while offering our students a professional level performance opportunity.  


Explore our Summer Classes and Camps here as well as our Fall/Spring classes here.


If you are looking for additional class times, or our Adult Aerial Program, please check out our second location DPU in Arnold. 

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