Questions and Answers
Are you looking for additional information about our Aerial Dance Studio? Here you’ll find a list of our most common questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please let us know and we’ll get back to you shortly.
How fit do I have to be to start aerials?
You do not need to be fit to start aerials, because aerials will make you fit.
You will need to fill out our waiver and medical questionnaire, and provide a doctor’s note for any injuries or medical limitations you might have.
Is Aerials for you? Watch the video “Myths About Starting Aerial Classes” to find out.
What do I need to bring/wear?
For Pole: Initially beginners prefer to be more covered up, so tight leggings, tank tops, t-shirts or sports bra are great. Socks or bare feet. As you progress through the levels, you will likely switch to short shorts and a sports bra.
For Lyra or Silks: Tight fitting leggings and tight fitting short or long sleeve shirt. Shorts not recommended.
For Fitness Classes: Anything you would normally wear to any other fitness classes. Note for handstands, you might want a shirt to tuck in as you will be going upside down.
For All Classes:
- An open mind and a water bottle.
- Leave all jewelry, rings, watches, etc. at home. These items can gouge your skin as well as cause damage to our equipment and the item itself.
- Avoid hand and body oils/lotions on the day of class as they can affect your grip.
- Wear your hair up as best you can, as long hair can sometimes get tangled up (ouch!)
What should I expect my first class?
You will be lead, by and instructor through a warmup, conditioning, learning new moves and working on already learned moves, and a cool down.
How high are the poles and aerial equipment?
Home studio: Poles are 8 feet high.
New Studio: The poles and silks will hopefully be 12-15 feet high, and the lyra can be hung at any height off the floor.
Can I participate if I’m pregnant?
You will require a doctor's note once you find out you are pregnant.
What if I miss a class that is part of a series?
If you miss an aerial series class, you can make it up in an all levels open Aerial Playtime class.
Can I still participate with a disability?
Of course. Disabilities come in many shapes and forms, so depending on the disability we might require a doctor’s note. Please reach out to the owner to discuss.
What is your cancellation or refund policy?
What do I need to know for my first class?
Can I try before I buy?
First class at Sunshine Aerial Fitness is free. Contact us for more information so we can help determine which first class is right for you.
Are photos and videos permitted?
Absolutely! We encourage you to document your progress and show off your mad new skills! You are welcome to post on social media and we would love it if you tag Sunshine Aerial Fitness.
Some classmates may not be comfortable with their image being shared publicly so please obtain their consent before you post anything if they are in the background.
We have a closed private Facebook group that all of our members are welcome to join to share, discuss and uplift each other.
I’m afraid of heights, but I really want to try aerials!
Never fear! Pretty much every aerial instructor will start their students doing everything on the ground while they learn the wraps and techniques for any given trick. From there, instructors will usually ask you to try the trick you have been practicing from a small climb off the ground. Then two climbs, etc. Our aerial instructor’s number one concern is your safety.
What if I get dizzy easily?
Spinning is something you are able to build a tolerance to for the most part. Our instructors will always start you slow and work up to bigger and faster spins, at your own pace.