Aerial classes offer participants a chance to learn a variety of aerial skills on Corde lisse/Rope, Tissue/Silks, Trapeze, Lyra/Aerial hoop and Cocoon. Participants will also have the opportunity to focus on their favourite ones.

Note: No class during Mid-term break


All classes are held at Galway Community Circus at St Joseph’s Community Centre, Shantalla. There is a car-park outside the community centre and the bus number 402 brings you directly outside the building. There are toilets and changing rooms at the venue.

The best type of clothing is training clothes such as leggings, a long tight top, a leotard, or a long sleeve t-shirt. It is advisable to have your skin covered especially for aerial rope. Please make sure there are no zips or sharp objects on your clothing, as these can damage the equipment. Similarly, all jewellery must be removed before class starts.

Remember to bring a bottle of water with you!

What if I miss a class?

All classes must be paid for in advance. Unfortunately we cannot facilitate swapping classes or reimbursing payments for missed classes.


Explorer: Just starting out. This is really about your first year or so of training. Emphasis is on developing strength and solid basics. Unless you've already been doing a lot of training in another sport, expect this to take about a year - we all need to work on our strength and flexibility.

Improver: You've been training for about a year. You feel much stronger and you’re actually able to bring your arms up straight by your ears! You are now comfortable on the apparatus and are ready to start more dynamic moves and sequencing skills.

Skilled: You've been training for about 2 to 3 years. You're now ready to start linking sequences and ready to show off your hard-earned work. Or maybe you're just ready to push yourself even more and start linking dynamic skills. Go you!

*If you wish to enroll in Skilled Adult Aerial we must have proof of your skill level. Please email us videos/ photos of you doing a routine or performance. 


The term fee for Adult Aerial at Explorer and Improver level is €194 for the Autumn term (12 weeks). The term fee can only be paid in full at registration by debit/credit card (administered by Easy Payments Plusl).

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C/o St Joseph's Community Centre,
Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway
+353 85 111 7224
Charity number 17420
Company registration number 453185