Leslieville
6 Carlaw Ave.
Unit 104
Toronto, Ontario

FAQ

Isn’t it dangerous to go up that high? What if I fall?

Aerial training is always done gradually. We begin by learning each new skill low to the ground with mats and spotters. As you progress, get stronger and more confident, we begin to take those skills higher into the air - but only when it’s safe to do so.

Are you sure that piece of fabric is going to hold me? What if I pull down the ceiling?

All of our equipment is rated for dynamic human loads and are regularly checked for wear and tear. Our rigging points were installed by a professional rigger and shock tested to ensure safety. Each point is also harnessed to two separate load bearing beams for redundancy; meaning in the extremely unlikely case of one giving out, there would still be another whole beam to hold you.

What if I have no upper body strength?

That’s okay! We’re here to help. There are all sorts of fun conditioning exercises to help you gain the strength you need to climb high. Even with no experience or training, there are moves you can try... and every time you use those muscles, they’ll get stronger. Also, it’s not just upper body strength that will get you up there; abdominal and leg strength also play a key role and can help make up for strength you may not yet have in the upper body.

Don’t I need to be really flexible?

No, there’s lots you can do with very little flexibility. Being bendy can definitely help with lines and making certain moves easier, but we’re here to help you improve that too.

What if I’m afraid of heights?

Working within your own body control, safely, is an excellent way to overcome your fears. There are also plenty of moves you can do very close to the ground.

Does it hurt?

Yes. If you’re not used to aerial and acrobatic training, you’ll feel weird pressure in places you’re not used to. It’s not uncommon to get small burns or bruises, especially when starting out or when wearing inappropriate clothing. Generally moves get more comfortable the more you do them. And serious injuries are rare.

What should I wear?

Tight fitting, stretchy clothing that covers the backs of the knees (and armpits for more advanced moves) is best.

How long does it take to do cool tricks?

It depends who you are, what your prior training is and how hard you work at it. Some people, like former gymnasts, martial artists or dancers, people who know their body very well, pick it up very quickly. Others take several months to learn the basics. Generally there is a pretty steep learning curve when you first start, but as you progress you’ll begin to learn much faster. This is especially true for rope and silks.