Aerial Arts program and Aerial Performance team

Welcome to Avanti Dance Company!  Before attending classes, all new students MUST register through our online Customer Portal.  Be sure to also sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter (see our home page) so you are kept up to date on what is happening at Avanti Dance Company.  You will be the first to know when new classes, dance camps and works shops/master classes and show cases are announced!  We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

Aerial Classes

 Aerial dance is a subgenre of modern dance first recognized in the United States in the 1970s. The choreography incorporates an apparatus often attached to the ceiling. This consists of Silks, also called Fabric or Tissue, which is an extended piece of fabric attached in the middle to the ceiling to create two long tails or Lyra, also known as Hoop, which is a steel ring hung vertically from the ceiling.

Youth Aerial Monthly Enrollment

(Tuition amounts below is based on 4 classes per month. Tuition will automatically be pro-rated monthly based on the actual number of classes offered in a month whenever there is a short or long month.) 

1 Hour $140
1.25 Hour N/A
1.5 Hour $180
Trial Class $30

Aerial Silks Class Levels

Level 1: Beginner/ No experience needed

Level 2: Must be able to climb to the top of the silk and get into double foot locks splits rotisserie on your own

Level 3: Must be able to climb to the top of the silk, get into double foot locks in the air, angel drop, and straddle climb

Level 4: Must be able to straddle climb to the top of the silk, execute a clean double angel drop, single star drop

Level 5: Must be able to outside leg straddle climb to the top of the silk, execute a clean double angel drop, double star drop, hip key in the air, and egg beaters

Level 6: Instructor Approval Needed

Optional Events/ Priority to Aerial Team members:

  • Aerial Competitions
  • Aerial Photo Shoot
  • Aerial Workshops

Weekly Training Requirements

  • Minimum weekly requirements: 2 hours per week
  • Enrollment in at least one aerial technique class per week
  • Enrollment in a one hour aerial performance team rehearsal (group meets weekly to prepare for upcoming performances)


Aerial Performance Team

AVANTI’s Aerial Performance Team is a community of aspiring young aerialists who want to focus on aerial artistry, performance and musicality in addition to developing more advanced tricks, flexibility, strength and stamina. Aerial Performance Team combines the technical skills and pageantry of Cirque with dance and athleticism giving these young aerialists the opportunity to showcase their hard work through various community performances throughout the season as well as entering choreographed routines in aerial arts competitions.

Aerial Performance Team Annual Events:

  • Festival of Children (September)- South Coast Plaza
  • Christmas Walk (December)-Corona Del Mar
  • Avanti Holiday Student Performance (December)-Costa Mesa
  • Art Walk (Feb/March) -Santa Ana
  • Redondo Beach Spring Festival (April)-Redondo Beach
  • Avanti Dance Company Recital-Intermission Show (June)- Costa Mesa
  • Festival of Children
  • Season End Aerial Performance (June)- Costa Mesa

preparations and polices

First time students or new to Avanti must create an account online by selecting “CLIENT PORTAL” at the top of this page. It is recommended that you sign up/reserve your spot in class online if you are an Adult Student prior to your arrival, Youth Students must confirm availability by phone prior to coming to take class. We also recommend you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first/initial class to complete any remaining registration forms and payment if applicable and begin warming up.

Aerial classes are limited to a maximum of twelve (12) students (two per apparatus).

Make-Up classes are offered and must be scheduled by the Aerial Arts Director.  Students have one month to fulfill their make-up class. No refunds are credits will be given for missing a class. Short months were there are few classes such as holiday months, tuition payments will automatically be adjusted to reflect the actual classes offered in that month.  Cancellation of Enrollment:  A 30 day notice to cancel is required to drop the class. Please complete the “online cancellation form” to terminate enrollment. Cancellation requests will not be accepted in person, by phone, email or the parent portal (Jackrabbit).  

Dress Code: leotard with leggings, no jewelry and finger/toenails kept trimmed.

More coverage is recommended for comfort and avoiding abrasions. Tight but not restrictive clothing is best.  No booty shorts or bra tops please.

Class will begin with a short 10 minute warm-up before students will go on the apparatus.

Our goal is to prevent injury by following precautions, using good form and proper technique. Our instructors specialize in teaching aerial arts, especially to children where safety comes first. Age and skill level curriculums are followed to create an extremely safe and fun environment. Students learn at a pace where they feel confident and comfortable.

Classes are 1 hour long and will include aerial stretches, conditioning on the apparatus, focus on technique, and learning new skills. The aerial staff will guide you with placement and proper form to ensure you are executing exercises safely. Students will learn to climb the apparatus, invert in the air, and hang upside down. As strength, stamina and confidence increase the student will learn various more advanced skills such as choreography and sequences with stylized flips, flexibility tricks, wraps, slides, drops, and descends. Class concludes with a free dance and light stretching/cool-down on the apparatus.

Is Aerial Dance difficult?
Even those who have no dance training or who don’t consider themselves athletic can participate in aerial arts. No experience is necessary to start our classes. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to try!

What is the minimum age for children?
The minimum age at Avanti to participate in Aerial arts is seven (7) years of age.

Aerial Private Lessons/Workshops
Private lessons and semi-private lessons are available upon request, for more individual attention. Workshops may be offered throughout the year which will be available for beginner to advanced students looking to expand their skill level through an intensive training session.


Click Here to Participate

Welcome to Avanti Dance Company!

Before attending classes, all new students MUST register through our online Jackrabbit Customer Portal by either clicking on “Register” next to the class you wish to enroll in or by selecting “Register” on the home page of our website.  We offer two sessions, Fall/Spring and Summer.  The Fall/Spring session runs September to June and Summer session runs June-August.  Students registering during the Fall/Spring session will remain enrolled through June unless a cancellation form is submitted.  Summer enrollment ends with the last class offered in August. 

To learn more about our Monthly Tuition Rates and Policies, please see the “Studio” tab to learn more.  If you have further questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

When transferring or adding a class at any time during the year, please communicate this to the front desk personnel. It will be the student’s responsibility or parent if student is a minor, to ensure the student is properly enrolled in class(es). Teachers are not privy to any tuition amount the student pays and therefore can unknowingly allow students to take their class who are not properly enrolled. If a student commences taking additional classes without having properly enrolled into the class, the student and/or parent will still be responsible for any fees related to such additional classes.

Cancelling Enrollment

Not showing up for a class(es), does not constitute a withdrawal from class. Accounts will continue to be charged for tuition even with absences until the change has been properly completed. If the dancer or parent wishes to discontinue classes indefinitely and stop the auto- payment schedule for tuition, notice must be submitted via the “online cancellation form” thirty (30) days prior to the next billing cycle. Cancellation of any enrollment in classes will not be accepted by phone, email or through the Jackrabbit messaging portal

Not showing up for a class(es), does not constitute a withdrawal from class. Accounts will continue to be charged for tuition even with absences until the change has been properly completed. If the dancer or parent wishes to discontinue classes indefinitely and stop the auto- payment schedule for tuition, notice must be given in writing thirty (30) days prior to the next billing cycle. Cancellation of any enrollment in classes will not be accepted by phone.

Full Classes

A waitlist will be started for any classes which are closed due to reaching maximum capacity. Students will be waitlisted on a first come first serve basis. Students will be notified of available openings based on this list.

Private lessons are available and booked through the individual instructor. If you would like to book a private lesson please speak to our front desk staff for our instructor contact list.

Annual Registration is $25 per student,
$50 family maximum

Dance Classes

Single Class Rate:
$25/class for class 45-60 minutes
$30/class for class 90 minutes

Private lessons are booked through individuals instructors.

Dance Tuition Toddler Classes Ages 6 and Under

Classes per week Tuition
1- 30 Min $65
2- 30 Min $112

Dance Tuition Ages 6+ and Up   45-60 Minute Classes

Classes Per week Tuition
1 $80
2 $142
3 $195
4 $240
5 $280
6 $312
7 $342
8 $366
9 $386
10 $406
11 $426
Unlimited $440
Drop-In/Single Class $25
Adult 10 Class Card $220

Tuition – Aerial Arts

1 Class per week/

4 Classes Monthly

1 Hour Class $140.00
1.5 Hour Class $180.00

Private Lessons – Aerial Arts

Classes per week Tuition
1 Hour Session $90
1/2 Hour Session $50

Tuition is due to ADC on the 1st of each month and is non-refundable. Tuition rates are based on four classes per month. Tuition will be adjusted up or down depending on whether it is a long (five-week) month or a short (three-week) month. Families must give a 30-day notice if you chose to take a break from ADC. If the student takes a break mid season he/she will be required to re-enroll and pay the $25 re-registration fee.


Auto-payment via credit or debit card is mandatory for tuition payments. For those who are unable to comply with the auto- payment requirement, there will be a $10 fee per month added to their monthly tuition. MAKE-UPS: No tuition refunds will be given for missed classes.   ADC will make every effort to allow a student to attend make-up classes for scheduled classes he/she has missed but cannot always guarantee this privilege. Students must make up any missed classes within one month of the absence during the Fall-Spring Season or make up any missed classes within one week during the Summer Session. Students may only attend the same number of make-up classes as the number of classes missed. Students may not drop into a class for a make-up without prior permission. All make-ups must be approved by the front desk staff and a recommendation of classes to take for the make- ups will be provided.

Late Fee

We have a very fair policy regarding the assessment of late fees. Payments are due on the first of each calendar month. There is no late fee assessed until after 8th of the month. Any account unpaid after the 8th of the month will have late charged of $25.00.  There is a $25.00 penalty fee charged for any returned payments. Any student with an overdue balance of more than 45 days will not be allowed into class until payment in full is received.

If a student has an unexcused absences of three or more classes consecutively or missed the same class five or more times within a two month period for any class which is at maximum capacity, ADC reserves the right to drop the student from the class and make his/her spot available to another student who has been on a waitlist for said class. HOLIDAYS: The studio will not necessarily close regardless if area schools are closed. If in doubt call the studio or check our website before coming to class. If classes are canceled notification from the studio will be sent via email or posted on the website