About

See what we are all about - Click here to check out our welcome video

How to sign up for classes - Click here to view our how-to video for our MindBody scheduling site

Our classes provide a fun, creative, and motivating way to build strength and gain flexibility in a safe and supportive environment.

We love new students! If you have never tried aerial arts classes, we recommend starting with our Adult Intro to Silks class (Adults), Youth Beginning Silks and Hammock (kids 11-17), or Junior Aerialists: Beginning Silks/Hammock (kids 7-10)

Class sizes are kept small for more personalized attention. 

 

Wear athletic clothing that you feel comfortable in when going upside down. Leggings are best. Shorts and exposed midriffs are not recommended. Zippers and jewelry should be avoided, as they may damage the fabrics. 

 

Payment for class is accepted anytime prior to class start time via credit card on our MindBody site. Cash, check and credit card are also accepted in person at the studio.

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Classes

Silks

After mastering the basics in the Intro to Silks class, you are ready to start learning poses, basic tricks and inversions in Beginning Silks. In Intermediate and Advanced Silks classes you will work on more intricate sequences, poses and drops. 

Choreography
Aerial Hammock

Prerequisite: At least 1 Intro to Silks Class

Similar to aerial silks, however; aerial hammock is 1 piece of fabric in a U-shape rather than 2 separated pieces. Students will learn to invert from the ground and from the air, and learn poses, sequences and drops.

Junior Aerialists
(ages 7-10)
Lyra

Lyra is also known as Aerial Hoop. You will learn poses, short sequences, basic drops, mounts and dismounts in Beginning Lyra. In Intermediate Lyra classes you will work on more intricate sequences, poses and drops. 

Youth Silks/Hammock (ages 11-17)

Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Silks/Hammock Curriculum

Gain stamina and find your personal style on the fabric. In this class we will combine skills into short routines. We will focus on transitions, correct technique and performance. Silks and Hammock classes available. 

Students ages 7-10 will learn basic techniques and skills including climbs, poses and inversions. No previous experience necessary. 

Students ages 11- 17 will learn basic techniques and skills including climbs, poses and inversions. No previous experience necessary for the Youth Beginning Silks/Hammock class. 

Flexibility

This class offers a total body stretch, which focuses on flexibility needed not just for aerial but for health. All levels welcome. Adults and youth ages 13+

Open Gym

Prerequisite: Must have taken at least 2 aerial classes.

Work on skills and apparatus of your choice. This is a chance to review moves learned in a previous class. All ages and levels welcome. 

Private Lessons / Parties

Private lessons are available for students who want 1-on-1 or small group sessions.  Also a great idea for parties - Birthday, Bachelorette, Team-Building, Private Parties or any occasion!

Contact molly@aerialtheoryfitness.com for availability.

 

Electronic Gift Cards Available - Email info@aerialtheoryfitness.com for details

Pricing

New Student Deal (Can only be purchased once)

4-Pack to be used within 2 months: $40

 

Aerial Classes:

  • Drop In: $25

  • 4-Pack: $88 ($22 per class)

  • 8-Pack: $160 ($20 per class)

  • 16-Pack: $288 ($18 per class)

Flexibility and Open Gym:

  • Drop In: $15

  • 3-Pack: $36 ($12 per class)

  • 5-Pack: $50 ($10 per class)

Private lessons:

  • Single Session: $60/hour for 1 person; $40/hour per person for a 2-person private lesson

  • Multipack (3 or more private lessons purchased): $50/hour for 1 person; $35/hour per person for a 2-person private lesson

Private Parties (3-15 people):

  • $25/person for 1 hour 

Aerial Theory Tanks, T-Shirts and Jackets

Jackets - $37
Tanks -$20

Available for purchase at our studio

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Youth T-Shirt - $20
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Mens T-Shirt - $25
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Looking for more Aerial clothing? Check out Aerialetics! And make sure to sure our discount code: AERIALLOVE

Instructors

Molly Alghussain - Molly is the owner and founder of Aerial Theory. She has been an aerial performer in full-scale theatrical productions, at various charity events, corporate events, and private parties throughout her aerial career. She has been teaching and performing in aerial arts for over 10 years and has 15 years of gymnastics experience. She loves sharing her passion for aerial arts with others!

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Cara Bickers - Cara grew up moving her body as much as possible. Her background of 13 years of gymnastics, 17 years of ballet, and 11 years of Track and Field has given her an understanding of body awareness that comes across in her teaching style. Although she did not find aerial arts until graduate school, Cara has now been practicing both silks and lyra since 2013 and teaching since 2016. In her classes she is passionate about not only sharing new tricks, but also breaking down exactly what makes those tricks work and look the best that they can. She also is a strong believer that everyone can try aerial silks!

Brandi Cooper - After seeing her first Cirque show as a child Brandi was drawn to the elegance of aerial arts. She joined Aerial Theory with essentially no prior experience in gymnastics or dance, and minimal strength, but with consistence and determination she has been able to progress into advanced skills and choreography. She is excited to share her passion and hopes to empower others to believe in their potential. When you start from the bottom, you can only go up - so let's climb!

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Lauren Dabbs - Lauren’s yoga journey blossomed from spending her youthful years in the small town of Nosara, Costa Rica. There she found her foundations in the practice and developed her roots in mindfulness, eventually leading her to become a vinyasa and aerial yoga instructor. She is also certified in the influences of yin and reiki. Her ultimate goal is to act as a guide along other's spiritual journeys, infusing yoga and mindfulness to create a healthy balanced lifestyle. Lauren’s classes include a variety of fluid movement offering self inquiry and introspection. She considers herself a life long learner always evolving and refining her expertise in the field. She is currently on the path to becoming a psychologist, and broadening her healing practice into the studies of the mind.

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Caroline Jones - Caroline discovered the aerial arts when looking for ways to expand her yoga and exercise routine. After quickly failing in love with the beauty and excitement of aerial silks and hammock, she dedicated as much as time as she could to training and learning as many new skills as possible. Caroline loves to share her passion for aerial with students of all ages, and hopes to not only just teach, but to inspire her students to find their own personal freedom in the air! 

Julie Lai Fatt - Julie has been doing silks for over 5 years. She first got started while she was a student at UCSD, and it's been a growing passion ever since. She loves silks because not only is it an amazing and fun workout, but it's also a creative form of expression with endless possibilities. Let's reach new heights together!

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Ashley Lewis - Ashley grew up as a dancer, primarily in hip hop, ballet, and jazz. She began her journey at Aerial Theory over 4 years ago, and has been in love with this art form ever since. Ashley uses her background in dance to find movement and fluidity in the air. Ashley has found a passion for Aerial Choreography, as well as teaching those of all ages. She is excited to share her love and passion for aerial arts, as well as help those who would like to grow, progress, and find their style of movement in the air.

Daisy Pavlovics - Daisy grew up as a dancer, cheerleader, and primarily a gymnast. As her gymnastics days came to an end, she looked for something new, and that’s when she found aerial silks. Through aerial silks, she is able to explore and utilize her flexibility, strength, and movement through new and exciting ways. Daisy coached recreational gymnastics for several years and now teaches acrobatic dance and yoga. Her heart has always been drawn to teaching in various forms whether academic, artistic, or athletic. Daisy embraces her ability to teach as an opportunity to lead others both young and old in their own journey of joy through movement.

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Lauren Pfannenstiel - Almost ten years ago, Lauren was looking for a fun new workout routine and bought a Groupon for an aerial silks class. Flash forward to present day, this trial workout is now an integral part of her daily life bringing with it an outlet for joy, strength, beauty, and creativity. Lauren started with learning aerial silks before moving on to other apparatuses, and eventually finding her favorite in the hammock. She has coached both the silks and hammock for the past five years, and loves exploring and playing with how different skills from the silks, lyra, and trapeze can translate to the hammock and vice versa.  She is excited to share her passion and joy of aerial with you!

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Jeny Tamayo - With a passion and love for all forms of self expression ever since she was little, Jeny was inspired after having 3 kids to finally set it free and began a journey of exploration, with painting, yoga, movement and music. When Jeny came across a Groupon for aerial silks she was fascinated to find out what was all about, and after the first class she fell in love with it all - the physical, mental and emotional aspects of it. Jeny has consistently practiced silks and hammock ever since, and loves to inspire others to explore their unique form expression in the aerial arts. Never stop exploring the possibilities of what you can do!

Susan Taylor - Susan has been teaching yoga since 1998. She found the Pilates method of movement in 1996 and became certified by the leading professionals in 2000. For the last several years she has been interested in various forms of circus arts, flexibility included. Susan has put together many flexibility lesson plans to benefit performers and enthusiasts alike.

 
 

FAQs and Policies

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST CLASSES FOR STUDENTS NEW TO AERIAL ARTS?

Adult Intro to Silks (for adults), Youth Beginning Silks and Hammock (for kids 11-17), or Junior Aerialists: Beginning Silks/Hammock (for kids 7-10) are the best places to start. Students interested in Lyra (aerial hoop) classes can join any of the Lyra classes, as they are mixed level (appropriate for adults and kids ages 11+). Flexibility and Open Gym are great supplemental classes for students of all levels. Students must attend at least 2 classes prior to attending Open Gym. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Wear comfortable athletic clothes that are easy to move in (form-fitted is best). Ensure that your midriff is covered and pants cover the back of your knees (no shorts). Please avoid wearing clothing with zippers, as they may damage the fabrics.

Students are barefoot or may wear socks during classes.

No jewelry (besides stud earrings) may be worn during class. 

 

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES?

Payment for class is due prior to the start of class. Payment can be made with credit card online via the MindBody site, or via credit card, cash, or check in person at the studio. You are responsible for payment if you or your child attends class. If you are not able to attend class, you may cancel your reservation in MindBody up to 2 hours prior to class start time without penalty.

 

 

Contact Us

Aerial Theory
 

330 Rancheros Drive, Suite 118

San Marcos, CA 92069

760-290-3596

Email: info@aerialtheoryfitness.com