The aerial hoop, also known as the lyra, is a spectacular circus art form. The apparatus is a metal hoop suspended in the air, which has the option of being rigged vertically on a single point or double point or horizontally to create a tippy hoop. The hoop is taped to give a better grip and often rigged with a spinner to make the hoop rotate.
We have dedicated classes for children (see Junior specialisation) and teenagers (see teen classes). Aerial hoop also forms part of our junior programme.
Aerial hoop is a fun way to build strength, get fit and toned. The participant will follow the Luna syllabus allowing them to build up from individual tricks to creating sequences. There is a focus on participants finding their own style (most instructors here don't come from a dance background), we encourage individuality. No level of fitness or strength is required to start.
There are opportunities to perform in studio shows and at external events, no pressure is put on an individual to do this. There is the opportunity to compete in aerial hoop, at an in-house, national and international level. These opportunities are open to everyone.