If you attend our weekly classes, or have been to Aircraft Circus Academy more than once in the past couple of years, you’ve probably noticed that there are often small changes happening around the space. Things like: more rigging points, photos being moved around, and equipment being reorganised to maximise the efficiency of the space for people training in it.
During the covid-19 lockdown measures, we have been sad to see our space empty, but have used the empty space as an opportunity to tick off some big tasks - we can’t wait for you to see the changes!
Our biggest task has definitely been upgrading the flying trapeze rig. We have made the legs of the truss the fly rig sits on wider, which massively opens up the space. This involved taking down the flying trapeze rig entirely, which was a huge job, and the process took up the entire aerial studio. Moving the legs of the fly rig means that the flying trapeze and cradle experience will feel more open, we will be able to facilitate wall running, and we will be able to keep our acrobatics track out constantly due to additional storage. We’ve been wanting to do this since we opened, so are very excited it has finally happened!
Our next big change is the installation of more floor points in our aerial studio, these floor points open further rigging capacity, and the option to rig tight-wire. We love teaching tight-wire and we know that our students love learning it, but we’re limited because usually we have spaces hires in the studio we can rig it in. These new points mean we can rig tight-wire in lots of locations across the aerial studio, including in a show scenario!
We’ve also been dusting the roof (yes, that’s right), installing new drapes for when we host our in house productions, and organising our large canvas collection to showcase our wonderful students and teachers. Alongside all of this we’ve been figuring out how we can safely return to public opening when we are able to, so that you feel as safe as possible in our space.
We hope you are all staying safe and well, and can’t wait to see you in the space in the future!