Professional Foundation Course

An intensive four week course designed to elevate your career to new levels. Over the course of the month, you'll master the foundations of a wide range of aerial disciplines - including Rope, Silks, Hoop, and Static Trapeze, developing and refining your skills as you take your aerial expertise to a whole new level.

Alongside, you'll be introduced to a range of other apparatus and complementary practices, participate in group creative work and learn from leading industry professionals such as Ockham’s Razor, Hikapee and Perform Health with guest tutors on the course. 

You will also have the chance to develop a solo act on your chosen equipment and have it professionally filmed at the end of the course - giving you a fantastic showreel to take the performing world by storm.

As if that wasn’t enough, all successful students of the course have the opportunity to sign up to the Flying Fantastic Teacher Training course with a 60% discount - ensuring you complete the course with the maximum employment options possible.



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A four week programme of aerial training

The course is suitable for aerialists looking to make the leap from part time training, to a more complete and thorough practice, or for any recreational aerialists looking to test the water for a career in a professional aerial environment - whether that is teaching, performing or adding a strong physical performance element to any CV.

The four week course is an intensive course and it is important all participants understand the nature of physical training 5 days a week. If it’s not something you’re used to, it can be quite a full-on experience - both physically and mentally. As such it is important to us to ensure that everyone considering the course is as prepared as possible.

For students with limited or no previous aerial experience, (eg: students with Pole experience, professionally trained dancers, physical theatre practitioners or gymnasts), it is important that you have a good level of physical fitness and are fully prepared for a complete immersion into full time training. For any students in this category, a short interview over the phone will be required before confirming your booking. 

Course detail

Daily schedule of 9.30am - 4.30pm - Monday to Friday
An average of 6 hours trainer contact time every day
Daily sessions in aerial technique
Develop your skills across 4 core aerial disciplines - silks, rope, hoop & trapeze
Taster sessions in Spanish web, straps, slings, chandelier, doubles trapeze & more
Bespoke training programme and free self training time
Complementary classes in yoga, pilates, HIIT, cardio, conditioning & injury prevention
Daily flexibility sessions
Unlock your creativity in performance skills & devising workshops
Workshops with leading industry professionals
Weekly personal tutorials & target setting
Brand new purpose built and fully equipped training space in South London
Professional showreel at the end of the course

Qualifications and benefits

Our one month course is a professionally accredited course. Recognised and endorsed by Active IQ. So you'll emerge from the course ready for anything - with a professional qualification, a professionally filmed showreel and if that wasn't enough, you'll also have the opportunity to enrol on Flying Fantastic's Teacher Training programme with a 60% discount on the course fees. 

The teacher training module is a 4 day course, that delivers the foundations in aerial teaching across 4 main disciplines, as well as covering off essential teaching requirements such as class management, spotting and basic anatomy. Please see the dedicated page on our website for more information.

The Professional Aerial Foundation Course is scheduled from 21st February - 18th March 2022

Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 4.30pm daily
Course costs: £1200 - contact us for details of how to pay
Location: Flying Fantastic Peckham. 1 Bellenden Road, SE15 5BA


For more info or pre-requisites, please email chris@flyingfantastic.co.uk


Please note: There is a minimum number of participants required to run this course. In the event of the course not running, all payments will be refunded in full.



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