Classes & Lessons

Current Class Offerings

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Regular Classes at Studio 59 (Plant Zero). See our Calendar for days and times–we have new classes all the time!

Regular Class Prices

All Aerial Classes (lyra, silks, hammock, trapeze, adult & youth/kids):
one class $30
5-class bundle $135
10-class bundle $240
Circus hooping (“hula hoop”):
one class $10 (bring your own hoop)
one class plus making a hoop $20
Vinyasa Yoga:
first class $5
one class (after the first) $12
5-class bundle $45
Open Practice Space:
Ground practice (hooping, acro, etc.) $5/hr
Aerial practice (silks, hammock, lyra, trapeze) $12/hr

Summer Circus and Puppetry Camp!

In order to book a private class in yoga, silks, hammock, lyra, or static/dance trapeze, reserve a session with one of our instructors through MindBody or call Heather Bailey at (804) 615-0309.Plant Zero Studio Space2

If you are interested in setting up a private class, lesson, or in partnering with us to teach regular classes at your location, please contact us!

For more information on learning aerial and circus arts, see our FAQs here!

Teaching Experience

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Heather Bailey Teaches: Aerial Silks (Adult Levels 1, 2, 3; Youth [10-15]), Lyra (all levels)
Heather is a trained and experienced instructor in aerial arts, and offers a variety of aerial classes at Studio 59 in Plant Zero. In addition to Host of Sparrows, she has taught for Airotique Aerial Arts in Virginia Beach and with SPARC and Soul Aerial in Richmond. She is also available for private booking for lessons in aerial silks, hammock, rope, lyra, and static and dance trapeze.


Kristin Bezio Teaches: Static Trapeze (all levels)
Assistant Teaches: Aerial Silks (Level Two)
Kristin is a professor at the University of Richmond who has nearly a decade of training in aerial arts, and has assistant taught and taught aerial silks through Host of Sparrows and the University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. She assists Heather with silks classes, substitutes for silks and lyra classes, and teaches static trapeze.

IMG_0443Aubrey Duerksen Teaches: Kids’ (6-11) Silks
Aubrey has been practicing and performing aerial silks almost 6 years. She taught aerial silks for children of varying abilities in preparation for SPARC: Live Art shows in 2016 and 2017. Aubrey was also a recreational and competitive gymnast for a combined 12 years. Following retirement from competition, Aubrey spent 8 years teaching gymnastics and power tumbling to competitive dancers, cheerleaders, and those enjoying the sport for strength and recreation. Aubrey has extensive experience teaching ages 2-64.

SydneyHoopingSydney Hannon Teaches: Circus Hooping (all levels)
Sydney has been training with hula hoops since early 2012 and in various other forms of entertainment and dance since 2014. She has trained with and studied under various mentors and instructors in both the US and Europe over the past 2 years. Sydney has enjoyed performing and teaching hoop dance since early 2014 with unique routines and a very patient and effective way of teaching. She completed her Hoop Teacher training though Deanne Love in early 2017 and worked with SPARC for the 2018 LIVEART Love Production.

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Annie Peace Teaches: Vinyasa Yoga
Annie is a trained and certified yoga instructor (Registered Yoga Teacher) who joined Host of Sparrows in 2017. She teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga.


headsteatRachel Talbert Teaches: Contortion
Rachel is an experienced contortion instructor and the owner of Shape Shifters Contortion LLC. She teaches contortion to adults and children with both Shape Shifters and at Host of Sparrows.

KristinH SilksKristin Trinh Assistant Teaches: Aerial Silks (Youth, Level Two)
Kristin has been a company member of Host of Sparrows since 2013 and assistant teaches aerial silks. She has experience teaching and working with persons with special needs both on the ground and in the air, including with Host of Sparrows and SPARC.



Lauren Olinger Circus Intern (Front Desk, Social Media)
Lauren began training in silks with Host of Sparrows in 2015 and has been our circus intern since 2016. She does Host of Sparrows’ social media marketing and works the front desk.

Host of Sparrows is insured for both instruction and performance, with members experienced in aerial silks, hammock, rope, lyra, static and dance trapeze, partner acrobatics, tumbling, burlesque, modern dance, and contortion. We have members experienced in all levels of teaching and education, including child, youth, high school, college, and adult, as well as special needs. We offer a variety of lessons, and also teach with SPARC, the School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.

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