Professional Aerial Workshops & Studio Use

Pro Aerial

As part of our support for professional aerial dance artists Dance Base are delighted to be hosting a series of Aerial Workshops for professional aerial dance artists, and to offer weekly open studio space for shared practice and rehearsal.


Professional Aerial Dance Training

Mondays 25th April - 27th June  | 13:15 – 14:45

£5 per person | To book your place please select the date through the calendar below and book through the website, or book in person at reception. Booking will open one week in advance.

This fee contributes to the upkeep of the aerial equipment

Each Monday Dance Base are providing an open training session for professional aerialists / aerial dance practitioners in Studio 3.

Studio 3 has 2 x 7m high pulley points, plus lower points around the room, suitable for aerial training.

This session is for those working in the aerial sector to train, rehearse and explore. You will need to have experience of working in Studio 3 in advance of coming in for this session. If you have not used studio 3 before please contact to arrange an induction to the space.



Professional Aerial Dance Workshops, presented in partnership with All or Nothing

£15 per person, per workshop | To book your place please select the date below and book through the website, or book in person at reception. 

A series of workshops for professional aerialists / aerial dancers around different practical themes to improve our creative practice, health & safety and teaching, led by All or Nothing.


Tuesday 24 May |  Keeping Safe and Strong with Debbie Robbins | 11:00 - 13:00

Join Debbie for a specific Pilates session for Aerialists both on and off the floor.

This is ideal for Aerial injury prevention and conditioning, bringing you some inspiring ideas, thoughts and exercises to keep strong and in top healthy condition!

With over 20 year's experience in fitness, Pilates & over 14 in Aerial Debbie will bring a wealth of knowledge, passionate and some key lightbulb moments to help guide you in the right direction for your training.

Come with questions or come as you are and enjoy the experience!


Tuesday 28 June | Feel Like Flying - Harness with Chrissie Ardill & Freya Jeffs | 11:00 - 13:00

A 2 hour masterclass in harness aerial dance with 2 of Scotland’s most experienced harness practicioners.

Harness is an aerial skill that is often thought of the closest to dance.  This workshop is for both those new to harness and those with experience.  Warming up together the workshop will split into 2 groups and look at various harness techniques.  It is open to dancers, physical performers and circus artists who have no or very little experience.  The second group will be those with harness experience, building choreographic sequencing and skills in the air.

Chrissie and Freya regularly perform in aerial harness from vertical dance to flying from cranes to theatre work.

Professional Aerial Classes

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