Established in 2008, the Detroit Flyhouse has consistently sold out all classes. Come see why!
All Flyhouse teachers, also accomplished circus artists, have completed rigorous teacher training programs
specifically geared to teaching circus arts with safety, technique and creativity
in mind. Couple our teachers' training with their diverse backgrounds in a
wide variety of disciplines and you will leave the Detroit Flyhouse with a wealth
of knowledge pertinant to many circus applications.
Instruction at The Detroit Flyhouse is customized to meet each student's needs: while some come
for the rigorous exercise, others seek to build skills to help them advance their
careers in the circus arts. No one escapes without having fun.
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Ready to learn something new in an incredibly supportive and playful environment? Then Flyhouse
classes are for you. Classes, workshops and private lessons available.
Aerial Conditioning is great for students at any level, kids and adults alike. We focus on fundamentals,
building core skills and over time learning some fancy tricks, Flyhouse classes
will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a top-notch aerialist, or
just to make people nervous when you flex. For an hour and a half, teachers will
lead you through strengthening and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the
air (for aerial classes). You'll be smiling as you limp home.
Currently all aerial classes are mixed apparatus classes. These classes afford you the opportunity to
build aerial skills on a variety of aerial toys. Expect to experience aerial
fabric, trapeze and lyra just to name a few. no-one escapes without having fun!
Classes at the The Detroit Flyhouse will challenge you mentally, physically and
emotionally, and as you see your confidence, muscle tone and flexibility grow,
you'll realize you're getting a workout like you couldn't get
anywhere else! Its truly hanging out the healthy way!
The Detroit Flyhouse caters to everyone from beginners to more advanced students. Several times a year
we host student teacher showcases. We can even take the show on the road. If
you are an educator or facilitator looking to bring the aerial or acro arts to your
school or organization let's talk. We offer a wide array of programs to suit
Hey everybody! Want to get
stronger? This all levels aerial conditioning class will help you improve every
aspect of your physical fitness or your aerial practice. Not an aerial
student? It doesn't matter! This class is for anyone looking to improve their
health in a fun and lighthearted atmosphere. Students will be led through
exercises and moves on the ground and in the air that will increase their
strength, stamina, and flexibility. What a wonderful way to develop a more
awesome aerial arsenal or just get fitter and more bendy! Hope to see you
Aerial classes for our up-and-coming circus stars are designed to teach kids 7-12 poise, balance,
enthusiasm, and creativity. We support and encourage individual expression and help
the kids to design routines that will showcase their own personalities and
This is a class dedicated to one of our favorites – the straight aerial fabrics! Beginner and
advanced students will enjoy learning new poses and sequences, smoothing
transitions, building confidence and creating individualized routines.
A level 2 fabrics class for students with experience. For the first half of the series, we will focus on different elements that go into creating a routine by expanding on foundational skills. The last four weeks will consist of various movement-based activities to give you a starting point for developing your own unique choreography.
Interested in Lyra? Not quite sure what it is? The Lyra is an aerial apparatus, a metal circular hoop that
hangs from the ceiling. It is used to perform acrobatic dancing and poses. The
shape and the fact that the Lyra is not flexible pushes you to increase your own
strength and flexibility in many ways. It also showcases your movements and allows
you add an element of grace while improving your personal aerial style.
All sessions will start with a warm up and move to conditioning, skill building and end with a smile and sense of
A Level 2 lyra Class for students with experience. For the first half of the series, each class will be run with a theme in mind (a particular skill set, movement pattern, etc.). The second half of the series will run like mini workshops with activities designed to inspire your creativity. Throughout the series the student will also be working on developing a routine that will be performed on the last day of the class.
An excellent choice for beginner students or those who want to try a little of everything, the aerial
sampler is a chance to play on a variety of our favorite toys. Learn some new
tricks, refine technique, and create a routine that is all yours!
Partner yoga is an exhilarating practice that combines elements of yoga and acrobatics to create
something unique and beautiful. Practicing these poses demands and builds trust,
communication, and a sense of adventure. This series is open to anyone looking to
connect, grow, and have a lot of fun.
All levels! Beginner and advanced students will refine the most important poses in our practice. You'll get a fantastic conditioning and flexibility workout, learn how to practice safe techniques, and increase your stability.
Moving up! Experienced students are invited to work harder and higher. This class is full of fun transitions, standing poses, washing machines, and more.
Pre-requisites: base and/or fly AND be able to spot 30 second front plank, back plank, shoulderstand, star, handstand at wall.
All Acro 2 students should plan to attend Acro 1 at no additional charge.
No partner needed.
Hoop Dance is a cardio based workout that uses many different muscles of the body. It challenges
both the mind and body while you learn moves that require skill, balance, and
technique. Hooping is fun and challenging and will leave you wanting more.
Please wear comfortable clothing and of course bring your hoop. There will be a limited
number of hoops available for those who don't have one.
Our Advanced Stretching / Beginning Contortion class is a great way to take your practice to greater heights.
Whether you are training in aerial, dance, hula hoop, or just want to touch your toes without grunting,
this class is for you! Flexibility is a very important part of any movement and increasing it makes
movement easier and safer. In this class you will learn exercises to stretch muscles, increase your
range of motion, and conditioning to build strength. The instructor will focus on each student's
individual level and give guidance based on the student's personal goals. No matter what level you
would like to attain, basic or advanced, we can help you get there!
Open playtime is for students who have experience and want extra practice time. Open gym does NOT
include instruction, but will be supervised by an instructor. Students should
only practice skills they can do safely on their own. The perfect time to
condition, stretch or work on perfecting moves you have learned in class. Need
extra practice time for a routine your working on-open fly!
Open fly PRO is for students who have a bit more experience and want extra practice time to work on
our unique apparatus we don't often use in class as well as the more
familiar ones. It's a great time to collaborate with other students or to
simply condition and perfect moves on their own. Open fly PRO does not include
much instruction, but will be supervised by an instructor. Students should only
practice skills they can do safely on their own. Students often use this time to
work on multi person acts for upcoming student teacher showcases.