1321 Watson St. Detroit   ★   Metro Detroit's Original Circus School   ★   313 674 6424

Circus Workshops at the Detroit Flyhouse

At the Detroit Flyhouse, we regularly host circus workshops and intensives on a variety of topics. From Aerial to Acro, Hooping to Fire, workshops offer a great way to augment and expand your knowledge! The workshop schedule changes regularly, so be sure to check back here or follow us on facebook to keep informed!

Please note that there are no refunds or exchanges.

Double Loops Duo Style!

Saturday September 7, 2019 5 - 6:30pm $35

In this workshop we will explore skills and connections a partner duo can perform on duo silk hammock loops. This is an all levels class that will be accessible to anyone wanting to explore aerial acrobatics with a partner. It is a unique exploration into Duo practice on a soft vertical apparatus with so many skills to explore that are solely unique to it, and many taking from skills that some students may find similar to solo double loops, or Hammock. Sign up today!

Fall in Love with Flying! Flying Pole!

Saturday September 21, 2019 3:30 - 5pm $30

Flying pole is a truly unique aerial apparatus that combines both fabric and bar skills that is both an acrobatic and beautiful dance art form. This multilevel workshop is perfect for students of all levels. The workshop will focus on climbing, pole sits, pole poses, and inverted poses. And of course all with added swing and spinning! Students will combine these moves into personal and creative sequence all their own. 

Experienced students will be working with the wrist loop based on teacher approval. 

Please wear/bring leggings and shorts to work on both the chrome and silicone pole for optimum practice time.

From the Ground Up - Flying Pole Workshop!

Saturday September 21, 2019 5:15 - 6:45pm $30

Ready to take your flying pole skills to the next level? Students will learn to combine floor work, low pole flow, and pole tricks into a flowing routine worthy of performance. You may bring a character idea, prop, song, and any other inspiration you may have to work with. This workshop is perfect for those planning on performing in the upcoming student showcase, as well as any student interested in levelling up their flying pole art.

Intro to Aerial

Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30 - 5pm $30

Always wanted to try that aerial stuff but not sure how to get started? Well this workshop is for you! We'll start from scratch and go from there. This is a safe and friendly workshop designed to make the basics of aerial arts accessible to total beginners, no matter your background. What are you waiting for?

Matt Buss has been a professional circus performer, circus coach and yoga instructor for over a decade. After graduating with a degree in philosophy from Michigan State University in 2005, he became a yoga instructor in metro Detroit, and quickly became known for his fun and easygoing teaching style, as well as his advanced asana and arm-balancing and inversions workshops. Matt began his career as a circus performer shortly after, teaching and performing solo and duo aerial acrobatics, partner and stilt acrobatics, and contortion with his wife and partner Micha Adams Buss. Matt is the head coach at the Detroit Flyhouse Circus School, which he and Micha own and operate. The Flyhouse has been teaching circus arts to students of all ages and backgrounds for over a decade and is Detroit's original circus school. Matt prides himself on making circus arts fun and accessible to folks of all ages and walks of life.


Saturday October 5, 2019 4 - 5:30pm $30

In this all levels workshop we will explore the basic fundamental techniques to holding handstand, working into drills and pathways to challenge and develop your handstand practice. We will also dedicate focus to conditioning to develop strength and endurance. Sign up today!

Intro to Contortion Workshop!

Saturday October 12, 2019 3:30 - 5pm $35

Time to get bendy! Join Matt for this all levels Contortion workshop and learn tips and tricks for this exciting circus art. Time will be spent practicing stretches designed to improve flexibility, as well as learning some of the moves and postures of contortion. No experience required, all levels, something for everyone, see you there!

Spooktacular Halloween Themed Aerial Class

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:15 - 4:45pm $35

Spooktacular Halloween Themed Aerial Class 

All levels 

Facepainting, balloons, aerial tricks and treats! 

6-13years old with waiver signed by parent 

Feel free to dress up while being mindful of the dress code on the website

Open Fly

Saturday November 9 1:30pm - 3:30pm $20

Open Fly is open gym time for current students and those with aerial experience to practice aerial and acrobatic material that they are proficient in. A teacher is present however there is no formal instruction.

Open Fly

Friday November 15 6pm - 8pm $20

Open Fly is open gym time for current students and those with aerial experience to practice aerial and acrobatic material that they are proficient in. A teacher is present however there is no formal instruction.

Tightwire Walking for Beginners w Erin Garber-Pearson

Sunday November 17 2-3:30pm $50

Tight Wire Walking is a traditional circus art performed on a narrow metal cable under tension. It is a challenging mental and physical activity of balance and focus. This workshop will teach various steps, poses and techniques for fluid movement on a safe 2' wire above the ground, while being spotted by an instructor. This is a class for students interested in dance, posture, balance, and aligning brain with body. Wire dancing is as much about mental calm as it is physical stability. No prerequisites, all levels are welcome. Soft soled shoes such as ballet flats are highly recommended (available at payless or online for cheaper)

Erin Garber-Pearson is an aerialist, tightwire dancer, and visual artist. Erin started training aerial in her hometown, Tucson, Arizona in 2008 and has since trained in studios across the US. In 2015 she completed the Aloft Full Time Training program in Chicago where she focused on tightwire and rope. Erin is the owner of the Birds Eye View Circus studio in Toledo, Ohio and also teaches silks and rope at the Ann Arbor Aviary.