Our program is a transformative 9 month journey for aerial dancers aspiring to a professional career in this unique and creative field. We provide the well-rounded training and skills students need to not only pursue a variety of career paths in the aerial field, but also to be highly marketable in this ever growing and competitive arena. Our graduates are able to perform on a myriad of aerial apparatus, choreograph compelling work, and contribute to the next generation of aerial dance innovation!
Program Dates: August 2020 – May 2021
- Early Decision Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2019
- Early Decision Notification Date: Feb. 15, 2020
- Final Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
- Auditions by invitation: February 1, 2020 and April 11, 2020
* If space allows, we will accept applications after May 1st and fill remaining slots on a first come, first served basis.
Program Tuition: $9750
APPLICATION COMING FALL 2019
* Jump start your career
* Become a versatile aerial dance artist
* Expand your creative potential
Our well-rounded curriculum prepares aerial dance artists for a wide variety of aerial career trajectories, expands their creative potential, and provides them with the tools to keep their bodies healthy and flying!
Aerial Dance Technique: Fabric, Lyra, Low Flying Trapeze, Rope, Sling, Static Trapeze, and more!
Aerial Dance Creation: Performance, Choreography, Improvisation, Invention
Career Preparation: Portfolio Building, Marketing, Rigging, Budgeting, Career Pathways, and more!
Health & Wellness: Kinesiology, Individual Body Assessments, Conditioning, Flexibility, Somatic Practices, Injury Prevention, and more!
Independent Study: Open Gym with dedicated space and equipment for each student to work towards their individual goals
Why train with Frequent Flyers®?
Frequent Flyers® has pioneered Aerial Dance since 1988 in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Our training technique goes beyond aerial skill acquisition—we focus on the process of transforming aerial skills into an artistic expression that integrates ground-based movement and aerials. All of our teachers, also accomplished aerial artists, will offer you strong training with safety, technique and creativity in mind. Couple our teachers’ aerial training with their diverse backgrounds in a wide variety of disciplines including somatic practices, traditional circus, and many types of dance, and you are sure to leave Frequent Flyers® with a wealth of knowledge pertinent to a variety of aerial pursuits.
Frequent Flyers® is the FIRST aerial dance school approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
- Performer with La Reve in Las Vegas
- Performers and instructors with Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
- Professional gig artists performing nationally and internationally at events, music festivals, competitions, and more
- Founders, directors, and managers of aerial schools and companies
- Nationally touring aerial instructors
- Aerial choreographers
- Successful fitness industry leaders
Education Director: Alysha Perrin
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How many students do you accept in to the program each year?
We accept a maximum of 12 students per year.
Do you offer housing?
We do not offer housing through the program. We are happy to assist you with your search and may be able to connect you to other incoming students looking for housing. Although Boulder is bus and bike friendly, we do recommend students have access to a car, particularly during the winter months.
Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?
We do not currently offer financial aid or scholarships for the Aerial Dance Professional Training Program. We do offer the option to pay tuition by semester or monthly through our online auto-pay system.
Can I work a part-time job while enrolled in the program?
Yes! Many of our past students have held part-time jobs during the program. We recommend flexible jobs in which you can set your own schedule, work from home, or have schedules that do not conflict with the hours of the program. Many past students worked early morning jobs at coffee shops, gyms, or fitness studios or later evening/weekend jobs such as bartending, waiting tables, or catering.
How do I adjust to the altitude in Boulder?
If you are coming from a lower elevation than Boulder (5,328ft), we highly recommend arriving at least 1 week prior to the start of the program to acclimate. Eat and rest well and drink A LOT more water than you think you need. The program is very physically intense, and you will want be at your best when you start!
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