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Aerial Arts of Rochester

Brighton, New York

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Aerial Arts of Rochester

Brighton, New York

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8 December 2019

Love Aerial Arts of Rochester! I have been going on and off since 2013 after purchasing a Groupon for the sampler package. It was clear from day one Lyra (Hoop) was my favorite apparatus! Love trapeze and aerial yoga as well. I do not need a gym membership while taking classes since this keeps me in shape already. Closest I will ever get to the circus! ;) More...

A
1 December 2019

I've been a student at Aerial Arts of Rochester off and on since 2016. I love the classes! It's fun for all ages! Everyone is kind and supportive. I'm doing things I never thought possible. Taking multiple apparatuses such as pole and trapeze keeps me healthy and challenged. Highly recommended! More...

B
20 October 2019

What a show! Fantastic display of art and gymnastics. Amazing!!!

S
23 September 2019

We had an incredible time today

J
23 September 2019

My daughter loved it there!!

V
27 July 2019

After debating trying the sampler workshop I fell in love with aerial and decided to sign up for 2 of the next classes.  I feel like I get better every week and I definitely get stronger.  After each class I feel motivated to continue getting stronger and learning new skills. More...

M
22 December 2018

It's the time of year for people to reflect on what they are thankful for, and get ready for their New Years resolutions. This past year my doctor said the scariest F- word I think a doctor can say: Fibromyalgia . Luckily I have not yet been diagnosed with that, but they say that the nerve pain I get is very similar to it. Apparently Endometriosis and Carpal Tunnel are enough for my body for now. I'm in that mid point of age in life so I had a few bad habits that could be kicked in my fight against pain. Aerial Arts has been a blessing. I started with the beginner aerial Yoga one time before moving to Core Aerial classes. Seeing as I was an active child it was a bit of an eye opener just how out of shape I had become. At no point in Aerial Yoga or Core Aerial did anyone make me feel bad about myself, or the fact that I couldn't YET do something. The teachers would often put an extra flare on a move to show us what we were working towards as a way to motivate us, but never once was I shamed, left behind, left out, or anything one might expect when they're brand new to a group. I've taken Core Aerial more than a few times now, and have gotten into much better shape- though still a long way to go. It was enough for me to take a few classes in the apparatus that had peaked my interest: the Static Trapeze. I had the courage to give it a try, and I'm at least able to do the beginner level skills. I can't wait for next year with the people who work there, and see how close to my goals another year with them gets me. I could go on and on about how wonderful and supportive all of the staff is, or you could come in for class to see for yourself! As Will says: at least you'd be doing something. It's never a bad thing to get up and moving. More...

S
23 September 2018

This place is one of a kind and I am so glad it exist! I do a lot regular gym activities (weight lifting, Zumba, cycling, etc. ) and was bored with it so I decided it was time to change it up! Well hands down this did the trick! I am taking an aerial silks class where I get a wonderful arm and ab workout from the stunts we learn! This class has challenged my muscles, my body, my mind and my flexibility in ways that I have never experienced before and I am thankful for that. I will warn that it does become pretty challenging as you progress further into the sessions and if you're afraid of heights this might not be the right thing for you. Overall, this is a great and unique hobby to participate in and I highly recommend. More...

M
23 September 2018

Had so much fun at a 7 year olds birthday party and I'm 43! Instructors make it so easy for the parents to just relax and watch. Very enjoyable and they let the adults have some play time at the end of the session! More...

M
16 September 2018

We had a fantastic party for a 7yo girl there! Will was wonderful with the kids and they had so much fun. Great pace, kids were entertained but kept under control. Would definitely recommend Aerial Arts for kid birthday fun. More...

V
16 September 2018

Such a fun experience! It was my first time and I felt supported and welcomed! I was worried I would feel embarrassed and instead everyone was so friendly and offered tips!

A
16 September 2018

Aerial Arts- a different kind of training that literally send you and your spirit soaring. :) Great space and experienced instructors. Love that it is equal opportunity for all fitness levels and body types. Look forward to checking out a class soon! More...

L
16 September 2018

This place is awesome! Staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and always learning and improving themselves. Emphasis is on fitness rather than looking like the stereotypical pole dancer And some of their aerial equipment (like Chinese pole) is the only of it's kind in NY!

L
16 September 2018

Super welcoming & supportive instruction in classes that are both challenging & fun--a great way to explore what your body is capable of! It's also really satisfying to track your progress from week to week while you gain strength & skill. More...

E
16 September 2018

Aerial Arts has a bunch of really fun fitness classes taught by experienced instructors. I'm hooked on the bungee fitness class! Try a class, you won't be disappointed! More...

S
16 September 2018

It was a fun exciting but challenging experience that I had a great time with good friends & family. The instructor was awesome & very very patient and helpful to all of us!!

R
16 September 2018

The most amazing place ever! The instructors are very nice and patient. The atmosphere is really nice and the aerial yoga was the bomb. It was my favorite!

K
16 September 2018

I purchased a class for my daughter for her birthday to try, and she absolutely loves it. I will be purchasing more classes fire her and may even buy some classes for myself

T
16 September 2018

The most amazing place in Rochester, find your inner child, learn to fly like Tinker Bell or Peter Pan while you get into the best shape of your life! Come one, come all, become part of #rocs #cirque family at Aerial Arts of Rochester. More...

L
16 September 2018

I called to look in to checking out the studio while in town for the holidays. While the studio was closed over the New Year the young woman at the desk put me on the phone with the owner, who instead gave me info on booking a private lesson. Thank you for such wonderful customer service, I truly hope to visit in the next few weeks and learn some new skills! More...

A
16 September 2018

Between the excellent instruction, supportive and friendly community, and attention to both athleticism and artistry this place has proven to have the best of everything. There really is something for everyone here. If you haven't yet, come down and try a sampler class so you can see for yourself what makes this place so great. More...

K
16 September 2018

Ariel arts of Rochester is an amazing experience. Every class i go in, get worked out to the point of exhaustion, achieve something new that I couldn't do in the last class and have so much FUN in the process. It is my 45 minutes a week to feel like a kid again! More...

T
16 September 2018

Great place, staff is friendly & very helpful. Bungee workout was intense but so much fun! Will definitely be returning.

S
16 September 2018

Super fun classes, the people are amazing - staff and other classmates. Huge variety of classes to choose from, both 6 week sessions and walk ins. Great for anyone - any age, size, fitness level, beginner or advanced. Quit my gym membership and go here full time now! More...

M
16 September 2018

My daughter has been a student since she was 12 wanting to have a career in cirque. Will and Jenn have nurtured her dream and continue to do so. I have no doubt my daughters talents will be showcased in cirque in the future! I recommend anyone and everyone to try Aerial Arts! You will not be disappointed!! More...

K
16 September 2018

They were exceptionally accommodating when I had last minute bachelorette plans to make and TRULY meant it when they said the activities were perfect for ALL shapes and sizes. We really tested that out - ranging from 5'1" - 6'3" in height and weight ranges that would accompany a group of 15 adult women. :) Amazing. Really, they were great! #aerialartsofrochester #awesomesauce More...

M
16 September 2018

Lots of different classes to chose from! And walk in classes too :) I enjoyed the handstand and strength class most with Chris the teacher. He was very helpful and had great fundamental tips for any level handstand entrenpeneur, two thumbs up! More...

A
16 September 2018

" I want you to fail until you can do it"

I just finished up my 2nd session of silks tonight. The classes are a blast, but what makes this place AMAZING are the instructors. This evening I heard my instructor tell my silks partner "I want you to fail until you can do it" and it was one of the best things I've ever heard a person in a coaching position say. They don't expect you to walk in and be a rockstar, they expect you to come in, have fun, and push your limits so you can achieve goals you never even thought about setting. I love practicing at AAOR and I'd give them 10 stars if I could

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D
25 July 2018

If I could do 10 stars I would. Had a wonderful experience for my daughter's birthday party. Staff was great, guests loved all they did!
Thanks!

S
25 July 2018

Had my daughter's birthday here. So easy to reserve, very quick responses. Instructors were amazing!!! Thank you Audra and Ashley. You definitely made it great!!!!

C
25 June 2018

My daughter had her 6th birthday here and it was amazing! The staff was so friendly and great with the kids. The party room is perfect for set up and cake, etc. Nice and big and we were able to decorate and put out food. My daughter and her friends had a blast and cant stop talking about it! The parents even loved it and all stayed to watch. It was easy to reserve our time slot and book. Everyone I talked to and worked with was super friendly and helpful. One of the staff even had a unicorn onesie she put on to match my daughters theme. They made my daughters birthday one she will never forget and I am so grateful! We will definitely be celebrating more birthdays here and can hopefully enjoy some of the classes. Highly recommend for a kids bday party! More...

S
24 June 2018

My 7 year old wanted a fun party for girls and boys!  My husband googled fun parties for kids and Aerial Arts popped up.  We never heard of the place but they had great themes (super hero's, Princess and Circus) .  She chose the Super Heroes theme. We had a very affordable, no fuss Super Hero party for 12 of her friends and they loved it!!!! I really can't tell you who enjoyed it more the parents or the kids!!! The kids enjoyed 60 minutes of hands on training on how to become a super hero!!! This was truly a party they won't forget.  They even received certificates for completing the training lol. Thank you to Aerial Arts and the instructors Melinda and William for making this party a memorable one!!!! More...

S
21 May 2018

My roommate and I decided to give this place and specifically pole dancing lessons a try. It's an intimidating sport to start, but if you put in the work and make an effort to socialize and get to know your (incredibly talented) instructors and fellow classmates, the environment is comforting, supportive and so much fun. Classes and sessions are reasonably priced. The studio is a decent size and the facilities are clean. My fellow classmates are all different ages and have a variety of different backgrounds and skill levels. If you want to try out pole or even get pretty good at it, AAoR gives you the tools to do so. More...

E
15 April 2018

dropped in today for a first-time private introductory session with my friend who will soon be moving to rochester. our instructor, william, came in on short notice on an icy sunday. he gave us a fun orientation to aerial arts, and also a warm welcome to rochester! i felt safe on the equipment and william was a patient coach. there is so much to explore at this facility! i will definitely be back for more when i visit my friend in rochester! More...

K
25 February 2018

I absolutely loved my experience here!! I took the pole dancing classes at the Aerial Arts of Rochester and while we had multiple teachers for the class, all of them were super helpful. I wanted to try something new over the summer, and all the instructors were able to give individualized help and pause if anyone needed assistance without putting them on the spot. They also praised students for doing things well, allowed us to play music of our choosing as a class, and taught us different styles of pole dancing including a more technically intensive lesson and a more dance intensive one. If you are someone who likes trying new things or appreciates organized sports, this is the place for you to pick up new training! Also, prices are EXTREMELY reasonable in comparison to other locations and you are offered the opportunity to take a one time class or a session, so if you're too busy for weekly commitment, you can still learn a new skill during your off-time. It's a great way to spice things up with your free time with friends rather than going out to eat somewhere or going to a movie. More...

L
30 July 2017

A very interesting place!  Parking is a across street!  My daughter takes a class and they made her feel very welcomed!  She immediately got to us the silks which was a thrill and is so happy to attend !  Totally worth the drive from Pittsford! More...

K
13 July 2016

I freaking love this place! I've taken a few class sessions here and loved all of them. The teachers are great, and if you're struggling take time to demonstrate/explain things until you're able to get it down. The classes themselves are kept small enough so each student can get individual attention if needed, and the instructors do a good job of making sure everyone is comfortable with moves before moving onto something else. There's also a really good sense of camaraderie here, not only with the students but the instructors as well. Once you're in a class, it starts to feel like family. You're not just treated like another student, and by your third or fourth lesson you'll see that everyone knows you by name and vice versa. If you're looking for a fun workout that's not boring, I would highly recommend checking this place out. More...

K
21 May 2016

I've been going to Aerial Arts of Rochester for just six months, but it's easily the best workout I've ever gotten. I'm in incredible shape, and I've come farther on the silks than I ever would have thought. The instructors are thorough, talented, and easy to get along with. Silks lessons have become my favorite part of the week - I'd recommend it whole-heartedly to anyone interested! More...

R
21 May 2016

I just finished an aerial sampler workshop here and I have been raving about it since I left 2 hours ago! It was so much fun and the instructors were absolutely incredible, the atmosphere was welcoming and encouraging. The skills taught made you feel accomplished but weren't so difficult that you got frustrated by attempting them. If it weren't an hour drive I would have signed up for the weekly classes in an instant. Loved it! More...

M
21 May 2016

My daughter Alexa has been going to Aerial Arts since September 2014. She has learned so much in such s short time and loves all the instructors! !! The are always eager to help her when she has a question and are extremely professional The studio is very spacious and very clean!! I highly recommend Aerial Arts to everyone of all ages!!!! Give them a try!! You will be happy you did!!!!!! More...

A
25 August 2015

What a wonderful place! I was a total couch potato when I started going here, but the groupon for a sampler class piqued my interests. I'm now taking aerial silks and pole classes, and I can't say enough about what a good experience I've had. All of the instructors are kind, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. The classes make you work hard, but they are still fun and supportive environments. If you're on the fence, I'd encourage you to try a sampler - all you have to lose is a few bucks and four hours of your life, and you might find a great new hobby! More...

F
19 April 2015

I've been taking aerial classes here for years, and I'm addicted. Co-owners Will and Jennifer D'Ovidio are wonderful teachers, and the facilities are top-notch. If you've ever been to Cirque du Soleil and thought that the aerial acts looked fun, sign-up immediately! No upper body strength required! You build it without noticing that it's any work. They offer a sampler class that is totally affordable that allows you to try a bunch of apparatuses (aerial hoop, silks, chinese pole, trapeze) before you commit to taking a full class in one. Awesome place! More...

J
28 October 2014

I purchased the Aerial Sampler class with a group of five girls and we had a blast learning different aerial arts.  The class was for 90 minutes and we were split into two groups.  Our group worked with the silk hammocks and the hoops, while the other group did the aerial silks.  We swapped about halfway through.The tricks taught throughout the lesson were definitely achievable no matter your skill set, although some in the class were certainly more adept than others.  Jen and Will were helpful and patient, while showing us proper technique and assisting those of us (ahem, me) who might not have had the upper body strength to make the moves look quite so effortless.A few of us purchased yoga classes and a 5 class pass to try out some of the other classes available.  Barre, trampoline, pole, and other classes all sounded really interesting.  They are moving to a new studio, but in the same general area.  The place can be kind of hard to find, so hopefully they'll put up some bigger signage to show the way! More...

S
30 September 2014

I tried this business through a Yelp Fit Event and loved it so I signed up for classes! Tonight was my first class and The instructors (owners) were very inspiring, friendly, patient and do a great job of working with a group of varying skill levels. I feel safe, yet inspired and supported to try new things. I am thinking of taking more classes. Thumbs up so far! More...

V
31 January 2014

I am constantly impressed by this place. Jennifer and Will make you feel so welcome the moment you walk in the door, whether you have previous aerial experience or it's your first time touching a silk. I can't wait to go back :)

M
10 January 2014

I have taken a few classes at Aerial Arts of Rochester and I always leave smiling.  I did the Cirque Fit class on a Saturday morning and it was an interactive, challenging and fun workout. I definitely recommend it.  I also took a few sessions of beginner pole.  Jennifer is knowledgeable, professional and helpful and my friends and I laughed the whole time (which may or may not be the point, but we don't care).  The Aerial Sampler class was awesome!   We flipped, flew, and hung from all kinds of apparatuses and silks.  The instructors made it easy to feel successful and they were very encouraging and welcoming.  I felt as if everyone had the chance to get some personal feedback and that made a huge difference for us.  They also encouraged us to take pictures of our awesome new skills which added an element of fun to the whole thing.   You should definitely try it with a group of your friends!  We also took a belly dance class there recently, which was OK, but I have taken more effective classes in the past. More...

J
24 October 2013

What started out as an Aerial Sampler workshop has now evolved to weekly Aerial Silk lessons (think of Cirque de Soleil - silks hanging from the ceiling) . .. The instructors (who are friendly, helpful, and have a great sense of humor) are amazing - to name a few things I've learned over the past few months: plank, double foot locks, 360 drop from 10 feet above the ground, ankle locks, hanging upside down... It's a great activity for everyone of all ages! More...

T
22 November 2012

I first started taking silks lessons at Aerial Arts of Rochester over a year ago. It was so fun, I'm still taking lessons, and I'm typically there three times a week. The instructors are great and make sure the lessons are accessible for anyone - there are people from pretty much any age range, and people start at all different levels of fitness. Of course, it's great exercise, and I found myself much more motivated to get fit so I could keep getting better on the silks. The community is amazing and very encouraging. You learn lots of really cool stuff, you'll surprise yourself with what you'll be able to do, and there is always new stuff to learn - after over a year of taking lessons, I'm still learning new tricks. The studio also regularly puts on student showcases, where those who have been taking lessons for a while have a chance to choreograph their own performance and show it off to the public. A great place if you're looking for a new hobby, a community, exercise, or just want to try out something novel and interesting. More...

M
22 November 2012

Aerial and acrobatic pole are fun and unique ways to get in shape! And to supplement this work out is cirq fit. This put me in the best shape of my life and I love the student performances!

L
9 February 2012

How do I even begin.... let me give a snap shot: black lights, David Banner's "Don't Play With Me" blasting and 8 girls practicing on their "fireman". The art of pole is not nearly as easy as you think it is... but it's about three times as fun. I know I'll be sore tomorrow and am so ready for more!Jenn (instructor/owner) started the class off with a warm up of stretching and weights. Then we learned 5-6 moves and pieced them all together at the end. The environment was unintimidating, friendly and so much effing fun. Besides Blacklight Intro to Pole, they've also got Belly Dancing (you get hip scarves and a bindi!), Bootcamp, Pole Power, Exotic Arts (lap dancing, strip tease), Pole Ballet and tons classes more. You can drop in for $10 a class. Pretty awesome. There are workshops and also monthly sessions to really get yo' pole on (e'rbody get yo pole on). Plus, the aerial arts studio is next door if you want to get yo' silks on. What struck me the most was how effing terrific Jenn was. During class she came around to offer personal help and then after class, she hung out and talked to us, showed us moves that BLEW MY MIND ("dangerous brian" - omg to the max). HINT: This place is fairly difficult to find. You have to almost park in the CVS parking lot. Then it's at the end of the first building. If you're walking by the horse in a tuxedo (not making this up) you've walked to far. It's at the end of the first building!I can't wait to go baaaaaack! More...

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