Additional Classes


In addition to its core educational program, Cycropia Aerial Dance offers specialty classes which are taught by company members at Cycropia's studio space in Madison, WI.

Meet Our Instructors

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Instructor: Brenda Smage

Brenda Smage has been a full-time teacher of movement for over 7 years. She left the office world to teach yoga after receiving her 200 hour RYT, fell in love with aerial yoga shortly after, and then began her journey into aerial dance. Brenda has completed over 200 hours of aerial teacher trainings, and has over 4,000 hours of experience teaching movement. She teaches Aerial Yoga, Lyra (Aerial Hoop), Sling (Aerial Hammock), Silks, Rope, and Cloud Swing. In addition to teaching classes, Brenda offers private lessons which can focus on technique or on choreographing your own aerial dance piece. You can also book a private aerial party with a group of friends for an unforgettable experience.

Classes and private lessons:

  • Aerial Yoga

  • Cloud Swing

  • Lyra (Aerial Hoop)

  • Rope

  • Silk

  • Sling (Aerial Hammock)

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Instructor: Jess Clark

Jess is a certified yoga and aerial yoga instructor, and an aerial arts teacher with training in Aerial Fabrics, Trapeze, and Lyra through New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), in Rope (corde lisse) through Born to Fly-Paper Doll Militia, and in aerial straps through Aaron Koz. She is passionate about safely bringing the expressive freedom of aerial dance and the transformative joy of yoga to all. She values continuing education and makes her personal training a priority, always striving to adapt and grow as an instructor and artist, and bring new and innovative ideas to her students. Her classes are inclusive and offer a supportive learning environment for every body. Instruction is adjusted to individual student needs so that each can safely build a strong technical foundation, progress through skills at a comfortable pace, and explore movement and artistic expression in new ways.

Classes and private lessons:

  • Aerial Pilates

  • Aerial Silks

  • Aerial Sling (Hammock)

  • Aerial Yoga

  • Cloudswing

  • Dance Trapeze

  • Double Sling

  • Harness Dance

  • Lyra (Aerial Hoop)

  • Mixed Steel (invented apparatus)

  • Rope (corde lisse)

  • Spanish Web

  • Static Trapeze

  • Straps

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Instructor: Luv Joy Seamon

With over a decade of experience teaching and performing aerial dance, Luv uses her diverse movement background and extensive training to help students build strength, confidence and endurance in the air. She strives to make classes fun and assessable, while challenging students’ mind and body. A lifetime learner, Luv frequently travels to seek out additional training and has completed a number of aerial teacher trainings.

Classes and private lessons:

  • Aerial Pole

  • Aerial Yoga and Conditioning

  • Dance Trapeze

  • Hammock (Sling)

  • Harness Dance/Wall Running

  • Lyra

  • Rope

  • Silks

  • Straps