Aerial Hoop


The aerial hoop (also known as the lyra, aerial ring or cerceau/cerceaux) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging and mainly balancing.

Balance is an ability to maintain the line of gravity (vertical line from centre of mass) of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway. Sway is the horizontal movement of the centre of gravity even when a person is standing still. A certain amount of sway is essential and inevitable due to small perturbations within the body (e.g., breathing, shifting body weight from one foot to the other or from forefoot to rearfoot) or from external triggers (e.g., visual distortions, floor translations). An increase in sway is not necessarily an indicator of dysfunctional balance so much as it is an indicator of decreased sensorimotor control.

Maintaining balance requires coordination of input from multiple sensory systems including the vestibularsomatosensory, and visual systems.

Our Aerial Hoop Courses run in 5 week cycles

£53 for 5 weeks


Monday - 9:30-10:30am

Tuesday - 6:15-7:15pm

Friday - 10:30am-12pm - £63

Sunday - 11-12pm


Wednesday 6:45-7:45pm

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