Aerial Creation Course


Taught by industry professionals, the National Centre’s Aerial Creation Course is an opportunity to take your aerial skills to the next level and explore your performance potential.

During the eight-week course you will use movement as a creative stimulus, explore a variety of devising tools and use your pre-existing aerial technique to create and perform an act.

Although not compulsory, at the completion of the course participants will have the opportunity to perform to an audience at the ACC Scratch Show at the National Centre on the afternoon of 7 March 2020.

A professionally filmed copy of your act is offered as part of the course package. The course will focus on the following disciplines:

  • Silks
  • Rope
  • Aerial Hoop
  • Static Trapeze
  • Single Point Trapeze

Participants will select one of the above disciplines as their main skill, but will also have opportunities to work across all disciplines to help understand how your aerial knowledge is transferable. Participants can create an act as a solo, pair or a small group.

Who it's for

This course is suitable for those with strong aerial experience and knowledge, who wish to create a new act or develop their devising skills. The course would be useful for emerging artists or for those applying for higher education courses looking to create an audition act.

Patricipants must be aged 16+ and must have strong aerial experience and knowledge.

This course is not suitable for beginners. 

The main focus for this course is devising and creation. If you are solely interested in developing your aerial technique, please consider booking one of our recreational adult courses.


The course runs three days each week:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8pm
Fridays, 7:30pm – 9pm (Supervised practice time)
Saturdays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm


Participants will be training 5 hours per week, split across three days.

What to expect:

  • 40 hours contact time, including access to our weekly practice time sessions
  • Expert guidance from industry professional teachers
  • Additional support for those who are applying to Higher Education courses, including application writing and interview skills
  • A professionally filmed copy of your final act

Meet the teaching team


Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any courses on our Adult or recreational Youth programmes during Term 1 (September - December 2020).

Please see more information about this on our Coronavirus update page.

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