Aerial Silks & Lyra

Enrollment for our 2019-2020 term is now closed. Please check back in the coming weeks for our Summer 2020 class listing, as we're looking at all options to keep families safe during the outbreak. Thanks for your patience! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime at info@durhamschoolforballet.com.

Student Aerial Silks & Lyra Classes

2019-2020 Term

August 26, 2019 - June 6, 2020

All Student Division classes are taught with recognized methods designed to prepare our students for success in the performing arts. Placement in all Student Division classes is assessed by DSBPA faculty either during a class (for current students) or by private class assessment for new students that enroll after the first week of the academic year has passed.


We have many students who desire careers in other areas, and we believe that whatever field or endeavor students seek, it’s the preparedness, self-respect, respect for others, focus, open-mindedness, perseverance and sense of humor that come from successful training that are the keystones of all successful careers.

All Student Division classes are 36-week programs.

Ultra-Violet Silks
(Cont. Beginner)

MONDAYS | 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

By placement.

Teal Silks (Intermediate)

MONDAYS | 6:00 - 7:15 P.M.

By placement.

Recreational Aerial Silks & Lyra Classes

2019-2020 Term

August 26, 2019 - June 6, 2020

Recreational Division classes are open to teens and adults of any age who enjoy dance and wish to begin or continue their training in the following disciplines: ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, silks and lyra. Classes are open enrollment. "Drop-ins" are not allowed in aerial classes for safety reasons. There is no required uniform for Recreational Division classes, but we do ask that you adhere to the dress code.

Adult Silks Beginning

WEDNESDAYS | 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

At least 12 months of experience required. This class will explore balance poses, beginner inversions, and sequences. Students will be introduced to climbs and locks, as well as build core strength, stamina and body control.

Adult Silks Beginning/Intermediate

WEDNESDAYS | 7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

In this course, adult students will build on movements and poses learned in Beginning Silks. By instructor recommendation only.

Adult Silks Intermediate/Advanced

TUESDAYS | 7:15 - 8:30 P.M.

Experience required. By placement.

Silks Conditioning/Open Lab

MONDAYS | 7:15 - 8:15 P.M.

Age 15+ or by placement.

Lyra Mixed Level

THURSDAYS | 7:15 - 8:15 P.M.

Beginning & Continued Beginning. Ages 13 +


Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts’ aim is to provide a space for the cultivation of creativity through dance. Dance is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. Our role as Dance Educators is to help children climb their own mountains.

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