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NEW!! Holiday Circus School for children aged 6-16 during the school holidays in 2024 - Click here for more information!

About Us

Welcome to Pole and Aerial Fit Circus Academy

North Staffordshire’s Circus arts centre. We specialise in classes for adults and children for aerial (silks, hoop, trapeze, cube, fly pole, net), pole, aerial yoga, stretch, dance and circus skills. Some classes are also available at Studio 22 in Crewe, Cheshire.

Adult classes

Adult classes

All the classes are a fantastic way to improve confidence, strength, flexibility, stamina, posture and grace.

They are perfect for complete beginners wanting to try something new; to dancers, gymnasts and performers already out there in the dance and aerial world, looking to add to their CV.

Our classes focus on skill, safety, fun, fitness and performance. We have many opportunities to perform with regular showcases and photoshoots. Some members commit further and compete in external competitions! Or you can just have fun dressing up throughout the year in Christmas jumpers, Halloween outfits and new clothing purchases, we never need an excuse!

We offer weekly adult classes in aerial arts, pole flow, pole fit, aerial yoga and the levels are indicated on the level rating. Please join a beginner (level one) or a taster class for your first class. .

Click to book an Adult class here
Kids classes

Kid classes

Aerial Fit Kids classes are a fantastic way to improve a child's confidence, strength, flexibility, stamina, posture and grace.

The classes are perfect for complete beginners wanting to try something new; to budding young dancers, gymnasts and performers already out there in the dance world, looking to add to their CV. Our classes focus on fun, fitness and performance, we have many opportunities for the children to perform, take gradings or just have fun throughout the year!

We offer weekly classes for ages 6-15yrs in aerial arts and pole fit classes. Please book a beginner (level one session) or a taster for the appropriate age range for your first class.

We also offer Youth Elite competition and performance training with many of our current team placing 1st -3rd in a variety of disciplines. Pole and Aerial Fit Circus Academy students if they show interest are invited to audition every six months to join this team.

Click to book a Childrens class here

Holiday Circus School

10-4pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays)
Day price - £30
FULL week (Tue-Thurs) -£80


Your children will meet new people and develop new experiences at our Holiday Circus School. In a fun and safe environment, the children will experience circus skills such as aerial hooping, trapeze, swing pole, silks, juggling, acrobatics, dancing, hula hooping, stilts, and gymnastics.

In addition to introducing children to circus arts and fostering excellent exercise habits and teamwork, the Holiday Circus School also helps them develop confidence and self-esteem.

The instructors are highly talented professionals who focus on delivering safe effective core skills that allows everyone to express their creativity and showcase their strengths.

DBS checked, safeguard trained and first aid trained.

Parents do not need to stay with the children but need to hand them over in the morning and sign them out in the afternoon.

Click to book a 1 day or 3 day bundle here
Private tuition

Private tuition

Private classes are great for concentrating on individual or small group development. Useful for fun, performances, competitions or practice they will help you achieve your goals. Available for small groups of up to 4 people (where the hourly cost can be shared between the 4 friends) in North Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Prices start from £35 per hour depending on the skill and instructor.

Click here to book a Private class

Google review. 5 stars, Dec 2023

Attempted Level 1 Hoop and Silks for the first time with my twin sister, we had the best time! There was so much packed into the alloted time and yet we still had the time to progress through the class with creating little choeographies. The instructor Kirsty was just a delight, very friendly, talented and just a lovely person making you feel like you attempt anything! Thank you Kirsty for helping us and making sure we had the best out of the class we also came away feeling like we had done an ab workout after laughing so much - such a lovely group of people!

Google review. 5 stars, Nov 2023

My daughter absolutely loves it here and I can see each week she is growing with confidence! The girls here are wonderful with her, and make her feel at ease. Just looking around I can see they treat all the kids here like there own kids and that's what I love about this place, it has a very friendly feel to it! My daughter asks each day if she can go and to me that is a brilliant sign! The packages they offer are fab and great value for money and the fact you can book on to any session for their age range during the week is great, it's very flexible around our work and family life :) xx

Google review. 5 stars, Oct 2023

My daughter had her first class yesterday. She was made to feel welcome straightaway. Lily (teacher) introduced herself as soon as we arrived, was very friendly and approachable which helped my daughter relax and she loved the whole class and can’t wait for next time. Highly recommended.

Google review. 5 stars, Sept 2023

Attended aerial yoga today after seeing older women on tv doing it. I am 67 and was a bit concerned if it would suit me as I have a few health concerns but none listed as I would be unsuitable. Rebecca helped me through it and supported me with any difficulties I had and other attendees were supportive too. I am unfit but I did find it easier than normal yoga which I hadn’t done for donkeys years. Couldn’t believe it when I managed to hang upside down how great it felt to relieve the stress on my back and relaxing in the end was lovely. There were of course a couple of exercises which stretched me a bit but said I had had enough and stopped which is ok as they don’t want you to go too far if you are uncomfortable. My friends and family couldn’t believe i did it. I can’t recommend it enough, give it a go.

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Where to find us

Longton Studio

Pole & Aerial Fit - Circus Academy, Unit 4, Garfield Works, Uttoxeter Rd, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PF

Crewe Studio

Pole & Aerial Fit - Circus Academy, Studio 22 20, Entrance, 22 High St, Oak St, Crewe CW2 7BN