Classes

AERIAL SILKS

Aerial Silks classes will learn skills and performance concepts on silks. Spinning techniques, transitions, shapes, inverts, drops, and well as an emphasis on graceful movements and dance concepts will be a part of this class. Classes will incorporate stretching and conditioning in order to prepare the student for more advanced techniques. Advanced students will be given opportunities for public performances. Private lessons are available for individuals who would like one-on-one instruction. All instructors are professional performers and are background checked and are first aid and CPR certified.

Tuition is $75 for the month and it includes 1 class a week for a total of 4 classes a month. All classes are taught by experienced aerialists that have performed professionally. Private lessons are also available. Contact Aquaacroclasses@gmail.com for any questions regarding classes or private lessons.

AERIAL INSTRUCTORS

TARA SMARTNICK – GROUND CONTROL TRAMPOLINE PARK

Tara Smartnick is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She began studying dance at the age of three, and holds national titles in Team Dance, Solo Work, and Ballroom Partnering.  In 2005 she moved to LA to continue her education, there she trained with some of the most prestigious teachers and choreographers on the west coast. After high school she moved to Texas to attend college, and earned a degree in Multimedia Technology.

Tara began to study aerial arts in March of 2012 with Aerial Horizon, and believes she found her true calling. She started her professional career performing above Dolphins and Beluga Whales at SeaWorld San Antonio’s show, “Azul” for four years.  In 2016 Tara spent a semester abroad where she was one of twelve participants selected to train with one of Ireland’s biggest aerial dance companies. There she was able to create an act, and refine her artistry on her invented apparatus, an aerial moon.

In 2018 Tara quit her regular jobs to pursue performing full time.  She currently teaches, choreographs, and performs professionally with several companies all over the Southwest United States. Whether it’s dance on the ground, or in the air, Tara enjoys every moment, and hopes to continue this amazing adventure for years to come.