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Specialty Workshop: Aerial Straps with Rachel Karabenick
Saturday September 30th

We are very excited to host aerialist Rachel Karabenick at Stage Flight to teach a 2 hour aerial straps workshop on Saturday, September 30th from 2pm to 4pm. This workshop will be an introduction to the apparatus and its techniques with an emphasis on beginner skills and technical drills.  Space is limited to 15 people. Attendance is $30 for participants who sign up by September 29th. Drop ins are welcome for $35, if space is available. To register click here and go to the "Workshops and Special Events" category.

Private lessons with Rachel are also available. Click here for more information. Email stageflightcircusarts@gmail.com with questions or to schedule a private lesson.

Rachel Karabenick is a Chicago-based aerial performer. She has a background in modern dance and ballet, which she translates to multiple aerial apparatus, including Single-point Trapeze, Aerial Straps, Aerial Hoop, Chinese & Rotating Pole and more. Rachel grew up in Michigan where she studied dance for over 10 years. In 2011, she moved to Chicago, IL where she started her aerial training. Rachel began her career as a full-time aerialist in 2013, and has toured and performed across the US and Canada. She is currently working with a new production Learning to Listen, or; How to Make a Fire and has started a new circus company - Cube Circus.



A multi-disciplinary circus studio in Bloomington, Indiana

Stage Flight Circus Arts is a studio committed to building community through physical activity. We offer a wide range of classes under the circus arts umbrella. Whether your goal is to get fit, acquire a new (and maybe mind blowing!) skill or become a professional acrobat, Stage Flight has plenty to offer. We have a very experienced staff who love working with people of all ages and abilities to build strength and skill by moving together.


Open Gym

We hold Open Gyms for all ages every Sunday from 1pm - 3pm, and for Toddlers only every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11am - 12pm


Come practice those skills you have learned in class or explore a new apparatus. There will be no formal instruction but coaches will be there if anyone needs help. Children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult or an older sibling that can look after them. You can print and fill out our waiver HERE or sign one when you arrive! Open Gym is $10 each for individuals. For families it is $9 each for two, and $8 each for three or more (again, no charge for a class makeup). Wednesday Toddler Open Gym is $5 per child.  Remember, if you would like to use the silks or aerial hoop bring (cotton) leggings to protect your skin, tie long hair back, and bring socks for the trampoline.


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Stage Flight Weather Policy

We follow the MCCSC school closings, if schools are closed then we will cancel classes. We will not cancel classes in the case of a delay. If there is severe weather on a weekend causing us to close, we will email everyone in the weekend classes and post closings on the website. If you have any questions feel free to contact us directly at stageflightcircusarts@gmail.com.