Aerial Dance

AERIAL DANCE is the perfect addition to your fitness routine. We offer classes in aerial silks and aerial hammock, ribbons that are suspended from the ceiling as either one or two pieces, to perform various circus and aerial acrobatic tricks. Aerial silks utilizes full body strength and control to safely execute different climbs, drops and wraps. This class is perfect cross-training for pole or aerial hoop students, but no experience is necessary to attend your first class. Each student progresses at a different level and classes are tailored individually to each student.


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Class Descriptions

Beginner Aerial Hammock 1

Aerial hammock uses one piece of fabric that is suspended from the ceiling. This class will help tone, strengthen and increase flexibility while teaching you seamless sequences to begin your practices in the aerial arts! This is a beginner class to teach you the basic technique and poses in the aerial hammock. This class is recommended for students who are brand new to hammock or who are just beginning their aerial journey.

Beginner Aerial Hammock 2

Aerial hammock uses one piece of fabric that is suspended from the ceiling. This class will help tone, strengthen and increase flexibility while teaching you seamless sequences to begin your practices in the aerial arts! This is a beginner to beginner-intermediate level class. This class is suitable for clients who have been taking a few classes and are comfortable performing moves such as standing in the hammock and inverts.

Intermediate Aerial Hammock

This is an intermediate level class building upon the beginner 1 and 2 classes. You will want to know your basic tricks such as crossback straddle, belay, flagpole and aerial inverts, as we learn to progress into more intermediate level tricks and transitions. Students will advance at their own pace and the instructor will modify moves to fit each students level.

Aerial Silks (All Levels)

Aerial silks uses open silks which is two pieces of fabric anchored from the ceiling. This is more similar style to what you would see in something like Cirque du Soleil. In this class we will focus on climbing, wraps, inverts, drops and various other aerial silks tricks. This class is suitable for all levels and the instructor will modify to fit each students level. Students progress at their own pace.

Intro to Aerial Yoga

This is a beginner level class which uses the silks in a low level position to help introduce the student to the fabric and aerial yoga. It offers easy use for students to help gain confidence lower to the ground before moving up to a higher level fabric, but still pushes the body towards better flexibility and a more open mind.

Aerial Yoga

This is an all-levels class where students use aerial hammocks to gently support aerial poses and mindful stretches. Aerial yoga is a great foundation for aerial dance. You will learn many of the aerial postures while focusing on conditioning, strength building, flexibility, inverting and balance, which are all very important to aerial dance. This class ends with a long relaxation stage in the hammock cocoon.

Candlelit Restorative Aerial Yoga

Candlelit restorative aerial yoga is done with the hammocks low to the ground by candle light. This is a gentle practice using various yoga props such as blankets, blocks and bolsters, in addition to the aerial hammock. These propers will help assist you in your practice so that you can fully surrender into the postures allowing you to hold them for longer periods of time. This class is the perfect way to wind down from your day and calm your body and mind for a more restful night. 

**Please note the first 15 minutes of class are spent fitting you to your fabric so that you can properly do poses low to the ground.

Open Practice Time

Open studio time to come and work on your tricks on your own time. Someone will be around to monitor, but there will be no instruction at this time. This is a time to work on the moves you have already learned during class time. Must be a member of Be Fitness for open practice. If you are not a member or are from out of town, please call us for approval to attend open practice. Open practice rate is free for members and $15 per hour for non-members once approved.


Due to our limited class size, Be Fitness has a strict late cancellation policy. A $15 fee will automatically be charged for any cancellations that occur later than 12 hours prior to scheduled class time. This policy applies to all students, no exceptions. A $25 fee will automatically be charged for any no shows or cancellations that occur an hour before class time. Students are required to have a credit card on file in case of a late cancellation or no show. The late fee is charged in lieu of your class pass. You will not lose one of your passes if you cancel with less than 12 hour notice; you will only be charged the late fee.

If you are waitlisted for a class, the late cancellation fee still applies. If you are added to the class and can no longer attend, please give us a 12 hour notice to avoid the late cancellation fee. If you have not yet been added to the class, please make sure to remove yourself from the waitlist. Thank you for your cooperation!

Please call us (216) 227-9710 if you are running late for class. If you are more than 5 minutes late for class, you risk giving up your spot for someone on the waitlist. If you are more than 15 minutes late for class, you will not be permitted into the class

Our Team




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Melissa started taking pole in March 2019 and got certified to teach Pole 1 & 2 in February 2020. She struggled to find a workout that she really enjoyed until she found Pilates. She came to Be for reformer but had to try pole. She instantly loved it! 
She has a background in dance and cheerleading and the pole tricks and combos offer a similar fun and challenging workout that she really enjoys!
She started teaching in June 2020. She is a school teacher by day! She loves helping others learn new skills and achieve their goals. She wants her students to feel strong and confident starting wherever they are in their practice so they can work together to set goals.

She mostly enjoys strength based tricks/spins & conditioning. Her goal is to work on creating mini combos that include each individual trick taught in class to integrate the dance portion.

Outside of the studio Melissa enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, exploring different types of music, reading, cooking, learning how to care for my plants, home projects.

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DiDi started yoga at the beginning of music school, after her flute teacher recommended it to build better breath support for her instrument. She found the practice and discipline allowed her to breathe better, develop a deeper connection to her body, and built confidence. After discovering Yoga for All Musicians, she decided to get certified in yoga in hopes of giving her flute students these tools to succeed. Hopefully to succeed not just in music, but also physically, mentally, and spiritually. Her goal to to empower, strengthen and challenge all of her students, no matter what the class.

After moving back to Cleveland, she was able to dive even deeper into her newfound love for aerial arts. Since then, DiDi has gone on to get certifications in Aerial Yoga, Buti Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, Aerial Hammock, Lyra, as well as going further into her certification in yoga. However, she’s spent most of her time both taking and teaching aerial yoga classes in recent years. She loves challenging her students and making students aware of their own body. DiDi stresses the importance of movement for her students in the studio, but also to her musicians. 

Outside of the studio, DiDi teaches middle school and high school band, and is working towards getting her doctorate of musical arts in the future. She also loves to draw, paint, and drives a zamboni on the weekends.

1st place Lyra – Aerialympics 2022
1st place Hammock Virtual- Aerialympics 2021