Sky Candy’s mission is to share our love of aerial and circus arts with Austin, TX. We exist to foster a safe and supportive community for learning, performance and collaboration.

Since 2010, Sky Candy has been East Austin’s own aerial and circus arts studio. From our humble beginnings on a portable aerial rig with two teachers offering a handful of classes every week, we have grown into an internationally-recognized aerial and circus arts studio offering hundreds of classes with dozens of teachers each week at our two East Austin locations. In addition to classes and training space for aerialists of all levels, we offer summer camps, private parties, workshops with illustrious visiting instructors, space rental, and much much more!

IMG_7950The Sky Candy Studio offers drop-in and series classes, workshops, and private lessons in a variety of aerial, circus, dance, performance and fitness disciplines that cater to students of all skill levels, ages, abilities and aspirations. Our instructors come from a wide variety of backgrounds including aerial arts, circus, dance, burlesque, and theatre, and are passionate about sharing their skills with our students. We encourage all of our students to learn collaboratively in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

 

The Sky Candy Studio Company produces themed circus showcases throughout the year at various Austin venues – for more information about the next Studio Company showcase, visit our Upcoming Shows page. We also regularly host family-friendly Student Showcases and adult-only After Dark shows at our studio, as well as participating in community events such as Austin Maker Faire and the East Austin Studio Tour. Our troupe of professional aerialists are also available to book for events and private parties- check out our Booking Information page for more details, or e-mail booking@skycandyaustin.com!

Contact and Directions

Have a question? E-mail us at frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com, give us a call at 512-800-4998, or drop by the Main studio!

Our phone hours are Monday-Friday 1-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

Sky Candy has two locations, located in East Austin 0.5 miles apart from each other. Please double check the resource listed for your class, workshop or lesson to find which studio it is hosted at.

Sky Candy Main

507 Calles Street #117
Austin, TX 78702


Landmarks

Sky Candy Main shares the same building as Eastside Austin Elite, Hops & Grain, and Mass Gallery. Calles Street is located west of the HEB at the corner of 7th and Pleasant Valley Avenue.

Parking

You can park in any part of the lot for the building or along the neighborhood streets on Calles Street or 6th Street. Do not park in the HEB parking lot!

You can enter the parking lot from either Calles Street or Pleasant Valley Avenue.

Inside the building

From the Calles Street side, enter the double doors located under the awning. Our studio is a few doors down the hallway on the left hand side.

From the Pleasant Valley Avenue side, enter the glass door to the left of Eastside Austin Elite’s covered outdoor studio. Our studio is down the hallway, past the restrooms, on the right hand side.

Sky Candy Cesar Chavez

2400 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702

Landmarks

IMG_4359Sky Candy Cesar Chavez shares the same building as Juniper, Switched On, First Street Studios, Blue Owl Brewing, and The Backpack. We share the same parking lot as Corner Vet. We are across the street from Counter Culture.

Parking

You can park in any part of the lot for the building or along the street on 2nd Street. The angled parking along 2nd Street is free City parking. There is also street parking available across Cesar Chavez in the neighborhood south of Counter Culture.

You can enter the parking lot from either Cesar Chavez Street or 2nd Street.

IMG_4357Inside the building

We are the first door on the left when you enter the building’s main door off of the parking lot. We are right across the hallway from First Street Studios.

Studio Policies and FAQ

FAQ

1. Are there prerequisites to taking an aerial class? How about age or weight limits?

There are no prerequisites to taking an aerial class, and we do not have weight, fitness, or age limits for adults (ages 13+)! Kids ages 6 and up are welcome in our Youth classes, and we offer Private Lessons for kids under 6, as well as Inclusive circus classes for kids with Autism or comparable needs.

2. How do I get started?

We recommend taking an Intro to Aerials drop-in class to start off- this 75-minute class lets you try out all of the apparatus to see which ones you like best. You can find more information about our classes for beginners here.

3. What should I wear and bring to class?

For your first class, we recommend wearing close-fitting workout clothes that cover the armpits and backs of the knees. Yoga pants/leggings and a t-shirt would be an appropriate outfit- please do not wear jeans, or any other clothing with metal or sharp elements. We work in bare feet, so be prepared to take off your shoes!

Make sure to come hydrated, and it’s a great idea to bring a water bottle.

6. Can I arrive early for my scheduled class?

Please do! If it is your first class, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your class start time to fill out a waiver. We start all classes at their scheduled time, so please try your best to be on time.

8. What are the class sizes and lengths?

Aerial classes run 75 minutes, with as few as three or as many as six students. Class time is spent both trying out the moves yourself and watching others to observe form and technique.

9. How much time in advance do I need to sign up for a class?

It is best to register as far in advance as possible, to ensure that you have the spot you want. Some of our classes get booked up weeks in advance. E-mail frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com if you’re having trouble registering!

10. How do I register and pay for a class?

You can use our website!  Check under the Classes tab for Adult classes and Youth tab for Youth classes.

11. What is your refund policy?

In cases where students have given us sufficient notice (24 hours+ for drop-in classes and private lessons, 48 hours prior to the first class for series enrollments), we can offer an account credit for the amount paid that can be applied to future classes. Please see below for more details about our refund policies.

12. If I miss a Series class, can I make up the class later, or attend another class instead?

We do not offer make-up classes for missed Series classes, except in the event that the class was cancelled by the teacher or Sky Candy. Students must attend the Series class(es) for which they registered. Students who wish to make up missed material can book a 30-minute Catch-up Private Lesson with their instructor.

13. Do you sell gift cards?

Yes! You can get your Sky Candy gift cards here.

SKY CANDY POLICIES

Class Basics

Arrive on time! Latecomers may not be allowed to participate.

Please make sure that you arrive at Sky Candy on time for your class. If you are more than 10 minutes late to any class, you are welcome to stay and watch, but you will not be allowed to participate, as it is dangerous to engage in any circus-related activities without a proper warm-up.

Empty classes may be cancelled.

If there are no students signed up for a drop-in class twelve hours prior to the class start time, the class may be cancelled. If you want to ensure that we keep a class on the schedule, be sure to schedule your place in advance for it on our website!

Adult classes are for students ages 13 and up.

We only allow students 13 and up into our regularly scheduled drop-in and series classes. On occasion, a teacher may make exceptions for particularly mature students.

Students aged 6-12 are welcome in our Youth classes, and students aged 12-17 may attend our Teen classes. Students under the age of 6 may be eligible to take private lessons. Please contact us at frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com for more details.

All services must be paid for in advance.

To guarantee a spot in a series classes, drop-in classes, private lessons, parties, or workshops, students must pay in advance.

Check expiration dates on purchases.

Please note that for all individual Drop-in Class, Open Studio, and Series purchases: Credit for these purchases expires one year from the purchase date. We do not offer refunds or extensions on purchases that have expired. Please check on the individual expiration dates for other classes and passes, including multi-class passes, unlimited passes, and special deals or discounts.

No refunds.

Except in the most extenuating of circumstances, we cannot offer refunds for any of our services. In cases where students have given us sufficient notice (24 hours+ for drop-in classes, private lessons, and Open Studios, 48 hours prior to the first class for series enrollments), we can offer an account credit for the amount paid that can be applied to future classes. We do make exceptions for serious injuries or illnesses for which the student can provide us a note from a medical professional. For information on complete refund policies, or to cancel a class, e-mail our Front Desk at frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com.

No makeup classes in Series.

Unless you have specific permission from a teacher to make other arrangements, we do not offer free make-up classes for missed classes during a series. We strongly recommend scheduling a 30 minute private lesson with your teacher to catch up on missed material.

Safety

Everyone must sign a waiver.

Everyone must sign a waiver before attending class, training, or engaging in any activity at Sky Candy. To sign our waiver, click on the red button on the bottom right of this page.

Dress appropriately.

Dress appropriately for your apparatus. NO METAL OR SHARP OBJECTS PLEASE!  

For most aerial apparatuses, proper attire means close-fitting workout clothes that cover the legs and underarms. Do not wear jewelry, unsecured eyeglasses, grommets, or any other objects that can snag or damage the equipment, yourself, your fellow students, and/or teacher!

Train healthy.

Absolutely no training under the influence of drugs or alcohol! If your teacher suspects that you may be compromised in this or some other way (i.e. injury, illness, or severe sleep deprivation) you may be asked to sit out and observe your class.  

Get warm and stay hydrated.

Please arrive to class on time and ready for warm-up.  If you are attending Open Studio, be sure to warm up on your own in the studio before beginning aerial work. Come hydrated and stay hydrated!

Exercise good hygiene.

In a space with shared apparatuses and training space, it is important that all students practice good hygiene. Additionally, we request that everyone avoid heavy fragrances and lotions.

Respect your environment.

Be respectful to the teachers, employees, your fellow students, and the studio. No photography or video recording is allowed without the express permission of the person being photographed or filmed. No shoes on the mats or apparatus. Please wear appropriate footwear when walking around outside of the Sky Candy studio. Please be considerate with cell phone use.

No glass, ceramic, or open containers of any kind.

With hard floors and bare feet, it’s not worth the danger. Please bring water in other kinds of containers. Only water permitted in the mat-covered areas of the studio.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Do not walk under apparatuses while they are in use. The people in the air have the right of way!  Always be aware of your surroundings.

Do not rig equipment unless you have been trained.

Do not attempt to rig any equipment. Please ask a trained member of the Sky Candy staff if you need equipment adjusted for any reason.

Do not take unnecessary risks.

Ask for assistance if you are unsure about a move or trick or need spotting. Never train alone and always use a crash mat! If you are injured during class or Open Studio, inform your teacher or host immediately!

Open Studio is for practice.

Open Studio is intended to be a forum to practice what you learn in class; do not attempt to execute new moves or to teach other students. The safest way to learn any aerial or circus skill is with a qualified instructor. We do not recommend ANY other method of learning aerial or circus skills.

Pricing

Sky Candy’s 2017 prices are below. If you have questions about any of our pricing or would like assistance with your purchase or booking, please feel free to contact the Front Desk at frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com or 512-800-4998, or drop by our Main studio, 507 Calles St. #117.

DROP-IN CLASS

Intro to Aerials Class: $20
Try out the Silks, Trapeze, Lyra and Hammock in this beginner-friendly 75-minute class. Use code FIRSTFLIGHT at checkout to get $10 off your first class!

Single Drop-in Class: $25

5-Drop-in Class Pass: $100
Expires one year from purchase.

10-Drop-in Class Pass: $150
Expires one year from purchase.

*BEST DEAL* Unlimited Drop-in Class Pass: $60
This auto-renewing pass includes all adult Drop-in Classes- this pass does not include Youth Drop-in Classes or Open Studios.

OPEN STUDIO

Single Open Studio: $20
Open Studio is time for aerial students to practice what they’ve learned in class. Open Studios run for 2 hours, and students can stay as long as they choose. For more information about our Open Studio policies, check out our Studio Policies page.

5-Open Studio Pass: $75
Expires one year from purchase.

10-Open Studio Pass: $125
Expires one year from purchase.

SERIES CLASSES

6 Week Series: $150
Classes meet six times, once a week and focus on a particular apparatus or skill. All Series classes run for 75 minutes with between three and six students. 

4 Week Series: $100
Classes meet four times, once a week and focus on a variety of apparatuses or skills. All Series classes run for 75 minutes with between three and six students. 

Circus Conditioning Challenge: $120
Classes meet twelve times, three times a week for four weeks, and focus on building strength and endurance. All Circus Circuit Challenge classes run for one hour with up to 12 students. 

PRIVATE LESSONS

30-Minute Private Lesson (Assessment or Catch-up Lesson): $40
One Student 60-Minute Private Lesson: $75
Two Students 60-Minute Private Lesson: $100
Three Students 60-Minute Private Lesson: $120
Each additional student for 60-Minute Private Lesson: $40

PRIVATE PARTIES (ADULTS AND YOUTH)

Private Party: $240
75-minute party includes warm-up, aerial lesson, cool-down, and time for photos. $240 for up to 6 people, $40 for each additional person.

Private Party Package: $300
2-hour party includes warm-up, aerial lesson, cool-down, and 45-minute space rental for celebration, with table and chairs provided. $300 for up to 6 people, $40 for each additional person.

YOUTH

Youth Drop-In Class: $25
Youth Drop-in Classes run for one hour.

5-Drop-in Class Pass: $100
Expires one year from purchase.

10-Drop-in Class Pass: $150
Expires one year from purchase.

Youth Series Class: $300
Youth Series Classes run for 12 weeks, one 75-minute class per week.

Sky Camp (Spring Break or Summer Camp): $350
Sky Camps run 9am-3pm Monday-Friday- check the Sky Camp page for dates.

Birthday Party Package: $300
2-hour party includes warm-up, aerial lesson, cool-down, and 45-minute space rental for celebration, with table and chairs provided. $300 for up to 6 people, $40 for each additional person.

POINT RENTAL

Off-hours point rental: $50/hr
Applies when no front desk staffer is on-duty. Please contact the Front Desk at frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com to book your Point Rental.

On-hours point rental: $25/hr
Applies when front desk staffer is on-duty. Please contact the Front Desk at frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com to book your Point Rental.

Who We Are

Sky Candy’s mission is to share our love of aerial and circus arts with Austin, TX. We exist to foster a safe and supportive community for learning, performance and collaboration.

Since 2010, Sky Candy has been East Austin’s own aerial and circus arts studio. From our humble beginnings on a portable aerial rig with two teachers offering a handful of classes every week, we have grown into an internationally-recognized aerial and circus arts studio offering hundreds of classes with dozens of teachers each week at our two East Austin locations. In addition to classes and training space for aerialists of all levels, we offer summer camps, private parties, workshops with illustrious visiting instructors, space rental, and much much more!

IMG_7950The Sky Candy Studio offers drop-in and series classes, workshops, and private lessons in a variety of aerial, circus, dance, performance and fitness disciplines that cater to students of all skill levels, ages, abilities and aspirations. Our instructors come from a wide variety of backgrounds including aerial arts, circus, dance, burlesque, and theatre, and are passionate about sharing their skills with our students. We encourage all of our students to learn collaboratively in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

 

The Sky Candy Studio Company produces themed circus showcases throughout the year at various Austin venues – for more information about the next Studio Company showcase, visit our Upcoming Shows page. We also regularly host family-friendly Student Showcases and adult-only After Dark shows at our studio, as well as participating in community events such as Austin Maker Faire and the East Austin Studio Tour. Our troupe of professional aerialists are also available to book for events and private parties- check out our Booking Information page for more details, or e-mail booking@skycandyaustin.com!

SAFE SPACE STATEMENT

We believe in upholding every participant’s right to be themselves, while celebrating our diversity and maintaining an environment for safe aerial and circus practice.

For us, “safe” has two meanings. As a teaching studio, we want to provide a safe environment for our students to learn and develop new skills. We accomplish this by ensuring our buildings are approved by structural engineers and professional aerial riggers for dynamic human load, using only highly rated, consistently inspected equipment, employing trained instructors with a focus on responsible skill progression, and setting clear safety guidelines for all students, staff, and participants to follow.

Safe also means that we want all Sky Candy participants to feel comfortable in our studios and at our events. We want people of all ages, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, physical appearance, body size, race, and religion to feel comfortable with taking a class, performing in a show, working with us, and otherwise engaging with our community.

We want you to know is that if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable at one of our events, no matter how minor it seems, you can report it to us and we will take action.

Harassment of Sky Candy students, staff, and performers will not be tolerated and anyone violating this policy in a class, at the studio, or at a performance may be be removed, or, in extreme cases, banned from further interaction with the Sky Candy community.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments or attitudes related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of the event, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Please know that Sky Candy views neither ignorance or intoxication as an excuse for harassment.

If anyone engages in harassing behavior towards you, the Sky Candy Studio Directors will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or banning them from future classes and events. If you feel you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Sky Candy Studio Directors at studiodirectors@skycandyaustin.com or the Front Desk at frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com.

Sky Candy will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe when engaging with our community.

While we would like to feel that we offer an environment in which you can voice concerns about incidents as and when they happen, we also welcome you to reach out to us to inform us of past harassment or incidents related to our events which made you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

Sky Candy also acknowledges that we are not above our own policies so please know all of the above applies to all members of our collective (owners, Studio Directors, Managers, teachers, staff, and performers) in equal measure.

You can reach the Sky Candy Studio Directors at studiodirectors@skycandyaustin.com. All communication related to this policy will be dealt with in confidence.

Space Rental

Our spacious East Austin studios are the perfect venue for private events, workshops, and more.  We have two locations available for rent: our main studio, which features an 1800 sq. ft. main studio space and our 600 sq. ft. back room, as well as our gorgeous 1700 sq. ft. Cesar Chavez studio. For all rentals, we will have a Sky Candy staff member on-site during the entire duration of your rental to provide you guidance and answer questions as needed. Spaces are only available during non-peak hours- please e-mail frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com for more information.

STANDARD RENTAL RATES

Main Studio
$200 per hour

Main Studio Front Room Only
$150 per hour

Main Studio Back Room (Land Candy) Only
$50 per hour

Cesar Chavez Studio
$150 per hour

Community discounts are available for non-profit and charitable organizations. E-mail frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com for more details.

Point Rentals for Aerialists
$25 per hour for on hours (Monday-Friday 1-8pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-4pm)
$50 per hour for off hours

Space is limited, especially in the evening- please e-mail frontdesk@skycandyaustin.com well in advance of your desired time to check availability.

Main Studio

Land Candy

Cesar Chavez Studio