Category Archive: News

  1. Introducing… Sky Candy reVamped!

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    IMG_0386As most of you may have heard already, Sky Candy has a new location- Sky Candy reVamped! We are thrilled to formally introduce you to our new studio, located at 2400 Cesar Chavez. This newest addition to our studio presence is a great space for us to expand our aerial offerings beyond what our main location has to offer!









    Some features of the new space:

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    Higher ceilings!

    Higher ceilings:

    Over twenty feet of vertical space to explore! For those of you that are working on your advanced multi-rotation drops, we’ve got you covered! For those of you who like to share your apparatus with a friend, these new tall ceilings offer increased space both above and below the bar for duo trapeze. Also, advanced lyra-ists (level 3 and above) should check out Cory Allen’s brand new Duo Lyra six-week series on Thursday evenings.









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    Flying Silks

    Flying Silks:

    Hooray, at last! Make sure to check out Andy’s six-week Flying Silks class as we introduce this new much-requested series on Saturday mornings.












    More floor!

    Expanded floor space:

    Whether it’s Nathan Brumbaugh’s Modern Dance or Floor to Air classes, or Sami List’s Fitness Hoop Dance, the ReVAMPed studio space offers beautiful wood laminate floors for practice, conditioning and choreography.










    Additionally, this added space gives us more freedom to run classes concurrently- make sure to check the location of your class on MindBody when you sign up!

    Expect to see even more new exciting offerings from us as we grow and expand into this new second location- we’ll see you at reVamped!

  2. Welcome to the Sky Candy family, VAMPS students!

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    Sky Candy is thrilled to announce that we will be taking over the lease of the beautiful VAMPS space on Cesar Chavez starting in early March! VAMPS owner Ember Ashe is truly excited that the space will continue to serve the aerial community, and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts for ensuring that her amazing space will continue to serve the aerial community.

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to the VAMPS aerial students who will be joining us- we know we do things a bit differently from VAMPS, so in order to make your transition to Sky Candy as smooth as possible, here are the answers to some of the questions we’ve been getting from y’all. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a question that isn’t covered here- we look forward to seeing you in class! 🙂

    Q: How do I sign up for Sky Candy classes?

    A: You can sign up for Sky Candy classes using our online scheduler, Mindbody! Click here for a tutorial on how to create your Mindbody profile and sign up for classes.

    Q: What kinds of classes do you offer at Sky Candy?

    A: We offer three different types of classes at Sky Candy- Series Classes, Drop-in Classes, and Private Lessons.

    Series classes take place once a week for six weeks, and are mostly leveled apparatus classes (ie Silks 2, Lyra 1, Pole 3), with some more unique classes that also take place in Series format (ie Contortion Conditioning, Aerial Performance, Clowning and Physical Theatre). Each Series class costs $150 for six classes. We do not offer make-ups for missed classes- if you do have to miss a class, we recommend scheduling a private lesson with your instructor to make up the missed material. If you’re unsure as to which level classes are best for you, we recommend scheduling a half-hour assessment with the teacher whose class you would like to enter.

    Drop-in Classes are available on a drop-in basis, with no commitment required! We do recommend signing up in advance to ensure your spot in the class. Our Drop-in Classes focus on building your strength, flexibility and performance skills, and are a great supplement to our Series Classes. Our Drop-in Classes range from $5 to $30 depending on the length and focus of the class.

    Private Lessons are great for folks who want more one-on-one attention, or folks with wonky schedules- you get to pick the time, apparatus and teacher! Private lessons are $60 for one students, $70 for two students, and $90 for three students.

    Q: What about Open Studio, what’s the deal with that?

    A: If you are a current aerial student, you are welcome at Open Studio! Open Studio is a time to practice what you’re learning in class- it is NOT a time to teach others, try new things, or (heaven forbid) try to learn things from Youtube! There will be an Open Studio host present, but each student is responsible for their own safety and training during Open Studio.

    Q: Does Sky Candy offer contracts?

    A: We do not offer contracts- we do offer Unlimited Passes! These weekly or monthly passes are a great deal for our students who come to multiple classes or Open Studios each week.

  3. February/March Series: Enrollment Tracker Fun Times!

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    Guess what? It’s time to sign up for your February/March Six Week Series! 😀

    In order to ensure a better class experience for everyone, we are now enforcing a 3-student enrollment minimum in our Series classes. To help you make more informed choices about which classes to sign up for, please find below two useful lists- first, the “Danger Zone” list of classes that need more students to take place, and second, the “Nearly Full” list of classes that have only a few spots left. Both lists will be updated daily, so keep checking back for current info!

    Sign up for your February/March Series classes here!

    Danger Zone!

    Lyra 1 with Chelsea, Mondays at 5:30pm (3 students needed)
    Intro to Aerial Skills for Youth (Ages 8-12) with Andy, Tuesdays at 4:15pm (1 student needed)
    Trapeze 4 with Julia, Tuesdays at 8:30pm (3 students needed)
    Intro to Horizontals with Joanna, Wednesdays at noon (1 student needed)
    Contortion Conditioning with Chelsea, Wednesdays at 7pm (3 students needed)
    Intro to Verticals with Joanna, Thursdays at noon (2 students needed)
    Hammock 3 with Michele, Thursdays at 5:30pm (3 students needed)

    Nearly Full!

    Hammock 1 with Winnie, Mondays at noon
    Silks 4 with Chelsea, Mondays at 7pm (1 spot left!)
    Trapeze 2 with Colleen, Mondays at 7pm
    Trapeze 3 with Julia, Tuesdays at 5:30pm
    Silks 3 with Chelsea, Tuesdays at 8:30pm
    Hammock 1 with Winnie, Wednesdays at 5:30pm
    Lyra 2 with Andy, Wednesdays at 5:30pm
    Trapeze 2 with Colleen, Thursdays at 5:30pm
    Rope 1/2 with Michele, Thursdays at 7pm (1 spot left!)
    Intro to Horizontals with Chelsea, Saturdays at 1:30pm
    Aerial Performance with Joanna, Sundays at noon

  4. NEW: Class Level Assessments

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    Sky Candy logoIf you have prior aerial experience and want to come take classes with us at Sky Candy, we have some good news for you! We’ve just added a 30-Minute Assessment option to our private lessons, so that you can get some personalized attention from one of our instructors and a recommendation of which class would be appropriate for you to take.

    30-Minute Assessments are available in Silks, Lyra, Trapeze, Hammock, Rope and Pole, as well as Flexibility/Contortion. We recommend that you book your Assessment with the teacher whose class you would like to enter. If you have any questions about booking your Assessment, feel free to contact

    Book your Assessment here!

  5. Sky Candy Wins Big at COTAC!

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    Huge congratulations to our Sky Candy students and teachers who competed in the Capital of Texas Aerial Championships this weekend- every one of them came home a winner, and we are so proud! Check out this Sky Candy sweep:

    Amateur Trapeze
    Amber Bates- Best Tricks
    Bianca Salinas- Best Flexibility, First Runner Up
    Jessica Cochran- Audience Favorite, Winner!

    Partner Trapeze
    Caroline Poe and Donnesh Amrollah- Winners!

    Amateur Lyra
    Katie Navarro- Best Musicality, Audience Favorite

    If you didn’t make it to the competition and want to see the routines, you’re in luck- check out all of the Friday night videos below!

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    Congratulations again, we love you Sky Candies!

  6. Registration now open for Summer Sky Camp for Kids and Youth


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    Attention all parents! Registration is now open for our Summer Sky Camp for Kids and Youth! If your 6-9 or 10-14 year old would enjoy a week learning trapeze, silks, acrobatics, juggling, and more, sign them up now! The circus arts are a great way for kids to build strength, flexibility, coordination and self-confidence, all while making new friends and having a great time.

    Summer Sky Camps

    Sky Camp for Kids Ages 6-9
    June 9-13th 9am-3pm, with Saturday morning showcase for family and friends

    Sky Camp for Pre-teens and Teens Ages 10-14
    June 23rd-27th 9am-3pm, with Saturday morning showcase for family and friends

    Sky Camp for Pre-teens and Teens Ages 10-14
    July 21st-25th 9am-3pm, with Saturday morning showcase for family and friends

    Sky Camp for Kids Ages 6-9
    August 4-8th 9am-3pm, with Saturday morning showcase for family and friends

    For more information and to register, click here.

  7. Website Maintenance Alert

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    Hey y’all! In our eternal quest to always make things better, we’re going to be doing some retooling of our website today and tonight. You can expect some changes in the layout of our main page as well as the menus. Don’t be alarmed, the information will still be there- it will just be in a new and hopefully more logical place. Thanks for your patience, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns!


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  8. Johnson’s Backyard Garden at Sky Candy

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    Exciting news- Sky Candy is now an official pick-up site for Johnson’s Backyard Garden’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program! We are very excited to partner with this amazing local company to help make fresh, organic, local food available to our community.

    As all aerialists know, a healthy, balanced diet is essential to maintaining a successful aerial practice. Without the necessary “fuel” for our workouts, we are at risk for fatigue and injury, so it is very important to make sure that we eat smart and healthy. JBG’s CSA program provides a win-win situation for aerialists- their delicious, local vegetables and eggs help ensure that we get all of the necessary vitamins and proteins we need to build strong muscles, and our membership ensures that this extraordinary local business continues to thrive even through the seasonal ups and downs inherent to organic farming.

    Johnson’s CSA members can pick up their shares at Sky Candy every Thursday between 1:30pm and 10pm. For more information about how a CSA works or to sign up to be a CSA member, visit the JBG website.

  9. New Sky Candy Pricing for 2014


    Julia iron crossHere at the Sky Candy studio, our priority has always been to share our love of the aerial and circus arts with our community by offering safe, fun, and affordable classes, and we like to think that we do a pretty good job! In addition to being a fun-loving circus community, however, we are also a small business, and as with any business, we must find a balance between offering our customers low prices and maintaining our sustainability as a studio. Right now, we are one of the least expensive aerial studios in the country, with small class sizes, a high standard of safety, and some of the best-paid teachers- unfortunately, this is not a sustainable situation, and our current pricing structure will compromise our sustainability as a business if we continue with it much longer. In order to maintain the high quality of training and safety that you expect from us, we need to raise our prices in the new year- but don’t worry, our priority is still affordability for our students! We have simply increased our rates to be closer to market rates for aerial and circus arts classes in Austin and across the country.

    What this means for our students is that you have a great opportunity in front of you- for the rest of December, you have the opportunity to lock in our 2013 pricing when you buy classes to use in 2014! For instance, if you buy a Series class now to use in January, you’ll be saving yourself $30! Or better yet, take advantage of our ‘Tis The Series Holiday Package and save $150 when you buy five Series classes!

    Here is a run-down of the new prices of some of our most popular items- you can find a complete list of our new prices here.

    Drop-in Aerial Class (60-90 min): $30
    Drop-in Floor-Based Class (60-90 min): $25
    Open Studio: $15
    6-Week Series: $150
    Unlimited Drop-in OR Open Studio Pass (week): $60
    Unlimited Drop-in OR Open Studio Pass (month): $150
    Unlimited Drop-in AND Open Studio Pass (month): $200
    Private Lesson: $60 (1 person) / $70 (2 people) / $75 (3 people)

    Questions about our new pricing? Ask away! You can always reach us by e-mail at or by phone at 512-800-4998.

    Much love,
    Sky Candy

  10. Sky Candy rocks it at Miss Texas Pole Star!

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    This past weekend, Sky Candy made a field trip to Dallas to compete in the 2013 Miss Texas Pole Star competition, and we can safely say that we rocked the heck out of it! We are so proud of all of the Sky Candy ladies that competed:

    Amateur Silks: Jamie Roberts (first-place winner!)

    Professional Silks: Joanna Wright (first runner-up), Chelsea Laumen, Winnie Hsia

    Lyra: Julie Cullen (People’s Choice winner), Marisa Pisano

    Pole (fitness): Caroline Poe

    Pole (doubles): Caroline Poe and Marisa Pisano

    For those of you who couldn’t make it to Dallas, here are some pictures of our Sky Candies rockin’ it- all photos by Don Curry. Make sure you come to our Student Showcase on Sunday October 20th at 7pm, where our Sky Candy competitors will do an encore performance of their routines, joined by special guest and Professional Silks winner Maya Kaough!