Circus Paint LLC in no way represents or makes claims as to the quality or integrity of any studios, programs, or individuals listed. We are only wanting to highlight and make readily available where these studios, programs, and coaches can be found and what they claim to offer. We encourage you to patronize them if you would like to support black circus business but you do so at your own risk and accountability.
Owned Studios & Programs
Los Angeles California
Lea Walker Co-Owner & Coach
Offerings: Harness and Aerial Yoga + Pole & Deep Stretch with Candace Cane
The Lookout Space
Darielle Williams Owner and Coach
Actor · Stunts · Aerial Privates · Quickchange Act · Blog
Masked Dancer | Beyonce | Missy Elliot | JLo | Le Reve
Offerings: Silk, Hoop, Hammock, Pole, Aerial Pole, Conditioning Privates
San Diego California
The Uncle Junior Project
Veronica Blair Founder and Director, Circus Arts Professional
Offerings: Black American Circus Arts History, Documentaries, and Authentic Online Archive
New Orleans Louisiana
Crescent City Aerial Arts
Alexandria White AKA Alex la Peche Rose Owner and Coach
Offerings: aerial tissue, hoop, trapeze and occasional rope, privates
The Circus Paint Clubhouse
Nastaaja "Coach Coco" Johnson Owner and Coach
Seasonal and Outdoors!
Offerings: Aerial Tissue, Aerial Sling, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Rope, Starlight Smore Aerial Open, Circus Paint Party & Privates, Aerial Coach Training and Supplies
Virtual Options Available
Durham North Carolina
SOAR Aerial Dance
Gena Dubose Owner and Coach
Offerings: Aerial Hoop Teacher Trainings, Private lessons, Lyra Sequencing workshops
Virtual as of April 2020
Ashley Robinson Founder and Coach
Offerings: the "Ashletes" competition training, Online classes, Training Guides, Aerial & Pole Training, Flexibility Training, and Training essentials
Tara & Demarco Howard Owners
Offerings: Aerial classes and Dance Classes
Cici Smith - Hammock, Lyra & Trapeze
Danielle Bush - Lyra, Trapeze, Hammock, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, Dance, Totz Aerial Instructor
Tara Demarco - Silks and Hammock
Demarco - Silks, Hammock, Straps, Harness, Dance
Black Identifying Coaches
Los Angeles California
Fly Azz Aerialists Founder
Offerings: Privates for one to three patrons
National Cyr Wheel Title Holder and Cirque Du Soleil Listing
Offerings: Cyr Wheel coaching and Cyr, Rope, Straps, Balancing, Juggling, Fire Performance
Clubhouse Norms & COVID Adjustments
Clubhouse "Safe Space"
Firstly, Circus Paint does NOT provide "Safe Space" to its patrons. We instead strive to provide space that emphasizes Respect, Commonality, Care, and Support and in turn intend for each patron, adult and youth, to be able to dictate and Own their own Safe Space.
We expect that patrons are accountable to their goals and value their emotional, spiritual, physical safety. We will provide you with the information you need to evaluate your capacity to try and play, but, we want to help you to own and always carry the limits and bounds of how you create your safe space.
Need to Know about the Space
The clubhouse is an Outside Aerial Space. Every class can be impacted by weather and we will have limited capacity.
We will operate with 3-4 aerial points on a truss built specifically for aerial arts. All of our hardware is rated for 5000lbs+ of force. Each point will be about about 6ft apart and students will be assigned to use one apparatus for the duration of the class. We will also ask that students take turns with the students directly next to them to optimize the space in between.
Every student will be expected to wash their hands with soap and water upon arrival.
If there are multiple classes on a day, each apparatus will be sanitized with liquid alcohol spray and door handles and touched surfaces will be wiped with alcohol wipes between classes. There will also be at least 30mns of non-use of apparati between classes if they are on the same day.
No-no to jewelry
No-no to metal pieces on your clothing, ie zippers, hooks and latches
No-no to heavy lotions
No-no to strongly scented body lotions and sprays
No-no to arriving more than 5mns early
No-no to bringing more than one guest and ideally only if they are your transportation
Hi, I am Roxy and I am leasing space to Circus Paint LLC to be able to utilize my yard this spring, summer and Fall to be able to host classes. Sometimes I will stop by to check out the space and make sure nothing funky is going on.
I will likely come up to you and fully expect to be
tipped with pets since I am so kind to let Circus
Paint LLC host classes that you get the privilege
to take. You do not have to pet me and if you have
had a bad experience with other dogs, you can let
my mom, coach Coco know, and she will tuck my
comfortably away in the house.
I may want to jump up on you because I struggle with not being able to get
any closer to your face. This is a problem I am trying to correct so help me by
refraining from awarding this behavior. I also have my vaccines and rabies shot
all up to date!
Welcome to The Circus Paint Clubhouse. I hope to meet you many times this year ^_^
Roxy Jobie Johnson
All classes will be limited to a 6 person capacity, including the coach, to allow students to share one fabric throughout class with the same person, two persons per apparatus to allow tracking and tracing.
All persons must wash their hands upon arrival to class and before leaving class to reduce spread.
All students will be required to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when on the apparatus.
All classes will take place outdoors and are subject to weather.
Waiver & Release form is REQUIRED to participate in any Circus Paint LLC activities.
Circus Paint LLC is not responsible and liable for any person who believes they have contracted COVID-19 via participation in our courses.
Persons understand and fully assume all risk associated with arts activities, fitness classes, and aerial classes upon registering and paying for any activities with Circus Paint LLC.
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