Aerial Hoop / Lyra

aerialist in a lyra

What is Lyra?

Aerial Hoop is also known as Lyra, in reference to its beautiful lyrical dance style. A Lyra is a circular metal apparatus suspended in the air. From there, the aerialist can make shapes from below, inside, or above. Lyras also come in different diameters!

Lyra Level 1 & 2

You will gain strength and flexibility as we teach you the building blocks of your practice. These basics include terminology, hoop entries, hand grips, conditioning, and form. As you feel more comfortable, do the moves on spin to mix them up! This class is great for a first class or for continuing to learn, hone, and advance those skills. 

Lyra Level 2 & 3 (coming soon!)

What is Lyra without a good back balance? In this level, we'll 'bam' it up with more advanced shapes and transitions, longer sequences, even fewer points of contact, and definitely moving above the top bar (oh, yeah!). In this level, we can also incorporate drops and more dynamic moves. 


We recommend leggings with a tank or sports bra. Have a sleeved shirt handy for learning moves where the Lyra is in your armpit or elbow pit. Do not wear jewelry or clothing that has zippers, as these items could catch. You will find that that Lyra may be taped for additional grip or may be the steel hoop only.