About Our Circus Arts


About Our Circus Arts

Welcome to The Bird's Nest Circus Arts

The Bird’s Nest is a community space dedicated to creative play, movement, and connection. Located in the heart of the growing Larkinville District of Buffalo, this facility is the first in our region to offer classes in Circus Arts that are accessible for everyone regardless of body type, age, income, or ability. From acrobatics, aerial arts, hooping, tumbling, strength training, and dance, The Bird’s Nest aims to create a safe space that promotes health through non-conventional ways of moving and collaboration.

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AcroYoga, Standing Acrobatics, Acro Dance

Aerial Arts

Silks, Trapeze, Lyra, Aerial Fitness and Dance

Handstand Conditioning

Strength, Balance, and Alignment

Pole Dance

Fitness, Choreography, and Artistry

Flow Arts

Hooping, Juggling, Poi, Object Manipulation

Yoga & Meditation

Hatha Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Mindfulness


Class Schedule

Our Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Our Class Schedule

Class Types

  • Weekly Drop Ins: Most of our classes are open to anyone to join at any time! Level 2 classes have pre-requisites.

  • 6 Week Class Series: Some classes run in 6 week sessions where students can learn skills progressively and build from week to week.

  • Special Workshops: These one-time classes are longer in length and focus on specialized skills.

New Class Starting May 2018!

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Special Workshops

Acro Dance 4 Week Series

Fridays May 4, May 11, May 25: 5:45pm-7:15pm

Saturday May 19: 3pm-4:30pm

$80 full series enrollment

$25 drop in to single class


Acro dance blends classical and modern dance techniques with acrobatic elements. When practiced in doubles, this can include lifts, tosses, spins, partner balance poses and floorwork. Often acro dance incorporates elements of adagio, swing dance, salsa, modern dance and more. This class will be a continuation on our previous acro dance series and will cover some more dynamic beginner to intermediate moves and sequences, as well as storytelling, improvisation, and fluidity of movement with and without a partner.

Pre-reqs include familiarity with swallow and cradle.
Previous acro or dance experience is encouraged but not required. You do not need to come with a partner, however having a partner you feel comfortable moving and dancing with can make learning new moves easier and more comfortable.

Wear clothing that you feel comfortable moving and going upside down in. Loose fitting and flowy clothing can sometimes get in the way of moves.

Intermediate Acro Intensive: L- Basing Skills with Ross & Jasmine

Saturday May 26


Sunday May 27

12-3pm & 4-7pm

Price per session: $30

This intensive is designed for intermediate students looking to open their practice to the next level. A variety of classes in dynamic L-basing, provides methods to start training these more technical skills safely.

Saturday 3-6pm:
Hand to Hand & Pops

This session will focus on building an acrobatic handstand, charting/refining the path to hand to hand, and a series of hands connected pops.

Sunday 12-3pm:
Washing Machines & Whips:

This session will focus on rotating and dynamic washing machines, and will breakdown foundations of whips.

Sunday 4-7pm
Icarian Games

In this session we will focus on hands free pops, providing foundations to unlock this dynamic skill safely.