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, Lyra, Trapeze Aerial Fitness and Dance

Handstand Conditioning

Strength, Balance, and Alignment

Pole Dance

Strength, Beauty, 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

Please Be Informed...

the bird's nest will be closed and all classes will be cancelled Monday december 18 through Monday january 1 while new windows are installed. Normal class schedule will resume tuesday january 2.

Have a Happy Holiday!

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.

Special Workshops

Hand to Hand Workshop


Healthy wrists and shoulders
Ability to support weight on the wrists
Willingness to spot and be spotted

20 sec high plank
10 sec handstand against the wall (It's ok if you need help kicking up. It's more important that you have the strength to support yourself with straight arms for this period of time.)

Partner acro moves:

6 months consistent acro practice
2 presses in star
5 sec titi on hands (with spotter or without)  Reverse Star (recommended but not required)

Please speak to an instructor if you are unsure about any of these pre-requisites!

Sunday November 19, 2017



Hand to've seen it done in impressive photos and thought "Someday, that will be me..." We're here to tell you that someday can come a lot sooner than you think! Join us for this 2 hour workshop where we will train our bodies to be able to build Hand to Hands safely. We will explore several ways to enter this partner acro pose (both front-facing and reverse), and work on the handstand conditioning necessary to help you develop correct form. 

This is a multi-level class, but Hand to Hand is not considered a beginner pose. Expect this class to be reasonably strenuous. Please read the pre-requisites and ask an instructor if you have any questions. 

You do not need to come with a partner.