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.
“Several of my students have expressed finding the gym and classes to be a sanctuary where they forget about their stress for a while and can focus on something rewarding for themselves. In a nutshell, aerial hoop class is about letting yourself learn to become strong, beautiful, and confident. It’s about allowing yourself to struggle with challenges, and giving yourself permission to break your own ceiling.”
“Silks has given me a level of self confidence in my body and physical abilities that i hadn’t had before, and a wonderful sense of camaraderie with amazing supportive people who i am so very happy to call my friends.”
About Our Studio
About Our Studio
In our classes you'll find a blend of fitness conditioning, choreography, games, partner work, yoga, calisthenics, dance styles, and more. You'll learn how to warm up and cool down, and how to use good technique for the safety and longevity of your practice. Our instructors will help you grow in strength and encourage your creativity to fly!
You are welcome in our circus community no matter your age, race, religion, body type, country of origin, gender, or ability.
Our flooring is made out of carpet-bonded foam for soft landings. It can be rolled up and moved away for certain classes including dance, hooping, or Cyr Wheel. We have lots of safety mats which are used for tumbling and standing acrobatics, and occasionally for building forts.
Square Footage: 3000 sq. ft. - Ceiling Height: 20 feet
Our aerial rigging was installed according to NECCA safety guidelines and is inspected regularly. All aerial apparatuses are inspected, cleaned, and re-taped regularly.
Still under construction are our massage room and strength training room. Stay tuned for updates as we repair and renovate!