About Us

Welcome to Aerial Cirque Over Denver

Who We Are

Founded in 2006, Aerial Cirque Over Denver was the first major circus school in Denver. The aerial arts gym has 2 separate studio spaces and more than 4,000 square feet total. It’s the largest training facility in the Denver metropolitan area! We have also been recognized by 303 Magazine as one of the top unique fitness studios in Denver, and by Macaroni Kid for our youth aerial dance classes and circus themed birthday parties. Finally, we believe aerial is for every-body. We take pride in being an inclusive and safe space for all. 

What We Offer

At ACOD, we teach aerial dance classes, also known as circus arts. Our aerial classes are separated by age and level (beginner to advanced). Classes are specific to tots (ages 3 to 5), youth (ages 6 to 8), pre-teen (ages 9 to 12), teen (ages 13 to 17), and adult students. We specialize in technique based aerial dance including classes in aerial silk (aerial fabric), dance trapeze, aerial lyra (hoop), sling (aerial hammock), rope, and unique apparatuses like cube and cloud swing! We also offer ground disciplines, including cyr wheel and contortion. 

Safety is a priority at our aerial arts gym. Students learn in a progressive manner with our session-based classes. Also, our instructors are all certified and students practice with high rating crash mats under every apparatus.

Professional Circus Entertainment

In addition to recreational classes, we offer professional entertainment. As a pioneer in the Colorado aerial community, we have a strong performance-based team. ACOD Entertainment performs nationally, catering to events such as corporate parties, weddings, and festivals. Some of our past clients include DIA, Vail Resorts, Budweiser, and String Cheese Incident! We offer custom performances including aerialists, contortionists, stilt walkers, poi spinners, fire dancers, and Colorado’s only mobile ice shows on synthetic ice!


Our Denver circus studio is conveniently located right off I-70 and Quebec in the Stapleton Business Plaza. Looking for something to do while your kiddo is taking class? ACOD is less than a 5 minute drive from The Shops at Northfield Stapleton and Quebec Square. We are less than a 10 minute drive from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge, Central Park, City Park, and East 29th Ave Town Center.

Aerial Cirque Over Denver is located in the Northfield neighborhood. We are a 5 to 10 minute drive north from the North Park Hill and South Park Hill Neighborhoods. Many of our students come from Central Park. We are within 5 to 10 minutes of: Willow Park East neighborhood, Conservatory Green neighborhood, Wicker Park neighborhood, Beeler Park Neighborhood, Central Park North, Central Park West, East 29th Ave Neighborhood, Westerly Creek neighborhood, Eastbridge neighborhood, South End Neighborhood, and the Bluff Lake Neighborhood. Additionally, we are a 10 to 20 minute drive from the Highlands, River North Art District, LoDo, Cheesman Park, and neighborhoods of Montclair, Hale, East Colfax, Lowry Field, Hilltop, Congress Park, City Park, and Cherry Creek.

circus school denver studio view of six youth students on silks