What does Lucia Mean?
The Lucas numbers, closely related and sometimes referred to as the Fibonacci Sequence and the golden spiral, is a series of numbers that naturally occur in nature, and are said to define natural beauty and perfection. Instances can be found in things like shells, bone growth, flowers, and others. Lucia, the feminine of Lucas, harkens back to the mystery of nature and the beginning generative energy of all things.
Where are you located?
Our studio is at 5001 117th St in Leawood, KS. We are part of Town Center Plaza in the bisecting street running between Bravo! and J. Crew (right next to the leasing office). Go to the Contact page to see our location on a map.
When should I start? Do you have enrollment deadlines or semesters?
Our class sessions run around 6 or 7 weeks long. Registration will typically open two weeks before the start of the session and will remain open through the first week of the session. We have a limited number of classes that will allow drop-in students, but the majority of our curriculum is built around a progressive completion of material from the previous week. If you unable to jump into a session right away, let us know - we can direct you to the best place to get started with us!
What should I wear?
Comfortable, but close fitting clothing that will not restrict your range of movement (including inversions) is recommended for all apparatuses. Tights or yoga pants (no zippers or attachments please!) that cover the legs behind the knees are encouraged. For Silks, a shirt that covers the underarms is best for both comfort and safety. For men, a dance belt is highly recommended. For Trapeze and Lyra beginners, ankle footies are recommended. Jewelry (especially rings and long earrings) is not permitted during class. Please also make sure you trim your finger and toe nails for safety and to avoid snagging the fabric.
What do I need to do before class?
Please register online before coming to class. Most classes include a warm-up with some conditioning and stretching, but warming up on your own or stretching especially tight areas before and after class is encouraged. Make sure you are hydrated and have eaten something within 1-3 hours before coming to class.
Can I do this?
We will never turn anyone away who comes with a positive attitude and who is open to try. Coaches will be available to guide and spot you through each exercise. Modifications can be made to the curriculum for those who feel uncomfortable with the skills or activities during classes.
Are there physical requirements? Are there any physical exclusions?
We work with all ages and all ability levels, though safety is our biggest concern. We ask that students enrolled in regular classes be at least 7 years old. Please let the instructor know if you have any of the conditions or symptoms listed below (this is not an exhaustive list - please let us know of other serious health risks and conditions!). Modifications can be made so just because you have one of the conditions does not mean we will exclude you from class.
*Uncompensated congestive heart failure
*Carotid Artery stenosis
*Hiatal hernia or spinal instability
*Persons receiving anticoagulants or aspirin therapy
*High or low blood pressure
*History of stroke, or heart conditions of any kind
*Inner ear problems
Some issues, such as a recent concussion or spinal injury, will require a doctors note to be cleared for classes. Safety really is our biggest concern so letting the instructor know ahead of time will help her/him work with you to provide the most enjoyable experience.
My child has special needs. Do you have options for him/her?
Absolutely! Talk with an instructor prior to class so that necessary adjustments to class curriculum or structure can be made before you arrive. The more prepared we can be before class starts the more enjoyable an experience we can provide for you and your child.
My child is under 9. Are there options for him/her?
Of course! Since children under 9 require more hands on attention than we can offer in our group class setting, we have kids-specific classes available during the late afternoons. That way, our coaches can work with your child one-on-one to minimize the risk of injury and guide him/her safely through aerial practice.
Do you offer Private Instruction?
Lucia offers private instruction every day of the week to work with your schedule. We offer private lessons in Silks, Trapeze, Lyra, Contortion/Flexibility, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Fitness and/or Conditioning, Act Creation, and Dance regularly, but if there is a specific apparatus or skill that you would like help with, we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact us and we can help you find a coach to fit with whatever skills you would like to explore. **Contortion and Aerial Straps available only as private/semi-private instruction only** NOTE: Private and semi-private instruction rates are set independently by each coach. We will quote the rate with you when confirming your lesson and coach.
What about parties or events?
We would love to host your next birthday party, bachelorette party, team building event, or other special event! Prices vary based on number of participants and length of event. On average, a one hour class runs $25-$35 per person per person. Give us a call for a personalized estimate, as prices can vary depending on the size of group you have and length of time requested. Please note, our studio is maximized to accommodate the greatest amount of space for training so at this time we are not able to offer a private party room, snacks, etc.
I'd like to book your Performance Company for an event. How should I go about doing that?
Great! We have a wide variety of options and we love trying new stuff! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR call Daniel at (816) 721-5095. More information on our event entertainment coming soon!