Overview of LAVA Classes:
LAVA classes serve youth and adults who seek the inspiration,
transformation, and joy of physical accomplishment. Classes teach
a basic yet rigorous movement vocabulary that uses acrobatics to
improve strength, flexibility, and coordination; by learning group
action and partnering techniques, students also gain communication
and conflict-resolution skills that are invaluable in all walks of life.
Unlike traditional gymnastics or dance classes, the LAVA method
focuses on connection with our physical, social, creative, and
intellectual selves. Teachers have trained in Chinese acrobatics with
Mr. Lu Yi and the San Francisco Circus Center, and classes incorporate
instructors' experience in dance, improvisation, theater, capoeira,
yoga, martial arts, and body awareness.
General Class Info:
For Kids' and Adult Classes:
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your class starts, as we
don't have a waiting area.
Wear or bring comfortable clothes: pants or tights (footless) that give and
stretch and a shirt that can be tucked in or is tight enough that it won't
fall over your head when you go upside down. NO skirts, skorts, or cargo pants as these can get caught on equipment or partners during class. In general, no socks or shoes are worn during class.
Hair that is shoulder-length or longer must be up in a hair tie.
Remove all jewelry before class.
Once the class session has begun, drop-ins are allowed only for adult
classes that are not full. No drop-ins are allowed in trapeze class or kids classes.
To reserve your spot in a class, please send a deposit of $150 per class or full payment. The remaining balance is due the first week of class. Your spot in a class is not confirmed until we receive your deposit or full
payment. We accept cash or personal checks made out to LAVA.
Refund Policy: Before the session begins, you may receive full tuition
minus a $30 administrative fee. Once the session has started, you may receive the
tuition minus the class fee per class that has met and minus a $30 administrative
fee. After the 3rd class, no refunds will be issued.
For Kids' Classes Only:
Kids' classes are closed for enrollment after the 3rd week of class.
There are no drop-ins or trial classes.
If a class is missed, kids can attend Community Class (Wednesdays 5-6pm) as a make-up.
Parents do not stay during the class.
Please do not ring the bell before the end of your child's class as we do not have a waiting area and the bell disrupts class.
On the last day of class in the session, parents and friends are invited to watch the last class.
Kids must be potty-trained.
The LAVA Studio is at 524 Bergen Street (between 6th and Carlton Aves) in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Directions to the LAVA Studio via subway: If you take the 2/3 to Bergen street:
As you go through the turnstile, go to your LEFT and up the stairs.
Once you are at street level, you will be at the intersection of Bergen and Flatbush, facing Flatbush.
Cross Flatbush, cross 6th Ave, and keep walking on Bergen.
LAVA will be halfway down the block on your RIGHT: look for the black door with small red letters that say LAVA.
If you take the Q or B to 7th Ave:
As you go through the turnstile, go to your RIGHT and up the stairs.
Once you are at street level, turn around the turn right on Carlton.
Walk on Carlton 3 blocks and turn LEFT onto Bergen.
LAVA will be half way down the block on your LEFT: look for the black door with small red letters that say LAVA.
Watch the LAVA Studio video:
editing by Joshua Berger; footage by Sarah East Johnson; music by Aimee Norwich