MAAC is a three day convention that brings together the best instructors from the UK and Europe to teach workshops in your favourite aerial activities such as silks, rope, trapeze and hoop, as well as things you might never have tried before such as flying pole, aerial chains and cyr wheel. We bring new classes every year so even if you’ve been to every single convention we’ve hosted you’ll still come away with loads of new material!
There are 13 classes over the weekend, 3 on Friday and 5 each on Saturday and Sunday. Each class is usually 1hr15 and there are breaks of 30 minutes between each class. There will be a choice of at least 15 classes in every single slot so you will have a whole host of classes to choose from and there’s always something in every slot for every level. We also duplicate classes across the weekend so you will have multiple opportunities to do the classes you want without them clashing. Each class has a maximum of 3 people to a piece of aerial equipment and 15 people in a class so you will get individual attention from the teacher and you will get a lot out of each workshop.
Whilst we don’t set a specific level for MAAC participants in general, you will only be able to book classes if you meet the pre-requisites set by the teachers for each of their classes. For things like stretch and any intro classes this will be zero but for advanced silks you might need to be able to do a long-arm air invert or be confident with multiple climbs, for example.
To get the most out of MAAC the most important thing is stamina. This doesn’t mean you need to be able to go hard all weekend, even the most seasoned aerialists find MAAC tough. The key here is to spread yourself out. Don’t do back to back advanced aerial classes, break them up with a nice yoga class or a fun dance class. Give your hands a break, let your muscles recover.
The convention is set across two venues - Ordsall Leisure Centre and Siren Asylum. The venues are 1.4miles apart which is a 25 minute walk, 10 minute tram ride or 5 minute drive. We put breaks between the classes of 30 minutes so you can get between the venues.