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Please arrive between 12 and 1pm on Friday to sign in and check any information you need to before the convention starts. You can sign in at either venue.

Warm up on Friday will start at 1.30pm for 15 minutes. It is imperative that you attend this warm up – if you turn up to your first class without warming up you could injure yourself and your teacher will make you warm up before you start the class anyway, which means you will miss out on some of the class. Warm up on Saturday and Sunday is at 10am, again this is compulsory so please don’t rock up at ten expecting to jump straight into your class.

On saturday night there will be a cabaret style show at Ordsall where teachers and students are welcome to perform. If you would like to perform just make sure you bring your music on a suitable device that can plug straight into our speakers using a standard headphone jack. Please let us know what equipment you will need rigging before Saturday evening.

At the end of each day you are welcome to stretch but there will only be a led stretch session on Sunday night. The equipment will also be left up at the end of the day for you to have a bit of freeplay if you have the energy left. Please bear in mind that freeplay is uninstructed and whilst there will be teachers around they will not be responsible for you during freeplay and it is your responsibility to use crash mats and spotters and not to do silly things like try a brand new move at the very top of the rope with no mat and no one else around!

After you’ve booked your classes you can still change your mind and swap at any point, even throughout the convention. You might meet someone who is doing a class you really want to do and vice versa so you’ll be able to swap. You’ll also find people might be too tired to do a class they had originally planned and decide to take a break instead.

On that note – if you’ve never been before, I cannot stress to you enough how physically strenuous doing a convention is. Make sure you are allowing your body enough rest and refuelling time, or you might find by Sunday morning you’re unable to do anything! If there is a time slot where no class particularly interests you take that opportunity to have a break.

On that note – if you’ve never been before, I cannot stress to you enough how physically strenuous doing a convention is. Make sure you are allowing your body enough rest and refuelling time, or you might find by Sunday morning you’re unable to do anything! If there is a time slot where no class particularly interests you take that opportunity to have a break.

If you're on public transport the best thing to do is get the tram - you can get it from Piccadilly to the Salford Quays for the leisure centre and Langworthy for Siren Asylum and if you get a day rider ticket you can nip back and forth between venues in ten minutes. If you know you will be walking from elsewhere please take the time to look up your route first so you're not late. You can use Facebook messenger to contact Manchester Aerial & Acrobatics Convention or email manchesteraac@gmail.com as we have several people answering those messages. At the convention itself you will see Cloud teachers wearing hoodies with Instructor written down the sleeve – you can ask any of them for assistance at any time and the reception desk will be manned throughout the convention at both Ordsall and Siren Asylum