We are open!

Hello Esh community,

Somerville has returned to a limited Phase 3 as of Monday February 1st, which means we can run adult group classes again on a limited basis! We are continuing to run youth classes as well.

Please visit the Schedule & Registration Page for information on in-person programming for adults and youth, including registration dates for upcoming sessions, class schedules, and more.

We will also continue to offer online classes for adult students and older teens ages 16+! Please visit the Schedule & Registration Page for class schedules and sign-up information for online classes.

Please keep posted to the website, the Esh Students Facebook Group, and to the Esh newsletter for updates. (You can join our newsletter list by signing up at the bottom of this page!)

Thank you all for your amazing support as we continue to navigate this complicated time!

All the best,
Ellen, Roger, and the team at Esh

students training at Esh

Welcome to Esh

Esh Circus Arts is the Boston area’s home for high-quality circus instruction — we live and breathe all things circus!

man training on cyr wheel
man training on cyr wheel

Session Classes

Want to learn to fly? Want some excitement in your fitness routine? Just want to have fun? Circus classes at Esh focus on building strength and confidence, developing body awareness, and learning to move and think creatively while maintaining an emphasis on proper technique and injury prevention. Our small classes allow students of all levels to learn at their own pace, with movements tailored to each student’s skill, fitness, and flexibility level.

We offer classes in lots of different circus arts and at every level – there’s something for everyone! Check out our class descriptions for adults and youth to see what’s available and take a look at our schedule to find a class that works for you.

Questions? Contact us!

Current & Upcoming Session Dates

If you have questions about a class, please contact us.

Current Adult Session

2021 SPRING SESSION III

Monday April 26th – Sunday June 20th

Next Adult Session

2021 SUMMER SESSION

Monday June 21st – Sunday August 15th

Registration: Saturday June 5th at 10am

Current Youth Session

2021 SPRING SESSION II

Monday April 26th – Sunday June 13th

Next Youth Session

2021 SUMMER SESSION

Monday June 28th – Sunday August 15th

Registration: Monday June 14th at 8am

performers on aerial fabric
performers on aerial fabric

Workshops & Events

Check out upcoming workshops with world class coaches, get tickets to student shows, and join us for fun community events!

students in a ballet barre class

Intensives & Programs

Alongside our weekly group classes, Esh offers a variety of in-depth programs for students of all ages and abilities – youth to adult, beginner to professional!

students in a ballet barre class

Testimonials

“Classes at Esh have completely energized me, and taught my body things that were previously unfathomable. The technical ability, as well as the unassailable charm and excellent silk-side manner of the instructors make classes at Esh Circus Arts inspiring, exhilarating,and completely the highlight of my week.”

– STUDENT

“Esh instructors are patient and encouraging, and keep me motivated. Their demonstrations and explanations are clear, easy to follow and shown at appropriate levels of difficulty without overwhelming.”

– STUDENT

“Being on the silks combines the exhilaration of flying with a one-of-a-kind workout. Thanks to Esh, I have grown in both proficiency and confidence from this graceful and unique art. They are not only inspiring performers, but also passionate and patient instructors. Everyone there is incredibly motivating, and I look forward to my classes all week long!”

– STUDENT

“I am continually impressed with the sheer volume and depth of information that the instructors have and their eagerness to share that knowledge with their students.”

– STUDENT

“Anyone who asks me what I do for exercise and doesn’t call me a weirdo gets recommended to Esh right away.”

– STUDENT

I visited Esh for my first trapeze/hoop class last night, and it is amazing. In an hour and a half I learned a knee hang, a sit, and three tricks. If you’ve been thinking about trying an aerials class I highly recommend Esh. The instruction and customer service are top-notch!

– STUDENT

I visited Esh for my first trapeze/hoop class last night, and it is amazing. In an hour and a half I learned a knee hang, a sit, and three tricks. If you’ve been thinking about trying an aerials class I highly recommend Esh. The instruction and customer service are top-notch!

– STUDENT

I have been taking aerial silks classes at Esh since 2010, and it has been one of the most rewarding activities I’ve done. Every teacher I’ve had there has been capable, careful, adaptable, funny, and encouraging. The whole Esh community is incredibly supportive and inspiring.

– STUDENT

Aerial acrobatics are mentally engaging, creatively freeing, and a fantastic way to trick yourself into going to the gym every week! On top of that, the whole Esh community is incredibly supportive and inspiring. I recommend Esh to people of all ages, backgrounds, and body types with no hesitation.

– STUDENT

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