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Ashland Aerial Arts (formerly Le Cirque Centre) is committed to challenging youth of all ages to build confidence in their physical capacity and creative impulses in a space where people of all races, gender expressions, abilities, religions and national origins can engage in learning aerial arts and self-expression safely.


Ashland Aerial Arts educates young people to become empowered, creative and skillful performers through a curriculum of aerial arts, modern dance, improvisation and somatic awareness. Creating unique performances encourages youth to claim their voice in collaboration, in the studio and beyond.


In September 2021 Le Cirque Centre rebranded. The name Ashland Aerial Arts reflects owner Sonya Smith’s commitment to cultivating artistry in all youth and adult aerial students.

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  • Aerial Classes for youth and adults utilizing Silks, Dance and Static Trapeze, Lyra, Bungee, Rope and harness, Sling, and more.

  • Company classes for serious youth performers interested in deepening skill and artistry.

  • An end of the year school performance at the studio.

  • Special events, birthday parties and works in progress showings.​


Meet the Team

We are a community of artists passionate about creating a supportive environment for movers to thrive. 

Studio Access Notes

For detailed access notes, download a PDF here

Transportation & Parking

There are several accessible parking spots. Further information is available in the longer access notes.

In Studio Accessibility

The space is accessible for most wheelchair users. Note: there are no automated buttons. There are no barriers to get in. The washroom is gender-neutral, has two horizontal grab bars and space under the sink for wheelchair user access. Support persons are welcome in the space.


In case of COVID, or other communicable infection, please stay home until clear of symptoms, following current guidelines

Low Sensory Spaces

There are two lower sensory spaces. One is wheelchair accessible, and one is up a few stairs. There are stim items available for use in the studio. You are welcome to take a break, move around, stim, and make noise anytime. There are also ear plugs and sunglasses available for use.

Color & Contrast

There is visual contrast in the space. For example, there is contrast in

the bathroom and with the crash mats in the main area (either in colour or with bright tape).


We encourage the use of unscented products though we cannot

guarantee that we are 100% scent free.

Service Animals

We welcome service animals and have water bowls.

Outdoors to Indoors

There are towels by the door if anyone would like to keep their shoes on, wipe wheelchair wheels, or service animal paws.


We welcome accessibility questions and feedback. You can contact us

via email: or phone: 541-708-3181

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