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Losing Aerial Arts to a Pandemic

Losing Aerial Arts to a Pandemic

Aerial arts has given me a medium to build strength, share stories, and process emotions. Over the past ten years it has been my second home, a safe space for me to explore movement and process a busy day after school. I fell in love with the dynamic capabilities of...

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Can I Practice Aerial on My Period?

Can I Practice Aerial on My Period?

A message from the editor: The content provided here by Qizzup Inc. is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have...

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5 Stretches for Increased Flexibility

5 Stretches for Increased Flexibility

Did you know Qizzup has a YouTube channel?! We will be posting tips, tricks, and lots of fun things on our channel WEEKLY! Our latest video shows some great stretches we love doing to increase our flexibility in all parts of our bodies! These 5 stretches don't require...

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The Importance of Having a Creative Outlet

The Importance of Having a Creative Outlet

Growing up is a challenging, weird, and interesting time for us all. Some encounter anxiety from school or insecurities with our self-image. We all face different hurdles in the process of growing up. When I look back on my childhood, I specifically remember how...

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Is My House Big Enough for a Portable Rig?!

Is My House Big Enough for a Portable Rig?!

Our latest post on our YouTube channel shows how you can set up your rig on your own, however, we HIGHLY recommend getting the help of at least one other person. Just because it CAN be done, doesn't mean it SHOULD be done!  So can the Qizzup portable rig fit in YOUR...

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Hammock Drops: Knee Drops

Hammock Drops: Knee Drops

Our latest post on our YouTube channel is a tutorial that teaches you how to do this fun knee drop in an aerial hammock or an aerial silk with a knot! To see the full tutorial, click the button below:THE KNEE DROP This move can be a bit squeezey, but after some...

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Choreography is Like a Puzzle

Choreography is Like a Puzzle

A message from the editor: Everyone creates and works in different ways. Some performers may do best writing things down and planning while others might do best when they just go for it and improvise. This is how one of our former Fly Studios instructor/show...

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Spotting Knot Inversions: Straddleback, Frog, Stag

Spotting Knot Inversions: Straddleback, Frog, Stag

Our latest post on our YouTube channel is a tutorial guiding you on how to spot someone learning our knot inversion series: straddle, frog, stag. Parents, if you have a child struggling with this series, watch the video and see how you can help!Here are some spotting...

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Spotting Inversions

Spotting Inversions

Our latest post on our YouTube channel is a tutorial guiding you on how to spot someone learning our inversion series: straddle, tuck, pike, pencil. Parents, if you have a child struggling with this series, watch the video and see how you can help!Here are some...

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3 Steps to Supporting Your Fly Kid

3 Steps to Supporting Your Fly Kid

At Fly Studios we have been teaching with a love-based approach for over 10 years and we continue this method as Qizzup! We do it because it works! Over the years we have watched so many of our students grow through our program and sometimes even become teachers...

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Spotting Fallen Angel

Spotting Fallen Angel

Our latest post on our YouTube channel is a tutorial guiding you on how to spot someone learning fallen angel in a knot (also works for full fallen angel!). Parents, if you have a child struggling with this move, watch the video and see how you can help!   Here...

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Choosing the Right Silk & How to Care for It

Choosing the Right Silk & How to Care for It

MATERIAL If you are purchasing your silks elsewhere instead of on our QIZZUP SHOP, be sure you are getting low stretch silks made of denier tricot material. The width should be 108” to 120” to be sure it’s not too narrow that it hurts in wraps and not too big that...

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3 Simple Aerial Silks Drops

3 Simple Aerial Silks Drops

Did you know Qizzup has a new YouTube channel?! We will be posting tips, tricks, and lots of fun things on our channel every #FlyFriday! Our latest video has an easy to follow video tutorial for 3 easy drops. Before attempting these, you should be able to easily...

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Spotting Candy Cane

Spotting Candy Cane

Our latest post on our YouTube channel is a tutorial guiding you on how to spot someone learning candy cane. Parents, if you have a child struggling with this move, watch the video and see how you can help! Click HERE to go check it out! CANDY CANE BREAKDOWN 1. From a...

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Shoulder and Forearm Warm-Ups

Shoulder and Forearm Warm-Ups

Have you ever arrived at aerial practice and just wanted to fast forward past the warm-ups,  stretching, and conditioning? Well, I certainly have (on several occasions). Thankfully, I’ve had many caring instructors who kept me in check over the years. Although, I...

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How to Put a Silk on a Rescue 8

How to Put a Silk on a Rescue 8

For the most part aerialists just keep their silk rigged to their rescue 8, but once in a while we do need to wash our silks. Safety tip: while your silk is off the rescue 8 after washing (after to avoid being enclosed by potentially foul odors 🤢) be sure to do a...

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Pull Up Bar Abs!

Pull Up Bar Abs!

An essential part of every aerial journey is developing core strength. In fact, it’s so vital to the art form, that once you begin exercising and strengthening your core; you may notice a difference in various tricks! Not only this, but arguably the most important...

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Spotting the Basic Climb

Spotting the Basic Climb

Our latest post on our YouTube channel is a tutorial with a few tips on how to spot someone learning the basic climb. Parents, if you have a child struggling with this move, watch the video and see how you can help! Click HERE to go check it out!THE HEEL SPOT Maybe...

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How Aerial Arts Improved My Confidence

How Aerial Arts Improved My Confidence

A message from the editor: Happy Valentine's Day! On this day it has been a long-standing tradition to celebrate your love for your friends, partner, loved-ones, etc., but what about taking a day for SELF-love? As Brenè Brown, University of Texas research professor,...

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5 Gifts for Aerialists

5 Gifts for Aerialists

The season of love is upon us! If you are thinking of getting that aerialist in your life something special this holiday, check out this list we have compiled for you... Whether it's for Valentine's Day, birthdays, holidays, or just because - these 5 gift ideas are...

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2 Aerial Silks Drops on a Knot that are EASY!

2 Aerial Silks Drops on a Knot that are EASY!

Did you know Qizzup has a new YouTube channel?! We will be posting tips, tricks, and lots of fun things on our channel WEEKLY! Our latest video is a step-by-step tutorial on how to do 2 easy drops in a knot on your aerial silks. Click HERE to go check it out!SLACK...

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Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to Our Blog!

Hey there and welcome to our brand new blog on all things AERIAL! If you don't recognize our name, Qizzup (pronounced kiz-up), you might recognize our former name, FLY STUDIOS! We have been teaching aerial arts (silks, trapeze, lyra/hoop, and harness) to kids of all...

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