Tia Bia

Co-Owner and Senior Instructor

I started off as a gymnast and progressed into a competitive national diver. The journey lead me to being a competitive gymnastics coach and pointed me in the direction of Circus Arts.
With years of experience and travel, I have always looked for new ways to bring the Art of Performing to different locations. After traveling around South East Asia the knowledge I obtained had to be placed somewhere. With the inception of the Windsor Circus School, I now have an outlet to share information and productions with my hometown.

 



Tia Bia instructs the following:
  • CONTORTIONfit
  • CONTORTIONfit picks up where StretchFIT leaves off. Students will work on improving their passive and active leg flexibility, as well as starting work on contortion skills such as splits, bridges, and elbow stands. The class primarily focuses on hamstring, hip-flexor, back, and shoulder mobility.

     

    No prerequisites. Ages 14+


  • Intro to Aerial Silks (Tier A)
  • No Prerequisites. Ages 14+

    Welcome to Silks 101! This class introduces the terminology, basic theory and body conditioning needed to practice the art of Aerial Silks. Think you’re not strong or flexible enough? Not true! We start from basics and get you where you need to be. Great for both beginner athletes, and high performance cross training.


  • FUNCTIONALfit
  • FunctionalFIT is a class dedicated to those who are working on targeting specific areas of the body. Be it a prior injury, or a movement that you want to improve upon, FunctionalFIT will guide you through the necessary exercises to rebuild range of motion and stability, making troublesome day to day tasks easier each practice!
     
     

    No prerequisites. Ages 14+


  • P.R.I.M.E.
  • P.R.I.M.E. is an educational program designed for those with a background in movement arts, performance, and athletic training looking to challenge themselves in new ways. Head Coaches will be looking for a mix of flexibility, strength, dexterity, coordination, and great attitudes that complement and add to our troupe! Through individualized classes, the troupe will be taught Aerial Silks, Hammock, Lyra (Aerial Hoop), Hand Balancing, Choreography, Performance Arts, and much more at a pre-professional level.

    The training will be lead only by WCS Head Coaches. This is to ensure each skill is taught at a level that both challenges the student and encourages continual growth. While the group training will focus largely on technical skills, there will also be emphasis placed on the application of those skills through performance and choreography.

    P.R.I.M.E. is available by audition only. Interested students/parents are encouraged to contact us at info@windsorcircusschool.com to inquire about upcoming audition dates. Only selected students are invited to participate in the training regimen.


  • Novice Lyra (Tier B)
  • We recommend at least 1 semester of Intro Lyra or equivalent with documentation.
    Ages 14+
    Now that you have completed Intro to Lyra and Trapeze, we dive deeper into Lyra practice. Using the existing Intro knowledge, this class features full sequences and a more difficult level of training. The focus of correcting the fundamentals makes this class perfect for beginner and intermediate students. Think you’re ready? Come try it out!

  • Intermediate Lyra (Tier B)
  • Approval based. Ages 14+

    A performance level training class. Designed for the challenge, skill and creativity of promising performers. This class explores challenging sequences, movements and conditioning. Must be approved by our Senior Instructor to attend this class.


  • Youth Intro to Dance Acro - Ages 8-13 (Tier A)
  • Youth Intro to Dance Acro incorporates parts of both dance, and acrobatics in to a fun and educational movement class. Dance Acro takes students through the basics of acrobatic and balancing movements and builds upon them to create routines, poses, and transitions. The class is suitable for the absolute beginner, but will challenge current gymnasts and dancers to perfect their craft.

     

    No prerequisites. Dance background is recommended. Ages 8-13.

    To enroll in a Youth Class Semester, please visit our YOUTH page

  • HANDSTANDfit
  • HANDSTANDfit is a class dedicated to those who are working on inverting. Have you always wanted to balance on your elbows or hands? This class focuses on isolations, activations, and partner assistance to ensure all who attend the basic knowledge of alignment. 

     

    No prerequisites. Ages 14++


  • Open Gym
  • Need more circus? Open Gym gives you two full hours of open training time supervised by our instructors. Although there is no teaching in Open Gym, it allows current students to have the time and space to work on their practice outside of class time. Students can only use the apparatuses that they have already been trained on. Open Gym can also serve as a make up class for a missed Youth class.
     
     
     
    Open Gym is included in the SEMESTERpass, FITpass and FITpass Black.

    Must have already taken a WCS Aerial class or equivalent with documentation.

    Are you a travelling performer? Contact info@windsorcircusschool.com for training availability.