Poking out behind a white wall, metal scaffolding reaches as high as the trees. Stage lights are secured to some corners, and braided fabric of various colors dangles from the highest rungs. It’s an odd sight because one doesn’t usually see aerialists flipping around in a residential neighborhood. But here you can.
The setup is for the aerial arts school, 7Siete, that is based out of the owner’s, Juan Pablo Vásquez Heap’s, home. There he and his partner teach a variety of aerial arts, including pole dancing. Each time he conducts class, his students drag giant mats from inside to protect them from falling on the hard ground. Before climbing the silks or spinning in the hoops, students warm up for at least an hour. Then they turn on the lights so the students can see as the sun goes down and they’re finally able to play.