High Expectations New Space Open House

Join us for free classes, giveaways, and more!

Memphis, May 10, 2022 – High Expectations Aerial Arts presents an Open House at their new location at 319 Cumberland Street, Memphis, TN on June 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free classes for adults and kids, giveaways, short performances, and informational sessions will be presented throughout the day.

High Expectations was originally founded by Danielle Bayliss in 2014. Danielle recognized the opportunity to build an aerial arts school in the city of Memphis, TN, and transitioned the studio from a portable rig in her backyard to a location in the Broad Arts District.

In 2019, Sarah Bolton took over the management of the studio. Nine months later, COVID-19 rocked the entire planet, and the future of the studio became uncertain. With the support of students and the greater Memphis community, the studio survived the past two years and is now proud to announce expansion into a large new space in the Broad Avenue Arts District.

“Like many small businesses, we had a tough couple of years,” says Sarah Bolton, owner. “Expanding into a new, big space and really starting to grow circus arts in the Memphis area is such an incredible moment for us. We look forward to hosting this event to welcome Memphis to our new space!”


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10 a.m. – Open House Begins

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Free Class #1 for Adults (ages 14+)

11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Demonstration/Performance #1

11:45 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Free Class #2 for Kids (ages 6+)

12:40 – 12:50 – Demonstration /Performance #2



Enter a drawing to win free class packs, t-shirts, and more! Discount codes for future intro series will be provided to anyone who participates in a free sample class.


Ask An Aerialist

Do you have burning questions about aerial arts? Curious what the training and performing process is like for experienced aerialists? Want to talk about the different apparatuses? Check out our Ask an Aerialist station throughout the day and get answers to all of your questions!



Join us for a short performance or demonstration and get a preview of higher-level skills.