Ever since owner Shayna Swanson relocated Aloft Loft’s training facilities to the century-old Evangelical church in Logan Square, publicity about the school has skyrocketed. Something about the notion of aerial and circus performers invading this formerly sacred space drove a spike in interest from seemingly every media outlet on earth. Thing is, its high-ceilinged structure is ridiculously ideal for aerial training in a wide array of courses, including silks, trapeze, tightwire, sling and aerial conditioning. For those happier closer to terra firma, there are also classes in handstands, acrobatics, contortion and teeterboard, among a whole lot more. Doing it all in the beautiful light of the stained glass is just one of the many reasons why we consider it the best place for circus arts training in Chicago.
3324 W. Wrightwood, 773.782.6662, Aloftloft.com
Best of Chicago 2016