Aerial Fabric Classes at Body & Pole

Aerial Fabric

WHAT IS AERIAL FABRIC?

Aerial Fabric (Aerial Silks, Tissu, Aerial Tissue) offers you a graceful way to express yourself as you climb and wrap your body in the silks, creating strong and elegant lines. Come experiment in a new freedom as you leave the ground and challenge your body and mind to move like never before.

Note: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.

General Disclaimer: It is our goal to meet the specific needs of our students at Body & Pole in each of your classes. Please understand the importance of building strength and stamina while using proper technique is essential to your safety and continued growth. If you have some experience with the fabric or hoop but are uncertain about your level, please register for a L1 class and the instructor can help assess your current ability. If you have not taken a class with the apparatus of choice, we advise you to first take intro level classes.

INTRO TO FABRIC
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Introduction to Aerial Fabric: If you have never taken an aerial fabric (silks) class and are new to aerial apparatus, this is the class for you. In this class you will begin with flexibility, strength, and conditioning exercises that will help you feel comfortable in the air. You will work on basic climbing skills and will learn how to create “locks” around your body with the fabric. After grasping these fundamentals, you will be comfortable joining beginner aerial fabric classes. We recommend that you take this class 3-4 times or have instructor approval to take beginner classes.

Aerial Fabric – LEVEL 1
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Build stamina, strength and stability by working with fabric as your “pole.” This class will utilize aerial fabric (aka silks or tissu) to teach various skills and tricks. Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed sequences.

FEEL READY FOR AERIAL FABRIC LEVEL 1? HERE ARE SOME PRE-REQUISITES:

• basic climb and descent on both sides
• wrist locks
• footlock – figure 8 – entrance and exit to one and both feet in the air

Aerial Fabric – LEVEL 2
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Build stamina, strength and stability by working with fabric as your “pole.” This class will utilize aerial fabric (aka silks or tissu) to teach various skills and tricks. Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed sequences.For Intermediate classes, students must be proficient climbing, creating foot locks and have the strength to invert at the top of the fabric.

FEEL READY FOR AERIAL FABRIC LEVEL 2? HERE ARE SOME PRE-REQUISITES:

• variety of climbs and footlocks (figure 8 and dancer locks)
• hip key & hip lock
• inversion at the top of fabric (invert, inside knee hook, fabric around back, slide down)

Aerial Fabric – LEVEL 3
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Build stamina, strength and stability by working with fabric as your “pole.” This class will utilize aerial fabric (aka silks or tissu) to teach various skills and tricks. Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed sequences. For Intermediate classes, students must be proficient climbing, creating foot locks and have the strength to invert at the top of the fabric.

FEEL READY FOR AERIAL FABRIC LEVEL 3? HERE ARE SOME PRE-REQUISITES:

• full working knowledge of all skills in L2 fabric (inversions in the air, hip key in air, back balance, front balance)
• 1+ yr working in fabric techniques
• 3 unbroken pull-ups
• intermediate level of flexibility

Note: This class is more strength and familiarity based – focus on 3 S’s: strength, stamina, sequencing as well as flexibility and transitions

Aerial Fabric Classes at Body & Pole

Hammock Fluidity – LEVEL 1
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In this Beginner level class, you will focus on flexibility, core conditioning, arm strength and body awareness to execute aerial skills and tricks in a fabric hammock. The class will teach static moves and individual tricks but then you will learn to create a flow between those poses and tricks to create beautiful sequences. As you advance your art of building transitions and utilizing all the space between floor and ceiling, this class will focus on musicality, body alignment, finding your own style and improving your quality of movement to become a better performer.

Silks Class Manhattan

Aerial Contortion – OPEN LEVEL
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In this class you will utilize fabric hammocks to support your body while you stretch, lengthen, and release. Class will include strength and stability exercises to complement the stretch and flexibility elements.

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