Aerial Silk (aka “fabric“ or “tissu”) is an aerial apparatus consisting of two pieces of fabric suspended from the ceiling. You will learn how to climb and wrap the silks to create various holds and “locks” around your body. Silk classes will help you build upper body strength, increase flexibility and coordination. No worries if you have none of these skills. We will teach you all the basics needed to progress.
INTRO TO SILK
INTRO TO SILK
No prior aerial silk experience required. If you are new to aerial dance, this is for you! You will begin with a series of strength, flexibility and conditioning exercises that will help prepare you later on transition into the air. You will learn basic climbing skills, wrist locks, foot locks, and how to use the fabric to practice inversions. After grasping these fundamentals, you will be prepared to join Aerial Silk- Level 1. We recommend that you take Intro to Silk a minimum of 5 times or have approval prior to joining Aerial Silk – Level 1.
INTRO TO HAMMOCK
No prior aerial hammock experience required. If you are new to aerial dance, this is for you! We will begin with a warm-up and a series of strength & flexibility developing exercises that will prepare you to transition into the air. You will learn how to enter and exit the hammock gracefully and be introduced to the foundational skills, shapes and tricks that will prepare you to join Aerial Hammock – Level 1.
SILK – LEVEL 1
Previous aerial silk experience required to take this class. Develop your strength, stamina and stability in Aerial Silk – Level 1. This class will begin with basic skills and conditioning, gradually progressing into learning more elaborate poses and tricks as well as longer sequences of aerial movement.
- 5 Intro to Silks classes and have approval to move to Level 1, OR…
- Figure-8 foot locks in the air
- Basic climb on both sides to the top of the fabric
- Wrist locks
- Hold the top of a pull-up for 3 seconds
HAMMOCK – LEVEL 1
- Unassisted Pull-Up Straddle Inversion in Sling
- Straddle Mount to sit
- Knee hook around the world in sling
- Pull-over mount to Front balance
- Straddle Back in Hammock
- Climb to Hip Key
SILK– LEVEL 2
Progress into advanced poses and choreographed flows in Silk – Level 2. Prior to joining, you must be proficient with aerial inversions, hip keys, hip locks and catchers wraps. In this class, you will be introduced to spinning and drops. There will be increased focus on stamina and longer sequencing. You will also be given the freedom to freestyle.
You must have instructor permission and/or be proficient in climbing, hip keys, cross-back straddle, and have the strength to invert at the top of the fabric in order to take Level 2 & Up.
OPEN WORKOUT –
Come practice your favorite Aerial skills on your own!
Please note, no monitor will be present.
Mats highly recommended.
2 people per apparatus max.
If you want to reserve your own apparatus, please call the Front Desk.