fbpx

SILK

Aerial SILK CLASSES

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.

Body & Pole remains committed to the highest safety standards to ensure you enjoy a safe aerial flight. To read our current COVID-19 Policies, click here.

INTRO TO SILK

INTRO TO SILK

If you have never taken Aerial Silk and 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

If you are new to aerial hammock, this class 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.

Prerequisites:

  • No experience necessary

LEVEL 1

Aerial SILK – LEVEL 1

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.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 5 Intro to Silks classes and have approval to move to Level 1, OR…
  • Must be able to complete figure-8 foot locks in the air
  • Must be able to basic climb on both sides to the top of the fabric
  • Must be able to complete wrist locks and hold the top of a pull-up for 3 seconds

Aerial HAMMOCK – LEVEL 1

This class will build on the fundamentals learned in Intro to Hammock! Diving deeper into new skills, wraps and transitions both below and standing above the hammock loop. You will continue to develop your technique, strength and stamina while learning to create fluid movement in the air.

Prerequisites:

  • 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

LEVEL 2

Aerial 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 LEVEL

OPEN WORKOUT – Aerial

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.

Aerial SILK CLASS SCHEDULE