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. We recommend taking 3-5 Intro classes and/or receiving instructor approval before moving to a Level 1 class. If you have some experience in silks we recommend you begin with a Level 1 class and inquire directly with your instructor to have your accurate level assessed.
INTRO TO SILK
INTRO TO SILK
If you have never taken Aerial Silk and are new to aerial dance, this is the class for you. Your instructor will begin class by leading you through 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, as well as how to create “locks” around your body using the fabric. After grasping these fundamentals, you will be prepared to join our beginner level Aerial Silk classes. We recommend that you take Intro to Silk 3-5 times or have instructor approval prior to joining Silk Level 1 classes.
INTRO TO HAMMOCK
If you are new to aerial hammock, this is the class for you. Your instructor will begin class by leading you through a series of strength, flexibility and conditioning exercises that will help prepare you to transition into the air. You will learn how to enter and exit the hammock gracefully, and end with hammock skills and tricks that can be sequenced together. After grasping these fundamentals, you will be prepared to join our Level 1 & 2 Aerial Hammock classes. We recommend that you take Intro to Hammock at least 5 times or have instructor approval prior to joining our Level 1 & 2 Aerial Hammock classes.
SILK – LEVEL 1
Develop your strength, stamina and stability in Level 1 Silk. You should be able to perform a basic climb and create foot locks on both sides unassisted in the air. 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.
HAMMOCK – LEVEL 1 & 2
Develop your strength and stamina while focusing on fluidity and sequencing in Level 1 & 2 Hammock. Before taking this class, you must be able to basic invert and pull over mount onto the bottom of the hammock, as well as feel comfortable with dynamic movement, rolling up and standing on the fabric. Class will begin with basic skills and conditioning, then gradually progress into learning more elaborate poses and tricks as well as longer sequences of aerial movement.
SILK– LEVEL 2
Progress into advanced poses and choreographed flows in Level 2 Silk. 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 in this class.
OPEN WORKOUT –
Come practice what you’ve learned in class – train with friends or on your own. This is not a class – No instructor will be present for teaching/spotting.