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 Trainings 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.
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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.
SILK – LEVEL 1
Develop your strength, stamina and stability in Aerial Silk Level 1. You should be able to perform a basic climb and create foot locks on both sides unassisted in the air. This Training 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 & UP
Learn how to make aerial dance look effortless, fluid, and free. Hammock Fluidity focuses on transitions and connections between skills in the hammock. You will learn and practice specific skills and tricks, while being given freedom to create your own artistic choices and quality of movement. You must be proficient with ground based inversions, have prior experience using a fabric-based apparatus, or be at least a Level 1 aerial student or Level 2 pole student in order to take this Training.
SILK– LEVEL 2
Build stamina, strength and stability by working with Aerial Fabric (aka silks or tissu) to learn various skills and tricks. Progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed sequences.
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.