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.
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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.
INTRO TO HAMMOCK
If you are new to aerial hammock, this is for you. You will begin with 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 Level 1 & 2 Aerial Hammock. We recommend that you take Intro to Hammock at least 5 times or have approval prior to joining our Level 1 & 2 Aerial Hammock.
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.
- 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
HAMMOCK – LEVEL 1 & 2
Develop your strength and stamina while focusing on fluidity and sequencing in Level 1 & 2 Hammock. 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. This 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.
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 class.
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.
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 Silks skills on your own. Masks must be worn at all times, and crash pads must be used. Please note, no monitor will be present.