Also referred to as; aerial tissue, aerial ribbons, and “that Cirque du Soleil thing”, Aerial Silks take your imagination and self-confidence to new heights, figuratively and literally. Performers climb beautiful, flowing fabric utilizing only their own body, increasing strength, flexibility, skill, and confidence.
We break our students into colored Ranks, similar to the colored belt system of martial arts. Signified by a wristband or hero shirt.
Safety & Foundation
Flow & Application
Adv. Skill & Technique
Our Aerial silks fabric is used to wrap, suspend, swing, and spin your body in and out of new positions. Aerialists use the silks to fly through the air and strike poses, building flexibility and strength.
The foundation for silks can be broken up into climbs, wraps, and drops.
Climbs – The first step is getting up to the top. Slowly but surely, all practitioners are trained on how to properly gain the strength necessary to safely climb up and down the silk. Once you’ve tamed the basic climbs, our instructors will give you new and interesting methods of reaching the top. Whether you’re upright, or upside-down, climbing is the launching point and an amazing workout 15 minutes into the class.
Wraps – For the most complex poses, a good wrap will keep an aerialist safe and secure to pose as they wish. They can wrap one or more limbs, or their waist in order to get into different poses. Eventually, you can use wraps to roll and climb up the silk. Once you’ve found a handful of different ways to get up you’re ready to move onto…
Drops – One of the most dramatic movements in the art of aerial is the drop. After wrapping themselves high up in the air, a controlled drop unravels the aerialist into a safe secure pose.
Incorporating all three of these skills into a silk performance blends elegance with incredible strength and flexibility. Practicing aerial will help you build strength, endurance, flexibility and confidence.