AERIAL SILKS (SPLIT FABRIC)

 A specialty fabric students use to climb, wrap, twist, bend, and drop in a variety of positions and movements. Fabrics can spin, swing, or remain static depending on how the student manipulates the silks. Please wear clothing that covers the backs of the knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole.

Aerial Silks Class Descriptions

Aerial Silks classes for beginner to advanced aerialist. Aerial Arts and Circus Entertainment.

Remember, progress builds from practice, experimentation, and working together.

BASIC SILKS

After completing your Teaser Class or Welcome Private Lesson, this is the Silks class for you. Class starts with flexibility and conditioning exercises that will help you feel comfortable in the air. You will work on basic skills and will learn how to create “locks” around your body with the fabric. *We recommend that you take this class 6-8 times or have instructor approval to take Level 1 beginner classes. 

SILK LEVEL 1 (Beginner)

*Must have taken 6-8 Basic Silks classes before taking this class.
Begin to build stamina, strength and stability by working with the silk. Level 1 teaches fundamental skills and tricks. Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed combinations. 

SILKS LEVEL 2 (Intermediate)

*Must have Mastery of Silks Level 1 to take this class.
This class will utilize silks to teach various skills and tricks. Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed combinations. For Intermediate classes, students must be able to climb, creating foot locks and have the strength to invert at the top of the fabric. 

SAFETY FIRST AND ALWAYS

  • Check your rigging
  • Remove all jewelry (including rings, watches, and earrings) before working on the fabric
  • Never practice alone – have a spotter handy
  • If you are tired: Stop
  • If you feel something is painful: Stop
  • Correct shoulder positions and core conditioning essential
  • Practice all wraps low to the ground, before doing them high up
  • Talk through all parts of a trick out loud
  • Breathe out more than in
  • Make sure you have enough distance between yourself and the floor