Aerial silks (aka tissu, fabric, ribbon), is a type of aerial art in which artists climb, hang, and wrap for drops and poses in the fabric. The fabric is hung as two separate pieces.
This class helps you to build your strength and flexibility while learning different poses and basic drops in the fabric. Students will develop the ability and confidence to climb to the ceiling, and go upside down in the air. Each class will finish with conditioning and a stretch.
Students looking for bigger drops, more complicated wraps, and sequencing more skills together will find all of those things in our level 2 silks classes. We’ll keep learning newer, more advanced skills, and also train endurance in the air and cleaning up transitions between tricks. Each class will finish with conditioning and a stretch.
- silks level 1
- One pull-up
- French climb (30ft)
- Russian climb (30ft)
- Can invert in the air (bent knees okay)
- Catcher’s lock
- Hipkeys in the air
- Long hang for minimum 15 seconds
Aerial hammock (also called aerial sling or cradle) is like an aerial silk, but tied in a loop instead of with two tails. Students can practice their silks tricks and aerial hoop tricks, as well as many poses and drops unique to hammock.
Students will learn poses from sitting, standing, and hanging, as well as transitions between them. As students become comfortable, they will add drops and spinning. Each class will finish with conditioning and a stretch. This class is suitable for all levels.
aerial hoop & trapeze
The aerial hoop (also known as lyra, aerial ring or cerceau/cerceaux) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling. A trapeze is a short horizontal bar hung by ropes. Static trapeze bars have two parallel ropes, and dance trapezes are rigged with the ropes coming together in a triangle point, so the artist can spin. Aerial hoop and trapeze are both commonly used for solo and duo acts.
- Can invert to a straddle with straight legs
- Skin the cat
- Front balance, back balance (supported is okay)
- Trapeze: comfortable working in the ropes
- Hoop: can invert to a knee hang on the top bar without using feet to get legs up
- Can invert while spinning
Aerial straps are a type of aerial apparatus on which various feats of strength and flexibility may be performed. Straps are a cotton or nylon apparatus that look like two suspended ribbons with hand loops at the end. This apparatus is great for those who are—or want to get—circus strong!
Static trapeze will focus on laying foundations for trapeze by building strength and an understanding of the body mechanics behind aerials, as well as how to train for longevity. Students will be encouraged to explore their style and hone their understanding of static and dance trapeze with a mix of aerial and ground exercises. As students become more comfortable with fundamental poses and transitions, they will begin working on tricks in the ropes and progressing toward drops
Please note that coming with a partner is required for this class.
55 min class
$25+GST • single class
$114+GST • 5-PACK
$219+GST • 10-PACK
85 min class
$30+GST • single class
$134+GST • 5-PACK
$259+GST • 10-PACK
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Our cancelation policy
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