Silks, also known as aerial fabric, are two long pieces of soft fabric that hang from a single point. Students will learn basic climbs, locks, hangs, inversions and wraps tailored to their individual skill and fitness level with an emphasis on safety and proper technique. Students will gain strength and confidence as they learn to safely and beautifully manipulate the fabric to move into a variety of poses.
Classes are open to students of all fitness levels; no prior experience is required. Students receive individualized instruction tailored to their comfort, skill, strength, and experience level. Each subsequent class builds on a student's skills and interest, incorporating more challenging positions and transitions. Multi-week sessions known as Intensive Aerial Workshops are a great way to build endurance, and work on the sequencing and choreography needed to perform an aerial act.
We recommend fitted clothing that allows for a full range of motion; the fuller the coverage (long pants, long sleeves) the better. To avoid damaging the silks, avoid wearing clothing and jewelry with sharp edges, such as rivets, zippers, and rings.