Aerial Silks Classes in San Francisco
Aerial silks, also known as aerial fabrics or tissue, are a circus apparatus that consists of polyester lycra that hangs approximately 22 ft in the air from a sturdy truss. Silks allow the aerialist to train various techniques including climbing, wrapping, inverting, locks and drops. The result of this training is increased strength and flexibility and the ability to be creative while having fun!
An aerial silks classes consists of a proper cardiovascular warm-up and flexibility training and is followed by guided technique instruction. Class concludes with a brief warm down. Tricks, poses and sequences taught are tailored to the strength and capability of individual students. Class size is limited to 8 people. A reservation must be made to attend.
**Please allow about an hour after eating before attending class. Absolutely NO drinking alcohol or operating under the influence of drugs.
INTRO TO AERIAL SILKS
DEMONSTRATED SKILLS REQUIRED TO ATTEND INTRO:
A willingness to learn and take direction
A good attitude that is kind to yourself
Open to developing love for pull ups
Never say, "I can't"
AERIAL SILKS LEVEL 1
DEMONSTRATED SKILLS REQUIRED TO ADVANCE TO LEVEL 1:
French climb (to the top and down)
Russian Climb (to the top and down)
Single & double Footlocks from air
Hollow body engagement
Shoulder control, engagement and awareness
Core conditioning - Demonstration of key drills
Familiarity with Hip Key
Working on toe point
Square Splits - have a practice
Able to invert/straddle up cleanly in a knot
Ability to hang with bent arms for 10-15 secs
AERIAL SILKS LEVEL 2
One pull up
20 Shoulder shrugs in the air with open body form
Russian and basic climb. Climb to the top of the silks and down (2 times for each climb) without touching the floor.
Catchers hang (stong knee hook. Space between knee hook and hands. Minimal sliding when reaching above the knee)
Hip keys (able to catch fabric above knees and not slide in key over.)*Starting hip key from the ground is ok.
Developing Inversions (can straddle up and successfully keep hips over shoulders.) *from the ground - ok *bent knees - ok
Double leg crochet (Able to enter and exit the position with no sliding)
Working with spin
Cross back straddle
AERIAL SILKS LEVEL 3
Straddle climb - 3 climbs
Inversion in the air -straight legs (no micro-bends, no swing back)
Hip key in the air -straight legs ( no micro-bends,)
Endurance - 3 minutes in the air
Salto dive practice
Single star drop
Split fabric climb
Wheel down (3 rotations in frog )