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. 

PREREQUISITES

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

  • Eggbeaters 

AERIAL SILKS LEVEL 3

3 pull-ups

  • 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

  • 360/waterfall drop

  • Salto dive practice

  • Single star drop

  • Split fabric climb

  • S wrap

  • Wheel down (3 rotations in frog )