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The Foundations: A Technique Boot Camp for Beginner Silks with Veronica Blair

The Foundations: A Technique Boot Camp for Beginner Silks with Veronica Blair


Early Bird Price with promo code Veronica19

This workshop series will focus on three key elements that play a role in building a strong foundation on the aerial silks.

DAY 1 - 1/14/2019
STRADDLE UP!: The Breakdown - This workshop will familiarize students with the major muscle groups needed to safely invert, exercises to condition them and drills to develop straddle up proficiency. Participants will learn how to identify common pitfalls and how to safely and effectively perform inversions.

DAY 2 - 1/21/2019
BOTTOMS UP!: Cross-back Straddle - Continuing to unlock inversions, this weeks focus will be on crossback straddle. Flexibility issues will be addressed, and students will learn how to use tension while using footlocks to protect their ankles, and low back while performing crossback straddle. Students will learn up to 5 entry variations into cross back straddle as well corresponding tricks to add to their repertoire!


DAY 3 - 1/28/2019
HIP KEYS PLEASE! - The Hip-Key/Hip-Lock is essential to building a solid foundation on aerial silks or rope, but this seemingly “easy” maneuver is more than meets the eye.
Hip-Key theory and movement progressions will be covered. Up to 5 alternate entries into Hip-Key other than the traditional “Scissor Legs” technique as well as corresponding tricks will be introduced.

This series is for both beginner and advanced students (looking to brush up on technique). 

Pre Reqs:

  • Invert from the floor

  • foot locks

early bird price: $225
regular price: $85
Series price: $240

About Veronica: Veronica Blair is a professional circus performer with over 15 years of performing and teaching experience. She is currently Head of Soft Aerial Apparatus at Circus Center in San Francisco, as well as Head Coach of the San Francisco Youth Circus. With an emphasis on foundational excellence, Veronica helps students develop proficiency and confidence that allows students to develop their own unique aerial style.

Veronica has since performed with several other renowned groups and productions around the globe such as AntiGravity, Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. Music. She has been a part of Germany’s most successful circus show, “AFRIKA! AFRIKA!” Veronica also was the lead aerialist in KAMAU’s “BooDha” music video with over 100k views.

Single enrollments must be approved by the instructor.  Please email us at for more information

*All payments are non-refundable but may be converted into Aerial Artique account credit (minus a $15 processing fee) if cancellation is received more than 72 hours before the workshop.

Earlier Event: January 1
Newbie Date Night