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Aerial silks, also known as aerial tissu or aerial fabric, is a circus act in which the artist performs a variety of wraps and drops while suspended from a length of fabric that hangs from the ceiling.

Traditionally made from silk, a variety of synthetic materials are used these days, Tricot is the most common the length can vary.

During a performance, artist climb, wraps, and drops themselves in and out of the fabric, creating beautiful, graceful movements in the air. Training aerial silks builds strength, flexibility, and control.

girl on silks

Lessons are 55 mins in length and all lessons begin with a guided warm-up by the instructor to prepare and help to prevent injuries.

During a lesson new skills are taught, old skills are reviewed, put together and developed into acts for those that desire and work towards them.

In our constant effort to avoid injury, we conclude each lesson with a cool down which can include conditioning and/or stretching.


Level 2

French Climb
Russian Climb
Single Footlock from ground
Double Footlock from ground
Hipkey (any entry)
Invert from the ground
Candy roll sequence
Arabesque sequence
split roll sequence

Level 3

Invert in the air (no tag)
Hipkey in air (windmill)
Wraps: Double crochet, same side lock
Belay (any entry)
Footlocks in air
5 Skills Together
Comfortable at height

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