Grace and power combined! Silks, also called Fabric or Tissu, are two long lengths of fabric (tails) attached in the middle to the ceiling. Developing of strength, flexibility and artistry will get you floating on air while toning the entire body.
Sticking close to the ground in level 1 you will learn basics including knots, foot locks, climbing along with transitions and poses.
A sleeved top is necessary for aerial silks, just enough to ensure armpit coverage. Most find leggings more comfortable than shorter options but they are not required. Loose fitting clothing will twist and move in the fabric so it is not recommended!
Pole is a great foundation for aerial arts because it incorporates whole body strength and uses leverage to maximize it. It is a very versatile art as well as a discipline of strength and it is adaptable to your own style. Not fully aerial, pole offers the stability of the ground for those who need some time to get comfortable with the idea of leaving the ground.
Regular workout clothing is suitable for pole. Tank tops and shorts are best with a warm up layer over top. At a minimum you will need to be able to use the skin on your calves and the back of your knees at the start, eventually progressing to the whole leg.
The Aerial Hoop (also known as the lyra, aerial ring or cerceaux) is an amazing traditional circus apparatus. It is also a challenging workout that teaches you grace, strength and power as you pose, flip, hang and dance suspended in the in the air. While hoop does use whole body strength, it is primarily focused on upper body strength. If you don't feel you have enough, you will build it and have a lot of fun along the way!
A fitted, sleeved top and leggings are recommended for hoop. Legwarmers and/or shorts may be layered over top for some additional comfort. Loose fitting clothing will twist and move on the hoop and is not recommended!
FabPole™ is the beautiful combination of Aerial Fabric & Pole Dancing. The combined strengths required for each of the arts is a game changer in progressing your muscle engagement, strength and body awareness. The two arts creatively leverage off of each other making it ideal to overcome plateaus in either pole or fabrics. While it is necessary for the practical purpose of not tangling the fabric around the pole, FabPole is largely based on spinning making it necessary to put a lot of focus on body, speed and direction control.
Regular workout clothing is suitable for FabPole. Most find a sleeved top more comfortable and shorts are best with a warm up layer over top. At a minimum you will need to be able to use the skin on your calves and the back of your knees at the start, eventually progressing to the whole leg.
Aerial Sling is where Aerial Hammock/Yoga starts to merge with the beautiful and impressive poses, wraps and tricks of Aerial Silks. It is also a great pre-cursor to Aerial Silks (coming soon!) since the sling, which has a bottom, provides some stability while you get used to being off the ground. Sling can be a great starting point in aerial arts because the fabric provides support as you build strength. Because of the yoga aspect, this unique art also offers some tension release benefits.
A sleeved top is necessary for aerial sling, just enough to ensure armpit coverage. Most find leggings more comfortable than shorter options but they are not required. Loose fitting clothing will twist and move in the fabric so it is not recommended!
Liquid Motion is a method and style of movement that teaches total acceptance of one's physical and mental self. Learn how to achieve seamless, natural movement by applying basic dance theory, fitness, conditioning exercises and sensual movement exploration. Liquid Motion methods apply to any type of movement and provide long term benefits including: a higher level of self-esteem, a deeper knowledge of oneself on all levels, and a stronger, healthier body that moves with confidence and grace.
Regular workout clothing is suitable for liquid motion. Knee pads are recommended and available for purchase.