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Silks, Rope & Hammock Classes

Silks, Rope & Hammock

Aerial Silks, Tissue or Fabric are two long pieces of soft fabric that hang from a single point. Hammock is a fabric or rope trapeze that can be hung from a single or double point. Aerial Rope or Corde Lisse is a single soft rope hanging from a single point. Using strength, grace and flexibility, you climb the apparatus and move your body into amazing and beautiful poses and shapes. Drops and slides are an exciting and fun part of learning these circus apparatuses.

Please see the note below about apparatus availability.

Class Format

What You'll Do in Class

The classes include a warm up, strength training, conditioning tips, and stretching. You'll learn at your own pace and interest level. Beginners will focus on proper body position, muscle usage, basic positions, and basic balances. More advanced students will learn more difficult skills, choreography and artistry. As your strength and confidence increase, you'll be amazed at what you are capable of doing.

What to Wear

It is important to wear clothing that covers the backs of your knees and under your arms. You will want a shirt that can be tucked in to give your back protection. Long stretch pants or footless tights and a tight-fitting top are suggested. Tighter fitting clothing that gives you full range of motion is best. Shorts are not recommended, and loose clothing may get in the way.

Important Note

Class availability varies for each apparatus. Please check our schedule -- the apparatus will be included in the class name. If you see classes named "Silks" but are interested in Rope or Hammock, please contact us to ask about availability.