Intro to Aerial Silks
Take the Intro to Aerial Silks class to learn new and diverse techniques for climbing and moving the body on vertical silks! All new students above the age of six begin silks in this class.
In this 1½ hour class, you will do a warmup and some light conditioning, followed by basic climbs, wristlock and footlock moves, and some slipknot skills. The class ends with some flexibility and therapeutic stretches (so that you can get in and out of your car after class without crying).
Aerial Silks Program
Our curriculum enables students of all levels to develop strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Once students have mastered a range of foundational skills, they are able to move on to more advanced levels where they can learn more challenging sequences. Refer to the following skills lists:
We also host Showcase events where new and advanced students can apply what they’ve learned into a performance routine. If you’re curious, come to our next Showcase and see what our students can do!
Open Gym for Silks
This is only available to members of our silks program who have scored an 85% or higher on the Level 2 test. Participants must always use a crash pad and be respectful of classes that need to use equipment or space. We ask that you only practice moves you are comfortable doing without assistance. UE will not be held responsible for any injury.
LevelUp Wristband Testing
It typically takes 6-9 months to get through each level. When ready, email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance to schedule your test. You will receive a study list of skills to help you prepare. Testing is free for members; there is a $40 non-refundable fee for non-members. Students who fail the first attempt must wait 30 days to retake the test. Learn more about LevelUp.
For private lessons, contact email@example.com to set up a time. The cost for private lessons is $60/hour.
Because classes are very strenuous, teachers will not allow students into the class after the first 10 minutes. This is to allow each person ample time to warm up before flying high! If you need to sign a waiver, please arrive 10 minutes before the start of class.
What to Wear
In class, you will hang from your knees, armpits, and hips, so we recommend form-fitting running pants, capris, or leggings. You should wear a t-shirt that covers your underarms. Try to avoid loose shorts or flared pants; these may get caught in the silks. Remember to bring a water bottle!
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