Youth Aerial Silks ~ Ages 8-12

Does your child love to hang upside down? Love to monkey around? The aerial silks, also known as tissu, is a fun fabric apparatus that students can climb and wrap themselves in. Your child will learn to fly and dance creatively up in the air! Students will also increase strength and flexibility as they are taught basic hangs, climbs, locks, inversions. Class time includes basic yoga warm-ups, conditioning games on the silks, instruction of skills and poses in the safety of an aerial nest.

Missed classes may be made up in any other youth class. However, make ups must be used during the current session as they do expire at the end of the series and will not roll over to the next one. Drop-in rate is $28. However please note that drop-ins are typically not allowed after the first 2 weeks of a series, please email to see if a drop-in is possible.

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Class Levels

Youth Beginner Silks

Day: Mondays
Available Date(s): 01/14/19 – 02/18/19      2/25/19 – 04/01/19

Day: Tuesdays
Available Date(s): 01/15/19 – 02/19/19

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Room: Aerial Yoga Studio
Instructor: Cassidy Slabaugh
Ages: 8-12

Price: $28 drop in, $150 for 6 week session

Semester pricing also available. For more info on Semester pricing visit our Pricing Page 

No previous aerial experience required.
This class covers all your aerial silk basics. Students work in small groups and can practice new moves at their own pace. Class includes basic warm-up, conditioning (pull-ups, grip work and deep abdominal strengthening), and beginner moves, vocabulary and technique (upward angel, birdie, ball, fountain, standing & seated side layouts, single foot locks, sail, etc.).

Students are strongly encouraged and expected to move through the levels slowly and at their own pace. Students should plan to stay at each level long enough to build the body strength and skill level necessary to master all poses safely and expertly before moving onto the next level.

Sign up for six week sessions HERE

Youth Intermediate/Advanced Silks

Day: Wednesdays
Available Date(s): 01/16/19 – 02/20/19      2/27/19 – 04/03/19

Day: Thursdays
Available Date(s): 01/17/19 – 02/21/19

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Room: Circus Room
Instructor: Faith Towner
Ages: 8-12

Price: $28 drop in, $150 for 6 week session

Semester pricing also available. For more info on Semester pricing visit our Pricing Page 

Pre-reqs: Students should be able to climb, make a sling, put on foot locks and invert,  or have instructor permission.

This class will focus both on conditioning and movement in the air. Piecing multiple moves together, flow and choreography will be worked on.

Sign up for six week sessions HERE


What should I wear?

Leotards, unitards, tights, and/or other tight-fitting clothing, etc….Yoga pants work great, and you want a top that isn’t going to ride up over your head when you invert. You will want to cover the midsection and the backs of the knees. Please do not wear jewelry as it may snag or rip the silks. No shoes needed and remember your water bottle!’

Aerial and Circus Program Benefits

  • increases feelings of self achievement and self worth
  • a fun, creative and unique way to exercise
  • increases balance and coordination
  • helps develops problem solving skills
  • boosts self esteem
  • improves attention span and focus
  • teaches planning and strategy