Youth Aerial Silks – Beginner
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Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Arika Brown
Room: Aerial Yoga Studio
Semester pricing also available. For more info on Semester Pricing visit our Pricing Page
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.
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. The 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.
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 email@example.com to see if a drop-in is possible.
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