Split Level Classes: This is a split level curriculum class which means there may be students from the Beginner and Intermediate Silk levels in this class. Students registering for split level classes should be aware that more independence will be required as they work on their assigned movements while the instructor works with other students. All students in split level classes will get individualized instruction but should be prepared to also share the instructor with the rest of the class. Split classes are a great place for students who are nearing the end of one level but are not quite sure they are ready to progress to the next level! See the Beginner and Intermediate Silks level descriptions for more information about each level.
Beginner Silks: Beginner Aerial Silks is the next step in a students journey after Intro to Fabric if they decide to join the Aerial Silks stream of curriculum. Students will learn to tie footlocks, climb the silks, and begin to work on unsupported inverts and hipkeys as appropriate. Students will transfer some of their hammock poses to the footlock, while expanding their vocabulary substantially to include skills on double skills footlocks, single silks footlocks, inverted skills, and some fun extras! The idea of fabric theory is introduced and students will learn body flags and many variations. All students are unique and progress at their own pace, generally students should expect to spend 4-8 months minimum in the Beginner Silks level.
Intermediate Silks: Intermediate Aerial Silks represents an important transition point in a student's fabric journey. Students will begin to transition away from footlock based skills and develop their strength in knee hook and hipkey positions. Moving up and building on the skills and strength built in Beginner Silks, students in Intermediate Silks will work on moving skills up into the air, training their aerial inversions, learning more intricate wraps, and begin to work on introductory drops. Student’s fabric theory knowledge will expand greatly as they learn new wraps from the knee hook and hipkey positions as well as some completely novel positions. All students are unique and progress at their own pace, generally students should expect to spend 4-8 months minimum in the Intermediate Silks level.