Split Level Classes: This is a split level curriculum class which means there may be students from the Intermediate, Advanced, or higher levels of Aerial Silks 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 Intermediate and Advanced level descriptions below for more information about each 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.
Advanced Silks: Students entering Advanced Aerial Silks have a wide repertoire of skills and developed strength. Advanced Silks is a place for exploration and expansion of knowledge and strength. Students will be introduced to a wide range of new drops, including slack drops, lateral drops, and multi-directional drops. Additionally, students' fabric theory will be challenged as they learn complex wrap patterns and pathways requiring increased strength and skill to navigate. The options are endless and there is so much to explore! New strength skills are introduced, such as beats, connected straddles, front and back balance, C-shaping, and wheeldowns. Students at the Advanced Silks level are expected to be independent workers and engage in their learning by working through problem solving exercises as part of their lessons.