All of our aerial classes make use of aerial silks, lyra (hoop) and trapeze.
Aerials silks, also known as aerial tissue, is a circus apparatus. Silks are used to enable artists to perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric.
The fabric consists of polyester-lycra that hangs from the ceiling and is used to wrap, suspend, drop, swing, and spiral the bodies into and out of various positions.
An aerial silks class consists of proper cardiovascular warm-up and flexibility training. This is followed by guided technique instruction.
Aerial Hoop, also known as Lyra is a circular apparatus, resembling a hoola hoop, suspended from the ceiling, on which you can perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning or swinging. It combines strength and body awareness to make beautiful shapes whilst twirling above the ground.
Our classes work off a program designed to build strength and flexibility to perform on the Lyra and begin with some warm up stretching and conditioning. Students will learn the basis for various movements, ideal form and technique and safety on the apparatus.
Static trapeze is a bar suspended from two ropes. With similar shapes being able to be performed then on lyra, the trapeze also has the ability to swing.
Static trapeze refers to a trapeze act in which the performer moves around the bar and ropes, performing a wide range of movements including balances, drops, hangs while the bar itself stays generally static.
Check out some pics below from our various Aerials Classes.