Aerial SILKS Class
Regular Class Cost: £8. Class Length: 1hr
Private Tutorial: See Instructors - Hire Wolanski’s Instructors Section of Website for Costs. Class Length: 1hr 15mins
One of the most visually stunning and most physically demanding of the aerial arts; Silks require a high degree of strength and co-ordination as you climb; drop; lift; rotate; swing; suspend and wrap yourself in the air. Comprising of two pieces of long hanging fabric rigged from a rescue eight; the material extends from the ceiling to the floor. Silks are fantastic to use for conditioning the body; and as they are amongst the most difficult they present you with one of the biggest challenges as you control the fabric and your body, manipulating the material as you spiral and twist.
Our Silks classes tutor on introductory and intermediate training and performance pieces. You can perform many moves and sequences creating beautiful transitional pieces as a solo participant or with a partner.
Silks, accompanies many of our pole and aerial classes as a fantastic means of cross training; building additional strength as you manoeuvre your body on the fabric.
Specific Aerial Silks Classes
There are as mentioned above different manners how the Silks can be used for fitness. In a typical class you will be guided through a variety. If you have however, a specific aspect that you would like to work on then please inform your instructor at the beginning of class.
Specific Aerial Silks Classes
Silks 1-2-1 Class – These are suitable for everyone and may be used as an introduction to Silks or as a top up if you are working on something more specific.
Private Group Class – Group private sessions allow you to have an independent class with groups of friends and/or family while spreading the cost. We need a minimum of 6 people to run this session. For numbers below this but more than an individuals’ session contact us for prices.
Silks Circuits – this is a very demanding class where you will perform individual moves on each Silk station. The class is high intensity and participants will perform everything from climbs to controlled inverts and dismounts with a high degree of repetition. We recommend you are efficient at inverting in order to do this session. Recommended attendance at Silks class for 12 weeks: or at your instructor’s discretion. Participants must be able to lift their own body weight.
Silks Conditioning – this class is designed to give you an increased cardio workout that keeps you working through many strength based moves and are designed to target all major muscles groups such as upper and lower abs; biceps and triceps. You will also target lots of smaller muscles groups – especially those in your hands, as you develop grip strength. Recommended attendance at Silks class for 12 weeks: or at your instructor’s discretion. Participants must be able to lift their own body weight.
Silks Transition – Here we teach you how to join your moves together and make sequences flow together in a seamless manner, with new combinations and tricks being developed on a regular basis; transitional sessions enable you to enter and exit throughout a variety of moves, linking them together to give you more scope and allowing you to experiment with moves learned at class. Recommended attendance at Silks class for 12 weeks: or at instructor’s discretion. Participants must be able to lift their own body weight.
Silks Performance – Got the moves down? But your musicality needs work? Aerial Silks performance allows you to create a routine to music, tutoring on floor work as well as your transitional moves. This enables participants to flow more easily from silks to floor and back up again all to music. We aid competitor entrants as well as tutoring those who wish to piece together a routine for exhibitions and show cases. Recommended attendance at Silks class for 12 weeks: or at instructor’s discretion. Participants must be able to lift their own body weight.
As the Aerial Silks are so physically demanding we suggest you try one of our other classes such as pole fit or Aerial Hoop in the first instance. If you are unsure which one would be most suitable for you please use our online contact form and we will guide you in the best direction.
If you are completely new to the world of aerial arts we highly recommend trying a pole class first. Being able to perform inverts and pull-ups at pole will give you a good starting point for Silks. If you are unable to perform inverts and pull-ups at pole initially then there are many other moves you can do until you have built your strength up and can therefore progress to other aerial arts.