We offer 3 different series here at Core Love Yoga and Fitness for Aerial Silk. You will be able to advance on to other series once you master your basic aerial silk moves. Our silk series classes are all 50 minutes long. Aerial Silk is ONLY offered at our Dover location.
1. Trying Something New: Beginner Aerial Silk Series- Learn the Basics Beginner Series
2. Getting the Hang of It: Intermediate Series
3. Advanced Aerial Silk Series
Attire: T-shirt (No Tanks), No Lotion, No Jewelry.
No refunds for missed classes.
4 week series- $140
1. Trying Something New: Beginner Aerial Silk Series- Learn the Basics Beginner Series (4 week series-$140)
Learn how to protect your body and use correct form to build a strong practice.
In this series you will learn:
Double Foot Locks
Baby Hip Lock
Knee Lock "wrecking ball"
How to tie a knot
Candy Cane- Ballerina
Double Foot Lock Roll-up
Foot Lock Square
2. Getting the Hang of It: Intermediate Series (4 week series- $140)
Take your time to really explore in a detailed and mindful way how to use energy, gravity and strength to learn additional aerial silk moves. This class will take you even further by teaching drops and putting routines together. (Instructor approval to advance to this class required).
In addition to reviewing the first two series we will learn:
Double Foot Lock Variations
Tea Cup Foot Lock
Double Knee Lock
Egg Beater One Leg Standing
Russian Climb Flamingo Stand
Double Split Cupid
Egg Beaters Two Legs
Footlock Roll Up Knee Hang
3. Advanced Aerial Silk Series (4 week series- $140)
This class will take you even further by teaching more advanced moves, drops and flows. (Instructor approval to advance to this class required).
In addition to reviewing the first 3 series we will learn:
Candy Cane Drop
Hip Hang Unlocked
Single Foot Lock-Tumble
Knot Drop- Dove Drop
Double Foot Lock Tumble
Climb Into Footlock
Candy Cane Straddle
Cupid into Butterfly
We are sorry but we do not offer makeup days or refunds for our Aerial Silk Series Classes.
How strong do I need to be to begin training aerial silks?
The quick answer–you don’t need any amount of upper body strength to begin training aerials–that said the stronger you are, the easier it will be for you to progress quickly.
Most aerial instructors assume that new students coming in have never tried anything like aerials in their life, and are not used to lifting/pushing/pulling their own body weight.
I’m really excited for my first class! What should I do to prepare?
Anything physical that you can do, including cardio, will help to get you in shape for your first lesson. Aerial work really targets the upper body and core however, so putting more of your focus on those areas will be a boon to your training in the long run.
For core work hollow body holds or leg lifts will help you, and for upper body pull ups are hands down the most helpful training you can do. If you can’t do pull ups, try horizontal rows! It’s really important to make sure that every exercise you do you’re doing with proper form and engagement to prevent injury.
I’m afraid of heights, but I really want to try aerials! Help!
Never fear! Pretty much every aerial instructor starts their students doing everything from the ground, while they learn the wraps and techniques for any given trick. From there instructors will usually ask you to try the trick you’ve been practicing from a climb as you’re ready. Then two climbs, etc.
Every aerial instructor’s number one concern is your safety.
Even if you start out with a fear of heights, you may soon find that you’re climbing to the top of the silks because you feel confident there. More than a few aerialists are scared of heights, Because so much prep goes into training they feel comfortable in the air on their apparatus because they’re one hundred percent in control, whereas even ladders may still make them queasy.
I’m worried that I’ll be terrible at aerials.
It’s entirely true that you may come out of your first class having done everything totally wrong. Does that mean you’re terrible at aerials? Absolutely not!
There are a few things to keep in mind when you start aerials (and never forget them) and whenever you’re feeling frustrated.
1. Learning aerials is incredibly hard. A skilled aerialist will make everything they do look easy–that’s their job. However that can make it confusing for you the student, because everything feels hard. That’s just how it is. If aerials were easy, it wouldn’t be so cool.
2. Aerial class is not a contest. Yes, the former gymnast next to you may have a perfect straddle, and you’re just barely hitting 90°, but who cares? Everyone has different strengths, and learns at a different pace. Some people are stronger, some people are bendier, some have the ability to see a trick once and do it. If one person has all those things as a beginner? Lucky them, but it doesn’t reflect on you. If you find you’re just not getting something in class, and are getting frustrated ask your instructor if you can move on and come back to it later.
3. The most important thing to get out of an aerials class is accomplishing your own goals. It doesn’t matter what those goals are; to just have fun, to get strong, to learn skills for a performance, just remember why you’re doing what you’re doing.
What should I wear/bring to my first class?
For attire there are a few things you definitely want:
1. You want tight fitting stretchy pants that will cover the backs of your knees. Leggings are a great option.
2. You want a shirt that will cover your midriff without riding up, or that you can tuck in.
3. Don’t wear a belt, or any jewelry that could possibly catch on or tear the fabric. No big earrings, no spiky rings etc. Take off your dangly pendant and tape over any spiky piercings you can’t remove.
4. You can’t wear shoes to do aerials so your footwear doesn’t matter as long as you take it off.
5. Bring lots of water, and make sure to drink it in class. You might also want to bring a protein-rich treat for after class to help build muscles.
I just had my first class and now I feel like I have the flu and can’t lift my arms.
It’s possible that you may have the flu, but feeling like you just got run over by a truck is a common side effect of your first aerial class.
For most of us, our first aerial class is a level of physicality that we’re not used to experiencing, and that morning after response is your body freaking out over it. But don’t worry. Take some anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofin, advil), and drink lots of water to flush out any toxins. Treat yourself to a hot bath, and if you can, try to gently stretch out any parts that are sore.
I just had my first class and I’m really excited! What should I do in-between now and my next class?
You’ll want to follow the advice above and start working your upper body and core. Practice the stretches you’ve learned in class, or go to a yoga class.
If you do start adding exercises and stretching to your regimen it’s really important to make sure that every exercise you do you’re doing with proper form and engagement to prevent injury. Also, make sure that you don’t over-stretch as that can lead to injury. Our yoga and barre classes are a great option to learn proper technique and form.
How much weight will it hold?
Our aerial silks will hold over 1000 lbs!