Aerial Silks / Aerial Tissu classes – Wednesday 7pm
Come experience a beautiful new way of expression and movement.
Aerial Silks, Tissu or Fabric are two long pieces of soft fabric that hang from a single point, that people wrap themselves in. You can create many beautiful poses and stunning dance routines. You will increase your strength, grace and flexibility, while you climb the silks and move your body into amazing poses and shapes. Drops and slides are an exciting and fun part of learning these circus apparatuses.
What you’ll do in class
The 1 hour aerial silks classes include a warm up, strength training, focusing on core and lower abs, conditioning tips, and stretching. You’ll learn at your own pace and level. You will learn climbing, foot locks, poses, turns, tricks and hanging in the fabric. Increase your strength and stamina while learning body control, balance and flexibility.
Beginners will focus on proper body position, muscle usage, basic positions, and basic balances. You will learn basic positions, holds and poses, some of which do not require leaving the ground entirely.
More advanced students will learn more difficult skills, choreography and artistry. As your strength and confidence increase, you’ll be amazed at what you are capable of doing.
Appropriate for all levels, with no previous experience required.
Aerial silks / fabric are available as private lessons or group sessions. Group sessions are limited to the number of students and you will need to book to attend. For private lessons, please contact us to arrange.
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What to Wear
It is important to wear clothing that covers the backs of your knees and under your arms. You will want a top that can be tucked in to give your back protection. Long stretch pants such as leggings and a tight-fitting top are suggested. Shorts or vest tops are not recommended, and loose clothing may get in the way. No jewellery, fake tan, moisturiser, buttons or zips please.
Best part? Muscle conditioning and toning are easy when you’re holding your body in places and poses you have never dreamed of. Classes are small, and all skill levels are welcome, with separate aerial silks given to more advanced students.
Space is limited, so book now.
What is ‘Aerial dance’ and ‘Aerial fitness’?
The word ‘aerial’ simply means ‘of, or in the air, like flying.’ Sounds fun already, doesn’t it? When most people think of ‘aerial arts’ they think Cirque du Soleil, which is right on track! Aerial dance has actually been around for hundreds of years. An ‘aerialist’ is someone who performs artistic or acrobatic moves and poses on a device that allows them to appear weightless in the air -allowing the onlooker to be awed by their graceful lightness and amazing poise.
Aerialists have always been a major icon in circus acts, and more recently in artistic creations and theatrical style productions like Cirque du Soleil. As the popularity of such shows have grown, more and more people have become interested in trying their luck on apparatus like the trapeze, aerial silks, lyra (hoop), rope and even the pole – also considered an ‘aerial’ device when defined by the person on it. The one thing all these apparatus have in common is that they require an immense amount of physical fitness to conquer. Thus, their allure has been a huge draw for those seeking to take their workout to an entirely new level.
Who can do Aerial Fitness?
Anyone can. A great number of aerial apparatus are non-stationary, and require more control to master than pole fitness and pole dancing. Aerial silks are becoming widely used in gyms and fitness studios worldwide, and can be adjusted for skill level, size and comfort. This class is designed for beginners, so don’t worry, even if you don’t have upper body strength, you will still be able to do the basic moves.
We focus on fundamentals, building core skills and over time learning some fancy tricks. Aerial Silk Dance classes will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a top-notch aerialist, or just to tone your body. Our instructors will lead you through strengthening and flexibility exercises on the floor at first and then in the air.
You’ll wrap yourself in aerial fabric as you twist and turn in flight and as you see your confidence, muscle tone and flexibility grow, you’ll realize you’re getting a workout like you couldn’t get anywhere else.
A beautiful combination of dance and strength, you will sculpt and tone your body in the air, as you increase your flexibility, strengthen your core and engage your full body.
By supporting and manipulating your own body on our Lyra or hoop, and Tissu Aerial Silk fabrics, you will find this form of fitness is fun and unique! Burn calories, gain flexibility, build muscle, and develop increased stamina in a creative and supportive environment. Students should be prepared to work hard, have fun, get stronger, and make friends while doing it!
Explore your physicality and creativity when gravity is not a factor.
Pole Sessions Studio – Learn aerial silks / tissue / fabric in Manchester, near to Bolton. Cheap, Affordable, Small friendly classes and courses for beginner to advanced.
Discover a new you… www.polesessions.co.uk