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Intro to Aerial Silks (5 Weeks Sunday)

Sun October 15 - Sun November 12 Williamstown, NJ 08094 US Directions


Intro to Aerial Silks (ages 16+)

9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EST
Open to ages 16 - 45.

Intro to Aerial Silks (ages 7-15)

10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EST
Open to ages 7 - 15.


Atlantic Coast Gymnastics 1041 Glassboro Rd.
Williamstown, NJ US 08094


Aerial Silks- (beginner)

Program dates and time:

9-10am Intro to Silks (ages 16+)

10-11am Intro to Silks (ages 7-15)

-Sunday, October 15th,

-Sunday, October 22nd,

-Sunday, October 29th,

-Sunday, November 5th,

-Sunday, November 12th.

Program Description:

An introduction to the performing art of Aerial Silks. Aerial Silks combines elements of dance, gymnastics, yoga and strength training.

Aerial Silks or Fabrics is a performing art first developed by André Simard for Cirque du Soleil in 1995. 

Intro to Aerial Silks (Silks 101)

Our 5 week program is crafted so that our students continue to develop their strength, flexibility, and body awareness. As students master a broad range of foundational skills, they are quickly able to move on to more intermediate levels where they can learn a variety of drops and challenging sequences. 

What to Wear:

Students will hang from their knees, arm-pits, and hips, so we recommend form-fitting running pants, capris, or leggings with T-shirts or 3/4 shirts that cover your underarms. Loose shorts or flared pants may get caught in the silks, are NOT recommended.


These first few classes will focus on utilizing the Silks to learn proper grip strength, climbing progressions and beginner’s tricks, starting with wrist locks to full open grip, and climbing with the goal of building strength and increasing flexibility.


Inversions and drops are the eye-catching, daring, popular tricks that really captivate an audience. These classes provide a foundation of knowledge of how to perform beginner drops and dives. At the conclusion of the program, the students will be able to demonstrate strength and technique in a well-executed, safe environment. 

5 week skills breakdown

Week 1:

-Traditional and Russian climbs

-Single foot lock

-Side tilt

-Back-sail flag

-Front and back paces

-Split roll up

-Knot inversion

Week 2:

-Candle stick

-Traditional and Russian climbs 

-Review single foot lock tricks

-Figure 4

-Double foot lock

-Uneven chair

-Split roll ups (single and double)

-Angry diaper pose in knot

Week 3:

-Traditional Russian climbs and Russian flirt

-Arrow into music box

-Review split roll ups

-Rebecca split (regular, Pegasus)

-Begin cross back straddle

-Angry diaper drop

Week 4:

-Traditional, Russian climb, creature climb

-Review Rebecca split to prepare for belay (or cross back straddle)

-Hip key

-Inversion knee hook


-Candy cane drop

Week 5:

-Traditional, Russian climb, open fabric knee climb

-Inversion knee hook

-Gazelle or mermaid

-Rebecca split belay






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