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Intro to Aerial Silks (5 WEEK Clinic)

Sun February 6 - Sun March 6 Glassboro, NJ 08028 US Directions

Events

Intro to Aerial Silks (ages 7-17)

10:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Open to ages 7 - 17.

Intro to Aerial Silks (age 18+)

9:15AM EST - 10:00AM EST
Open to ages 18 - 65.

Aerial Silks level 2 (ages 7+)

11:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Open to ages 7 - 17.

Place

MaxFit & Sports 240 Delsea dr S
Glassboro, NJ US 08028

Description

Aerial Silks Program at Obstacle Training Academy

Program Dates -

Sunday February 6th,

Sunday February 13th,

Sunday February 20th,

Sunday February 27th,

Sunday March 6th

Program Description:
9-10am entry level (ages 18+)

10-11am entry level (ages 7-17)

11am-12pm Level 2 (ages 7+)

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 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.

Instructor bio:

Virginia Lin is an active mom with a background in cheer, dance and weight training. She discovered an aerial silk program at a circus studio in 2016 while residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was immediately hooked as she experienced feeling empowered, graceful and strong. Miss Virginia has been teaching Aerial Silks at the beginner and Intermediate level at the Obstacle Training Academy for the past 2-1/2 years. 

WEEKS 1-3: STRENGTH AND TECHNIQUE: CLIMBING, KNOTS & FOOTLOCKS

These first few classes will focus on 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.

WEEKS 3-5: INVERSIONS AND DROPS

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. 

 

 

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