SILKSCURRICULUM

Coming back after a time away? Joining us from another studio? It can be hard to figure out where to jump in. Here's an overview of what you'll learn in each silks level. Don't be scared to re-learn what you've done in the past - revisiting moves once you're stronger and more advanced will help you improve your silks foundation and make you a better aerialist!

Introductory Silks Workshop

Shoulder Shrugs

Tucks

Rows

Knot - Coffin

Knot - Straddle

Knot - Upside Down Dancer's Pose

Knot - Cocoon

If time: French Climb

One More Try-It-Out Workshop

Pre-Requisite: Intro Silks Workshop

Learn or Review French Climb

Figure-8 Foot Knot

Air Split

Peter Pan

Review Knot Moves

Beginner A
(can be done before or after B)

Pre-Requisite: both Intro Workshops OR prior aerial experience.

 

Review Foot Knot - from ground and in air

Review Air Split and Peter Pan

Seated Moulin Rouge

Floor Exercise - straddle leg lifts

Hip Key - rolled from ground

Knot - Straddle Lifts

Knot - Diamond Leg Straddle Ups

Knot - Straddle Hook Gazelle

Standing Moulin Rouge

Transition b/w Moulin Rouges

5 Second Hold b/w Silks

Straddle Without Knot

Knot - Straddle Hook Gazelle Hipkey

Double Foot Knot Splits

Splits Roll

Put Together 3-5 Move Sequence

Beginner B
(can be done before or after A)

Pre-Requisite: both Intro Workshops OR prior aerial experience.

Review Foot Knot - from ground and in air

Review Air Split and Peter Pan

Standing Lean Out

Seated Lean Out

Knot - Straddle Lifts

Knot - Diamond Leg Straddle Ups

Knot - Straddle Hook Gazelle

Hood Ornament - Split Silk Version

Straddle Hook Belay

Frog

Lotus

Scorpion

Alternate Way Out of Scorpion

Warrior 2

Teapot

Rebecca Split

Beginner C

Pre-Requisite: Beginner A and B or adequate prior experience.

Minimum 8-week session.

Charlie Chaplin aka Double Ankle Hang

Hipkeys Up in the Air

Opposite Side Hook Climb to Hipkey with Scoop

Cradle 1 (wrap legs)

Cradle 2 (wrap torso)

Cradle 3 (wrap both)

Cradle of Death

Revolving Door

Revolving Door Exit to Hipkey

Sequences of the Day - build endurance and learn to transition between skills.

Review everything from Beginner A, B, and C.

Create your own routine and perform for class.

Intermediate A
(Can be done before or after Intermediate B)

Pre-Requisite: completion of Beginner C or adequate prior experience.

Strength Requirement: straddles up in the air.

Minimum 4-week session.

Circus Climb aka Straddle Climb

Double Crochet X-Back Slide

Gazelle Descent

Scissors

Scissor Sit

Scissor Sit to Knee Hang (3 Ways Out)

Scissor Sit to Mermaid

Humpty Dumpty Drop

Intermediate B
(Can be done before or after Intermediate A)

Pre-Requisite: completion of Beginner C or adequate prior experience.

Strength Requirement: double foot knot in the air.

Minimum 4-week session.

Butterfly aka Straddle Back Balance

Butterfly Entries:

X Behind the Head

Arabesque

Beaman Sit

Georgia Twist

Pin Up

Kick Ass Backwards Roll

Butterfly Exits:

Simple

Ninja Exit

Explode into Splits

The Schexit

Bonus: The Canadian

Bonus: Dynamic Arm Catch (Advanced)

Intermediate C
(Can be done before or after Intermediate D)

Pre-Requisite: complete of Intermediate A & B or adequate prior aerial experience.

Strength Requirement: confident straddles up in the air.

Minimum 4-week session.

Single Pencil Drop

Single Star Drop

Straight Leg Lock

Sequences to build endurance

Review and clean-up

Intermediate D
(Can be done before or after Intermediate C)

Pre-Requisite: complete of Intermediate A & B or adequate prior aerial experience.

Strength Requirement: confident straddles and hipkeys up in the air.

Minimum 8-week session.

Eggbeater Lace Lock

360 Eggbeater Drop

Hipkey Drop

Kerri Krunch

Flamenco to S-Lock

Butterfly Knee Hang

Butterfly Toe Hang

Stagged Wheel Down

Sequences to build endurance

Review and clean-up

A Note About Advanced Silks

Our advanced silks curriculum is broken into blocks. Each block typically revolves around developing a capstone move or skill. These blocks don't need to be completed in a specific order, so long as you have the appropriate foundation.

Ex. You should master Double Stars before attempting Triple or Quadruple Star Drops.

 

Advanced silks doesn't have an end destination and the curriculum will continue to grow. One goal we have is for our members to learn how to explore and create new moves safely on their own.

Advanced silks is also not "one-and-done." By the time you are here, you have a vast arsenal of drops and poses. You must continually practice and revisit what you've learned. Our schedule will cycle through the different blocks; join again if you need an in-depth refresher.

Something else we expect of our advanced members: a dedication to building strength and improving technique. Pointed toes and straight legs are considered standard by this time.

Advanced Silks A
Intro to Multi-Stars

Pre-Requisite: completion of Intermediate C & D or adequate previous experience.

Strength Requirement: nearing straight leg straddles.

Star and a Half

Double Star from Flamenco

Double Star from Tick-Tock

Double Star from Switchy-Switchy

Advanced Silks B
Falling Angels

Pre-Requisite: completion of Intermediate C & D or adequate previous experience.

Strength Requirement: nearing straight leg straddles.

X-Back to Crucifix

Pull Overs

Triple Falling Angel

X-Back Variants ex. Zipper

Build to Double Falling Angel aka Death Plane

Advanced Silks C
Exploring Sloth Drop

Pre-Requisite: completion of Intermediate C & D or adequate previous experience.

Strength Requirement: nearing straight leg scissors.

Cupid

Secretary

Sloth Drop

and Sequences

Advanced Silks D, E, F, G, and Beyond

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