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Aerial Silks

Pole Perfect Fitness is proud to introduce this aerial skill, the first of its kind in King’s Lynn.

Aerial Silks concentrates on activating core muscles for strength and stability, as well as improving co-ordination and flexibility. Aerial Silks as an exciting new way to learn new skills and keep fit with 1-2-1’s and small group classes available.

Aerial Silk (Also known as aerial contortion, aerial ribbons, aerial silks, aerial tissues, fabric, ribbon, or tissue) is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric. Using the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral into and out of various positions.

Aerial silks is a length of strong safe material and is suspended from the ceiling enabling you to perform tricks and exercises of many kinds and all in a controlled and safe environment.  You don’t need to be an olympic gymnast or have any experience, you can learn tricks and exercises no matter what your level, build confidence and get fit whilst having fun and toning up.

Each class will involve a Warm Up, conditioning, poses, drops, transitions and combos, building to a choreographed routine for each level to conquer over the period of your course, finishing your session with a Cool Down and Stretches.  The instructor will demonstrate new tricks, moving around the room to spot students.  Aerial Silks does take a lot of upper body strength but complete beginners are welcome as you will learn tricks and poses step by step, building your strength up over time and developing your flexibility.

Where did it all start?

Aerial Silks are easily the newest and most challenging, yet most awe inspiring and versatile of there aerial art forms.

First appearing in a French Circus School 1959. As a final project, the school would assign student to present their existing senior act in a completely new way. One web student found a bolt of fabric in the local bizarre, and presented her act completely on these fabrics. This was only reported in a a newspaper – the school has no record of which student did this.

Practiced occasionally by others between 1959 and 1998. Over that time, the tail from the knot used to secure the fabric became a second leg of fabrics and, and modern silks were born. While silks have existed since that faithful spring day in 1959, it was not until 1998 when Isabelle Vaudelle and Isabelle Chassé performed separate silks acts in Quidam that the act became well-known.

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Aerial Silks Lessons created around your ability

Each individual will learn techniques at their own pace, when you are ready for them. Everyone progresses at different rates and you will be guided through moves safely and effectively.

Our Core Class

Aerial Silks – Foundation

Aerial Silks – Improvers

Additional Classes

Aerial Jam

This session is yours. It is unstructured and for you to use to work on anything you need to, just have a move/moves that you have been struggling with or need a bit more practice and there will be an instructor to help you with what you’re trying to achieve.

Aerial Silks – Mixed Ability:

A class catering for all levels from complete Beginners up to Advanced (Equipment dependant) you will be on a Pole / Hoop / Silks with other ladies / gents of your ability and will work through our equipment specific Core Class Syllabus.

CircusFit

If you have NEVER taken an aerial class and are new to the various aerial apparatuses, this is the class for you. It’s a workout that can be tailored to all abilities from newbies to a more intense workout for more conditioned aerialists; using all of the aerial apparatuses in a circuit style class. 

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