Join us for the 2018 Advanced Studies Show!
Aerial Conditioning (mini-session)
with Theresa Racicot
Through Sun, Aug. 19, 2018
This class is great for anyone looking for a way to get stronger and have fun while doing it! Aerialists and non-aerialists are encouraged to join the class and all levels of fitness are welcome. All exercises and skills are tailored to the individual student with a focus on correct form and muscle activation.
In this whole-body workout, participants will use aerial apparatuses as well as perform floor exercises to increase their strength, endurance and flexibility. The goal is to help each student make gains in their circus discipline or in their overall level of fitness.
This mini-session meets six times on Sundays, from July 15th - August 19th.
Intro to Aerial Silks Community Class!
with Esh Teachers-in-Training
Through Sun, Aug. 26, 2018
This 4-week Intro to Aerial Silks series will be lead by Esh teachers-in-training, and overseen by experienced Esh coaches.
Aerial silks (also known as aerial fabric, aerial tissue, aerial ribbons or chiffon) consist of a single length of special nylon fabric folded in half and attached to a piece of rigging to create two long tails. Through use of friction, knots, and wraps, the fabric can be used for a wide range of sequences, poses, drops, and other movements.
This beginner-level class is for people who are brand new to aerial silks. Over 4 weeks, students will learn the fundamentals of form and technique for basic aerial movements, including wrapping foot locks, executing several poses low to the ground, and starting to get comfortable being upside down. Students will work on strength, body awareness, and comfort on the aerial silks.
No experience is required! Students should be able to safely engage in moderate physical activity. This class is not appropriate for people with current shoulder, hand, ankle, or foot injuries. Open to ages 15+
What to wear:
Clothing for all classes must not have zippers, ties, or hooks that may get caught on fabric, hair, or skin.
Wear clothing that is stretchy and comfy but not baggy. Coverage of knees, armpits, and waist is required. Check to be sure leggings and tights are opaque when stretched, or layer shorts on top of tights/leggings.
Supportive undergarments, including sports bras and dance belts as appropriate, are recommended for all ground and aerial acrobatics classes.
Prepare to remove all jewelry, tape over any body piercings, and put long hair up in a bun. Long finger nails should be trimmed.