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3 Aerial Silks Techniques You Don’t Want to Miss

3 Aerial Silks Techniques You Don’t Want to Miss

Aerial silks combines the elegance of ballet with the visual aesthetic of acrobatics and the strength and flexibility of circus stunts. Draped in silk, you’ll dangle and dance through the air, climbing and inverting on the fabric. In a typical class, you’ll be guided through simple floor exercises and choreography to master a beautiful and graceful routine. With techniques from cirque-du-soleil and ballet, Aerial Silks challenges every muscle in your body as your learn to truly fly.

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    Absolute Beginner Silks -vendor not giving permission to lest 10/5/14

    Heliummm Aerial Dance

    Heliummm Aerial Dance and Entertainment is the brainchild of Heather Hammond, an international aerialist, dancer, and...pharmacist. Heliummm classes focus on challenging the mind, body, and spirit through overcoming fears, mastering new acrobatic skills, and maybe getting a few great bruises to show off to your friends. Exercising in a safe and supportive environment, you’ll hang from silk fabrics to work your core, arm, leg, and abs strength. Come to Heliummm and find out why they’ve been featured in The New York Times, Time Out New York, and NBC’s “First Look.”

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    Beginner Silks
    Beginner Silks

    Aerial Arts NYC

    Aerial Arts NYC is Manhattan’s new training center for aerial and circus acts. Having experience with performance troupes like Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Le Masque, and Broadway, Aerial Arts NYC shares their expertise and passion for acrobatics with the NYC community. Here, you’ll take to the fabrics in an hour long class focused on learning new skills and perfecting technique. Class begins with a proper floor warm-up and ends concludes with body conditioning and stretching on the apparatus. With only five other students in class, you’ll be in almost as personalized a setting as possible.

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    Basic Aerial Silks Technique
    Basic Aerial Silks Technique

    Founded in 2008, Sky Box was designed the fill the needs of the growing aerial arts community. Dedicated to the promotion and expansion of aerial entertainment, Sky Box offers countless classes in circus skills and dance, often producing critically-acclaimed theater and variety shows from the best and brightest talents in the NYC aerial scene. Oh, and they’re kind of a big deal globally as well. Their mission: Foster cross-pollination amongst the disciplines of aerial arts, circus arts, visual arts, theater, and dance. Their classes are simultaneously technical, low-pressure, and fun. Here, you’ll explore aerial silks not only as a fitness regime but also a mode of artistic expression.

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