Chicago Aerial Arts

Prerequisites

HAMMOCK Class Pre-Requisites

Fundamentals:
-None

Level 1 Hammock:
-Ability to invert into hammock look from standing with legs straight
-Ability to climb up into a circus sit

Level 2 Hammock: -All of level 1 prerequisites
-Pull over from ground -Understanding of level 1 theories (circus sits, hip keys, standing series)
-Straddle or tuck inversion from ground
-Good body awareness

Level 3 Hammock:
-All level 1-2 prerequisites
-20 second bent arm hang
-20 second straight arm hang
-30 second front balance
-Invert from bent arm hang with no feet on the ground
-Pull over from bent arm hang with no feet on the ground
-Georgia twist/crossback straddle with clean inversion

Level 4 Hammock:
-All of level 1-3 prerequisites
-Ability to climb on both sides (under and over wrap)
-Ability to put foot lock on in the air
-Straight leg straddle inversion no feet on ground
-Ability to invert multiple times without coming down
-Understanding of drop theory

LYRA Class Prerequisites

Level 1 Lyra:
-None

Level 2 Lyra:
-Understanding of level 1 theories
-Clean straddle from ground (no tapping or jumping)
-Clean pull over from ground (no tapping or jumping)
-20 second bent arm hang
-20 second straight arm hang -Tuck under top bar without tagging
-20 second front and back balance
-Bottom bar inversion series (stag, split, scorpion & pencil pike)
-Single knee hang on both sides 

Level 3 Lyra:
-Understanding of level 2 theories
-Clean straddle from Hollow Body Hang(no tapping or jumping)
-Clean pull over from Hollow Body Hang(no tapping or jumping)
-Understanding of Beats and Swings

Silks Prerequisites

Level 1 Aerial Silks:
-None
**We do suggest 3 months prior experience in hammock level 1  

Level 2 Aerial Silks:
-Ability to climb on both sides (under and over wrap)
-Ability to put foot lock on in the air
-Straddle inversion no feet on ground
-Ability to invert multiple times without coming down
-Ability to hip key on both sides
-Straight arm hang 20 second
-Bent arm hang 20 seconds