Chicago Aerial Arts

Class Descriptions


Aerial Hammock

Aerial Hammock (also known as Aerial Sling) is a simple loop of fabric with endless possibilities. For beginners, aerial Hammock is often more accessible than aerial silks and a great place to start your aerial journey. For experienced aerialists, aerial Hammock offers mind-boggling fabric theory possibilities! Each class focuses on sequencing & choreography that is revisited over time. (60 min)


Lyra

 The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoopor aerial ring) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This appartus often blends elements of spinning,  dynamics and beautiful poses to build a flow. Each class focuses on sequencing & choreography that is revisited over time. (60 min)


Aerial Silks

Aerial Silks uses two lengths of fabric, secured from the ceiling, and involves using your graceful technique to climb and maneuver the silks.  This class focuses on fabric theory, climbs, inversions,  conditioning and aerial choreography/flow. Each class focuses on sequencing & choreography that is revisited over time. (60 min)


Dance Trapeze

Dance Trapeze (“single-point trapeze”) is a sub-category of static trapeze which is hung from one point making the ropes form a V. In contrast with other trapeze types, where the emphasis is put on acrobatic ticks, dance trapeze choreography is more artistic. It is influenced by contemporary dance and low flying floorwork. Each class focuses on sequencing & choreography that is revisited over time. (60 min)