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Aerial Silks

Learn to move with Strength, Style and Grace

Aerial Silks, also known as ribbons, consists of two pieces of fabric suspended from the ceiling.


Silks come in all lengths but are most effective when hung from a good height. Aerial Arts Studio is purpose-built and has been designed to hang silks at 6 meters high! This creates huge scope for dazzling tumbles and drops to be performed safely and effectively.

Silks with Aerial Arts Studio

Aerial Silks is the most challenging piece of apparatus; however, lessons with Aerial Arts Studio are structured strategically to make them as accessible as possible for everyone. To speed up rates of progress in Aerial Silks, Aerial Arts Studio recommends students also attend Aerial Hoop, Pole Fitness or Flexibility, to build strength and agility.

Aerial Silks Instructor and owner of Aerial Arts Studio Hannah Selden, is highly qualified and experienced in Aerial Silks. Hannah won UK Aerial Championships Instructor, Kent Heat in Aerial Silks (2020).  Hannah takes ‘Safety in the Studio’ very seriously, therefore all students learn at a steady but progressive rate, enabling everyone to feel comfortable and confident in learning new poses and drops. 

Aerial Arts Studio offers Silks lessons to young children, teens and adults. For details on our fantastic Aerial Kids classes, please click here

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What to expect in an Aerial Silks lesson -

A warm-up, focusing on mobilisation, pulse raising, conditioning and basic stretches.

Conditioning exercises, improving strength and revisiting fundamentals of Silks training.

Tricks and Combinations: up to three tricks/ combinations.  Regressions (easier options) and progressions (harder options) will be given to those who require it, making every lesson accessible for everyone.

Recap: A moment for students to practice something previously learnt at Aerial Arts Studio. 

A cool down will take place at the end of every lesson. Bringing the heart rate down, focusing in and stretching out all the main muscles groups.

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