AERIAL STRAPS Classes
Aerial Straps Classes
Our aerial straps classes are offered with mixed groups, meaning that all levels of experience and proficiency are welcome to join in and reap the benefits of aerial straps training in a fun and confidence boosting environment.
Aerial straps training offers a wide array of moves, poses and transitions that can be learned and added to your repertoire. Our aerial straps classes offer a chance for you to dive right into a very physically demanding but rewarding discipline. It may take time, but the benefits in terms of core strength, balance, and concentration will be tremendous.
What are Aerial Straps?
Aerial straps are a set of cotton or nylon ribbons that are then suspended to form a strap apparatus. The performer wraps the strap around their hands and wrists to secure themselves in place and allow them to perform a succession of holds, twists, rolls, and manoeuvres Aerial straps are considered one of the more physically challenging disciplines, requiring physical strength, focus and endurance. But once mastered, they not only improve your physical attributes but allow you to craft impressive routines with a high degree of difficulty.
Instructor: Pierre Riviere / Cornelius Atkinson / Boldo Janchivdorj / Joe Keeley
Tuesday 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Thursday 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Max number of students: 8
Min number of students: 2
£20 — Single Class Drop-In
£65 — 4 Week Course
What to wear during Aerial Straps Classes
When taking an Aerial Straps class we recommend wear comfy, stretchy clothing that won’t restrict your freedom of movement. Equally, close fitting items are ideal as baggy clothing can become caught on the hoop itself, creating a hazard for you and others in the group.
Likewise, for an aerial silks class, the backs of knees, elbows, wrists, backs and hips can be prone to bumps and bruises, so we advise wearing multiple layers along these areas, as well items such as leg warmers, leotards, long socks and gaiters. Additionally, long hair must be tied back, and all jewellery removed.
The history of Aerial Straps
Aerial straps first came to prominence as a discipline amongst Chinese performers, who would perform high intensity musical routines using the straps, with moves that often resemble those performed on aerial rings. In contemporary terms, aerial straps were pioneered by the famed Panteleenko Brothers in the 1970s, existing as an unheralded part of their routines for nearly 20 years, often sacrificing mainstream acceptance for innovation and difficulty.