STATIC AERIAL SKILL CLASSES
Static Trapeze, Rope and Aerial silks are exciting and challenging skills and are complimentary skills for flying trapeze. They encourage the same body awareness and require the same muscles as flying trapeze, indeed, we use a static trapeze as part of our teaching of flying trapeze skills during flying trapeze classes.
In our static aerial classes, we introduce students to a range of different aerial equipment. Static trapeze, rope and silks, allowing students to progress at their own pace and concentrate on whichever equipment they favour.
Our static aerial skill classes take place indoors over the winter months at Chosen Hill school in Churchdown (between Cheltenham and Gloucester).
You can see the schedule and book classes here: bookwhen.com/allstatic
A rope - sometimes known as a corde lisse - is as simple as it sounds, but in the right hands can be used to create stunning displays of strength, control and artistry. We introduce beginners to climbs, descents and foot-locks.
Silks - or 'tissue' consist of two suspended strips of fabric that can be used in many ways, to produce stunning poses, graceful flowing movement and dramatic and exhilarating drops
A static trapeze is a horizontal bar supported by 2 ropes, it can be suspended at a low level to make it accessible to children or beginners and or very high to make it more suitable for professionals or two people at a time (doubles). It is the first piece of equipment we introduce our beginners to in aerial classes. We initially get them to hang by arms, hook their knees over the bar, stand on the bar, and hang by their knees, before continuing onto a variety of poses and moves - collectively called 'tricks'
There are plenty of other aerial equipment options, both 'static' - hoop, dance trapeze, hammock, Spanish web and 'dynamic' - cloud swing, swinging trapeze and so on - and lots more that people have imagined over the years, but all require the same set of basic core strengths and skills that we teach and develop on our equipment.
It should be noted that static refers to the equipment - which essentially stays in place - not the participant who attempts to execute a series of manoeuvres, poses and drops on and around the aerial equipment.