Silks 1

About

(Also known as aerial contortion, aerial ribbons, aerial silks, aerial tissues, fabric, ribbon, or tissue) 

Silks is an aerial circus skill in which artists perform dynamic shapes while hanging from two lengths of fabric. Performers use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions.

One of the more challenging skills, Silks offers an opportunity to exercise your core and upper body through strength-building and dynamic movement. Over time you’ll start to incorporate creative expression into your aerial moves.

Watch a Silks performance.

Who it's for

Silks 1 is suitable for complete beginners OR those who have completed an Introduction to Aerial course or Circus Arts 1 Aerial. 

If you want to learn aerial circus but aren't sure what skill to focus on, have a look at our Introduction to Aerial course.

Our Level 1 courses are based on curriculums that are the same each term, so we don't recommend repeating them. However, you can try a Level 1 course in a different skill.

When

Tuesdays at 8pm - 9.30pm

Saturdays at 10.30am -12pm

Classes are 1.5 hours including a warm-up and cool down. 

Term 1

Monday 9 September - Sunday 15 December

Half term: Monday 21 - Sunday 27 October

Term 2

Monday 6 January - Sunday 15 April

Half term: Monday 17 - Sunday 23 February 

Booking

Price: £278/194 (conccession)

Read the terms and conditions before booking.

Book with your own name and email address. Once you have booked you will be sent a link to further information on your chosen course.

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Courses for Term 1 will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday 9 July. If you have trouble booking, please call our customer service team on 020 7613 4141.

If no courses are available below, please email info@nationalcircus.org.uk in order to be added to our mailing list and be notified of the next booking period.

Day Time Class
Tuesday 10 Sep 8:00pm
Saturday 14 Sep 10:30am