Improver Fabric Technique

/ with Lydia Lara (2020)

This class is for you if you have been training for a at least three months. You know how to get into a foot lock, you can basic climb, and you can ball and straddle from the ground. You are not very strong yet, but you are ready to learn new vocabulary and put together some of those skills you’ve been learning. We will learn some sequences from single foot lock, hip key, double foot lock and with lots of care and support a drop or two. 

Skilled Fabric Technique  

/ with Lydia Lara (2020)

This class is for competent silks practitioners. You have been doing silks for at least a year and can stay in the air for at least three minutes. In this class we will work on learning vocabulary focusing on proper technique and ways of transitioning from skill to skill. All vocabulary will be taught in phrases as opposed to single tricks.

Your video submission: Regular climb from the ground, let me see you start your climb, stop halfway through your silk and separate your fabric, hang in straight arms for a couple of seconds, invert three times (tuck through, pike through, straddle up). If you are not confident in straight arms you may pull up and then do your three inversions, stand again in regular climb and wheel-down to the ground. Show me your favorite phrase in the air (it doesn’t have to be the hardest tricks you know but rather that phrase you love the most).

Skilled Fabric Technique  

/ with Shannon McKenna (2020)

Split Tissu Projecting

In rock climbing, the term “projecting” is used when a climber is working on a certain route up a mountain, but may not quite know the path yet. Projecting a route is how you gain strength, increase awareness, and make unique movement discoveries based on what works for your body. In this class, students will be given a “route,” a of split tissue choreography- simple steps mixed in with challenging surprises. We will “project” the route together, but each student may come across a different solution for how to achieve their version of the choreography.

Video Requirements: must be able to climb to the top of the fabric upright, and in straddle climb, and do three consecutive pull ups. A strong back balance and front balance will be helpful, but are not required.

Advanced Fabric Technique

/ with Amy Ell (2020)

This is a ‘what if’ class.
This is a class where strength, agility, and creativity is mandatory.
This is a class for leaders and innovators.

This is not a class to just follow along, this is a class to lead the way.
This is a class for those who KNOW they are advanced.

What you will receive from Amy:
A beginning with many endings. New pathways. New ways to traverse the fabric. New ways to look at fabric knowledge, exploration, and creation.

Yes, you must bring your fabric brain to this class. You will be challenged to create your own new pathways not just add on your favorite pathways, rolls, or drops. Let’s think outside the norms. Let’s find new fabric choreography!

Video requirements: Choose 4 to 6 different inversions, e.g. ball, hip key, pike, straddle, etc. Perform them consecutively in the air, slowly with no momentum, in both short arm and long arm, and with GORGEOUS form.

Creative Fabric  

/ with Lydia Lara (2020)

This class is for competent silks practitioners. Welcome to silks lab! It’s time to play and create, find your own pathways, your own “look”, your signature move. Don’t panic! Every day you will be given a “toy” a word, a cue, a challenge, a game; basically, tools that will allow you to use your technique and the skills you already know and throw them away so you can create something yours; be it a new move, a new drop, or a new way of moving, who knows, you may go home with the beginnings of your next act or next show! The world is your oyster!!

Your video submission: Show me your favorite phrase in the air, include your favorite climb, favorite phrase of at least three moves, favorite descend or drop. Let me see your straight arm inversions.