Inside Aerial Fit: Aerial Slings

We’re hard at work creating a short video series that gives a glimpse inside Aerial Fit. We often get questions about our aerial classes, and these videos will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in each class we offer. The third in the series is Aerial Slings.

Aerial Sling combines the best qualities of aerial silks, aerial hoop, and trapeze and is a great place for beginners to start an aerial practice. Slings are made of the same fabric we use for aerial silks, but both ends are rigged to a single point so there’s a loop at the bottom, which gives you something to sit, hang, swing or spin in! The loop is typically hung at about waist or chest height for beginners, and more advanced students can begin to work higher as interest and ability allows.

In your first few classes you can expect to learn different ways to hang, including hanging upside down, and different ways to move and wrap yourself up in the fabric. You can eventually progress to learning small dives, drops, and flips, and putting together beautiful choreography and sequences in the air. Beginners love the sling because there is a lot you can do early on in your practice. Advanced students love the sling because the creative possibilities are endless!

There is no aerial experience needed to take your first class. We recommend a weekly practice, either in conjunction with, or without, other aerial skills classes as well. Please show up at least 10 minutes early for your first class. Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that covers the armpits and knees, and remove all jewelry from your arms, hands and fingers.

Thanks to the Angelas, Anastasia, and Christine for taking part! See our full schedule here