What are aerial silks?
Aerial silks are comprised of two lengths of fabric suspended from the ceiling. This versatile discipline will allow you to explore wraps, climbs, poses, locks and eventually drops – all using the fabric. Silks challenge the body by their inherent instability, making even the most basic class a fantastic workout.
What are the benefits of taking silks classes?
- Burn calories – approx. 300 per class
- Improve balance and coordination
- Increase strength and muscle tone
- Build confidence and self-esteem
- Meet new people!
What should I wear for silks class?
Close-fitting cotton layers such as leggings and a vest or t-shirt that covers the waist. Silks can cause friction burn so a layer to cover the armpits such as a sleeved t-shirt can be helpful to have with you.
How much do classes cost?
Classes are priced at £12 per session. Your first class with Spin city Newbury is free – just use the code YNXPANLJ when you book.
You can view our full schedule on our booking system here.
What if I don't have enough upper body strength?
We all start somewhere and with silks we can start right down on the ground. There are a huge number of skills that don’t require the ability to invert or climb the silks straight away. Your instructor will teach you key skills that will build your strength and confidence in no time.
What are the pre-requisites for each class level?
Silks is both a beautiful and complex discipline with many foundation skills that are essential to build your understanding of fabric theory, or as we call it – fabric brain. This class level is suitable for compete beginners, or anyone who feels there may be gaps in their silks experience.
The progression classes for silks require experience of the foundation skills, including footlocks, French/Russian Climb, Straddle Invert, Hiplock, Catchers, and Crossback Straddle.
Mixed ability classes are suitable for students of all levels – from complete beginners to advanced. You will be paired up with students of a similar ability and your instructor will give you new moves each week to work on that are suitable for your current level/ability.
Classically trained as a dancer, Amy turned to the sky when she moved to Newbury, becoming part of the Spin City family. She teaches aerial hoop and aerial silks classes. Amy teaches nationwide through workshops and conventions and also judges and hosts local and national aerial competitions.
Sally is a self-confessed silks nerd; she loves the technicalities of silks and will often be found in a complicated Belay wrap. Her classes will teach you all the tricks of silks in a friendly and inclusive way, from the basics upwards.