Top 7 Tips

  1. Aerial dance means fun and fitness! It’s a great “two-for-one” deal.
  2. Adding pull-ups to your existing workout, either at home or at the gym, will help you gain strength for aerial practice.
  3. Keep extra workout clothes nearby to put on or peel off when necessary. You may need to cover or uncover different parts of your body, depending on what skill you’re learning.
  4. Don’t be surprised if your hands get really tired. Make sure to massage and stretch the palms and fingers of your hands whenever you feel pain, especially after practice.
  5. Your limbs might feel tightly squeezed by the fabric at first. Don’t worry; you’ll get used to it!
  6. Standing under the rigging point when learning a new trick will help you avoid the natural sawing motion of the silks. Otherwise, you’ll be swinging like Tarzan!
  7. If your hammock is spinning uncontrollably, don’t panic! Just extend your body to slow down the turn, and then descend.