Information for Etiquette, Safety and Aerial
Skilks for Aerial Silks Classes
For your comfort and safety, bring or wear;
- A long-sleeved shirt to prevent chaffing under the
- A gymnastics suit, swim suit or full body suit that
will cover your midriff to prevent chaffing with certain
- Clothing that is close fitting especially at the wrists
and ankles. Wide legged pants get wrapped in the silk
when climbing and are safety hazards.
- Participants should be properly attired for the class,
for their own safety.
A one-piece Aerial Silks training outfit, or unitard, is
ideal. You can buy this type of outfit at many dance
- For safety and durability we must minimize the defects
in the silks material used for the class. Therefore, we ask
that you remove jewelry, watches and anything else you
may be wearing that could snag or cut the silks material.
- Aerial Silks artists use “Firm Grip” or rosin powder on
their hands before grasping the material. This substance
is sticky and helps to keep the hands from sliding down
the fabric. Firm Grip can be found at some sporting
goods specialty shops at $15 per aerosol can.
- Long finger nails or toe nails may snag the material and
cause you injury, please keep them trimmed
- Be sure you are clean and avoid perfumes. Body odor
and scents will remain in the silks and make the activity
unpleasant for others.
- Aerials are fun but also dangerous. Any activity that
involves rotation and height can result in serious injury,
paralysis and even death. Parents should re-enforce with
their children, the importance of listening to the coach.
"Know your limits and play within them".