|Cori is a Circus aerialist who performs on aerial silks and swinging trapeze. She teaches classes
in aerial silks. Aerial silks is also referred to as aerial tissu, aerial fabric and aerial tissue.
Classes in swinging trapeze and other circus aerials are offered through the Vancouver Circus
School at the North Vancouver Recreation and West Vancouver Recreation gymnastics.
|The Circus Aerials Silks program was developed by Cori Woolfe when she was working with her four year
old daughter. She developed the program because she saw that many children and adults were not able to
climb but wanted to learn how to do the tricks that they had seen performed on fabric. She implemented
the Aerial Silks program in 2004 and it was adopted by a Circus School in Vancouver 2005 and has been
used my many other organizations since then. Her program is designed to assist participants in learning
both the skills and the cautions necessary to participate in a safe and effective Aerial Silks program for
Children and Adult Beginners.
Aerial Silks is physically demanding and many children and adults become discouraged because of the
strength required to learn skills. From her experience as an adult learner and through teaching silks to
children, she developed a program that will allow students to learn skills using LOGICAL PROGRESSIONS
that will develop strength while they learn skills and performance routines.
This program was developed with assistance from Aaron Johnson, to assist both students and other
instructors to further develop their skills and to train new instructors to expand the aerial silks program.
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The skills used by The Circus Aerials Society have been acquired, adopted and developed from the
culminated exposure to many other Aerialists that we have met over the years. We have had the great
privilege of learning silks from many other silks artists and instructors who have very generously shared
their expertise. They include but are not limited to: Sam Alvarez from Montreal, Rebecca Leonard from
Toronto, Laura Paxton from Seattle, WA, Ginny Ritchie from New Zealand, Elsie and Serinty Smith and
from Circus West; Colleen Yeun and Jay Nunns. We have also had the benefit of learning from others we
have performed with such as Jamie Evrard, Monica Tse, Israel Mota Reyes, Claire, Talitha, Lucky and
David Anderson as well as all of the other aerialists from Cirkids, VCS and especially the Great Northern
Way Aerial Club who motivate and inspire us.
|Manuals, photos or video images are not a substitute for a certified and qualified
aerial silks instructor. Manuals, photos or video images are not intended to
augment the instruction in the presence of a qualified coach in a supervised
.Any activity that involves motion, rotation or height can cause injury and even death. Aerial
silks should never be practiced without the supervision of a qualified coach or instructor.
Aerial silks must always be practiced on a rigging point certified by a qualified
engineer, on load tested fabric using load-tested rigging equipment.
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|The Circus Aerials Society works with independent aerialists who perform on aerial silks, hoop and dance trapeze to coordinate performances and shows. We also teach
classes in aerial silks, hoop and dance Trapeze and sell Instructional Manuals and DVDs for Aerial Silks and other Aeirial arts. Aerial silks is also referred to as aerial tissu,
aerial fabric and aerial tissue, in Vancouver, British Columbia