ori developed and implemented the Aerial Silks program used by the Vancouver Circus School since it's inception in 2005. 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 of the Vancouver Circus School to assist both students and other instructors to further
develop their skills and to train new instructor’s to expand the aerial silks program.
Cori has had the great privilege of learning silks from many other silks artists and instructors who have very generously shared their expertise. They include
Sam Alvarez from Montreal, Rebecca Leonard from Toronto, Laura Paxton from Seattle, WA and from Cirkids; Colleen Yeun and Jay Nunns. She has also
had the benefit of learning from others she has performed with such as Jamie Evrard and Monica Tse, as well as all of the other aerialists at Cirkds who
motivate and encourage her.
|Aerial Silks Introductory Levels
|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.
|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 training environment.
.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
|Level 3 - Introductory Crucifix Skills.
The "Crucifix" is another important lock.
It is more dangerous than the lace lock
because it requires participants to be
able to hold their body weight in an
Circus Aerials Classes
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