Hammock is similar to silks except there are no free ends to work with, however they are still a challenge as they require strength, flexibility and stamina.
A typical Hammock lesson will start with a thorough warm up, a strength and conditioning section, a recap of the previous classes moves, new moves, a section of choreography and a cool down.
Here at The Dance Shack we love the chilled yet challenging workout that Hammock presents.
Like all of our apparatus based classes, Hammock is taught using a syllabus which is broken down into levels. Each level is broken down into moves appropriate to the level being worked on, a family of moves, where variants of a chosen move are delved into further to show students how small variations create greater changes and offer personalisation of moves, a selection of combinations, level appropriate strength and conditioning as well as dynamic moves. At the end of each level, every student is assessed to ensure that they are progressing well and that they are ready to move onto the next level of training.
Our training starts with simple yet striking poses which are taught in the hammock, which means that the base level moves are suitable for everyone since there are no special abilities required, meaning if you have ever fancied a go on hammock… It’s an ideal time to give it a go.
If you are looking for a great workout, with the benefits of building muscle, increasing stamina and getting your feet off the ground then Hammock might just be the class you have been looking for.