The Dance Shack


Part of our Aerial classes.


This is aerial dance at its most challenging. A great activity for those who really like to push themselves. Silks are a real challenge as they require strength, flexibility and stamina.
A typical Silks 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 freedom that using silks on a spinner gives us, as it means that you can see the true beauty of the moves being performed from all angles.

Like all of our apparatus based classes, Silks 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 as well as 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 moves which are taught on a hitch, 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 silks… Now is the time.

If you are looking for a great workout, with the benefits of building muscle, increasing stamina and getting your feet off the ground then Silks might just be the class for you.



Tuesday: 20:00 – 21:00

Wednesday: 17:00 – 18:00

Thursday: 17:00 – 18:00


Wednesday: 17:00 – 18:00


Thursday: 17:00 – 18:00


Leggings and T-shirt/Vest. Due to the friction created between you and the aerial fabric, we recommend leggings as they help stop rubbing and give some protection against friction burns.

Gloves are not recommended for beginners due to them not allowing any skin conditioning.