The practice of acrobatic on fabrics, also known as aerial dance or aerial ballet, is an activity that consists of performing choreographed movements suspended on fabrics. It can be performed in open spaces, placing the silks or tissues on branches of tall and resistant trees, and it can also be practiced in adapted roofed places such as gymnasiums or theatres.
This activity came from the circus arts and in recent years has gained popularity because it has become a fun and alternative discipline to do exercise. By practicing it, you can acquire flexible skills and take care of your health because you work with your weight while having a pleasant time.
This Aerial Silks Workshop is led by Virginia Alvarado, who has more than 3 years practicing aerial dance and giving classes in her academy Petit Silfides. Currently, the Juares Theatre has lent its facilities so that this academy can function permanently in the place, to bring the art of aerial acrobatics to young children and adults in a more affordable way.
In Virginia Alvarado’s words: “Each class lasts two hours, the first hour will be based on physical conditioning through functional Pilates exercises. We will work from flexibility, strength, and technique to aesthetics; while on the fabrics we will focus on perfecting the movement lines and artistic expression.”
Registration is now open to everyone from 8 years of age onwards; you do not need to have any previous experience. Training days are set for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
If you want to have a look at the activities of the academy and ask for detailed information about registration fees and availability, do not forget to follow them on Instagram as @petitsilfides and in the personal account of the instructor: @alvaradoc.virginia.