Aerial Silks Online

Gain independence in your aerial training as you expand your movement vocabulary, build your foundations, and refine technique–all at your own pace. 

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I am so glad I subscribed to this!! I just watched the split roll to x back transition video. You're a genius! I have done those two back to back before and didn't know how to connect them. Your instructions are so easy to follow and you have great tips and coaching. I love that you show the move, then slow it down and explain the technique and steps. You are a great instructor!
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Kristin Derus
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Get Focused, Clear, and Intentional as you develop your aerial practice.

We know you want to expand your movement vocabulary, but not at the expense of technique. 

We know you want to work on fundamentals, but not so much that you never learn anything new.

We know you want to learn at your own pace, and establish independence in your aerial training. 

Aerial Silks Online helps you build your foundations, refine your technique, and expand your movement vocabulary so that you can grow into your authentic aerial self.

This highly organized platform offers over 200 hours of detailed tutorials, including common and original tricks and poses, sequences, fundamentals, technique, theory, and choreography. New tutorials are added regularly to this ever-growing index, and YOU shape it with your specific requests.

Videos can be browsed by skill type, rig height, or level. 

At $16.99/month or $180/year, Aerial Silks Online is easily one of the most affordable ways to supplement and enhance your training. 

Members also receive an exclusive newsletter and15% off Wakeful Ascent original store products and virtual workshops, including video feedback.

featuring original sequences designed and instructed by Sara Kaiser and Anna Cicone 

Looking for a particular sequence tutorial? Check out our a la carte options! All of these are INCLUDED in the Aerial Silks Online membership.

“Geometry” by Anna Cicone – Beg/Int 

This sequence will guide you through a variety of beautiful shapes, all born from a simple eggbeater wrap. It is meant for the Beginner/Intermediate level aerialist who is comfortable being in the air for 2 minutes, and who has a comfortable execution of eggbeater wraps and grip endurance. Requires 10′ of height.

$15 – purchase here

Polygon Split by Anna Cicone – Int/Adv

This is a sequence for the intermediate/advanced aerialist and will take you through a same-side hook to drop into a fun, shape-y split. Be sure to watch in full to ensure you safely execute the tension elements. Requires 14′ of height.

$15 – purchase here

Tip Toe Pony by Sara Kaiser – Int/Adv

This intermediate+ sequence involves some fun tension work and several moments to linger in beautiful shapes. It also includes a dynamic option to the pony setup. I offer a less back-bendy modification that also looks lovely. This sequence holds great potential for further sequencing and alternate routes. Had plenty of room to spare with 14′ of height.

$12 – purchase here

Antelope Split by Anna Cicone – Int

Antelope split is another original sequence made for the intermediate aerialist. Before trying, the aerialist should have a comfortable Seattle Climb (the climb that begins as a Russian Climb but goes all the way to the hip, shown in the tutorial), as well as comfort with knee grip. The placement of the tail on the leg during the split pose emphasizes “almost” splits, even splits, and over splits! 

$12 – purchase here

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This beginner/intermediate sequence is a perfect one for all of the split enthusiasts out there. This demo will take you from an egg beater into a combination of beautiful shapes, all which lead to an epic split. Please make sure you have an understanding of the muscle engagement required for splits before attempting.

$12 – Purchase here

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This sequence lives up to its name by lacing you through a complex wrap that leads up to a beautiful pose perfect for a photoshoot. Anna has provided an intermediate and advanced option to the final pose. Before attempting the advanced version, make sure you first try it low to get a feeling for the difficulty of the grip. 15′ height recommended but you can work it out with less.

$12.99 – purchase here

Captain Hook by Anna Cicone – Int/Adv

This tutorial is for the intermediate/advanced aerialist. It incorporates a diveroll-like drop which then turns into a beautiful split pose. Make sure you are comfortable with in-air straddles and grip endurance before attempting.

$16 – purchase here

This sequence will guide you from a modified Footlock wrap into a cool “zig zag” shape followed by a split. It is meant for the Beginner/Intermediate level aerialist who is comfortable with being in the air for 2 minutes, and who has a familiarity with basic footlocks and the mechanics of how they wrap. You will need a minimum of 12 feet of height to complete the sequence in full. This sequence would be especially great for a photoshoot!

$12 – purchase here

Broken Egg by Anna Cicone – Int

“Broken Egg” is for the intermediate aerialist interested in learning a sequence that will take them through a beautiful, elongated stag into a single ankle hang. The fluid transitions allow for some fun shape play and versatile legs. Make sure you have familiarity with both regular and reverse egg beaters, as well as ankle hangs, before attempting. 12+ feet of height required.

$11 – purchase here

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A beginner/intermediate sequence that leads you to the ultimate photoshoot position! Once you’re there it’s easy to hand out and play with your wrap design.

10′ of height needed but you could make it work with less. Prerequisites include any climb, comfort working on a single footlock, and basic understanding of fabric theory.

$12 – purchase here

A Glimpse of Aerial Silks Online

Some of the topics covered include:

How can I tell if my straight-arm inversion technique is correct?
What does body position have to do with hip key rollups?
Am I doing straddle inversions correctly?
How do I invert in Straddle X?
Why am I not gaining any height in the same-side inversion climb?
How do I get the knee tangle wrap where I want it?
How do I unlock CREATURE?!
How do I spin nicely?

Help Students to:

Refine technique
Deepen understanding of theory
Troubleshoot poses and tricks
Explore unique transitions
Train at home (floor)
Incorporate recovery & rest
Train body awareness, control, and isolation
Study when being on fabric isn't possible!
Hear explanations in new ways

Help Teachers/studio owners to:

Deepen and diversify knowledge of aerial silks
Plan curriculum
Understand students' common confusions and obstacles
Enhance movement vocabulary & personal database of known skills, tricks, and sequences
Discover new ways of explaining common skills
Get new ideas and inspiration
Support employees