Aerials

At Planet Rock, we consider cross-training to be an extremely important part of any climbing experience. Aerial silks offer a fun way to gain flexibility, strength and coordination; all skills that will help elevate your climbing practice. From conditioning 101 classes to weekly foundational aerial technique classes – we can help find the perfect program to meet your fitness interests.

When coming to aerial classes, please wear clothes that are on the tighter side (really loose clothing may get caught in the fabric), and that your armpits, backs of your knees and lower back are completely covered. Please remove jewelry before coming to class and make sure your feet are fresh and tidy! (We only use bare feet on the silks.)


• FREE SILKS 101
Get an idea of what silks is all about! Try out your skills on the fabric during out 60-minute introductory class. Silks 101 focuses on basic techniques for climbing, hand/foot positioning, beginning poses and aerial conditioning. Learn how to move safely on the fabric – and try out a brand-new workout in the air! Participants must be 16+. All Silks 101 classes are free with a gym membership or purchased gym day pass.

MADISON HEIGHTS: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm:  APR 25     MAY 9     MAY 23

• FREE ADULT MIXED AERIAL
In this drop-in style mixed aerials class, students will get a chance to work on the lyra (aerial hoop) and silks. Basic skills for both lyra and silks will be covered, including basic grips, mounts, dismounts and positions for the lyra and basic grips, climbs, foot locks and positions for the silks. All Aerial 101 classes are free with a gym membership or purchased gym day pass.

ANN ARBOR: Wednesdays, 8:15-9:15pm
reserve your space online:  APR 18     APR 25     MAY 2     MAY 9     MAY 16     MAY 23     MAY 30



AERIAL INSTRUCTION
Planet Rock offers instructional classes and sessions for both adults and youth. Refer to this section for class information, dates/times and class availability.



• ADULT BEGINNER WORKSHOP
This 1.5 hour workshop covers basic foundational moves; climbs, footlocks and inverts. Learn poses and work sequences from both single and double locks. Come ready to work hard and leave with amazing confidence in your new-found skills! Ages 16+
ANN ARBOR:  Sunday, MAY 6   |   10:00-11:30am   |   $45

• YOUTH SILKS
Instructors cover the basics of climbs, locks and body positions in this beginning aerial silk class. Students build strength, flexibility and grace while working through this 6 or  11-weeek series. Sessions culminate in a class performance. Perfect for ages  8-12.
ANN ARBOR:  Fridays  |  Mar 9 – May 25  |  5:00-6:00pm  |  $195 session

• CONTINUING YOUTH SILKS
This class is for students who can confidently climb the silk, perform a basic foot lock, and have at least 4 skills that they have mastered in previous classes. Extra emphasis will be put on technique, flow, and showmanship!
ANN ARBOR:  Fridays  |  Mar 9 – May 25  |  6:00-7:00pm  |  $195 session


• YOUTH MIXED AERIAL
In this mixed aerials class, students will get a chance to work on the lyra (aerial hoop) and silks. Basic skills for both lyra and silks will be covered, including basic grips, mounts, dismounts and positions for the lyra and basic grips, climbs, foot locks and positions for the silks.
ANN ARBOR:  Wednesdays  |  Mar 7 – May 23  |  6:00-7:00pm  |  $195 session 

• CONTINUING YOUTH MIXED AERIAL
In this mixed aerials class, students will get a chance to work on the lyra (aerial hoop) and silks. Continuing skills for both lyra and silks will be covered as we build on our foundational skills to develop strength and finesse through our aerial movements.
ANN ARBOR:  Wednesdays  |  Mar 7 – May 23  |  7:00-8:00pm  |  $195 session 



ADDITIONAL GROUPS & LESSONS
Are you looking for a fun, active and interesting adventure? Try aerial silks! Private group aerials are perfect for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, dance groups and gymnasts. No matter your age, ability or skill-level, your group will leave feeling successful and enthused – along with great memories and great pictures!

Private Groups
Classes are tailored to the needs and specifications of the group. Private group sessions are non-refundable. Contact us 2-3 weeks ahead for best available times.
Contact Beth@planet-rock.com for Madison Heights
Contact Deanna@planet-rock.com for Ann Arbor
Cost: $45/person, 4 or more people
Time: 2 hours
Age requirements: 14 years or older

Private Lessons
Class are tailored to individual needs. Private lessons are non-refundable. Contact us 2-3 weeks ahead for best available times.
Contact Beth@planet-rock.com for Madison Heights
Contact Deanna@planet-rock.com for Ann Arbor

Cost: $55/person, maximum of 3 people
Time: 1 hour
Age requirements: 14 years or older