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
Combining strength and conditioning training on the fabric, Silks 101 classes are 60-minutes of aerial workout. Because of the unique experience of working on silks, aerial conditioning incorporates continuous core and muscle activation throughout an entire exercise. Learn how to safely work out (and then stretch) muscles in shoulders, hips and hands – extremely important areas that many climbers neglect. Participants must be 16+. All Aerial 101 classes are free with a gym membership or purchased gym day pass.
MADISON HEIGHTS: Tuesday, 6:00-7:00pm: DEC 5
Planet Rock offers instructional classes and sessions for both adults and kids. Refer to this section for class information, dates/times and class availability.
• ADULT SILKS
BEGINNER LEVEL 1: 6 weeks
MADISON HEIGHTS: Thursdays | Jan 4 – Feb 8 | 6:00-7:00pm | $102
Instructors cover foundational techniques for climbing, locks and body positions (and more!) in our beginning aerial classes. Learn to twirl, pose and fly while you build strength and increase flexibility. The best class for beginners and aerialists who need more practice time on the fabric. Participants must be 16+.
BEGINNER LEVEL 2: 6 weeks
MADISON HEIGHTS: Saturdays | Jan 6 – Feb 10 | 11:15am-12:15 | $102
Continue to engage and build techniques for various climbs, positions and inverts in our beginning Level 2 class. Students review foundational moves, but focus is on developing new skills such as inverts, straddles and hooks. To get the most from this class, students should be able to solidly climb, lock off, and hold themselves up on the fabric using only their arms. Participants must be 16+. If you are unsure if this class is right for you, email Beth@planet-rock.com. She would be happy to help.
ADULT: 11 weeks
ANN ARBOR: Fridays | Dec 8 – Mar 2 | 7:00-8:00pm | $195 session | Reserve your space online
Instructors cover foundational techniques for climbing, locks and body positions in our beginning aerial classes. Learn to twirl, pose and fly while you build strength and increase flexibility. Participants must be 15+.
• ADULT MIXED AERIAL
Instructors will be on hand to guide all-level students in this drop-in style class. During this drop-in class, beginners will learn safe introductory skills, while more experienced aerialists can take the time to train and perfect the skills they already possess.
ANN ARBOR: Wednesdays | 8:15-9:15pm | Free with membership or day pass Reserve your space online
• KID SILKS
• Thursdays | Jan 4 – Feb 8 | 4:30-5:30pm | $102
• Saturdays | Jan 6 – Feb 10 | 10:00am-11:00 | $102
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-week series. Have fun learning to fly! For ages 9-15.
ANN ARBOR: Fridays | Dec 8 – Mar 18 | 5:00-6:00pm | $195 session Reserve your space online
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.
• CONTINUING KID SILKS
ANN ARBOR: Fridays | Dec 8 – Mar 18 | 6:00-7:00pm | $195 session Reserve your space online
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!
• KID 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 | Dec 6 – Feb 28 | 6:00-7:00pm | $195 session Reserve your space online
• CONTINUING KID 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 | Dec 6 – Feb 28 | 7:00-8:00pm | $195 session Reserve your space online
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!
MADISON HEIGHTS & ANN ARBOR: Classes can be 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 with questions.
Cost: $45/person, 4 or more people
Time: 2 hours
Age requirements: 14 years or older
MADISON HEIGHTS & ANN ARBOR: Class can be tailored to individual needs. Private lessons are non-refundable. Contact us 2-3 weeks ahead for best available times. Contact Beth@planet-rock.com with questions.
Cost: $55/person, maximum of 3 people
Time: 1 hour
Age requirements: 14 years or older