Cori is a Circus aerialist who performs on aerial silks and swinging trapeze. She teaches classes in aerial silks. Aerial silks is also referred to as
aerial tissu, aerial fabric and aerial tissue. Classes in swinging trapeze and other circus aerials are offered through the Vancouver Circus School
at the North Vancouver Recreation and West Vancouver Recreation gymnastics.
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    Information for Etiquette, Safety and Aerial
    Skilks for  Aerial Silks Classes

    For your comfort and safety, bring or wear;

  •         A long-sleeved shirt to prevent chaffing under the
  •        A gymnastics suit, swim suit or full body suit that
    will cover your midriff to prevent chaffing with certain
  •        Clothing that is close fitting especially at the wrists
    and ankles. Wide legged pants get wrapped in the silk
    when climbing and are safety hazards.
  •        Participants should be properly attired for the class,
    for their own safety.

    A one-piece Aerial Silks training outfit, or unitard, is
    ideal. You can buy this type of outfit at many dance

  1. For safety and durability we must minimize the defects
    in the silks material used for the class.  Therefore, we ask
    that you remove jewelry, watches and anything else you
    may be wearing that could snag or cut the silks material.
  2. Aerial Silks artists use “Firm Grip”  or rosin powder on
    their hands before grasping the material.  This substance
    is sticky and helps to keep the hands from sliding down
    the fabric. Firm Grip can be found at some sporting
    goods specialty shops at $15 per aerosol can.
  3. Long finger nails or toe nails may snag the material and
    cause you injury,  please keep them trimmed
  4. Be sure you are clean and avoid perfumes. Body odor
    and scents will remain in the silks and make the activity
    unpleasant for others.
  5. Aerials are fun but also dangerous. Any activity that
    involves rotation and height can result in serious injury,
    paralysis and even death. Parents should re-enforce with
    their children, the importance of listening to the coach.
    "Know your limits and play within them".
Aerial Silks Classes
Attire - What to wear and why
Aerial Silks Classes - Attire and Safety Information
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Correct Attire:  
  • Hair is tied back,
  • long sleeves and long pants
  • Tight cuffs on ankles and
  • One-piece outfit or unitard.
Have you ever had rope
  • The picture above
    shows a "tissu burn"
    at the back of knees.
  • This can also happen
    under the arms and
    the back.
  • Cotton helps to
    prevents tissu burn
    better than synthetic
    fabrics. Exposed skin
    will almost always