The Aerial Silks Level 1- 3
Cori developed the Aerial Silks program used by the Vancouver Circus
School since it's inception. It is designed to assist participants in
learning both the skills and the cautions necessary to participate in a
safe and effective Aerial Silks program for Children and Adult
Aerial Silks is physically demanding and many children and adults
become discouraged because of the strength required to learn skills.
From her experience as an adult learner and through teaching silks to
children, she developed a program that will allow students to learn
skills using LOGICAL PROGRESSIONS that will develop strength while
they learn skills and performance routines.
This program was developed with assistance from Aaron Johnson of
the Vancouver Circus School to assist both students and other
instructors to further develop their skills and to train new instructor’s to
expand the aerial silks program.
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Cori has had the great privilege of learning silks from many other silks
artists and instructors who have very generously shared their
expertise. They include Sam Alvarez from Montreal, Rebecca Leonard
from Toronto, Laura Paxton from Seattle, WA and from Cirkids;
Colleen Yeun and Jay Nunns. She has also had the benefit of learning
from others she has performed with such as Jamie Evrard and Monica
Tse, as well as all of the other aerialists at Cirkds who motivate and
|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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|Manuals, photos or video are not a substitute for a certified and qualified aerial silks instructor.
These manuals, photos and videos are intended to augment the instruction in the presence of a qualified coach in a supervised
.Any activity that involves motion, rotation or height can cause injury and even death. Aerial silks should never be practiced without the
supervision of a qualified coach or instructor.
Aerial silks must always be practiced on a rigging point certified by a qualified engineer, on load tested fabric using load-tested