Aerial Silks & Circus Arts


It is an exciting time for the Aerial Silks art form. It is rapidly gaining popularity and continues to explode with exciting new developments. This type of training used to be limited to Olympic level gymnasts and circus performers, but now it is being offered to the public all around the world in gymnastics, dance and fitness programs. The growth from the performance arena to the fitness industry is proving the fantastic benefits of increased strength, flexibility and muscular endurance in a low impact activity.

Beginner Workshop – Register below! 

Acromania Class at Head Over Heels Birmingham, Alabama

NEW Acromania


No acro experience necessary to join this fun class! We will work together to learn basic to intermediate acro skills. Class will include solo skills, partner skills and group activities. Ages 8 and up, (6-7 year olds may also attend classes with a parent). Parent can attend free with a paying child!

Ages: Boys & Girls / 8 Years Old & Up
Class Length / Frequency: 1 Hour / Once per Week (Sundays)
Sessions Offered / Fee Structure: Year Round / $20 per Class

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Youth Aerial Silks Classes at Head Over Heels - Birmingham, Alabama

Youth Aerial Silks


This class will develop student’s strength, flexibility and fitness through an introduction to the exciting art of aerial silks. Students will learn basic skills on aerial silks, safety, strength, proper body form and vocabulary. Introductory tumbling skills are also included in the curriculum to develop spacial awareness.

Ages: Boys & Girls / 9 to 15 Years Old
Class Length / Frequency: 55 Minutes / Once per Week (Tuesdays 6:30)
Sessions Offered / Fee Structure: Year-round / Monthly Installments

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Intermediate Aerial Silks Classes at Head Over Heels - Birmingham, Alabama

Intermediate Aerial Silks


This intermediate level class is by invitation of the instructor. Students will learn intermediate skills on aerial silks, safety, strength, proper body form and vocabulary. Intermediate tumbling skills are also included in the curriculum to develop spacial awareness.

Ages: Boys & Girls / 9 to 15 Years Old
Class Length / Frequency: 55 Minutes / Once per Week
Sessions Offered / Fee Structure: Year round / Monthly Installments

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Adult Beginner Aerial Silks Classes at Head Over Heels - Birmingham, Alabama

Adult Beginner Aerial Silks


Perfect class for beginners – but FIRST timers – please enroll in the Intro Workshop before enrolling in the beginner class (see below). If you are under age 19, online (or paper) waiver must be signed by parent/guardian.
Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class. Warm ups are very important to the health and safety of every student, so if you are 15 minutes or more late to class, you will not be able to attend class unless there is an extra instructor available to assist you in a proper warm up.

Ages: Adult (16 Years Old & Up)
Class Length / Frequency: 1 Hour / Once per Week (Sundays)
Sessions Offered / Fee Structure: Year Round / $20 per Class

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Adult Beginner Aerial Silks Classes at Head Over Heels - Birmingham, Alabama

First Timers Intro Silks Workshop- New dates TBD!


Cost: $25 per person
First timers – Beginner Aerial Silks Workshop –
Register in advance!

Ages 12 and up

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Frequently Asked Questions


Aerial Silks is also known as aerial fabrics, aerial tissue, aerial ribbons and aerial curtains. It is one of the newest, most challenging, inspiring and versatile aerial art forms out there today. Artists and fitness enthusiasts (aka…aerialists) climb, twist, spin, drop and position themselves on the fabric hanging from the ceiling.

When watching an advanced aerialist, the suspense builds as an they wrap complex, multi-dimensional sequences, then drop into free-falls until the last second when they catch themselves mere feet from the ground. Poses and sequences are inspired by older aerial arts forms like trapeze or rope, but new ones are constantly being discovered, including dynamic movements like drops, slides and rolls. The fabric is elegant, supple and pliable and is wrapped and unwrapped around various parts of the body.

Absolutely! As in all of our programs, safety is paramount. Our silks are rigged on theatrical grade rigging and our staff is trained in safety, proper technique and progressions. Mats are used under all aerial equipment.The technology to create synthetic fabrics strong enough to hold the incredible amounts of weight of high impact drops has only been around for about 50 years. The fabric used for silks is a very strong polyester lycra or Tricot Nylon. The fabric is doubled on the rigging giving the performer two long strips of fabric to perform climbs, wraps, inversions and drops.

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