Aerial Rope (aka corde lisse) is a cotton length of rope that hangs from the ceiling. (Don’t worry, it’s much softer than the climbing ropes you remember from gym class!) In rope classes, students will learn movement vocabulary and methods for exploration in the air though creating wraps, tension locks, and up-side-down poses. Never been upside-down before? No problem! Everyone is welcome and no specific strength or prior experience is required for Level 1. All rope classes will incorporate lessons for strength, creativity, and coordination as well as injury prevention.
Level pre-requisites for Rope classes:
Level 1: open, no pre-reqs
Level 2: Students must be able to invert and execute a knee hook from the mat without help. Students must be able to execute a windmill hip key from the ground, a foot lock in the air, and a front balance/ball entry and exit safely while in the air. They must be able to climb at least six feet in the air and descend with control and must be able to toe climb at least 2 steps.
Level 3: Students must be able to invert in the air without help multiple times throughout class. Students must be able to execute a windmill hip key in the air, climb to the top of the rope and descend safely multiple times throughout class, and be able to execute two clean pull-ups on the rope. They must be familiar with a range of skills on the rope, including different types of climbs, poses, and at least two drops.
Level 4: Students must be able to invert in the air without help throughout the entirety of class, stay in the air and perform a short sequence of four or more moves, and be familiar with a range of skills on the rope including hip keys in the air, windmill descent, single star drop, salto drop, a general familiarity with beats and momentum work, and back-balance.