As an aerialist I crave knowledge of the nitty-gritty details of what I do. I want to know why the fabric slides or stays in place, how body position affects wraps, and exactly what a straight-arm hang should look like. As an instructor, it is important to me to empower students through education in alignment, engagement, anatomical and theoretical understanding. I emphasize technique, as it is something that was not taught to me in my early aerial silks days. It became a big challenge (opportunity) to fix my form! I've had minor but long-lasting injuries from incorrect straight-arm inversion technique, and I hope to help others avoid that. It isn't necessary!
Whether you have (or are) a detail-oriented instructor or not, supplemental study can greatly enhance your understanding of silks. If your instructor is more the "here's the trick, now give it a try" type, then this channel can help fill in some of the blanks. If you're an instructor seeking ways to support your students, this channel can definitely help. Regardless, it is always helpful to hear a different perspective on a skill, as there is always so much going on and a variety of approaches to explanation and description.
In addition to in-depth lessons, I also include shorter tutorial videos for when you want to diversify your portfolio of skills or have a visual reference for something you are working on in class.
My goal is to help you deepen your understanding of what is going on in the air and to provide cues and drills that will help you beautify your technique. Chances are, just a few simple tweaks will dramatically improve your aerial work!