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It's that time of year!
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The holidays are upon us again! We at Swing State firmly believe in the idea of gifting experiences to your loved ones - things they will carry with them much longer than any stuff you could buy! 

New silks series are starting right after the new year, and we are happy to help you make a gift of classes. In addition to registering your favorite person, we can create gift certificates and help you get a water bottle, sweatshirt or tank top on our Spreadshirt Shop, so your gift is as fun to open as it is to use.  

If your favorite person is already a Swing State Student, we can create a gift certificate for class or practice credit, or help you figure out what at-home equipment or goodies might be great for your student, as well! 

As always, we do not recommend purchasing silks or trying to rig in your home for a student who is below intermediate level, or if you haven't consulted a rigger and/or engineer to make sure you can rig safely. For more information, take a look at our Gifting Dos and Don'ts

Don't forget that classes are also a great way to fulfill many New Year's resolutions! They do fill up fast, so if you're going to resolve to get fit or get a sweet new hobby or join a new community this year, sign up now! 

Thank you for all your support this year, and have a happy holiday season! 

Try It Out and New Beginners Silks Series Start in May

Have you been lurking on this blog, and lots of aerial blogs, and instagram, and youtube, thinking to yourself "oh I wish I could do that..." but not sure if you REALLY can? Come to a Try It Out class!  

These classes are a fun, one-time class that let you get a taste of what an aerial silks beginner practice is like with no obligation. If you decide it's not right for you, you'll still have some great pictures and fond memories!   The next open-registration Try It Out class is Sunday, May 7 from 1-2 pm. Try It Out class also can be scheduled with your friends at your convenience, and they make a great birthday, shower, or party* outing! 

If you come to a Try It Out and love it, or already know this is the art-cercise for you, a new Beginner Silks Class Series begins on Sunday, May 21 at 1 pm.  Email us or submit the registration form on our class page to sign up! 

*No alcohol is allowed on the premises, and anyone who has consumed alcohol or other substances will be prohibited from participating in any class activities except watching and being jealous. 


New student Karen shows her excitement about her first masthead pose in her first class

New session for beginner silks starts January 29!

A new introductory 6-week small-group session for beginning silks will start on January 29, 2017. Classes will meet on Sundays from 1-2 pm running through March 5, 2017. 

This class series will address fundamental silks skills of climbing, locks, and balances. You don't need to be strong or fit to start!  Small-group classes will move at the pace of the students and focus on developing technique and strength as we go. (But you will get a picture of yourself looking badass during every class if you want one!)

Email us or fill out our registration form to sign up - space is limited to 6 students at maximum, so don't wait!

We can't wait to fly with you!

Swing State Aerial student Courtney during class #5

Swing State Aerial student Courtney during class #5

New Year's Resolutions are almost here!

Losing weight and getting fit are two of the most common resolutions! Are they yours? What about getting over a fear of heights? Being more creative? Being a badass? Making new friends? Connecting to a new community? Trying something new? Trying something scary? Just getting more active? 

Swing State Aerial can help you with any of these, and more!  Just email us or use our Contact Us form to inquire about the most fun you'll ever have while working out! 

Aerial Silks for Holiday Gifts: Dos and Don'ts!

Aerial silks is a beautiful, exciting art, and we get lots of questions around the holidays about how to gift silks. Here are some dos and don'ts! 

Don't: Purchase silks for very-new beginners. Beginning students should always work with instruction and supervision, and no one should ever work on silks alone

Don't:  Attempt to rig from your apartment, house, garage, or porch ceiling, or a swingset without a professional rigger (and sometimes a structural engineer or architect) assessing the safety and feasibility of the rig. Silks can put thousands of pounds of pressure on a point, and can produce a lot of movement that regular construction is not built to withstand. Generally, rigging in your home will take construction upgrades!

Don't: Attempt to rig a silk from items that you buy from your local hardware or home improvement store. These items are NOT RATED TO LIFT HUMANS SAFELY. 

Don't: Buy random fabric at a store or website. Fabrics for aerial are specifically tested and rated and sold for aerial use. 

Do: If you're really committed to having a rig point at home, research rated, freestanding aerial rigs. They are the safest way to get a rig point quickly and easily, and they come in a variety of styles and heights (including ones that will fit indoors!)

Do: Always purchase a crash mat!

Do: Purchase locking carabiners, swivels, and rescue-8s from reputable climbing supply resources that are rated at 22kN or above. 

Do: Consult with your instructor about what kind of equipment might be right for you or your giftee, or if a class pack would make a better gift. 

Do: Consider purchasing a class series or private lesson pack instead! It's always safer to work with an instructor with inspected, professionally rigged equipment. Swing State Aerial classes or punch cards make perfect gifts!!