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Hi, Welcome to the Aerial Arts group of Palo Alto and neighboring communities. Aerial Silk, Rope, Trapeze, Straps are among those many aerial disciplines and aerial dance performed at the circuses. Aerial is a workout with all respects, but considered art, like ballet, with a touch of breathtaking tricks that requires body strength. We mostly perform on aerial silks, a long fabric, made of polyester or nylon; the rope is mostly made of tick cotton fibers, the trapeze is made by a robust metal bar (about an inch thick) covered with a special tape, and supported by two ropes attached to the bar by a thick connector covered with suede; the straps are usually made of cotton or a mix of cotton/polyester. These elements are rigged 20, 50, or more feet high. Aerial Arts are mostly performed at circuses, but many people now bring aerial dance performances to all kind of events. This group focuses on sharing skills and working on aerial silks, rope, straps and trapeze. We also work on conditioning to build up some stamina, and choreography for our aerial dance acts. Aerial is a very, very fun art (or sport) to practice and requires flexibility, strength, and creativity. The aerial equipment can be easily purchased online from our sponsors. For what concerns the meetings for this Meetup group, we do the aerial workout and parties at a park, when the weather allows. We practice and teach indoor at the gym in Menlo Park. The indoor trainings are private events. Aerialists, beginning aerialists, and aerial lovers are welcome to join this group. The meetings do not function as classes and we are not responsible for injuries incurred to members. Events are attended at your own risk. We suggest you do an intense warm-up before working on the aerial apparatus. Since members will use our equipment, learn new skills and exercise routines, just like those at a regular school, occasionally there will be a donation/contribution box at the meetings to help pay the monthly fees to keep up the group. Thank you for joining us. See you soon! :)

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