Aerial Picnic

Can you believe that we have almost reached the end of the year? To celebrate your 2019 year with The Silk Workshop we are hosting an Aerial Picnic. Join us for an afternoon of aerial fun and a picnic in the park.  Come and play on the silks, lyra, hammock and stage pole. We will also be trying some acrobalance moves and will have hula hoops, sock poi and juggling balls for you to have fun with.  When: Sunday, 15 December 2019, Read more…

Children’s Circus Holiday Program

Bring your children to our Circus Holiday Program! The Holiday Program runs every school holiday. The regular program runs from 9:00 till 12:00 daily. It’s costs R250 per day or R1000 for the full week. If your child is interested in performing in our Cutie Pie Circus Showcase, we are added an extra hour to the holiday program schedule to prepare the children performing for the showcase. The holiday program will run from 9:00 till Read more…

Annual Student Showcase

So our 2019 Showcase is done and dusted and we would like to say thank you to all those that made it possible.Tamryn Abrahams for the extraordinary set design.Marion Walton and her student Insaaf Abrahams for our beautiful poster.Samantha Ancy for amazing makeup and continuous support.Joy Brown and Nellis Brown for providing the bakkie to move the rigging equipment.Leanda, Luzeta and Kelly for assisting in the tuck shop.The Magnet Theatre for the hire of the Read more…

Cutie Pie Circus Showcase

*Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.   Dates for the rest of 2020: 27 June 2020 26 September 2020 19 December 2020 If you sign your child up for our Children’s Classes or your child attends our Children’s Circus Holiday Program they too can be part of our next children’s showcase. Please contact us at thesilkworkshop@gmail.com if your child is interested in taking part.  Top from left to right: Scrumptious Shayne, Hyperspace Harper, Talented Taryn, High Read more…

Ethereal Circus at Twilight

Ethereal Circus at Twilight was a night of unearthly creature like performances combined with our live DJ, cash bar and circus play area. We danced and played the night away and were thoroughly entertained by our mysterious and beautiful students and artists who performed spot acts throughout the night. Pictures: RyanCoe Productions

Marion’s (our most dedicated student) experience with Aerial Silks

Photo: Mel Walton 58 Mississippi… 59 Mississippi ….60! Upside down. Balancing on my hands. Could this really be me? Around this time last year I was telling my friend Lena about my sister Louise’s crazy birthday party idea. “It’s going to be acrobatic”, I typed cautiously, sending her a link to The Silk Workshop. To my surprise, Lena actually knew what I was talking about: “AERIALS!!!!!!!!! Damn, I’d LOVE to do that!!” I quickly admitted Read more…

Our New Non-Profit Company

Opportunities for young women from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in the magical world of circus The world of circus suggests fantasy and escape, but the South African Circus Arts Academy is a brand-new non-profit focused squarely on jobs in a growing area of employment. By focusing on holistic skills development, long-term training and immersion in the world of circus, talented young people will be introduced to this fascinating and challenging area of work. Circus arts were Read more…

5 Good reasons to attend our weekly flex and bend class

  We’re very fortunate to have the lovely and very bendy Anel van der Walt join us every Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm to guide us through a focused Flex and Bend class. Anel is a biokineticist so she knows the body, and is also a competitive pole dance professional so she knows the importance of being flexible and the challenges people face when trying to improve their own flexibility. By her Read more…

30 Days of Lyra Challenge

Our Lyra girls are taking part in the 30 Days of Lyra Challenge that is buzzing online in the aerial world and we are so excited for the awesome images that will be posted by them over the month of September. Keep your eyes on this blog post or on our Facebook or Instagram pages to view the collages of our beautiful girls in the specified poses aond join in on all of the fun Read more…

Bachelorette parties with a difference

Since love is already in the air, why don’t you get in the air to celebrate! If you are looking for a unique and entertaining way to host a Bachelorette Party, consider us for some thing completely different.  Aerial Dance Bachelorette Parties give you and your friends the opportunity to let your hair (upside) down and to dance the night away in a manner no one will ever forget. Our venue has all the equipment Read more…