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Sports

Aerial Silks

Conditioning Clinic: This course is designed for those who are looking for something to supplement their workout. In what could be thought of as a cross-fit program for aerial silks, students will work through a variety of movement activities focusing on building the strength and endurance required by more challenging aerial silks positions. The program will target core strength, bodily awareness, flexibility, and endurance. Prior aerial experience is not required.

Intensive Intro Clinic: Perhaps you were thinking of taking the Aerial Silks 8-week course? This 2 hour intensive clinic is designed to give you a strong introduction to this incredible sport. It is also a good way to get a feel for the sport without the full time commitment. Although there is no prerequisite, those with more upper body strength and overall flexibility will have an advantage.

Level 1: Aerial silks, also known as aerial tissue, is a combination of performance, dance, and acrobatics used throughout the world by notable companies, such as Cirque du Soleil. Though used in the field of acrobatics and aerial performance, aerial silks have been taught to performers and athletes, focusing on control and movements of the human body. 
The program is intended to teach introductory skills in the art of aerial silks and performance. Students will be taught basic climbing technique, single and double foot tie-ins, inversions, basing, and simple drops. Students will learn positions such as Arabesque, Double Maypole, and Half-Buddha. Additionally, the aerial silks course is very attractive for those who want to explore new ways of getting into better shape and staying fit. This full body workout will not only build forearm, bicep, back, abdominal, and leg strength, but also will increase endurance, cardio strength, core strength and flexibility.

Level 1.5 : Aerial silks, also known as aerial tissue, is a combination of performance, dance, and acrobatics used throughout the world by notable companies, such as Cirque du Soleil. Though used in the field of acrobatics and aerial performance, aerial silks have been taught to performers and athletes, focusing on control and movements of the human body. 
This class perfects moves learned in Aerial I without having to relearn the basics. Perfect, finesse, and advance your silk repertoire in this course. 

Raquetball

Intramural Racquetball is one of the most fun, single player sports that we offer at UCSB Rec Sports. 
You do not have to be a pro to participate in this sport, though if you feel you're more experienced you have the option of joining according skill-level leagues such as intermediate and advanced. 

Sailing

Sailor will learn the basics of rigging and sailing a boat including parts of the boat, points of sail, steering, tacking, gybing, weight placement, and body movement, sail trim and sail control and basic boathandling skills. Classes will be taught in two person dinghies (capri 14.2). Participants should be able to swim and are required to wear life jackets during the course. The goal of the class is to be sail to any nearby location in up to 12 knots of breeze.

Tennis

This class is for beginner and intermediate players. Beginning: Catered toward the novice player or player with very little experience, the beginning class will cover basic grips, footwork and strokes of tennis including forehand, backhand, serves and the volley. Basic strategy will be covered as well as scoring and actual game play. Intermediate: will polish fundamentals and skills such as grips, footwork and strokes of tennis including forehand, backhand, serves and the volley. Basic strategy will be covered as well as scoring and actual game play. Class taught by Peter Gerstenfeld.
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