Aerial Parties

1. Pump up the music and get warmed up with some stretching.

2. Have students pull some taffy and find their proper shoulder placement with lifted hangs.

3. Introduce Basic first and then Russian Climbs- from "Lifted hang". 

4.Introduce a Foot Lock Sequence and take some pictures! 

5. Place students on the "Knot" to learn leveraging & counterbalance and have fun!

6. Introduce flying (wrist locks) 

Make sure to have some wrist wraps available for them!

Warming Up & Injury Prevention
Pulling Taffy
Pulling Taffy

Gentle stretch to begin and end training. From a hanging position rotate in a circular motion.

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Lifted Hangs
Lifted Hangs

Fundamentals Start with Proper Shoulder Placement

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Climbs
Climbs
Basic/Classic American Climb
Basic/Classic American Climb

Teach this climb first as it preps descent for most other climbs as well as preps for foot locks.

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Russian Climb
Russian Climb

Practical and efficient climb. Sometimes referred to as French.

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Single Foot Lock Skills
Single Foot Lock
Single Foot Lock
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Ships Prow/Back Stag
Ships Prow/Back Stag
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Back Stag
Back Stag
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Cocoon
Cocoon
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Knee Hang
Knee Hang
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Knot Skills
Pull Over
Pull Over
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Gazelles & Stags
Gazelles & Stags
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Pike to Climb Above
Pike to Climb Above
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Knee Drop
Knee Drop

Great Skill for working X chest pull over

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Candy Cane
Candy Cane

Mini drop.

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Double Foot Lock Skills
Double Foot Locks
Double Foot Locks

Locking both Feet Evenly

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Sous Sou Balance
Sous Sou Balance

Balance Skill for Spacial & Body Awareness

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4th Position Balance
4th Position Balance

Balance the frees the hands for cross back preps

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Cocoon
Cocoon

Double Foot Lock Resting Pose

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Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Simple but Intricate Wrap

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