Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry

Faux Back Balance to Back Balance on Top Intermediate Aerial Hoop Top Bar Video Tutorial Class
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The Faux Back Balance Entry to Back Balance on Top is an entrance we developed for students whose shoulders aren’t comfortable with the flamenco entry. Our students find this entrance much easier and it is now the first entry to back balance on top that we introduce.

Back Balance on Top is a deceptively difficult skill. Before approaching this skill students should be very comfortable with a regular back balance on the bottom bar of the hoop, because apparatus placement, body engagement, and balance control all translate to a back balance on top but a back balance on top also adds additional complexity.

Our students love this entry to back balance on top because it doesn’t demand so much range of motion on the shoulders and it feels very familiar if they have done the building blocks. We have grown to love this entry because it allows us to work with mixed level classes and give each student something similar and exciting to work on.

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Building Blocks & Prerequisites

Some of the most important aerial hoop skills, related movements, and prerequisites from our aerial video tutorial library that students should be very comfortable doing to succeed at Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry.

Teaching Tools

Common Mistakes & Solutions

These are the most common mistakes we see with students when they are learning how to do the aerial hoop skill Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry and detailed directions on how to fix these problems to make the skill look and feel easy.

Related Aerial Drills

These similar aerial hoop skills and aerial drills are helpful to troubleshoot and help with problems. Students don't need to have mastered the Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry to work on these related skills and drills. These drills may help your students make important connections and answer the question "What am I doing wrong?".

Ground Drills for Aerialists

These are some of our favorite ground drills for aerialists for Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry. They can be used as part of the ground warm up or as part of the aerial class teaching progression.

Aerial Hoop Variations

These are different variations of Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry. Students should be very comfortable with the current skill before working on these different or more advanced variations. They can be used for further exploration, managing students with different levels and adding variety to aerial hoop choreography.

Planning Ahead

Next Steps

These are the next steps we teach to our aerial hoop students after they’re comfortable with Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry. The next steps can be started right away and they lead toward specific future goals which are often the most advanced aerial hoop skills.

Future Goals

These are some of the more advanced hoop skills that build on the strength and control taught in Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.

Sequences

Aerial Hoop Sequences, Transitions and Combinations

These are aerial hoop sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Back Balance on Top: Faux Back Balance Entry. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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