Ball On Top

Hip Key, Rooftop
Ball on Top Advanced Top Bar Aerial Hoop Demo How To Tutorial
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Ball On Top on Aerial Hoop is a gateway to many skills. It comes up again and again as either part of the entrance to a skill or an exit from a skill. This is a skill that is absolutely worth taking the time to master. Once it feels like a safe resting position, it will make all of these other skills so much easier to learn.

A lot of our students that also train on vertical apparatuses often comment on how much this skill has in common with a hip key on silks or rope. Make sure the Ball on Top on Lyra is a very comfortable and safe feeling position before getting into the more advanced skills that start and end in this versatile shape.

Become an Aerial Fit Online member to access the video for Ball On Top. This in-depth video will explain how to properly train this skill. It also includes cross references to the most important Building Blocks, Common Mistakes, Related Drills, Ground Drills, Variations, Next Steps and Sequences.

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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 Ball On Top.

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 Ball On Top 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 Ball On Top 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 Ball On Top. 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 Ball On Top. 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 Ball On Top. 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 Ball On Top. 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 Ball On Top. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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