Circus Mount: To Top Bar

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Circus Mount and Dismount Top Bar Intermediate Aerial Hoop Video Tutorial Lyra Online Class
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Circus Mount on the Top Bar of an Aerial Hoop is a common transition to invert under the top bar. The technique is very similar to doing it on the bottom bar, but there are a few important differences. The good news is fitting the legs and feet under the hoop is actually much easier because of the shape of the hoop. The bad news is getting back to sitting on the bottom bar is much more difficult than stepping to the floor.

Any type of tucking under the bar can be impossible for some students. Students who struggle fitting under the bottom bar should be encouraged to eventually try it on the top bar because there is more room and it may be easier. Please remember, there are many different ways to get upside down and not everyone can do a circus mount.

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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 Circus Mount: To Top Bar.

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 Circus Mount: To Top Bar 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 Circus Mount: To Top Bar 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 Circus Mount: To Top Bar. 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 Circus Mount: To Top Bar. 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 Circus Mount: To Top Bar. 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 Circus Mount: To Top Bar. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.


Aerial Hoop Sequences, Transitions and Combinations

These are aerial hoop sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Circus Mount: To Top Bar. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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