Front Lion: Inverted

Inverted Single Leg Cradle
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An inverted Front Lion on Aerial Hoop feels very different from a regular front lion, but it is still a skill that is supported by one leg and the opposite armpit. This video includes several variations of this skill.

There are a lot of interesting and more advanced skills that start from an inverted front line. We recommend spending time with this skill so it feels very comfortable and even like a resting pose. It will be worth it.

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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 Front Lion: Inverted.

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 Front Lion: Inverted 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 Front Lion: Inverted 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 Front Lion: Inverted. 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 Front Lion: Inverted. 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 Front Lion: Inverted. 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 Front Lion: Inverted. 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 Front Lion: Inverted. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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