Aerial Fit Online https://www.aerialfitonline.com/ Aerial Smarts Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:40:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/FaviconV3-150x150.png Aerial Fit Online https://www.aerialfitonline.com/ 32 32 Aerial Fit Online – Why We Started and Where We Are https://www.aerialfitonline.com/aerial-fit-online-why-we-started-and-where-we-are/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/aerial-fit-online-why-we-started-and-where-we-are/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:40:43 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=8670 The post Aerial Fit Online – Why We Started and Where We Are appeared first on Aerial Fit Online.

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Featured: Knee Tangle https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-knee-tangle/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-knee-tangle/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2022 16:10:30 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=8195 Knee Tangle is an impressive and rewarding skill that is ripe for exploration and choreography. This skill does not require […]

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Knee Tangle is an impressive and rewarding skill that is ripe for exploration and choreography. This skill does not require an inversion in the air so it is great for mixed level classes, or for students with experience who are still building up the strength to invert in the air.

This class plan is for students who are new to Knee Tangle. There are many places to go with this skill, and this class plan can serve as a spring board for additional explorations.

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How We Got Started (A conversation with Clayton and Jordan) https://www.aerialfitonline.com/how-we-got-started-a-conversation-with-clayton-and-jordan/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/how-we-got-started-a-conversation-with-clayton-and-jordan/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:28:23 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=7239 The post How We Got Started (A conversation with Clayton and Jordan) appeared first on Aerial Fit Online.

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Featured: Hip Key Part 2 (in the air) https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-hip-key-part-2-in-the-air/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-hip-key-part-2-in-the-air/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2022 16:00:15 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=6245 The hip key is an important foundational skill for aerialists. Many other skills will start, end, or even pass through […]

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The hip key is an important foundational skill for aerialists. Many other skills will start, end, or even pass through a hip key support. Learning a hip key in the air will help students become familiar with lifting the hips and allowing the body to go horizontal in the air. This class plan is for students who have already learned hip key from the ground, without additional wraps for support, and who are ready to begin, or progress, working on hip keys in the air.

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The Art of Wrapping Aerial Silks Skills on the Ground https://www.aerialfitonline.com/the-art-of-wrapping-aerial-silks-skills-on-the-ground/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/the-art-of-wrapping-aerial-silks-skills-on-the-ground/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2022 16:00:05 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=7055 When I was new to aerial silks I never put much thought into wrapping skills from the ground. Besides standing […]

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When I was new to aerial silks I never put much thought into wrapping skills from the ground. Besides standing on the ground to put on a footlock, or a hip key, it wasn’t something that ever came up. Until one day, early in my aerial career, I was hired to perform aerial silks off of a motorized rig. The choreography I was given started with a double star drop. But I was to wrap it from the ground, then the motor would pull me up, and when the music came in I would open up into a dramatic star drop. Cool idea, and a bit of a brain meld for me at the time!

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Aerialist Shoulders https://www.aerialfitonline.com/aerialist-shoulders/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/aerialist-shoulders/#comments Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:00:32 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=6800 The post Aerialist Shoulders appeared first on Aerial Fit Online.

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Featured: Hip Key Part 1 (on the ground) https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-hip-key-part-1-on-the-ground/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-hip-key-part-1-on-the-ground/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:44:59 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=6238 The hip key is an important foundational skill for aerialists as it is a frequently used support. Because it can […]

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The hip key is an important foundational skill for aerialists as it is a frequently used support. Because it can be a challenging skill to master, we break it down into its simpler components from standing on the ground. This way our students can begin to understand their supports and the pathways in which they need to move their bodies to successfully achieve the final position.

This class plan is for beginner students who are new to hip key support. This class plan might not take up an entire class, so it can be combined with a plan to introduce students to other beginner level skills as well.

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When Reality Doesn’t Match Expectations https://www.aerialfitonline.com/when-reality-doesnt-match-expectations/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/when-reality-doesnt-match-expectations/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2022 15:50:25 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=6316 Aerial class planning can be so much fun, but what do you do when your plans don’t match reality? The […]

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Aerial class planning can be so much fun, but what do you do when your plans don’t match reality? The longer you teach, the more likely you’ll face the situation that all of your most carefully laid plans for your aerial class simply fall to pieces with the reality of the day.

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Featured: Mission Impossible https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-mission-impossible/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/featured-mission-impossible/#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2022 15:30:05 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=6197 Mission Impossible, also known as Airplane or Skydiver, is an aerial silks move that our students love! It’s really fun […]

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Mission Impossible, also known as Airplane or Skydiver, is an aerial silks move that our students love! It’s really fun and dramatic, but also fairly easy to set up. Even though this move is shown slowly with control, we still consider it a dive because if a student doesn’t stick the pose it can go quickly. With that in mind we take lots of time to prep our students mentally and physically to understand how it works and this class plan will take you through our process.

We teach Mission Impossible to students who are strong in their straddle ups, double crochets in the air, front balance, and back balance on the knot. This class plan assumes students already have those foundations, and it focuses on specific warm-up drills and related drills that we use throughout class when we teach this skill to our students for the first time.

We recommend watching the main skill video first and then going through the class plan to really understand where all the pieces fit and to think about the specific cues you might use in each drill with your students.

 

 

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How to stay consistent as an aerial instructor https://www.aerialfitonline.com/how-to-stay-consistent-as-an-aerial-instructor/ https://www.aerialfitonline.com/how-to-stay-consistent-as-an-aerial-instructor/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2022 16:10:56 +0000 https://www.aerialfitonline.com/?p=6178 The post How to stay consistent as an aerial instructor appeared first on Aerial Fit Online.

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