Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop

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Silks

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Level 2

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Drops & Dives
Backwards Tick Tock Belay Aerial Silks Video Tutorial Intermediate Drop Dive Online Fabric Class
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The Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop is a fairly simple aerial silks drop that we use to teach good habits both in belay and in drops. Like all drops, this one requires great body awareness and fabric smarts to execute safely and we go over those details in our tutorial video.

There are many entrances into belay that are detailed in our related drills and variations. We teach this drop to aerial silk students who know how to keep their core and glutes engaged as they move, once they are comfortable with belay. Our tutorial video covers setting the drop up, walking it down, and key alignment concepts to make it look and feel good.

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Building Blocks & Prerequisites

Some of the most important aerial silks skills, related movements, and prerequisites from our aerial video tutorial library that students should be very comfortable doing to succeed at Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop.

Teaching Tools

Common Mistakes & Solutions

These are the most common mistakes we see with students when they are learning how to do the aerial silks skill Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop and detailed directions on how to fix these problems to make the skill look and feel easy.

Related Aerial Drills

These similar aerial silks skills and aerial drills are helpful to troubleshoot and help with problems. Students don't need to have mastered the Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop 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 Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop. They can be used as part of the ground warm up or as part of the aerial class teaching progression.

Aerial Silks Variations

These are different variations of Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop. 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 silks choreography.

Planning Ahead

Next Steps

These are the next steps we teach to our aerial silks students after they’re comfortable with Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop. The next steps can be started right away and they lead toward specific future goals which are often the most advanced aerial silks skills.

Future Goals

These are some of the more advanced silks skills that build on the strength and control taught in Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.

Sequences

Aerial Silks Sequences, Transitions and Combinations

These are aerial silks sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Backwards Tick Tock Belay Drop. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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