Cannonball Droplet

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Level 1


Drops & Dives
Cannonball Droplet 1 Aerial Silks Beginner Drops & Dives Video Tutorial
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Cannonball Droplet is one of the very first drops that we teach our students. We teach this towards the midde of our beginner level curriculum, and we use it to teach our aerial silk students how to keep themselves safe in drops. There are a few specific things we’re looking for in students learning this skill, mainly, the ability to maintain strong core engagement and keep their neck in line with their spine as they move through space.

To prepare students for this droplet we make sure we’ve already spent a lot of time drilling them on clean Back Straddles, Pelvic Curls, and V-Ups.

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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 Cannonball Droplet.

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 Cannonball Droplet 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 Cannonball Droplet 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 Cannonball Droplet. 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 Cannonball Droplet. 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 Cannonball Droplet. 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 Cannonball Droplet. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.


Aerial Silks Sequences, Transitions and Combinations

These are aerial silks sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Cannonball Droplet. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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