CASH Climb

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Level 3


CASH Climb Aerial Silks Advanced Climbs Video Tutorial
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CASH Climb is a beautiful and intricate climb that has a lot of possibilities for expression and variation. Our friend Rain Anya from Paper Doll Militia is known as the founder of this climb, that has since become incredibly popular for good reason. We break this climb down into many progressions and steps when we teach it, and this video covers those breakdowns. This video also covers two different options to use to finish each step of the climb.

CASH is an acronym that stands for the actions you do to climb. Crochet, Around, Sit up, Hip key (or thigh Hitch). We like to teach the actions by themselves first before combining them, to avoid difficulties and common mistakes and also to give students room to explore each step. We typically teach this climb in intermediate level once students are confident with their straddle ups from the air, hip key, thigh hitches, and are ready to challenge their fabric brain.

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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 CASH Climb.

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 CASH Climb 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 CASH Climb 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 CASH Climb. 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 CASH Climb. 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 CASH Climb. 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 CASH Climb. 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 CASH Climb. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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