Crocodile Roll Up

Also known as:

Peter Pan Roll Up



Level 2


crocodile rollup Aerial Silks Intermediate Footlocks Video Tutorial
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Crocodile Roll Up is a double footlock skill that we teach at the beginning of our intermediate level aerial silk classes, once students are comfortable with similar easier skills like Splits Roll Up and Arabesque Roll Up.

We learned this name from Laura Witwer in NYC. This skill is also sometimes called Peter Pan Roll Up. This roll-up does require some pull up strength, which is why we don’t teach it to beginners. Once it’s been mastered this is a fun skill to combine with similar rollups like Splits Roll Up and we’ve got some ideas for how to use this skill in our related sequences.

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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 Crocodile Roll Up.

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 Crocodile Roll Up 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 Crocodile Roll Up 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 Crocodile Roll Up. 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 Crocodile Roll Up. 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 Crocodile Roll Up. 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 Crocodile Roll Up. 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 Crocodile Roll Up. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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