Cross Leg Knee Hang

Also known as:

Figure 4



Level 1


Cross Leg Knee Hang Aerial Silks Beginner Footlocks Video Tutorial
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Cross Leg Knee Hang, also called Figure 4, is a footlock skill that we teach at the end of our beginner level or the beginning of our intermediate level aerial sillk classes. It is much more active than it looks, and our videos cover the key points we think are really important to keep in mind to make this skill healthy and strong.

Once this skill has been mastered it can easily be added to many transitions and to the end of many skills including Arrow Flip. This is also a skill that can be done on one single piece of fabric or with the fabrics together like a rope, and we show various options in our videos.

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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 Cross Leg Knee Hang.

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 Cross Leg Knee Hang 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 Cross Leg Knee Hang 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 Cross Leg Knee Hang. 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 Cross Leg Knee Hang. 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 Cross Leg Knee Hang. 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 Cross Leg Knee Hang. 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 Cross Leg Knee Hang. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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