Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry

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Level 2

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The Back Kick Entry into Crossback Straddle is quick and direct, with an interesting stopping point on the way in. This aerial silks transition looks simple but it requires smart legs and hips to make it work. Our video tutorial covers important cues for this entrance and instruction for how to mirror the entrance as a Crossback Straddle exit, as well as common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Crossback Straddle is a classic shape on aerial silks, and this entry can add intrigue to choreography while also getting the aerialist into the Crossback Straddle inversion quickly.

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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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry.

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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry 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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry 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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry. 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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry. 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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry. 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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry. 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 Crossback Straddle: Back Kick Entry. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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