Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground

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Silks

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Level 1

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Footlocks
Double Figure 8 Footlock from the Ground Aerial Silks Beginner Footlocks Video Tutorial
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Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground is a skill we teach in our beginner level aerial silk classes. The way that we teach this teaches students to create supports with the full body so the arms can be freed up to measure slack which will help get the footlocks even every time. Our method is a bit more complex than simply throwing the footlocks on, but students love it because it gives them tools for success in other aerial skills as well.

Once beginner students can put their double footlocks on from the ground then they’re ready to start working on skills like Splits, Beeman Sit, and other foundations from two footlocks.

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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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground.

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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground 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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground 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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground. 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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground. 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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground. 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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground. 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 Double Figure 8 Footlocks from the Ground. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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