Emma Sit

Also known as:

Pretty Seat



Level 2


Emma Sit Aerial Silks Intermediate Footlocks Video Tutorial
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Emma Sit is a skill that can be used as an entrance into a crossback straddle, or it can be a move all on its own. We teach it both ways and this video shows both options.

Our understanding about the naming for this skill is that it was discovered by an aerial silks student named Emma, as part of a creative exercise in a class. Exploring supports in a smart way can often lead to new discoveries, and in a skill like Crossback Straddle there are so many potential ways to get in and out of it that it is particularly ripe for exploration.

We teach this in our intermediate level aerial silk classes, once students are comfortable with easier entrances into crossback straddle like Beeman Twist and Basic Entry, and related skills like Splits Roll Up.

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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 Emma Sit.

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 Emma Sit 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 Emma Sit 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 Emma Sit. 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 Emma Sit. 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 Emma Sit. 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 Emma Sit. 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 Emma Sit. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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