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Emma Squat into Crossback Straddle is a slight variation on the Emma Sit entrance. This version makes the entrance to crossback straddle a bit more direct, but it doesn’t have the same seated position shape that we love in Emma Sit.
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. We often teach it in conjunction with Emma Sit, or we lead creative exercises to see if a student can discover slight variations like this on their own.
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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 Squat.
These are the most common mistakes we see with students when they are learning how to do the aerial silks skill Emma Squat and detailed directions on how to fix these problems to make the skill look and feel easy.
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 Squat 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?".
These are some of our favorite ground drills for aerialists for Emma Squat. They can be used as part of the ground warm up or as part of the aerial class teaching progression.
These are different variations of Emma Squat. 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.
These are the next steps we teach to our aerial silks students after they’re comfortable with Emma Squat. The next steps can be started right away and they lead toward specific future goals which are often the most advanced aerial silks skills.
These are some of the more advanced silks skills that build on the strength and control taught in Emma Squat. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.
These are aerial silks sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Emma Squat. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.
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