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Flag Aerial Silks Advanced Misc Video Tutorial
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Flag is a skill that’s commonly practiced on all apparatuses. On aerial silks, maneuvering the body into flag successfully can be challenging and this video covers the cues we use to keep the shoulders happy and healthy throughout the movement.

Flag is a skill that can be sequenced with skills like Single Crucifix and used as an exit out of that skill. It requires a good bit of grip and shoulder strength to master and our progressions focus on ways to build the pathway, strength, and technique all at the same time to make this skill successful.

Become an Aerial Fit Online member to access the video for Flag. This in-depth video will explain how to properly train this skill. It also includes cross references to the most important Building Blocks, Common Mistakes, Related Drills, Ground Drills, Variations, Next Steps and Sequences.

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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 Flag.

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 Flag 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 Flag 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 Flag. 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 Flag. 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 Flag. 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 Flag. 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 Flag. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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