Hip Key Knee Key Climb

Also known as:

Hip Tip Climb



Level 3


Hip Key Knee Key Climb Aerial Silks Advanced Climbs Video Tutorial
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Hip Key Knee Key is a fun variation of an Opposite Side Climb. It adds an extra turn on top of the hip key. We teach this after students are comfortable with their Opposite Side Climb into Hip Key, and ready for something more challenging or just different.

Even though this climb is very tied in, using a windmill hip keying action to finish the climb makes it set more comfortably so it’s a great climb to keep drilling the Windmill Hip Key action. We teach this at our intermediate level and students enjoy the novelty and fun that this climb provides.

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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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb.

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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb 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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb 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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb. 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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb. 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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb. 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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb. 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 Hip Key Knee Key Climb. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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