Hip Key Thread Through Dive

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Level 3


Drops & Dives
Hip Key Thread Through Dive Aerial Silks Advanced Drops & Dives Video Tutorial
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This is a really fun dive that starts in a hip key thread through and ends with the body sideways to the fabric. It’s quick to set up and execute, and easy to unwrap from at the end. This video will go over the progressions that we teach when we introduce this dive to our students.

It’s really important when approaching drops and dives to take some time to understand how the wraps work, and how the body needs to be positioned, and this video explains how we approach that process with our students. We’ll take you through the set-up including how to understand how the wrap works and how to make sure it is set correctly, walking it through on the floor and in the air, and adding momentum to complete the dive efficiently.

This is an intermediate level dive and if the set-up is not 100% correct it can go wrong, so make sure to train dives in the presence of someone with an experienced eye, to have extra safeties in place when approaching moves like this.

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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 Thread Through Dive.

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 Thread Through Dive 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 Thread Through Dive 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 Thread Through Dive. 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 Thread Through Dive. 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 Thread Through Dive. 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 Thread Through Dive. 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 Thread Through Dive. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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