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Illusion Aerial Silks Video Tutorial Advanced Fabric Online Class
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The Illusion is a dynamic aerial silks skill that Anastasia discovered when she was translating a skill that’s usually done on sling, and taking it to silks. She named it the Illusion because it looks like something other than what it is. This aerial silks move can be done dynamically or slowly, and our tutorial covers both the slow and the dynamic progressions to help students understand and master this move.

We teach the non-dynamic version to our intermediate level aerial silk students who are already comfortable and strong in their inversions and inverted supports. We teach the dynamic version to our advanced aerial silk students who are comfortable with front to back beats on aerial silks. Our related drills cover many progressions and tips to help master and teach this exciting move.

Become an Aerial Fit Online member to access the video for Illusion. 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 Illusion.

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

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