Magic Trick Entry

Also known as:

Magic Trick Entry to Crossback Straddle and Double Crucifix Double Thigh Wrap, Fancy Feet Entry, Fancy Foot Entrance



Level 2


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Magic Trick Entry Aerial Silks Intermediate Inverted Wrapped Skills Video Tutorial
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The Magic Trick Entry to Crossback Straddle is simple and direct, and one of our students named it the Magic Trick entry because of how surprising it was to her. That name stuck with us, but it’s also sometimes called the Fancy Feet Entry or Fancy Foot Entry. This video goes over progressions that we use when teaching it, as well as various ending points you could use to go into different skills from.

Taking this entrance all the way into a crossback straddle is actually the most challenging to master, and taking it into a simple cross behind the back is definitely an easier place to start. This video shows our progressions for taking this entry to an upright cross behind the back, and inverted crossback straddle, and an inverted double crucifix double thigh wrap

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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 Magic Trick Entry.

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 Magic Trick Entry 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 Magic Trick Entry 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 Magic Trick Entry. 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 Magic Trick Entry. 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 Magic Trick Entry. 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 Magic Trick Entry. 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 Magic Trick Entry. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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