Same Side Wrap

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Level 2


Inverted Wrapped Skills
Same Side Wrap Aerial Silks Intermediate Inverted Wrapped Skills Video Tutorial
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Same Side Wrap, also often called Catcher’s Wrap, is a fundamental aerial skill that we teach at the beginning of our intermediate level, once students are strong in their straddle up with energy to spare. Learning to put on inverted supports cleanly and with good technique sets students up for success in all the really exciting skills that come after, and clean technique in this skill sets students up for so many intermediate and advanced level skills on aerial silks including drops and sequences.

There are many ways to wrap the leg, but we have a specific technique that we teach when students are first learning. Our technique helps students place the fabric where they want it across their back, and that sets them up for success with skills like Wheeldown and Star Drop that initiate from some version of this 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 Same Side Wrap.

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 Same Side Wrap 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 Same Side Wrap 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 Same Side Wrap. 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 Same Side Wrap. 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 Same Side Wrap. 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 Same Side Wrap. 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 Same Side Wrap. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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