Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle

Also known as:

Sleeper Entrance to Crossback Straddle

Silks

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Level 2

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Inverted Wrapped Skills
Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle Aerial Silks Intermediate Inverted Wrapped Skills Video Tutorial
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Sleeper Entrance into Crossback Straddle is a mini-sequence with lots of opportunities for exploration. This entrance builds from Dancer Wraps (either two or three wraps on each leg) and it can use a variety of grip options for transitioning within the skill. We show various options in this video as well as two exit possibilities.

Sleeper Entrance to Crossback Straddle is almost a whole sequence all by itself, and it lends itself to sequencing with many other skills. Spinning can easily be added as well, and the drape of the fabric around the legs really highlights the straddle in this skill.

This entrance is a lot of fun to teach and then to give students cues to explore within. This entry also becomes the foundation for related skills since this sleeper entry to a crucifix concept can be applied to a variety of other skills as well.

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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 Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle.

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 Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle 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 Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle 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 Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle. 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 Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle. 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 Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle. 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 Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle. They are not the next immediate steps, but rather long term planning goals.

Sequences

Aerial Silks Sequences, Transitions and Combinations

These are aerial silks sequences, transitions, and combinations that include the aerial skill Sleeper Entry to Crossback Straddle. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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