Starlette C-Shaping

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Level 3


Drops & Dives
Starlette C Shaping Advanced Aerial Silks Drop and Dives Demo How To Tutorial
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Starlette C-Shaping on Aerial Silks is one of our favorite ways to have students work on slow star drops. Starlette Drop is a good place to begin the practice of c-shaping down a Star Drop, because the extra friction of the wraps makes it easier to succeed. We teach this slow controlled drop variation once our students are comfortable with dropping a Starlette, and once they’ve worked on C shaping techniques including in Creature Roll and many other ground drills.

This video goes into detail about several different starting positions for C-shaping down the Starlette Drop, and details about how to make it work so that the drop is nice and slow.

We like to teach our students to C-shape down this version of Star Drop because it helps build confidence before taking it to a bigger skill like Double Star.

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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 Starlette C-Shaping.

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 Starlette C-Shaping 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 Starlette C-Shaping 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 Starlette C-Shaping. 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 Starlette C-Shaping. 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 Starlette C-Shaping. 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 Starlette C-Shaping. 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 Starlette C-Shaping. They are fun, creative, and challenging sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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