Starlette from Back Balance

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Level 3


Drops & Dives
Starlette from Back Balance Aerial Silks Advanced Drops & Dives Video Tutorial
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This variation of Starlette starts from a back balance and it actually makes the drop a bit smaller, while also giving students a chance to work on holding a strong back balance on silks. Make sure before approaching this variation that you’re very comfortable with the standard Starlette drop, which you can click on in our Building Blocks. This page assumes that knowledge and simply focuses on the unique differences between this entry and the standard entry.

Even though this variation makes the drop a bit smaller, we still teach it after students have mastered Starlette. That’s because holding the starting position for this drop is very challenging for many and we want to ensure students already know how to engage their body strongly during the drop itself. For students who are ready, this is a great skill to work on improve their back balance.

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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 from Back Balance.

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

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