Teardrop Climb

Also known as:

Double Knee Climb with Loop



Level 3


Teardrop Climb Aerial Silks Advanced Climbs Video Tutorial
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Teardrop Climb is a variation of a Double Knee Climb that adds a lot of intrigue, and there are a lot of possibilities to explore within it. In this climb we create a teardrop shaped loop with the free piece of fabric, and that makes a new support to step into.

We teach this climb to students who have already mastered their Double Knee Climbs – Knees on Same Fabric and are ready for more challenge. There are many ways to do this climb so this video focuses on the first variation that we teach our students, which combines the Double Knee Climb with a Russian Flirt Climb.

Become an Aerial Fit Online member to access the video for Teardrop Climb. This in-depth video will explain how to properly train this skill. It also includes cross references to the most important Building Blocks, Common Mistakes, Related Drills, Ground Drills, Variations, Next Steps and Sequences.

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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 Teardrop Climb.

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 Teardrop Climb 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 Teardrop Climb 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 Teardrop Climb. 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 Teardrop Climb. 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 Teardrop Climb. 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 Teardrop Climb. 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 Teardrop Climb. They are fun, creative, and challenge sequences from our aerial video tutorial library.

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