Advanced Aerial Hoop

The Spin City Advanced Aerial Hoop Instructor Course will challenge your strength and flexibility, while further exploring dynamic movement.

Please note – a minimum ceiling height of 3.5 metres is recommended to enable you to complete some of the practical elements contained within this course.


Face-to-Face COURSE COST: £395

Questions about the course? Click on the headings below for more information, or contact us.

Course Requirements and Pre-requsites

You will need:

  • to meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years or older
  • to hold a Spin City Intermediate Aerial Hoop Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • a minimum of 3 years’ aerial hoop experience (recommended)
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least aerial hoop (a ceiling height of 3.5 meters is recommended for this course)
  • a minimum of 2 hours’ study/training time per week (to complete the course within the 1-year deadline)
  • a device to film videos on (mobile phones are allowed)
  • at least 1 student for the teaching assessment (aged 18 or older)

Course moves List


  • Skin the Cat
  • Full Back Balances – Stag, Arch, and Plank
  • Single Leg Scarab – double hand and split grip
  • Chard
  • Full Shoulder Stands – Gazelle, Stag/Splits, and Pike
  • Extended Hocks Splits (from hocks hang, from splits under the bar)
  • Hip Hold Splits (from splits under the bar and from front balance fold)
  • Poisson
  • Inside Out Splits
  • Jigsaw (top bar and bottom bar)
  • Horizon Splits
  • Russian Split/Lever Split (from chard and skin the cat)
  • Meathook
  • Foot Hang
  • Heel Hang


  • Beat to Tuck Through
  • Beat to Straddle Through
  • Beat to Single Leg Cradle
  • Beat to Pike Pop Off


  • Russian Mount
  • Around the World Pike and Straddle
  • Hip Roll
  • Full Mill Wheel
  • Cradle Roll Out
  • Barrel Roll


  • Single Knee Pop Drop
  • Hocks on Top Slide and Drop to Front Balance
  • Tombe

Core Moves


Compulsory moves required for technical assessment

  1. Full Back Balance of your choice form the course. 
  2. Full Shoulder Stand of your choice form the course.  
  3. Split Move of your choice form the course (Extended Hocks Splits, Hip Hold, Inside Out Split, Russian Splits, Poisson, Jigsaw, or Horizon Splits) 
  4. Meathook
  5. Beat Combination of your choice form the advanced beats list above.
  6. Dynamic Rotational Move of your choice from the advanced rolling movements list above 
  7. Dynamic Rotational Move – alternative rolling movement to the choice from the previous move.
  8. Drop of your choice from the full release moves list above.   


This course has two main parts to the assessment; a theory assessment and a practical assessment.

Theory AssessmentPractical Assessment
Answer theory questions related to each unit of the course (Units 1-6). Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.Part 1: Teaching Moves. Teach 3 individual moves from the course to at least 1 student.
Part 2: Combination of Moves. Demonstrate a combination of 5 moves from the course syllabus.
Part 3: Core Moves Technique and Execution. Perform each of the core course moves.
Online learners will have 1 year from the date you enrol onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.
Face-to-face learners will have the opportunity to complete their course within the course weekend.

Course Description

The practical elements of this course will concentrate on three different elements of advanced training. Firstly, we will begin by covering the final block of moves in our core syllabus with the focus at this level on strong postural alignment, clean execution and bilateral training in all movements. This will be followed by an in-depth look at dynamic movement; we will be increasing the difficulty level of the rolls covered in our Intermediate course then adding on the core advanced drops, both top to bottom bar and drops that move between two different grip points.

The theoretical side of the advanced training course will examine principles of injury prevention and injury management. Our advanced teaching and coaching unit looks at how your role as an instructor will develop as students move into a more autonomous stage of their training and how you can foster creativity safely in a class environment. We will look at advanced progress chains, along with beneficial areas of cross training are identified such as advanced flexibility. The final unit focuses on health and safety considerations when working with an advanced student body with an exploration of spotting dynamic movement to finish.


This unit will discuss which factors classify a move as advanced and how you know your students are ready to progress onto advanced level skills. A series of markers will be advised along with a ‘core skills checklist’.


Unit 2 covers the final block in the Spin City Syllabus: the core advanced moves. Each move is covered in great detail, with extensive teaching points, safety points, alternative entry and exit points, regressions, progressions, alternatives and common problems.


Unit 3 allows us to progress on from the introductory rolls covered in the Intermediate course, and to increase their difficulty level to make them advanced movements. This is then further developed by adding on the basic advanced drops both top to bottom bar and between different grip points. The unit finishes with a discussion on conditioning for dynamic movement, pre-requisite moves, proper progression, and alignment all relating to the dynamic spotting covered in Unit 6.


The injury prevention unit will focus on the common types of sports injury we may encounter through aerial fitness, relating back to the knowledge covered in our anatomy and physiology course. The unit will conclude with key training processes that can be adopted to avoid these injuries and how in a worst case scenario, how these injuries can be managed effectively if they occur.


Unit 5 looks at how your role as an instructor will develop and change as your students’ progress into a more autonomous stage of learning. We will discuss how you can foster creativity safely in your sessions and also help to develop student-led learning and choreography. We will show you how you can adapt your progress chains and session plans and continue your self-development through cross training.


Our final unit will look at ways you will need to adapt the health and safety information covered on your beginners’ and intermediate courses to make it relevant for an advanced group. At an advanced level we will further develop your knowledge of spotting in the realm of dynamic movement and discuss different techniques that can be applied.

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