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Catchers and S-Wraps

This course has been discontinued from sale as of the end of 2023. Learners with active courses can complete their study using the button below.

This course will ensure you can confidently identify a Catchers, Cross Catchers and S-Wrap and provide you with skills to challenge and engage your students with varied entries and a variety of poses, balances and transitions.

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

Course requirements and pre-requisites

You will need:

  • to hold a Spin City Spin City Foundation Aerial Silks Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least 1 set of aerial silks, safely rigged in an appropriate training environment
  • 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)

Course units

Catchers, Cross Catchers and S-Wrap are all moves in which the body is inverted and supported by a wrap around the waist with one leg hooked on the post. The difference between the three lies in the positioning of the tail relative to the post and the body. This course will help you confidently identify each position and introduce a range of entry and exit options, along with a variety of skills that can be achieved from each base move.

Catchers and S-wraps units:

  1. Introduction to catchers and S-wraps
  2. Entries to catchers and S-wraps
  3. Catchers and S-wrap skills
  4. Combinations and creativity
  5. Catchers and S-wrap safety

Course moves list

BASIC ENTRIES

  • Catchers
    • Prewrapped entry
    • Basic entry
  • Cross Catchers
    • Prewrapped entry
    • Basic entry
  • S-Wraps
    • Basic entry
    • Meathook entry
    • U-Lock from S-Wrap

BASIC EXITS

  • Catchers
    • Over-Under Exit
    • Gripper Exit
    • Hiplock Exit
    • Slide Exit
  • Cross Catchers
    • Slide Exit
    • Hiplock Exit
    • Swivel Exit
  • S-Wraps
    • Retrograde to Catchers
    • Gripper Exit
    • Pike Exit

CATCHERS AND S-WRAP ENTRIES

  • Catchers
    • Russian Climb Entry
    • Arabesque Entry
    • Peter Pan Entry
    • Swivel Entry
  • Cross Catchers
    • Russian Climb Entry
    • Hiplock Entry
    • Catchers Climb Over Entry
  • S-Wraps
    • Catchers Climb Over Entry
    • Step Through Entry
    • Swivel Entry

SKILLS FROM CATCHERS AND S-WRAP

  • Catchers
    • Catchers Shape Variations
    • Candycane Catchers
    • Candycane Catchers Peter Pan
    • Catchers Amazon
    • Candycane Catchers Teardrop
  • Cross Catchers
    • Half Miracle Splits
    • Candycane Cross Catchers
    • Cross Catchers Layout
    • Sling Splits from Cross Catchers
  • S-Wraps
    • Miracle Splits
    • Propeller
    • S-Wrap Climb Over to Corset

SPLIT SILK SKILLS FROM CATCHERS AND S-WRAP

  • Split Silks Catchers
  • Split Silks Candycane Catchers
  • Bow Pose
  • Superman
  • Pillar Splits
  • Meathook

Course assessment

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. Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.
Part 1: Combination of Moves. Film a continuous combination of 5 moves from the course syllabus. The entry can count towards the total number – we will be looking for a minimum of four catchers or s-wrap-specific skills within your video.
Part 2: Core Moves Technique and Execution. Film each of the core course moves.
You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.

Core moves

Compulsory moves required for technical assessment

  1. Catchers from invert
  2. Cross Catchers from invert
  3. S-Wrap from Catchers
  4. Candycane Catchers
  5. Miracle Splits
  6. Bow Pose
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