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Climbs and Descents

Climbing is a fundamental skill within aerial silks; it allows for an extra dimension to be displayed within performance and skill-based execution. This course will build on the foundations of climbing technique and provide you with a range of more varied ways to descend the fabric.

Online Course Cost: £175

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
  • 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 Moves

FOUNDATION CLIMBS – RECAP

  • French Stand and French Climb
  • Russian Stand and Russian Climb
  • Footlock Climb

DESCENTS

  • Hand-to-Hand Descent
  • Inchworm descent
  • Relaxed Descent
  • Round-the-Back Descent
  • Relaxed Catchers Descent
  • Footlock Descent
  • Arms-Only Descent
  • Ninja Slide
  • Squeeze Descent

CLASSIC CLIMB VARIATIONS

  • French Fancy
  • Flirty Russian
  • Mermaid Climb
  • Candycane Climb
  • Tension Lock Climb
  • Bicycle Climb
  • Russian Bicycle Climb
  • Arabesque Climb
  • Sous-Sus Climb

INVERTED CLIMBS

  • Straddle Climb
  • Crochet Climb
  • Double Hocks Climb
  • Hiplock Climb
  • Tourniquet Climb
  • Cash Climb
  • Peter Pan Climb
  • Sling Climb
  • Criss-Cross Climb
  • Can-Can Climb

ADVANCED CLIMBS

  • Arms-Only Climb
  • Squeeze Climb
  • Somersault to Double Hocks
  • Toe Climb
  • Partner Climb (Crochet Leg Stand)

Core Moves

Compulsory moves required for technical assessment

  1. Candycane Climb
  2. Bicycle Climb
  3. Straddle Climb
  4. Crochet Climb
  5. Double Hocks Climb

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 two separate combinations of different climbs and descents.
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.

Course Description

The Spin City Climbs and Descents Instructor Workshop will provide you with a fresh selection of moves to add to your syllabus.  This module of our aerial silks instructor workshop series will start by recapping the foundations of climbing.  We will then provide a variety of descent options before expanding on techniques with progressions of the basics up to challenging inverted climbs that require extra strength, control and stamina.

UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO CLIMBS

This unit will recap basic climbs and descents, followed by a further selection of ways to descend the fabric.

UNIT 2 – CLIMBS AND DESCENTS

Our second unit comprises the main practical elements of the course. We will cover variations on classic climbs, inverted climbs, advanced climbs and a little bonus material on partner climbs. We will explore over 25 moves, each will be detailed with teaching points, safety points, progressions, regressions, and common problems.

UNIT 3 – CLIMBING COMBINATIONS

Climbing can be a hard skill to convert into combinations and choreography. However, many climbs naturally lead into key aerial silks poses – based on the position of the fabric used during the climb.  This unit will provide a set of fixed combinations, as well as a combinations toolbox to inspire your own combinations and freestyle activities.

UNIT 4 – STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING DRILLS

Unit 4 explores a variety of conditioning drills for and with climbing techniques. Drills provided range from beginner-friendly exercises to more challenging techniques to develop your students’ strength and execution.

UNIT 5 – CLIMBING SAFETY

The final unit of the course covers climb-specific health and safety considerations and provides and overview of the health and safety fundamental, covered in our Foundation Silks Instructor Course, including concepts such as public liability insurance and risk assessments.

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