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Footlocks Module 2

This course will provide what we would call progressive footlock skills, that may feature a more complicated wrap, a less supported position, require additional strength or flexibility, more stamina to enter and exit or moves that are more challenging to spot as an instructor.

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 List

FOOTLOCK ENTRIES – RECAP

  • Figure 8 Footlock, single and double in the air
  • Aerial Dance Footlock, single and double in the air

PROGRESSIVE FOOTLOCK SKILLS

  • Half Lock
  • Half Lock Climb
  • Nina’s Trick Knee Hang
  • Nina’s Trick Ankle Hang
  • Kite
  • Wrapped Coffin
  • Tiny Teardrop
  • Teardrop
  • Music Box
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Cross Knee Release
  • Progressive Roll Ups
  • Footlock Somersaults
  • Arabesque Invert
    • To Straddle
    • To Gazelle
    • To Middle Splits

DOUBLE AND TRIPLE WRAP SKILLS

  • Pegasus
  • Triple Wrap to Knee Hang
  • Scorpion

ANKLE HANGS

  • Single Angle Hang, split silks
  • Double Ankle Hang

Core Moves

Compulsory moves required for technical assessment.

  1. Half Lock
  2. Teardrop
  3. Arabesque Invert to Straddle
  4. Scorpion
  5. Ankle Hang (single or double)

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.
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

Progressive footlock skills are a great way to take your students to the next level. At a basic level, Progressive Footlocks provide more complex or technical wraps for beginner progression students to work on at a higher level, they provide great strength and conditioning training for lifting inverts through moves such as the Arabesque Invert and Teardrop. Within this course we have also included a selection of double and triple wrap movements that we feel fit well within the Footlocks Module 2 syllabus. These moves are of a similar nature (poses that are high value with straightforward entries and exits) and they are the natural progression from aerial dance Footlocks covered in the Foundation Aerial Silks course.

UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO PROGRESSIVE FOOTLOCK WORK

This unit will recap the basics relating to the footlock skills covered in the previous instalment, Footlocks Module 1.

UNIT 2 – PROGRESSIVE FOOTLOCK SKILLS

Our second unit is the main body of this course. We will cover over 25 different move variations including a range of poses on a single footlock, double footlock, double/triple wraps and and introduction to ankle hangs. Each move will be detailed with teaching points, safety points, progressions, regressions, and common problems.

UNIT 3 – COMBINATIONS AND CHOREOGRAPHY

At this stage we start to introduce more challenging sequences of moves with longer, more technical combinations.  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 how the footlock can be used for conditioning drills. In the Module 1 Course we touched on footlock drills in the form of ‘familiarisation drills’; in Module 2 we are going to look at progressive drills to support the development of students’ strength and technique.

UNIT 5 – FOOTLOCK SAFETY

Health and safety is fundamental to effective aerial classes. In this unit, we will look at key health and safety concepts such as public liability insurance and risk assessments. We will also cover specific aerial silks health and safety considerations, such as foot, post and tail positions and safe dismounts.

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