The Spin City Hiplock Skills Instructor Workshop will provide you with a fresh selection of moves to add to your syllabus, using Hiplocks and Tourniquet wraps. This module of our aerial silks instructor workshop series covers basic Hiplock skills, progressions, challenging combinations and moves requiring extra strength, control and stamina.
Assessment for this course will include short theory assessments at the end of each unit and a technical assessment; you need to be able to complete the designated core moves with safe and correct technique. These are identified throughout the course and will be submitted at the end of the course via the online learning platform.
UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO HIPLOCKS
Hiplock is a fundamental skill within Aerial Silks. It provides the base for a wide variety of progression moves and combinations, and variations can be achievable from a beginner level. This unit will recap basic entries to Hiplock and explores the fundamentals of good posture and technique in the skill.
UNIT 2 – HIPLOCK SKILLS
Our second unit comprises the main practical elements of the course. We will cover further Hiplock entries, poses from Hiplock and Tourniquet skills and poses. We will explore over 30 moves, each will be detailed with teaching points, safety points, progressions, regressions, and common problems.
UNIT 3 – COMBINATIONS AND CHOREOGRAPHY
There are some great sequences, transitions and drops that all begin in a Hiplock. 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 a Hiplock. Drills provided range from beginner-friendly exercises to more challenging techniques to develop your students’ strength and execution.
UNIT 5 – HIPLOCK SAFETY
The final unit of the course covers Hiplock-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.