Aerial Silks

Working in the Hitch

1. Online taster course

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2. Online course

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The Spin City Working in the Hitch Instructor Workshop will provide you with a fresh selection of moves that use the hitch knot to develop your Aerial Silks syllabus. Hitch skills are a fundamental building block for the practice of Aerial Silks and a great way to introduce beginners to this discipline. They are the foundation for our work and make Aerial Silks accessible and safe for all students from their first session. Hitch work allows students to move through poses and inversions whilst being fully and safely supported either on or off the ground. Working in a hitch allows students to build strength in their upper body and core, whilst they build confidence in the air. Hitches can be easily tied and untied and the height can be adjusted to suit the student.

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 HITCH WORK

This unit will recap the basics relating to the hitch and explores cross-overs with transferable skill in a footlock.

UNIT 2 – HITCH SKILLS

Our second unit is the main body of this course. We will cover over 40 different move variations including a range of mounts, poses and introduce dynamic movement. Each move will be detailed with teaching points, safety points, progressions, regressions, and common problems.

UNIT 3 – COMBINATIONS AND CONDITIONING

The hitch is a great place to start developing stamina within aerial silks. This unit will provide a set of fixed combinations, as well as a combinations toolbox to inspire your own combinations and freestyle activities. We’ll finish with a series of strength and conditioning exercises suitable for beginner and intermediate learners.

UNIT 4 – HITCH WORK WITHIN AERIAL SILKS

Unit 4 explores how the hitch can serve as a support structure to allow for technique practice.

UNIT 5 – HITCH 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 length of the loop, amount of tail and level of tension.

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Key facts

Course Name:

Spin City Working in the Hitch

Course Price:

£175 (online)

Pre-Requisites:

Suitable for all existing Aerial Silks Instructors

Online Training Course:

Online training: 10-20 hours

Learning tasks and assessment preparation: 2-4 hours

Recommended practice: 20-40 hours (individual technique, attending classes, workshops, CPD, teaching and spotting practice, shadowing, co-teaching, working with a mentor and lesson observations)

Assessment: Assessment for this course is via a multiple choice theory test completed online and a short video technical assessment of core moves.

Course Length: 1 year

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