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Double Point Hoop

The Spin City Double Point Hoop Instructor Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently and effectively use your aerial hoop with double point rigging and will expand your repertoire to include a range of double point-specific techniques.

Online Course Cost: £175

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

Course requirements

You will need:

  • to hold a Spin City Beginners Aerial Hoop Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least 1 aerial hoop that can be double-point rigged
  • 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

BASIC DOUBLE POINT SKILLS

  • Trash Can
  • Single Hand Splits Away Variations
  • High Arabesque
  • Open Up Splits
  • Double Point Flag
  • Owl

STANDING SKILLS

  • Standing Up from Owl (behind and in front of the hoop)
  • Reverse Figurehead
  • Standing Crucifix
  • Double Point Chard
  • Hang Glider
  • Lifted Crucifix
  • Crucifix Hang
  • Figurehead
  • Cabot Circus
  • Standing Ballerina
  • Amazon Above the Hoop

SKILLS ABOVE THE TOP BAR

  • Dolphin (Superhero)
  • Superman
  • Sitting on Top
  • Donut
  • Layback on Top
  • Step Over to Sitting
  • Split Grip Cobra
  • Catchers
  • Split Grip Half Catchers
  • Flipped Ankle Hang

Course ASSESSMENT

This course has two main parts to the assessment; a theory assessment and a short video to show your technical ability.

Theory AssessmentPractical Assessment
Answer theory questions related to each unit of the course. Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.
Film a continuous combination of 5 moves from the double point hoop course.
You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.

Course Description

The theory section of this course will teach you the basic rules of working with a the hoop on double point rigging, how to adapt existing aerial hoop moves from your syllabus, different methods of class planning and double point-specific health and safety. The practical section of this course will cover a wealth of techniques from adaptations on standard aerial hoop moves to new moves created by using the rigging and space above the top bar, to combining both of these into combinations, sequences and ultimately choreography. We will finish with different ways you can incorporate conditioning exercises into your aerial hoop classes to create cross-training option for your students.

UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO DOUBLE POINT HOOP

As a starting point, we will introduce you to the different options for rigging your hoop as a double point apparatus. This includes understanding the nature of double point hoop and how it moves differently to single point rigging and testing the movement with a basic drill. We will cover foundation moves from the Spin City Beginners Aerial Hoop syllabus and familiarisation drills to help introduce double point hoop to your students.

UNIT 2 – DOUBLE POINT SKILLS

Our second unit is the main body of this course. We will cover over 40 different move variations: some from classical aerial hoop moves, some in the hoop, some standing, some using the top bar and an introduction to flipped hoop techniques. Each move will be detailed with teaching points, safety points, progressions, regressions, and common problems.

UNIT 3 – ADAPTING MOVES TO DOUBLE POINT RIGGING

Unit 3 is where we will teach you how to analyse your current aerial hoop syllabus to consider which moves can transfer over into double point hoop by following a 9-stage strategy.

UNIT 4 – COMBINATIONS AND CREATIVITY

Double point hoop can be a challenging apparatus to create flowing sequences on; the option to work above the top bar, between the rigging and with the hoop flipped up provides a whole new variety of combination options. This unit will provide a set of fixed combinations, as well as a combinations toolbox to inspire your own combinations and freestyle activities.

UNIT 5 – STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Double point hoop is a fantastic option for mixed ability classes and offers a variety of options to develop students’ strength and stamina and technique. In Unit 5 we have provided a short series of individual skill-based exercises that will develop muscular strength and a longer sequences of drills that focus on stamina, suitable for beginner and intermediate learners.

UNIT 6 – HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and safety is fundamental to effective double point hoop 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 double point health and safety considerations, such as rigging,  clothing, hand care and equipment care.

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