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Grounded Hoop

The Spin City Grounded Hoop Instructor Course will teach you how to effectively use your aerial hoop at a low height to support and adapt existing moves and will expand your repertoire to include a range of low height- specific techniques.

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 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 rigged 70cm-120cm from the ground, safely rigged in an appropriate training environment
  • 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 units

The theory section of this course will teach you the basic rules of working with a the hoop at a reduced height, how to adapt existing aerial hoop moves from your syllabus, different methods of class planning and grounded hoop specific health and safety. The practical section of this course will cover a range of techniques – from adaptations on standard aerial hoop moves to new moves created by using contact with the ground, 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 options for your students.

Grounded hoop units:

  1. Introduction to grounded hoop
  2. Basic moves
  3. Adapting moves to grounded hoop
  4. Grounded hoop class planning
  5. Grounded hoop choreography
  6. Health and safety

Course moves list


  • Arm Windmill
  • Foot Folds
  • Straddle turns
  • Barrel Roll
  • Cobra Roll
  • Elbow Sweep
  • Stag Turns
  • Walking on the Moon
  • Splits Away Turn
  • Straddle Catch
  • Backwards Roll from Hocks
  • Single Hocks Roll Around
  • Double Hocks Roll Around
  • Back Balance Somersault
  • Forwards Somersault
  • Corkscrew


  • Cross Knee Seat
  • Elbow Seats
  • Kneeling Bow and Arrow
  • Kneeling Single Leg Cradle
  • Kneeling Open Delilah
  • Side Lunge
  • Amazon Standing Split
  • Crucifix Layback
  • Floor Straddle

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 grounded hoop course.
You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.
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