Aerial Silks Beginners Instructor

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Course Details

The Spin City Aerial Silks Beginners Instructor Course will cover the fundamental skills of aerial silks to build a strong base of knowledge in your students to help them fly. From basic footlocks skills and climbs up to an introduction to beginners drops using the hitch; this course will provide a syllabus that will allow you to ensure the safe progression of your students.

Please note: Spin City courses are designed to certify you to teach adult participants over the age of 18.


Course requirements

You will need:

  • To meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years or older.
  • A minimum of 1 years’ aerial silks experience (recommended).
  • Access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device.
  • Access to at least 1 set of aerial silks, 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).
  • At least 1 student of a suitable ability level for the teaching assessment (aged 18 or older).
  • Basic first aid and anatomy knowledge is also recommended.

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.

Practical demonstration. Perform a continuous sequence of five moves from the silks syllabus.

Teaching demonstration. Teach three individual moves (one each from units 2, 3 & 4) to at least one student of a suitable ability level. 
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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