Foundation Silks Instructor Course – 4th-5th March 23 – Crawley
4th March 2023
CAW Fitness, West Green
This 2 day in-person course will provide you with the necessary skills to start teaching confident and effective aerial silks classes for adults.
The course allows personal interaction with our qualified tutor and an in-person practical assessment. On successful completion of the training course you will leave with a Spin City Certification.
Pre course reading and theory assessment: work through the learning material and answer the theory questions related to each unit.
Training weekend practical assessment: this is a modularised assessment where you will be required to give a class introduction, teach a warmup, teach 3 individual moves from the course, demonstrate a combination of 5 moves from the course, and teach a cool down.
Questions about the course? See the FAQ below, check out the course details page or contact us.
You don’t need any qualifications to attend the course, we do recommend that you have a minimum of 1 year's aerial silks experience as a student.
Basic first aid and anatomy knowledge is also useful but not essential.
The course price includes access to our online platform for 1 year, lifetime access to our course video library, a digital course manual, access to a pre and post course mentor by email/phone and a full weekend's tuition with one of our qualified tutor assessors.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate.
In the event of a reassessment there is no charge.
Once enrolled on the course you will be provided with a link where you can purchase a professionally printed manual.
There is some pre-course reading which is done on our online platform, you’ll also need to watch the course videos and complete the online theory assessment.
If you can’t complete the online theory before the weekend you can still attend however, you won’t be able to claim your certificate until the theory has been completed.
The course covers everything you’ll need to start teaching a class including; basic health and safety, student screening, how to teach a safe warm up and cool down, how to teach foundation level aerial silks moves, how to safely spot moves, class planning and preparing combinations.
- Assisted Mounts
- Emergency dismounts
- Tying a Hitch
- Standing on the hitch
- Sitting on the hitch
- Cabot Circus Pose
- Layback Splits
- Crucifix Splits
- Straddle in hitch
- Gazelle in hitch
- Hiplock in hitch
- Goddess in hitch
FIGURE 8 FOOTLOCK MOVES
- Figure 8 Footlock (single foot, single silk) on floor and in air
- Figure 8 Footlock (double foot, double silk) on floor and in air
- Standing Hip Lean
AERIAL DANCE FOOTLOCK MOVES
- Aerial Dance Footlock (single foot, single silk) on floor and in air
- Aerial Dance Footlock (double foot, double silk) on floor and in air
- Basic Stand French
- Basic Stand Russian
- French Climb (with descent)
- Russian Climb (with descent)
- Footlock Climb
- Straddle Invert
- Split Silk – Tuck, Pike, Pencil, Straddle
- Single Crochet and Double Crochet
- Double Crochet-Double Crucifix
- Inside Knee Hook and Outside Knee Hook (from Straddle Invert)
- Cross Back Straddle
All our courses come with a Spin City Certificate and are endorsed by:
AFAA – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine
PDC – Pole Dance Community (Pole Fitness and Anatomy & Physiology Courses only).
Our courses are recognised by insurers worldwide and your certificate will assist you to obtain public liability and professional indemnity insurance that will cover you for teaching.
The Spin City courses have been written for adults who are apparently healthy in the general population. With your certificate you can expect your insurers to cover you to teach adults over the age of 18.
Insurance companies will require you to hold an additional certification to teach any group that is termed as a 'special population', which includes children and young people (under the age of 18), older adults (over the age of 55), pre- and post-natal women and those with disabilities.
Theory: the theory test can be retaken online as many times as you like until you pass.
Practical: in the event of a ‘referral’ in any of the practical units, you will receive detailed feedback and an action plan that will give clear instructions of what we will need to see for you to achieve a full pass. You may be able to retake the unit over the weekend. If not you will be handed over to our online assessor and mentor who will provide you with support over email/phone and who will guide you through the reassessment process.
You will have up to 6 months to complete your practical re-assessment by video submission.
Full terms and conditions can be found at https://www.spincityinstructortraining.com/terms-and-conditions/#section-f2f-courses
You may be able to carry out your assessment at a later date, within 6 months of your course. A video submission can be sent in at no additional cost, or a face-to-face assessment may be arranged at a cost of £60 (to cover venue hire, administration and the cost of the assessor). Any bookings for such face-to-face assessments must be made at least one month in advance unless we agree otherwise.
Contact us as soon as possible for any changes to your course booking.You can transfer to another date/venue for the same course, provided you give us at least 30 days’ notice. There is a £45 fee to transfer which must be paid before the course transfer can be completed.
Within 30 days of the course you can cancel your attendance and receive a 50% refund of the price paid. You will retain access to the learning materials and have the option to re-enrol at a 50% discount at a future date.If you have an unexpected injury, illness, or pregnancy please contact us to discuss your options.