Side Star to Whale Flow

Side Star to Whale Flow

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We love teaching this flow for so many reasons, it works several different styles of transitions and is scalable to many levels.  While beginners can work through this flow with spotting and step by step movements, as you hone your skills this flow can be one of constant movement with multiple options for incorporating tempo work and popping.
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Acro Washing Machines Series

A washing machine is series of acro poses strung together that start and end in the same place. In this series Sean and Emily teach 6 foundational washing machines that are common in many acro communities. There are an endless number of washing out there. These are a great place to start to fine tune your acro partnerships and have some fun expanding your acro practice.

Sean Langhaus
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Hand to hand can refer to the skill of a flyer holding a handstand while the base balances them on their hands, it can also refer to an entire discipline of circus acrobatics that people spend years studying and training. Hand to hand is often one of the most admired skills when people begin practicing acro as it can seem like a posed on for the the most advanced practitioners, quite to the contrary the basics of hand to hand can be explore by many levels of practitioners and it all starts with the desire and the right road map. In this series we explore the drills, progressions and techniques to begin your hand to hand practice safely, efficiently and with a clear idea of how to progress based off of where you are in your acro practice.

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Pre-reqs

Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
Side Star Whale Machine

6:04

Acroyoga Whale Pose

This one is most people's first insta-acro pose go to! It's simple, elegant, and easy. Don't be fooled though, it can be dangerous. In this video I explain how things can go wrong and what to do to avoid that happening.

Joseph Gray
$5.00
Whale → Side Star Whale Machine
3:30
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Crochet Hook

In the last video of our starter whips series, we're going over crochet hook, a tricky way of linking sidestar to a whip.

Sean Langhaus
$10.00
Side Star → Side Star Whale Machine
3:19
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Whale to Throne

In this video we review how to transition from high flying whale to to throne . This is one of the first transitions we teach our acro students as it teaches lots of useful concepts such as how flyers transfer weight, bases learn how to use level changes to enable the flyer to move with ease and how to spot the skill when beginning to work with it.

Sean Langhaus
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Whale → Side Star Whale Machine
2:08
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Side Star to Whale

This transition connects two of our foundational poses but can offer quite a challenge if you haven't taken the time to understand the variables at play. In this video we discuss the calibrations to help prepare for the transition, different ways the base can help slow the flyers movement as well as tips for how the flyer can control their transition into whale as the base finds their new foot placement.

Sean Langhaus
$5.00
Whale → Side Star Whale Machine
3:18
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Side Star to Straddle Bat

Sidestar to Straddle Bat to Sidestar is one of the most common transitions in L-basing acro commonly known as carthweels or tick tocks. This transition shows up in many washing machines and has lots variations progressions you can build off of it. In this video we review key points on how to control the level changes and speed as you learn the movement as well as spotting for common pitfalls.

Sean Langhaus
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Side Star → Side Star Whale Machine
2:52
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Side Star Cartwheel Pops

Cartwheel pops are easy to appreciate for anyone who sees them as the flyer does half of a flip through a handstand from one of the bases feet to the other. Once you are feeling comfortable with sidestar tick tocks you may choose to take to new height with this pop! This video reviews the pop timing, engagement and shape changes for flyers and of course how to spot this dynamic movement.

Sean Langhaus
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Side Star → Side Star Whale Machine
2:22
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Whale to Foot to Hand Connected Pop

Once you have practiced your whale to throne pop and throne to foot hand this pop will seem like the next obvious step. This video introduces the concept of "tempo popping" and offers ideas on how to blend multiple pops into a larger pop that travels further.

Sean Langhaus
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Whale → Side Star Whale Machine
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Whale to Throne Connected Pop

Whale to Throne is on of the first pops we teach that involves a flyer shape change. This pop is a great way for a partnership to develop their timing and start to work into pops in a progressive way. We review the steps necessary to get the flyer in the air and the spotting and base responsibilities to keep everything safe and predictable.

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Whale → Side Star Whale Machine
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Whale

This is a backhanding therapeutic posture that can offer the flyer access to deep spinal extension, and we will also see this show up in our acrobatics practice of acro yoga.

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Whale → Side Star Whale Machine