The purpose of this chapter is to be an introduction to Russian bar and to help with the fundamental elements of Russian bar technique. The intention is that with the help of this manual, teachers and students will be able to construct their own bar and safely begin training bar technique.
The manual will cover some basics of both single and triple bar work. There are alternatives and variations to the techniques and equipment discussed in this manual and over time students and teachers may discover their own preferences and adjust their practice accordingly. Trampoline is an essential learning tool for the development of flyers’ acrobatic skills. It is advised that the teacher and flyers have a sound knowledge of trampoline technique.
This manual will give a limited introduction to how the trampoline can and should be used but further knowledge is essential to become proficient as a Russian bar teacher or performer.