Level: Level 1.5
A student should have fully mastered the hip key prior to working on the hip key thread thru. The thread thru provides the perfect opportunity to further test the mastery of the hip key because it tests a students ability to momentarily hold on to their tension as they rotate the hips towards the ceiling in order to get enter the thread thru. This move is a necessary prerequisite for the hip key dive. Make sure to fully master the thread thru - and RETROGRADE - prior to learning/teaching the hip key dive.