What Are Dual Stunts?

Dual stunts, also called partner stunts, are a gymnastic related activity that requires two people, and they are commonly used in dance, acrobatics and cheerleading routines. Partner stunts should be learned in a progression of easy to hard rather than learning individual stunts for a certain routine. Safe progression helps partners learn their typical body movements and prevent injury while establishing basic partner stunt skills as the routine’s foundation.

Partner dual stunts are divided into three basic techniques: climbing skills, climbing with weight transfer skills, and timing and lifting skills. In multiple person stunts, there is generally a base, a spotter and a flyer athlete.