Progress Not Perfection

Many women start their journey with Aerial Dance excited and nervous to see what poling holds for them, Everyone starts in the beginners class and advance as they are ready. Here is where the trouble begins, as classes continue the moves, spins, and tricks get more difficult and students can become discouraged and give up.…

Fear

Fear – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.   Fear is a small four letter word, but it can hold so much power if you let it. Two weeks ago I experienced my first truly fearful moment while poling. I was…

Get Your Goal!

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry I’ve been away for a while–life got a little hectic! While I was “away,” I decided I will go for my goal: complete a 5K! This particular 5K event also has a 0.05K going simultaneously. In case you were wondering, 0.05K is about 54 yards. Both races have the same reward. At first,…

Slippin’ and a Slidin’

WOOO! IT almost feels like a heat wave out there! With this heat, it brings some challenges while poling. You slip and slide where you want to stick and stick where you want to slide. This past week I was a Sweaty Betty! My hand grip was shot and my feet seemed to have sweat…

Bruises Brought to Light

Hello Everyone! As I began taking my pole class I discovered an undeniable truth, I was hooked and loved going to class. I was not very strong or graceful, but soon learned that strength and grace will come over time! My strength is coming along nicely… grace on the other hand I am still working…

Rigging from Trees

As soon as I posted a picture of myself outside on a hoop I was inundated with emails on “I want to buy a hoop to hang from a tree”. BAD PAULA. You got people excited, thinking it was a simple thing to do and didn’t explain all the steps to actually hang from a…