My journey at Aerial Dance started when a friend gave me a gift certificate last Christmas. She had started classes and loved every one she took. She knew I had grown up dancing and coaching dance and thought I would benefit from attending some classes at the studio.

At the time, she gifted the certificate to me I was going through a rough period in life and was questioning everything about myself. I questioned who I thought I was and what I was doing in my life. I felt lost and that I didn’t know myself. It took me another 10 months before I worked up the courage to attend an Intro to Pole class.

By that point I was going through an intense divorce. I was still questioning myself (even more). I was trying to find new outlets to not only fill my time, but explore things I had interest in but had never tried before or would’ve never tried.

New and unknown wasn’t something I did- I was always the one who had to plan and figure out all outcomes to try and prevent chaos from happening. I was nervous to attend, but honestly, equally excited. I decided to take advice I always gave my dancers before they performed. I would say when they were nervous: Nerves are good, they mean you care how it turns out. So I went in. From that first session I was in love.

It was new, exciting, and scary. It was uncomfortable BUT felt like it fit. Like this was something I should’ve been doing all along. I left knowing that couldn’t be the last time I do that. I felt like I had found a new friend that I clicked with. Something that was meant to be. It also made me feel like I had found a piece of me that I hadn’t met before. And after feeling lost for some time, it was just what I needed.

The newness and the unknown was exciting to me after having to plan everything in life. It can be so scary to try something new. I am usually the person who overthinks and over analyzes. That often prevents me from trying (part of the reason it took me 10 months to use a gift certificate!).

After coming to Aerial Dance I have realized how important it is to try new things and things that scare you. If you’re the slightest bit interested or curious about Aerial Dance- DO IT! Remember, nerves mean you care and things that scare you a little can be some of the best things that happen to you in life!

Start your journey with Intro to Pole or Intro to Aerial and see what classes at Aerial Dance are all about!