On Wednesday April 11, I hosted a little get together with some of Aerial Dance’s own competition team! Unfortunately, not all could attend and we missed them dearly! My reason behind this even was to get a perspective of what it is like to participate on the Aerial Dance Competition Team! I like many at the studio have wanted to take the leap and compete, but I am afraid! My hopes for this ladies night is that it would sway me to compete in the near future!
What I Learned
From meeting with the ladies of the competition team, I learned that the team practices a extremely beneficial. You are practicing with women who have the same goal in mind! Even though many are competing in different categories, they still have the mindset for competing! At Aerial Dance we have a pretty homey community feeling, but these women have become even closer than before! Each of the competition ladies agreed that one on one practices with the instructors and Owner Paula were beyond beneficial!
As they work on their routine many of the competition women practice when ever they have time! As we are counting down the days to the PSO Central Competition in Chicago, many of these ladies have their routines nailed down! Now they are onto perfecting the performance of their routine! How they are doing this is through one on one facial lesson with instructors! Anyone can perform a pole combo, but to make it seem effortless and graceful takes practice. I remember taking a floor flow class with Olivia. We played the face game. For those of you who do not know what the face game is, it is a game where you perform the routine learned and look Olivia right in the eye the whole time. I couldn’t make it through the routine without laughing. I give these ladies so much credit! It takes courage to be able to perform, but to compete is on a whole other level.
What the Ladies Found to be Most Beneficial!
- Instructors help writing the competition routines
- One on one lessons for routine
- One on one lessons about facial expresssions
- Team practices
- New competition apparel to tie the team together
A Word From Some of the Ladies!
Team Member Veronica!
Team Member Kayla
Team Member Amanda
Team Member Misty
I absolutely love aerial dance. It makes me feel strong and beautiful. The amazing women always know how to brighten your day. I’m competing to be my own person and to show off the awesome skills I have learned.
Team Member Tiffany
Aerial Dance has changed my life and given me something for ME! As being a wife and mother you can sometimes lose yourself and Aerial has given me something to work towards, a goal to achieve for myself. Competition team just seemed like the next step to help challenge myself. Along with the actual sport of pole, I have met some amazing woman, who I am blessed to now call friends. I can’t wait to see where I am on my pole journey a year from now, five years, and beyond!
Team Member Cybil
THANKS FOR SHARING LADIES!
Until Next Time!