Bazaar After Dark

Last night the women of Aerial Dance performed at Bazaar After Dark on Wisconsin Ave. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! We had a number of Aerial Members perform short sequences alongside four Instructors on 3 apparatus. Even cooler, we had dozens of members come out to cheer us on!!!! It was so amazing to see our little…

Redundancy for saftey!

Since I spent so much of the weekend doing saftey checks, I have saftey on my mind. And I thought some of you may be interested in the redundancy put in place to keep you safe. You see the crash mats and super visible things we use, but do you know that the attachment points…

An engineering marval!

A large portion of my Sunday morning was spent at the studio changing the attachment points for the hammocks from double point to single point so we could launch our new hammock program. And I have to say, wow is our aerial structure awesome. I knew when I worked with mechanical and structural engineers to…

Levels!

In the Pole program at Aerial Dance, we use Levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Extreme) to structure our curriculum. Why? Because leveling is the best method to use for learning a new skill. Educational research has proven that grouping people together by similar skills results in the best environment for learning. Benefits of our leveled pole…

It shouldn’t be about summer!

It’s started. The “get your summer body” posts. And I just want to SCREAM at these advertisers who are trying to make you feel like crap about your body so they’ll shame you into starting their program and using their product. And how well is that going to work? If you only care about “looking…

Carpal Tunnel it is not….

The topic of carpal tunnel surgery keeps coming up in my Facebook news feed. Both in my pole and aerial feeds and in my friend groups. I read the comments and think about writing a dissertation on the topic in the comments as I know way more about this than the average bear. (oh, wait…I kinda already…

Whitney was right

Have you ever looked in the mirror and had no clue who was looking back at you? Here you are a strong, confident person, but somewhere along your latest journey you lost you. You knew it could happen so damn it you were watching for signs to make sure it didn’t. But here you are…

Beware of the Internet

The internet is the best and worst thing ever. We all love the rabbit hole of Instagram videos watching amazing feats of beauty in the air for hours (usually accidentally….I swear I was just going to look for a few minutes….three hours later…) The internet is a great tool for aerialists. It can give us…