Following the journey of a pole instructor, studio owner, and accident prone aerialist!

Helping out after the storms

This past weekend NE Wisconsin had a whole bunch of tornados, rain and high winds. How did we at Aerial Dance cope? Our Green Bay instructors Kelly & Lynn brought their classes in to our windowless staff room and had them do push-ups with crash mats on them during the tornado sirens! Awesome job by…

Pedantic Progression

Pole is so exciting. You see this amazing move on Instagram and you just can’t wait to try it! The problem is that in order to do pole safely you need to have a progression that gets you ready for whatever the move-du-jour is. And that is where your instructor comes in! At Aerial Dance…

The necessary evil of policies

As a business owner there is one big thing I’ve learned in the 9 years my doors have been open and is the importance of policies. They make things clear. They make things consistent. And most importantly, they mean that I am still alive and haven’t died of an ulcer. No joke. Every time any…

Ode to Niki

Today is a happy & sad day for Aerial Dance. Instructor Niki is having her “last day.” She is getting married in August and moving to Tomahawk. I’m so unbelievably happy for her and this next adventure. But I’m going to miss her SOOOO MUCH! Niki has been the quiet hero of Aerial Dance. We…

The challenge of challenges

Owning a Pole & Aerial studio means appreciating and HATING the internet. I love it because it helps me educate about my business and connect with students outside of class times. I HATE it because students are also connecting with other business in the industry that don’t give a crap about their saftey and instead…

An ode to ModTruss & EPS

It was the opening number of the Christmas Show, 2016. The theme was “Broadway” and I was sitting at the top of a pole during “Cell Block Tango.” Instructor Paige climbed under me and put her foot in my crotch to hummingbird and the pole tilted her direction. Then Instructor Meegan handspring and I grabbed…

Please Come!

Tonight from 6-8pm at Appleton Beer Factory is the fundraiser for Laura. And I’m asking each and every one of you to take a little time to stop in. Why? Because we may be a fitness studio, we may be a circus school, but we are a community. We say all the time that once…

8 years!

Today is the 8 year anniversary of Aerial Dance Pole Exercise. That is crazy. I woke up thinking how much that wasn’t the plan when it started (it was supposed to be a hobby business I did for a few years) and how grateful I am that the plan changed. I still can’t believe many…