When I started my journey with Aerial Dance it was ironically for something completely unconventional.  I had decided to sign up for a flying trapeze and trick riding camp on horseback in Minnesota and had only a few weeks to get physically fit enough to be able to hold myself up on the flying trapeze at 34 feet in the air and to stand on the back of two moving horses.  I had signed up for such a physically demanding camp because I had always dreamed of being able to do it but I never thought I would actually see myself being able to succeed in it. I never thought I would be able to be strong enough to even stand up on the horses, much less to fly through the air and do tricks while I’m doing it. 

I had been absolutely freaking out as to how I was going to gain all this strength in such a small amount of time.  I had heard that Aerial Dance was a really good way to build strength and to build it fast.  I had decided to take the risk and try pushing myself in classes  for those weeks prior to my camp to at least somewhat build up my strength so that I would be able to make the most of the camp I was attending, and hopefully be able to get something out of it that I did not think I would be able to. 

Come time for the camp I had actually gotten enough strength from my Aerial Dance journey that I was able to stand up on the moving horses at both a walk and at a trot.  I was able to successfully do the splits on flying trapeze in the air, as well as practice tricks with a catcher! I was on top of the world to be able to finally do something I had always dreamed of doing and I never once thought I would be physically capable of it. 

I cannot thank the Aerial Dance team enough for pushing me to go towards my goals and helping me take the right steps to get my physical strength to where I needed it to be to be able to do this! This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me, and I owe it all to you guys for making sure I was able to finally do something I had always dreamed of!