In case you were wondering, I’m still mildly obsessed with Hoop. If I’m not in a Pole or Conditioning class, I’m usually hanging around….

Single knee hang below hoop

Literally. Or pretending I’m flying….

mercury hoop

I have been having far too much fun. 🙂

single knee hang


Yep. Aerial bliss.

I’m pretty certain you should give this crazy stuff a try so you can be just as happy as I am in this picture. It’s not guaranteed, but I’m pretty certain you’re going to like it :).

I hear that the hoops are too high. No height excuses! If you’re comfortable with climbing to the top of AD’s poles, then you have a general idea of hoop height.

A lot of people say that the round shape and “wobblyness” of Hoop is frightening. I argue that newness should test your skills and keep your mind sharp, and the wobblyness helps you make sure you’re paying attention to what you’re doing! Since the Instructors at Aerial Dance are well-trained in spotting and your aerial arts of choice–what do you have to lose? 🙂

back balance thing hoop

Don’t give me any body excuses either. I’m pretty sure I’m holding on here by the sheer power of my behind…. OK, maybe not, but pretty close.

You don’t need to be in any particular aerial fitness level. My Choppers into the hoop were pitiful, almost non-existent, when I started. Now they’re acceptable, working towards awesome. There is no requirement, other than the willingness to learn and try new crazy things in the air. 🙂

Fabric’s not so bad either. 🙂 I struggle with it, but it is certainly fascinating and fun!

Candycane collage

If you’d like to keep up with my aerial shenanigans, I usually try to post photos to my Instagram account. You may also stumble upon pictures of an adorable cat…

See you at the studio, and happy flying! 🙂