I started my pole journey March of 2022. It is one of the best decisions I have made and the most fun I have ever had doing any type of work out. Working out at the gym made me feel awkward and out of place, and I felt like everyone was judging me. But at Aerial Dance there is no judgment. I am not one to keep up with something, when things get tough I quit. I
n my high school career, I quit cheerleading and track. Thinking back now I wish I would have stuck with it. I was stubborn then and I am still stubborn to this day, but I realized I needed to take chances in life, see what would happen or where it could lead me. Even though pole is not just something you can be great at right away, I still love going no matter how difficult it gets, I stick with it!
I wanted to continue with the beginner class but, the instructors were like you are ready to move up. I still debated about it, and then I bit the bullet and moved up into the intermediate class. The instructors there allow you to move up when they believe you are ready.
Granted there are times where I am exhausted, but I still pull myself together and get my butt to class. I have a new job and I work 7:30 a.m. until 5 or 6 p.m. with a half hour drive each way. Plus, I work part time with kitties.
I need to go to practice more, but unfortunately it is not working with my new schedule. It is putting me behind in class and it sometimes makes class tougher, but the instructors are always there to help and coach you no matter what level you are at. When I was in beginner pole I made 95% of my practices. I liked being able to drop in with another class and practice with another group of girls. Because I need instruction and structure, I think I would be overwhelmed if I had to practice alone and do my own thing.
I am excited to keep working at this, and I hope one day to be an awesome pole dancer. I want to continue to do this for as long as my body will allow me too. Summer is a busy time, and I personally am gone quite a bit, but I somehow have found time to make it to my classes. Sometimes I wish class could be 2 times a week with a practice. Practice makes perfect, and I hope you all continue to work hard and show up!
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