Aerial Dance is truly a unique environment. How many spaces – work, fitness, or otherwise – can you walk into and be instantly greeted by friendly faces, unequivocal support, and a sense of being home? Though I’ve been a long-time pole member, I recently took my first silks class. I didn’t know what to expect, whether it would be difficult (it was – I’m very glad I have arm/grip strength from pole!), or if I would be embarrassed by being behind my fellow students. What I found was both refreshing and unsurprising. As someone with a history of severe social anxiety, being in an unfamiliar situation with new people is stressful. But as an Aerial Dance member, I should have expected exactly what I found – not judgment, but unwavering support from the instructor and my peers.
I am so thankful for the supportive sisterhood that is Aerial Dance, and I’m sure you are too. I invite you to show your support by engaging on the ADWI Member Motivation Facebook page, trying a new class, upgrading your membership, or sharing your achievements on Instagram. We know how supportive the Aerial Dance community is. Now is the best time to reciprocate that support.