Learning to be an aerialist is proving to be one my hardest challenges to date. For the past few weeks I’ve been up in Edmonton taking training from FireFly Theatre. I took several aerial classes from them years ago in 2008 when they were using space in a gymnastic studio and boy is their new studio space amazing!!
The classes have been a huge challenge for me both mentally and physically but thankfully all the teachers are spectacular and the energy there is really positive and uplifting. If I’m struggling with a move there is undoubtably always someone there to cheer me on. Everyone in each class is so supportive of each other and I’m sad to already be half way through the 6 week courses. I don’t really know what my plans are with aerial or if I’ll ever feel that I’m good enough to perform. I’m trying to live by my own advice and “love the process”; to focus on enjoying the experience of this new challenge without placing expectations on my progress.
If you ever get the desire to tone up and turn upside down, go see FireFly and sign up for some classes!