The start of a new year gives people the sense of a fresh start; a time to try new things, get rid of old habits, or better themselves. Everyone starts off with a bang! But after a couple weeks, most people tend to drop their resolutions. How do you make goals you'll keep?
I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember. It’s a part of my daily being. I wake up with it, work with it, go to bed with it, every single day. Sometimes it’s like a shadow, lagging far enough behind that I barely notice it, but close enough to block a few rays throughout the day. Other times I wake up already exhausted, my throat itching at the thought of human contact...
I am not your typical aerialist. I started in my early 30s with no dance, gymnastics, or performance background. When I went to my first class, I couldn’t do a cartwheel. Even after a year of tedious training, attending more classes than I care to admit, and having to completely change my lifestyle, I still suck at aerial. But I haven’t given up.
There are so many firsts when it comes to pole dancing. I've compiled a list of top 5 unforgettable pole firsts. If you've gone through any or all of these, enjoy your trip down memory lane. If you're new to pole, take note at the amazing memories still to come and document as much as you can!
It's no secret where pole fitness got its beginnings. It's also no secret that pole is still trying to shake the "stripper stigma." While I agree that the seedy stigma should be "stripped" (hehe) from our sport/art form, how do we do that exactly, is it possible, and can we all agree?
So when can you call yourself an aerialist? Is it a title bestowed upon you by a teacher or a judge at a competition? Do you get to start it yourself? Is it after your first class, a competition, after getting a certain trick, or doing it for a certain amount of time?
Pole classes are pricey. If you are really into pole dance, buying “normal” clothes and shoes might have lost its appeal and now your collection of pole clothes is steadily growing. Maybe you feel a bit guilty when you purchase another outfit or when you book a workshop. YOU SHOULDN'T!