I really want to perform as an arielist. i have a dance background, already do pole dancing professionally and can hoop. Luckily those things Things I have been able to learn online and practice at home for minimal cost.( I have my own pole!) I took some contortion classes and have been practicing what i learned at home since the classes were expensive 35 bucks each. I was also taking ariel arts ( static trapeze, tissu and lyra) at 35 bucks a pop because of my other transferable skills I was picking stuff up pretty quickly and showed promise but had to quit Because i couldnt afford it :(. if it were 15 bucks- ok but i cannot find a place in L.a. that cheap.
Any ideas on how to get the practice i need for lower cost or nothing? could buy a static trapeze or lyra but have no place of my own to hang it... Also I want to actually develop a routine so I can perform. not just take endless lessons for fun. I was thinking of just doing drop ins here and there... Some girls I know who have more chutzah have been able to get teaching positions at the place they take classes at teaching beginning whatever... any other suggestions?
I used to live there actually years ago ( hello wicker park!) before I got the cirque bug-The snow got to me though! burr!
I got some great news though- one of my pole sisters who is also a pro aerialist too is teaching a lyra class at her pole studio for 15 bucks a class - yea! I signed up already...maybe i can talk them into adding static trap?
Yes, the contorting class helped Immensely after going for only 3 months! What really helps is the partner assistance, where after you get into a stretch position the teacher or another person in class will come and gently push you a bit past your body's (or may your mind's?) resistance point by pressing their body weight into you as you relax into it... i learned a great exercise for the spine where you get into Cobra position( face down on the floor then slowly push your head and back up until your elbows are straight after your relax in this position for a while try and raise one hand up over your head and back stretching your arm a bit past your ear then have your partner get behind you and grab your other arm up and back as well . If you down have a partner you can do it facing a wall( get close to it) and walk your hands slowly up the walk as far as you can and hold it for 10 seconds-25 seconds.
How long have you been poledancing? I started dancing in clubs 2 & 1/2 years ago, my tricks are pretty good but I tend to stick to the same 5 in my routine. 15 minute sets are just too much...
I would really love to get into it professionally now that my torn hamstring is about 90% healed I think I can start working on it. Now I just have to get my bodyfat %age down.... I HATE cardio. lol
On aerial stuff, I thought I would find silks most akin to poledancing, but I'm actually connecting more to trapeze... weird? I think maybe because it's slower & a little sexier. Seems like I'm more into silks for conditioning but I hope one day it just clicks!
If you ever come to Chicago, it would be sweet to train w/ you!