|Me on Static Trapeze|
Trapeze has been both a fun adventure and a therapeutic experience for me. It's helped me get over my last relationship and move forward into being a strong individual. Flying, in particular, clears my head in the same manner that yoga or even reading does. It's a huge stress reducer for me. Trapeze has also been my gateway into cosplay and costuming as well. It's always great when one hobby leads into another and in this case reenforces my love for attending comic conventions. Sort of like a circle of hobbies that keep bumping into each other and building off one another.
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Anyway, Static classes resumed this fall for a short period, but my schedule was so crazy with cosplay things that I only made it to two classes. I was worried about my wrist since pole had aggravated it and it had begun to bother me after classes had stopped earlier in the year. Turns out after Static Class my wrist feels BETTER. The big difference is the weight distribution and anytime my weight is on one side (for a turn) it's always on the right and not the left. I also notice my wrist starts bugging me when I am stressed. I think Static also improves the flexibility in my wrist and the strength.
Anyway, I haven't had classes in over a month because they are back on a break being in-between seasons now and my wrist is killing me. I do inventory at work. I carry around a binder with all my order forms and it has some weight to it. I write right handed so the book is in the left on my bad wrist. After inventory today I walked by another department to ask a question and a friend pulled me aside asking if I was doing the robot with my one hand. I was trying to work out the stiffness and pain from holding the book. This doesn't happen when I am taking classes regularly.
I am very loyal to my teachers and even though I really want to continue my classes with the same teachers their schedule is pretty crazy right now and I don't foresee classes starting soon. I need to get my butt into some kind of circus class now even if it's for just one day. I can deal with the pain but it's rather annoying and if I can fix it with out surgery or medications I would much rather do that. I get emails from a few different circus schools and companies. I finally emailed one of them back today. This school does not have Static classes, even though the head teacher does teach it. But that is sort of good because maybe I can learn something new and not be cheating on my static teacher. I don't know this new schools lingo and the classes are labeled funny. So I emailed the teacher for clarification. Because of my pole experience I don't think I can handle corde lisse (or spanish web). I am not a fan of silks, but if that's part of the class I can do it and I sure it will help. I am also wondering if part of it is hammock. After watching hammock a few times I think it's something I could definitely do. I get confused on silk and hammock looks like a cross between silk and static. It also could involve cloud swing which looks like a cross between hammock and static. I know that the classes are not hoop or static.
They also have BARRE classes!!!!!! Barre, I think, is going to be a fad work out even though I am sure it really is amazing. It was created on the heels of Swan Lake because every female wants a ballerina body after seeing that film (personally, too skinny). So barre class from what I understand is a workout based on ballet. It sounds like it would be fun to take a class, but like pole I am not sure how beneficial it would be to my wrist. I have a feeling barre would not aggravate it but I doubt it would help improve it in the way acrobatics does.
I am hoping to try out some different acrobatics at this new school and take their yoga class that is wonderfully two hours before and when Static resumes return back to Static. What's nice is they are both in the city on Sunday's. I think they are both in Brooklyn as well, even nicer.
Anyway, I hope the teacher gets back to me. I sent her a lengthy email discussing my wrist and asking exactly what this class is, where, and how much it costs. She has a lot of pay what you can classes as well. It's kind of a mayday email, because I was not happy with how awkward my wrist robot was today. I have to remember to wear the stupid brace again. I am also hoping I don't get scolded for cheating. ;o)
And this is Hammock. This is the best youtube I could find. :o) Enjoy!
If anyone out here in Suffolk County, NY is interested in taking Pole Classes the school I was going to is Shimmy Simmy Dance Studio in Medford, NY. They also have chair dance, belly dance, zumba, kettle bells, and burlesque classes. They hold lots of events on the weekends. This past Sunday they had a pole Halloween party for students, but about once a month they have a Boudoir Pin Up Photo Shoot and posing classes among other special classes. They also have birthday and bachlorette parties. I wish they had a yoga class. Hint Hint...
If anyone is wondering why I don't plug my trapeze schools, it is for privacy reasons. As much as I would love to and probably will at some point in the future I don't want to post my weekly whereabouts so publicly. However, if you are in NYC, the 5 boroughs or Long Island and are interested in that information shoot me an email. :o)