I went to class expecting to be a sloppy mess on a single trapeze. Last year when we had classes at this school our amazing teacher Amy had three single static trapezes up and sometimes a hoop. So we had three students doing the same tricks all at once. Neither Wendy or I have the stamina to pull off a full hour long class on the bar so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I fell off the static trapeze last time I over exerted myself and I do not want to do that again, nor do I want to throw in the towel when I have 20 minutes of class left.
To our pleasant surprise, when we got there our instructor, another instructor, and a friend were working on choreographing a triple static trapeze act! I have never seen triple static in action before. In fact, I don't think I have ever watched it on youtube either. I have seen double static often, but triple is a whole different trapeze bar!
Wendy was completely ready to jump on the triple static. I was hesitant being unsure of my energy capabilities, but I did it anyway. It's so much fun. Similar to regular static but synchronized and there are more logistics to think about. To the right is a picture of Wendy and me performing a trick called fish. There are two of us on a triple. In the space between us there should be another person and without that person my head was practically laying on Wendy's legs. I also can't arch back as far as Wendy is because pushing her legs back would be a bad idea.
I am glad Wendy wanted to get on the triple, because it was a lot of fun and its looking like it might be out more often. So who knows maybe a AllyCat and Wendy Wild act might be around the corner. Personally I am not much of a stage person, but if I have a sidekick or someone relying on me I can pull it off.
Every single time I go to class I psych myself out and wind up with anxiety. Every time. But the minute I put my hands on that bar everything snaps back into place. It's one of the few things I get to do that is physically demanding, fun, relaxing, funny, thought provoking, and social all at once.
|This is a bruise on my hip from flying trapeze.|
I was also looking forward to the flop out of the car when I got home, because I live so far away by time I get home my body usually turns into gelatin and I feel like I am jiggling and dragging myself out of the car and into the house. It didn't really happen like that this time, but I am still feeling it regardless. It's going to be interesting waking up in the morning. As the weeks go on I am sure I will have more to say about circus arts, but in the meantime here are some pictures for you all to enjoy!
|Back Star & crazy faces... you can tell we are having a great time.|
|My socks rock. Admit it.|