Why I like teaching Intro Classes

My teaching specialty over the 11 or so years I’ve been involved in aerial has become teaching beginners, and I really love it. It takes a special type of skill and patience to teach an absolute beginner once you’ve been doing something for a while, and while I might not have guessed it would appeal to me so much, it does. One of the many reasons I like teaching newbies is dispelling some of the myths about doing aerial work. They...

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Rice Bucket: the Way of the Aerial Warrior.

One of the questions I get asked most often is “How do I increase my grip strength?” which is almost immediately followed by “How do I prevent injury, cramping and fatigue while working on grip strength?” Two questions, one answer: by harnessing the power of the Rice Bucket. The rice bucket workout is a great supplement to any grip strengthening regime when used to create balanced musculature. Balanced musculature...

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Why “Versatile Arts”?

At first glance, “Versatile Arts” might seem like a strange choice of name for an aerial studio.  Most aerial schools have “circus” or “trapeze” or at least something relating to the air in their name; this one could just as easily be a photography studio or music school.  To understand the logic behind the name, you need to know how the company came to be. Before I was the director of an aerial studio, I was a software engineer.  I worked at...

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