Hi there, my Lovely Readers! Long time no see, how have you been?
I know, I know. I made that resolution in January to post at least once a month, and then I went AWOL for four. Let’s just pretend I meant a post a month on average over the year, OK? We’re friends, right?
A couple of weeks ago, I made something of a break-through in my swings, and I wanted to share~
So this post is for those who are new to flying or are seriously considering starting to fly. Beyond knowing where to fly and how to prepare yourself emotionally, here is some practical guidance on what to wear and what to bring to class, things I’ve learnt through trial and error as a novice flyer.
Happy New Year, my lovely readers!
I’ve been terribly quiet on this blog, and my last blog post was not the most cheerful, but I hope I haven’t given you the impression that I’m not into flying anymore. If anything, I think I was borderline obsessed about flying, with some undesired side effects.
So I thought I’d talk about commitment…
I know there are a few more weekends of indoor classes left, but I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Gorilla Circus for a great summer of flying! The weather in London has been pretty horrible, but the folks at Gorilla Circus always taught with energy, professionalism and a great sense of humour. I’m missing you guys already!
Circus Space re-opened its doors in September, commencing Term 1. I might have been a bit overzealous when I signed up for classes; four classes a week (three flying and one acrobalancing), which comes with four free conditioning classes. That’s eight classes a week, or 14 hours, more hours of training than what I got at a full-time dance course. I was really excited about training to my heart’s content, but life has been in the way – I haven’t been able to make all of my flying classes, never mind the conditioning classes. And right now, I’m not enjoying flying as much as I used to…
Guys, the last few weeks have been emotional!
I have a new Nemesis. It is no longer the Birdsnest, but…
*dun dun dun!*
The Cutaway Half.
Oh dear, I’ve been neglecting this blog, haven’t I? There is so much I want to say about flying trapeze, and circus in general, but I’m struggling to structure them into coherent posts. I want to discuss with you the differences between flying on a small rig and a big rig and the pros and cons of studying one alongside the other. I want to share with you my thoughts on what ambitions are realistic for an adult beginner. I want to talk about progress as a flyer not on the trapeze, but in acrobalancing…
Let’s kick off with a progress update post to get my writing juices flowing!
Guys! Last Sunday, 10 June 2012, I graduated from Beginner to Intermediate level at Gorilla Circus!
(Maybe I am not actually progressing very quickly, but hush! Celebration time!)
What are the secret glittering treasures that come with Intermediate classes at Gorilla Circus, I hear you ask.
- One trick without lines I did a knee hang, woop!
- More swings! Cos everyone knows what they’re doing and are super efficient!
- Watching advanced students doing fancy tricks! Cutaway whoaaaaa
- Doctor in the house! Only if Will of the “elegant man-splits” is in the class also…
- Two catches! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!