Last night I had the pleasure of going to Aerial Dance Over Denver to watch one of the classes. I have always loved aerial dance, especially the fabric dancing. I don’t know how I thought that these people learned to do this amazing stuff, but I didn’t realize that there was a dance class to teach you!
I was able to watch a class of young girls who had been attending class for just a few weeks, but you wouldn’t know it from the way that they preformed! They seemed to know quite a bit, at least in my opinion. Two of the girls were very young, around 5-7 and they were able to do some pretty awesome stuff! The other girls were teenagers and they were fantastic, they were winding themselves up in the fabric and doing drops that I can’t even imagine attempting.
The teacher, Megan, was very nice and had a level of patience that I cannot even fathom. The girls would do their own thing and Megan would bounce between them helping them with whatever move they were trying to do and when they finished each move she would show them another one to try.
It was really neat to see the sense of accomplishment in the girls’ faces when they finally got a move figured out. I can certainly see how this would be an extremely good choice for someone who could use a self-esteem boost because the girls would literally beam with pride after doing a move. One of the girls even ran up to her dad, after completing a hard move for the first time, and said “I did it! I accomplished my life’s dream, for four weeks!” It was hilarious.
Aerial Dance Over Denver isn’t just for kids, they have classes for all ages! No matter your experience level or age, you should try it at least once, it looks too fun to miss!