What is on your bucket list? Most people think of a bucket list as the list of things you’ve always wanted to do before you die. I know that sounds somewhat morbid, I like to think of it as the list of things to do to feel alive and the adventures to take during a lifetime. I’ve been consumed by work since I’ve arrived in Seattle and my only source of stress relief is finding ways to free my soul through dance.
My Bucket List
- Dance in a flash mob
- Perform like Cirque du Soleil acrobat
- Work in a job that offered world travel – check!
- Fall madly, deeply in love – check! I should have been more specific with this and instead stated “Fall madly, deeply in love and keep this relationship alive”…live and learn.
A couple weeks ago, I took a Zumba class being offered at a Lululemon Athletica store at University Village by Medora, one of my favorite instructors. It was such an amazing experience to dance in the store as shoppers walked by on a Sunday evening. I thought, wow, this is what it must feel like to dance in a flash mob.
As I’ve wandered around Seattle I stumbled across a trapeze school in West Seattle and a barre studio in Capitol Hill. I thought to myself, the best way to conquer my fear of heights is to confront it head on by taking to the air like a Cirque du Soleil acrobat, plus it would cross off an item on my bucket list. The trapeze class I signed up for was silk aerial which was done on the silks or the long fabric attached to the ceiling that the acrobats climb and suspend themselves. I naively thought there would be a harness to hoist the beginners up and down the fabric. I later learned it is your body strength and the technique to strategically wrap the fabric which gets you up there.
The barre studio workout focuses on the barre warm-ups traditionally done in a ballet studio, not the bar with alcohol. I found this spot as I was on my way Tavern Law which is the bar with alcohol, confusing, right? Since this was essentially my last week in Seattle, I decided I must take at least one class at each of these places since I’ll was going to miss the Glee Flash Mob rehearsal on Saturday.
I signed up for 3 ballet classes at Barre3 for $30, versus $20 for 1 class, awesome deal right? I might have to reserve judgement on this since Tuesday morning will be my first ballet class in a little over a year. I’m still pretty sure I’m going to discover new muscles in places I never knew existed.
On Thursday evening, I’m scheduled to take a beginner silk aerial class. That is what’s pictured in this blog post, I’ll post pictures of the class and how it went this weekend. No time to chicken out now!
What are your thoughts?