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!