To be honest it wasn't all as fun as I had anticipated. Aerial work relies heavily on core and upper-body strength. My core strength has really improved with the training and from yoga, but I'm still a bit of a weakling in my arms. I got to the top of the rope ladder, which was cool but... yay, you're at the top of a rope ladder! That's not really a trick. And I could only really sit and swing on the trapeze.
The spinning aluminium cube looked fun, but it was very uncomfortable! Metal bars pressing into you, any shift in weight sending the whole thing pivoting on some counterintuitive axis- frustrating!
The tissue was fun, but also quite hurty at times. Fabric grinding against skin and pressing against bone. My favourite trick with this one was discovering I could sit in it like it was a hammock and pull the sides around me . If I'd had a book and some snacks with me I'd have been comfortable for hours.
I'm not sure what to call the apparatus below- our teacher just referred to it as non-traditional. I liked it the best. I twisted it up and then let it unwind and had a nice dizzy spin.
After training a bunch of us went to watch a roller derby match. I'd never seen roller derby before except in the movies and I found the bouts difficult to follow but I think the Rock Mobsters were beaten by the Dead Ringer Rosies who went on to defeat the Toxic Avengers and then the Dolls of Hazard.
Pretty exciting day all round. We're on holidays from circus for two weeks and then Term 2 resumes. I can't wait! It's such a fun group of girls, we're all becoming really good friends.