I recently had the opportunity to attend an Aerial silk dance class at Northwest Dance Studio in Orlando. The moment I heard about the class, I said sign me up because when will I ever get the opportunity to do this again.
First a little background on the studio. The studio, directed by Sarah Swindell, opened in 2005 and strives to provide not only dance training but also instill self esteem and confidence in its students. It is focused on reaching out to students in the nearby community and offers them opportunities they otherwise would not be exposed to due to financial or other similar hindrances. Classes offered include ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, aerial silks and more and are open to all ages and abilities. The studio is also home to the Northwest Dance Company which offers the serious student performance opportunities throughout the year. Students learn not only dance and performance technique, but also learn about lighting, music, and stage production.