Student of the Month

August 2015
Elizabeth Belle
What brought you to Bumbershoot Aerial Arts?
My friend Susan! She talked Amy into having a morning aerial fitness class during the week so we could go while our pre-schoolers were in school! I fell in love with the aerial arts and just kept signing up for more classes.
What is your favorite apparatus to work on?
Silks! At least so far! I'm hoping to add a few other apperati later in the year when my littlest one goes to kindergarten!
What is your favorite thing about Bumbershoot?
Being able to challenge my body and mind in a caring and supportive atmosphere. And having fun while working out in the air!
What kinds of things do you do when you aren’t hanging in the air?
Besides taking care of my three children and ferrying them from activity to activity, I am also a singer. I have my own women's vocal trio, the Saint Louis Sirens:
What is your favorite dessert?
Salted Caramel bread pudding
When you are having a tough day in class, what do you tell yourself?
Tomorrow is another day, don't sweat it. Sometimes things just need a day or two to gel. That's what open aerial is for!
What is your favorite trick? Least favorite?
My favorite trick is what I call the "Kippy -trick"! (Amy calls it the Liz trick/ weird hip-key)
My least favorite trick, I guess, is shoo-fly, but even that has become less uncomfortable than it used to be.
If you could run away to a desert island with one person from Bumbershoot who would it be?
Oh, I don't know how I'd choose, there are so many great people from Bumbershoot!
Do you have a favorite memory from class or performing?
I'm not sure if you can put this on the website, but when I first started with aerial fitness, Amy was trying to get the whole class to do some (simple) trick without a spot. She said, "Don't worry, I'll talk you through it." One of the guys piped up and asked "Are you going to talk my ass over, too?" I think anyone who has struggled with straddle-ups can appreciate laughing about it!
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