Tonight was the first class of the new term of silks and it was my first in the advanced class. A little like when I went from beginners to intermediate, I am a little out of my depth. That is, if it is possible to be out of your depth six metres of the ground.

At one point at the end of the class I got a little stuck and because I have lost some conditioning after nearly two months without class, I was getting really tired. That meant I panicked a little because I could feel the strength draining from my arms and then a foot got tangled. But you know what? I had a freaking blast. I’m now in a class with teachers learning alongside me and it was fantastic fun.

The teacher for the term is Ari who has just come back from nearly 2 years overseas performing through Europe and learning from other performers around the globe. I can’t wait to see how far I can progress this term. Check out Ari’s video below!