By special request, our Inverted D Tutorial is now available. I was a total dork when recording this one so there are a ton of outtakes at the end.
What tutorial would you like to see next?
Years ago many large pole competitions tried to distance themselves from strippers/strip clubs through costume guidelines and prohibiting overtly sexy moves. Thankfully, at least to me, the sexiness is back. I love watching the sexy/erotic/exotic/classic category at competitions, it is my favorite. I don't know what you look for in an exotic performance, but I want it to be DAMN sexy, I want to want you by the end. The problem is that rarely do I see the people giving those kinds of performances winning. Usually it's the person who does more of a lyrical or sporty routine with the addition of heels, a body roll and hair flip that wins. This is very disappointing to me. I'd rather the person who really embodied the spirit of the category win over the person with slightly harder tricks, or slightly better technique, but less sexiness. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on this matter. Please comment below.
Today marks the 7th anniversary of Aerial Bliss opening. Honestly, it is remarkable I've made it this long. According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. How have I made it so long while others have failed? Keeping my overhead low, not needing to rely on the business for my main source of income, and just being stubborn. I feel like a lot about the industry has changed in the past 7 years, some for better and some for worse.
How will Aerial Bliss continue on in the future? For sure, I will continue to work on our YouTube channel to provide more great tutorials. I'd like to do more performing at bars and other events. My ideas for the future of the studio are always evolving, so you'll have to stick around and see what we do next.
If you live in the Madison area celebrate with us! We are having $7 classes on October 7th to celebrate our 7th Anniversary!
Jackie began her pole journey in 2008 and opened Aerial Bliss in 2010.