Then: 1 pole room with concrete floors and 6 poles. We used to use hair dressers mats to cushion our feet.
Now: 2 pole rooms. Wood flooring and professional grade crash mats.
Then: Aerial room with 1 rig. The old studio had a dropped ceiling. The aerial silk rigs would come through a cut out hole in the ceiling. We used to use a bean bag to cushion our falls :)
Now: Tall ceilings, 3 rigs, crash mats.
Then: The hardest move you could learn was a shoulder mount....maybe a gemeni if you were lucky.
Now: Handsprings, pole drops, spatch cock...and other unbelievable tricks
Then: No online reservation system. We had a sign up board behind the front desk. You could only take one class each week and it was a 4 week series. If you wanted to take an additional class, you had to pay extra.
Now: Really convenient online reservation system that allows you to bounce around the schedule freely.
Then: Classes were $100/month. It included one class each week.
Now: Packages starting at $25/month!
It is truly amazing how far the studio has come. We were one of the first pole studio's to open in the country 6 years ago. Now, pole studio's are scattered all across the world. It's such a great community to be a part of. Cheers to another 6 years!
Enjoy some pictures of the olden days :)
^ That is Becca without dreads ^
She has been with me since the beginning of time :)