Category Archives: Freebies & Fun Stuff

The SassyPants List of Favorite Gifties is HERE!!!

SassyPants gift certificates!

SassyPants gift certificates!

So, you forgot to get your favorite aerialist a gift. WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU???!!!! Never fear, Dear Danglers (and their friends & family)! It’s time for….. The SassyPants List of Awesome Gifties!!!!!!

     

  1. Gift Certificates! Just say NO to clutter – give the gift of aerial fabulousness instead! May I humbly suggest a SassyPants Gift Certificate for your bestie? If I’m not nearby, check out circus centers near them. It’s a gift that they’ll love, and it will make you seem super cool (BONUS).
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  3. Fly Pretty Designs! The fabulous Meghan Bourke has launched a T Shirt line featuring her artwork of aerialists, and they’re gorgeous! I’m partial to the “Badass” hoodies, myself. (hint hint) http://flyprettydesigns.net/
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  5. CIRCUStyle! Fun circus-y tanks and tees! https://squareup.com/market/circustyle 
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  7. SassyPants Booty Shorts! (pictured below) Get your order in by 12/20 – they’re going fast! Email me at sassypantsaerial@gmail.com with inquires. $25, one size fits all!
     

  8. Vinyl Trapeze Wall Sticky Things! I am over the moon for these, especially for paint-shy New Yorkers! Easy on, easy off. Click here!  And here! 
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  10. Handmade Pole Christmas Cards! I had a good laugh when I saw these. Some seem to defy physics, but hey – a little magic and levitation is just the thing for the holidays! Click here! 
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  12. Trapeze Tote Bag! Toe hangs, anyone? Cute as a rig bag or to schlep costumes! Click here! 
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  14. Silver Trapeze Necklace! This is a personal favorite – love it! Click here! 
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  16. Aerial Silks Keychain! For all your key chain needs. Click here! 
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  18. Aerial Silks Cami Top! Shows a progression into a hip key – sassy! Click here! 

 

SassyPants Booty Shorts

SassyPants Booty Shorts

 
 
Well, that about does it for this year, Dear Danglers! I hope you all are having a Fantabulous Holiday Season, and I’ll see you in the New Year! Love and pull-ups, Laura

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Awesome & Astonishing App for Aerialists!

Make gravity your bitchToday’s blog is brought to you by the letter A!

Look what I found, friends! A nifty little app called “7”. It’s a PE-style workout app that I’m loving, mainly because it’s actually getting me to work out. 😉 Thought I would pass it on!

Why I Love It

  • It alternates 30 seconds of exercise (12 sets in all = 7 minutes) with 10 seconds of rest. I usually do 3-5 rounds per day, mixing it up each time.
  • It’s free! You can either workout a lot to open additional workouts, or just buy them (like I did – I’m way too impatient) for $1.99.
  • No super weird exercises – everything is straightforward.
  • It randomizes the workout for you, so you never have to do the same thing twice.
  • No equipment necessary, so it’s perfect for travel.
  • Great for folks going through a busy spell, moms trying desperately to get exercise in before the next diaper change, etc.
  • Even on my busiest days, I can manage 7 minutes!

 

So, if you think it might be useful, have a look! Love and pull-ups, Laura
 
Google Play/Android
iPhone

 

 

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Last-Minute Gifts for Your Favorite (Nicely Naughty) Aerialist!

Stayin' tight with the Baby Janes! Photo by Kenneth Feldman, www.pfdigital.com

Stayin’ tight with the Baby Janes! Photo by Kenneth Feldman, www.pfdigital.com

Ho ho ho! A deliciously sassy seasonal greeting to you all! Just in case you’re like me, and have left every bit of your holiday shopping until Christmas Eve, here are my top-pick last minute gifts for your favorite aerialist! Enjoy!!! Love and pull-ups, Laura

  1. Gift certificates for circus classes!!!! (shameless self promotion) In the spirit of giving more experiences and LESS CLUTTER, I am a huge champion of gifts that encourage sassiness and bad-assery.
  2. Streaming circus stretch videos! Fit & Bendy has come out with two great stretch videos (streaming, or streaming + DVD). “Get Bent” and “Bendy Body” – check ’em out!
  3. Dyna-Flex! This funky little contraption strengthens grip, and shores up stabilizing muscles in the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. I love mine!!!
  4. Thera-bands Plus Door Anchor! Do your conditioning anywhere – perfect for the aerialista on the go.
  5. Rock rosin! I sew pretty little baggie-covers for mine. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, it’s a fun way to add a personal touch.
  6. Kettle of Magick’s Muscle Salve! Made by an aerialist for aerialists. I can’t wait to try it!!
  7. Massage or acupuncture certificates! Check around for recommendations in your area.
  8. Etsy handmade aerial goodness! Everything from necklaces to aerial prints, you also support artisans and craft-makers.

 

Happy shopping!!! 🙂

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“Grazing the Sky” – CIRCUS FILM!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Danglers! I’m still in a turkey coma, so please enjoy this quick blurb about a CIRCUS FILM that’s coming our way! Watch for it – I can’t wait!!! (** before you ask, no, I had absolutely nothing to do with this film – I just wanted to get the word out!)

“Grazing the Sky”

Grazing the Sky (2013) Poster“Grazing the Sky” takes a revealing look at the incredible physical exploits of circus acrobats, and finds compelling stories of men and women confronting adversity – including the real risk of severe, debilitating injury. The price of life in the limelight includes years of study and practice, an iron discipline, an ongoing commitment to learning new skills, and constant travel far from home.

Director Horacio Alcalá follows eight different acrobats from all over the world, intercutting interviews with artfully staged footage of his subjects performing breathtaking feats with poise and grace.

Horacio Alcalá, who has been involved with the circus arts for seven years, including with Cirque du Soleil, travelled to 11 different countries over the course of five years to capture these stories. He finds a new reality where aspiring circus performers can learn their craft in specialized schools rather than through family apprenticeships. The trapeze becomes a metaphor for life ambitions, given contrast and poignancy by the ever-present risk of a fall.

Cinema on Demand info – http://gathr.us/films/grazing-the-sky 

 

GRAZING THE SKY Trailer www.grazingthesky.com from Camara Boreal on Vimeo.

SassyPants Field Trip – ROC Race!!!!

So first, there was this. I admit – I teared up a little when she WHOOPED ALL THAT ASS!!!!!!

 

 

Then, my insanely fabulous student Miss Amanda Charles suggested this.

 

 

YOU GUYS – they have foam and water slides and bouncy stuff!!!! To all my students – are you ready to be part of Team SassyPants? Before you say “yes”, you should know that there are tutus involved. 🙂 Email me if you want to get in on the ridiculous sassiness of it all! September 13, time TBD.

 

Check it out!!!!

 

 

From Drabulous to Fabulous! The INFINITY Dress!

My infinity dress!

Hello Dear Danglers! If you’re like me, you start to feel a bit frumpty-dumpty running around in training clothes every blessed day. I try to sew fun stuff on Saturdays, and today I found this free tutorial for the Infinity Dress – a stretch knit dress you can wear 20+ ways! It’s so stinking easy, I can’t take it. It’s also super versatile! Wear it over leggings & a long sleeved T and it’s great for winter, too. Here’s a link to the tutorial (sign up for her emails if you sew – they’re AWESOME!!!), and a video showing oodles of ways to tie the dress. Have fun! Let me know what you make! 🙂 Love and pull-ups, Laura

 

**UPDATE – this is also a great way to up-cycle old stretchy silks! Just did it with my blue one and it works great. WIN!

 

Tutorial Link: CLICK HERE
 
 

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My Holiday Giftie to YOU!

Hello Dear Danglers! I just wanted to wish you all a VERY happy holiday season, whatever you celebrate! Here is my gift to you (I remember the 80’s, this stuff really happened… on a regular basis). So, Merry Christmas, (belated) Happy Hannukah, Blessed Yule, Peaceful Solstice, Happy Pancha Ganapati, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Warm Winter Wishes for you and your people! I love you and am grateful for you EVERY DAY!!!! 🙂 Love and pull-ups, Laura
 

 

 

 

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Laura’s List of Aerial Silk Moves

You asked, I answered! Dear Students, HERE is my list of silk moves! It’s a work in progress, so if you see moves that aren’t listed that we’ve done in class, give me a holler! You’ll need Evernote on your computer or phone to access the list (don’t worry – it’s free!). Love and pull-ups, Laura

 

PS – you’ll notice I didn’t include instructions? If you want to know what the heck these are, get to class! 😉

 


 

Laura’s List of Aerial Silk Moves

 


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Serious Silliness – The Aerial Silk Book Balancing Challenge

Thanks to Yechiel Husarky, things got a little wild and crazy in silks class yesterday. Are YOU ready for the Book Balancing Challenge? Video your attempts and send ’em on over! Of course, if you’re wondering where the heck this all came from, click here. Enjoy! Love and pull-ups, Laura

 

 

 

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