SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY AERIAL SPORTS SOCIETY
We are the Aerial Sports Society at the University of Southampton. If you are interested in Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop or Aerial Silks, then this is the society for you!
We offer weekly lessons in Pole, Aerial Hoop, and Aerial Silks. We also run several socials per year, and compete in inter-uni competitions and Varsity.
We also offer a weekly practice session for members, held in the Student's Union.
MEET THE COMMITTEE
Eleanor Dodd 'Elles'
Course: Crystallography PhD
Experience with Aerial: Silks, Hoop, and some Static Trapeze. Currently training with SpinCity to become a Beginner Hoop Instructor
Favourite Move: Poisson Split
Course: BSc Mathematics
Experience with Aerial: Have been doing silks and hoop for just over a year
Favourite Move: Double fallen angel drop in Silks and Mermaid in Hoop.
Course: BSc Educational Psychology
Experience with Aerial: Have been doing Pole for just over a year
Favourite Move: Tinkerbell
Course: BN Adult Nursing
Experience with Aerial: Have been doing Hoop for just over 2 years
Favourite Move: Classic French Gazelle
VICE PRESIDENT & COMPETITIONS SECRETARY
Kirstie Butler ( AKA 'Posh Tottie')
Course: BA Ancient History and History
Experience with Aerial: Pole on and off for about 3 years, Hoop for 3 weeks, Silks I am yet to try!
Favourite Move: Peter Pan in Pole and Man In The Moon in Hoop
Course: BA English
Experience with Aerial: Have been doing Hoop for just over a year
Favourite Move: Mini Mill Wheel
Harriet Samuel 'Hattie'
Course: BA Philosophy and Politics
Experience with Aerial: Hoop for just over 2 years, and Pole and Silks off and on for a year
Favourite Move: Star on the Bar in Hoop
We are currently very kindly sponsored by Spin City, giving us discounted Pole and Hoop bibles, as well as discounted merch and instructor training.
'Spin City is one of the largest specialist aerial fitness providers in the UK. With five studios and instructors all across the country, we aim to provide a fun and challenging approach to aerial fitness in a welcoming and professional environment.'
'Director of Spin City Kate Edwards now specialises in training other instructors how to teach Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Sling and Pole Fabric applying her extensive fitness background to help educate instructors worldwide. Spin City's pioneering approach to Instructor Training unites cutting edge fitness techniques with an array of aerial equipment. Kate has written ten certified aerial fitness courses which are accredited internationally with AFAA, NASM, ActiveIQ and the PDC. Together with our main programmes, we also offer supplementary training in Anatomy and Physiology and Stretching and Flexibility.'
'Alongside her training courses, Kate also writes and produces the ‘Pole Bible’ and the ‘Aerial Hoop Bible’ two of the leading education resources available for aerial dancers worldwide. The bibles series was extended in 2016 with the addition of the 'Doubles Pole Bible' and the 'Doubles Hoop Bible'. 2017 also saw the release of ‘Flying Through Pregnancy’ Kates guide to pre and post-natal pole and aerial fitness training.'
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