I am just writing to thank you for your amazing aerial school, Avion Aerial Arts. For years I have loved the aerial arts and always wanted to learn how to fly like those talented artists in Cirque du Soleil!
I was thoroughly excited when I saw that you had junior classes starting at the studio where my daughters learn cheerleading and tumbling. I couldn’t enrol my eldest daughter fast enough!! Haha Then I learned that you taught adults as well! I couldn’t contain my excitement and immediately enquired to see if there was availability for myself and a girlfriend to attend. It was the best decision of my life!!! A little apprehensive at first, my first instructor, Lauren, helped me get off the ground with a ton of encouragement. It took me weeks to finally get up that silk and it was the best feeling in the world! A year later and I’m still coming back each week to learn something new and practice all the tricks that I have learnt over the past year.
On Sunday (7th December) I performed in the Beginner Showcase for the first time. I was a bundle of nerves but with Mel and Fernn’s encouragement I managed to get out there and do my bit in our class production. I must admit I am still on a high from actually getting through the performance!!
Mel is not only an amazing performer herself but one of the most encouraging and awesome instructors I have met. Mel goes above and beyond to help you no matter how trivial the request. All the instructors that I have attended classes with are professional, friendly and most of all encouraging. They go out of their way to help you no matter what mess you get yourself into!! Since joining the school, I (40 years old) and my two daughters (aged 10 and 8), have felt very much a part of the aerial family! I am twice as old as most of my classmates and not flexible or athletic in anyway but as far as Mel and her instructors are concerned that doesn’t matter, as long as you have a willingness to learn that’s what is most important!!
We love it very much and would recommend Melise Avion of Avion Aerial Arts to anyone interested in learning a new skill!!
Thank you Mel for everything you have done for my girls and I.Bekk Booking, 40 years
“Aerials to me this year has been my saviour it has given me something to strive for to keep going when things have been a bit of a struggle, I have had doctors just shake their heads at me and I have just said don’t take away my aerials!
When asked what aerial means to me, well my instructor Sharday epitomises what aerials is about…no matter whether you are taking your first climb or whatever your doing, her level your enthusiasm is contagious! She smiles, encourages and applauds the most simple things that anyone achieves and for that I thank her. I have met such wonderful young girls here along the way and and at no point have I felt that my age has been a problem, in fact talking to my daughter Katie about how we could make our Ninja Turtle act better makes me proud & especially the way the other students have accepted me as an equal.
Thank you for a wonderful year you have kept me going, you have kept me motivated and most of all you have made me feel proud of myself! I am sure I would have given up a long time ago if it was not for the encouragement from my instructor Sharday. Encouragement, Friendship & believing in yourself is what it means to me! “Monica – 58 yrs old
Since starting at Avion Aerial Arts 3 years ago, not only have I become fitter and stronger, but also grown more confident in my body awareness and ability to push myself to the limit. Under the wonderful Melise’ Avions’ guidance the school is enriched with positive and encouraging students and intructors.”Kathleen – 24yo
I LOVE training with Avion Aerial Arts. They’re all an amazing bunch of people who are so encouraging. Mel is one of the best people I’ve met who puts her heart and soul into every aspect of the school and each student she works with. She is so inspiring and brightens any room she walks into with her positive attitude and upbeat energy. An amazing teacher!! Love her.Angela – 22yo
I have done all different fitness from Gym training to Muay Thai to representative touch football but nothing comes to the physical and mental strength that is need to do this. The respect I have for everyone that does aerials is high as this will take you out of your comfort zone and give you self confidence to try new and different things. Even though I’m greatly outnumbered by the girls, it doesn’t feel that way as everyone is there to help each other progress and get better. There is such a good comradery between all the aerialists. I know the perception for a lot of people is that this is a girly form of training but it is anything but this! My core & over all body strength has increased dramatically over the 6 months I have been doing aerials. The environment throughout the studio is so positive, no one is there to put you down, they just want to see you succeed. I would like to thank all the girls for everything because before this I couldn’t see myself standing in front of a group of people and being centre of attention, let alone doing an aerial routine on stage in front of a room of complete strangers.Jason – 25yo
I was welcomed into Avion Aerial Arts about 18months ago; I say “welcomed” as this is exactly how I felt from my first lesson, the environment and attitude Melise’ and her amazing instructors have created is one to be revered by other “Arts Schools”.
Being an elementary student, I have been lucky enough to have spent time under the guidance and instruction of most of the Avion Instructors; the quality of their training, knowledge and their LOVE of Aerial is outstanding. I have also had the opportunity to work with Melise’ in a private setting; and let me tell you, I am in awe of this woman! Her attention to detail and her sheer determination to see you succeed is inspiring.
But its not just the instructors and Melise’ that make Avion Aerial Arts the incredible place that it is; I have the honour of attending class with the strongest, intelligent, funny and motivating women and men on a weekly basis. It feeds the soul!!Wendy – 30yo