I always have romanticized, idealized images of the moves I can do when I play them through in my head. I’m sure we all do that to some extent. Right now I am working on putting together my routine for Boulder Spirals’ Student Showcase on Jan. 28th. I have my song picked out and a pretty good idea of the routine I want to do; have I learned to properly execute all of the tricks yet? Not even close.
I am getting there, though. I’ve finally got my stripper somersault down. I’m getting there with Outside Leg Hang. I’m THISCLOSE to Crossed Ankle Release, and once I get that I can — hopefully — add Crescent. Still to come: Holly Drop and Marley and some fancy stuff on spin pole. I can feel time ticking away and it’s freaking me out a little bit. But now that I am on Winter Break (I LOVE working for a school district), I plan on working specifically on my routine for half an hour a day. I think I can fill in the choreography and make it all come together, and then work on perfecting the tricks while I’m in the studio with the crash mat and a spotter.
I was commenting to a friend of mine that I’ve noticed that the ladies who dance Pole — at our studio and in general — seem really smart. We have a lot of career women and college students who come to take classes. Being in Boulder, I suppose it could be a biased sample, but you know what? I don’t care; it’s good enough for me. So now I will tout the brilliance of Pole dancers to the world.