It all just hit at once. Melanie is opening the THIRD Vertical Fusion on August 11th!! It will be in Boulder, and is insanely exciting. The new studio will be inside the brand new Apex Gym (a place for parkour/free running). Of course there will be a grand opening celebration, complete with performances. I’ve been slacking off on Pole recently (mostly related to so much Dagorhir going on), so this is just the kick in the pants I need to get back to it. I’m going to do an improv performance. I think I’ll keep my song a secret, but when it starts playing, no one will be surprised that I chose it.
Then the Fort Collins studio will be celebrating its one year anniversary in September: another opportunity for an improv performance! And our next big Dickens show is on October 26th. I have already started choreographing this one. I’m hoping to make the audience a little bit uncomfortable; it will be an exercise in towing the thin line between “I’m OK with what’s happening right now” and “Oh my god, I don’t want to keep looking.” Muah ha ha.
My ever-present effort to bring my Dag and Pole worlds together has continued into this summer. Last weekend, Babydoll celebrated her birthday with a Dag and Pole in the Park party! All of our Da Juhr Gah fighters came out to teach the polers how to fight, and Diane brought her awesome outdoor pole so that we could show them our stuff as well! I was pleasantly surprised — and really happy — with the success of the gathering. We had a good amount of people show up, and some of the ladies really seemed to enjoy the fighting. Nina was especially aggressive, which makes me think she should keep coming back. Babydoll got to play with her birthday present: a polka dotted-zebra striped red sword. She looked awfully cute wielding it.
I guess I’ll keep chugging along. Keep an eye out for reports on the openings and anniversaries!