FoCo One Year, Nightmare on Pole Street

As is typical, Desiree Galvez produced some beautiful shots of the performances. She's a talented lady, AND she works her booty off!!

As is typical, Desiree Galvez produced some beautiful shots of the performances. She’s a talented lady, AND she works her booty off!!

October is such an awesome month!  I get more tired because the weather changes, but I also love the look of the leaves changing against the blue sky, the smell of cooler weather, and not suffocating when I get into my car in the middle of the day.  I also love — and practically live for — Halloween.  But more on that soon.

First, Vertical Fusion Fort Collins celebrated its one-year anniversary with a birthday party that was delayed due to the flooding.  But that worked out OK, as we got to do a silent auction and donation-based class and pole play to benefit flood recovery efforts.  It was wonderful to be with all of my Pole people again and to just dance together; we all needed it.

I performed an improvised routine that was opposite of my usual style.  Therefore, it was sad, flowy, and dancy rather than sexy, smoldering and booty poppy.  I danced for myself and for my friends; I just let the song take me over and did what felt right.  I’m very pleased with how it came out , and will put it up once Ron gets an edited copy to me!

Our Halloween showcase at the Dickens, Nightmare on Pole Street, is scheduled for October 26th!  Way back in May when we set the date for this show, I felt like I had all the time in the world to prepare for it; that never works out.  But I’ve been working REALLY hard on this routine, and I think it’s going to be a hit.  I sure am having fun when I’m dancing it.  I am really excited to see what everyone else is pulling together.  It’s going to be a big show: 24 performances, I believe!

I danced for 3 1/2 hours this morning.  First, I got to the studio and rehearsed my piece until I couldn’t do the tricks anymore.  Then, I taught Fit-4-Pole.  Then I did Triple Threat with Amber and Babydoll.  It was to a ZZ Ward song, and was SO AWESOME!!  I love dancing with pole people who’ve been doing it for a while, because choreography goes fast, and you can learn almost an entire song.  I fell so in love with the song Amber picked (“Charlie Ain’t Home”) that I came home and purchased the whole album!  Now I’m pretty much obsessed and am already determining which of the songs I might want to do a routine to in the future. There’s another thing I LOVE about Pole: now I listen to music in a whole new way, and with a much more open mind.

Happy Fall, and Happy Halloween to you all!  I hope you have some awesome plans in the works.

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