When it comes to pole I’m all about the tricks. I love learning and practicing new tricks…they just get me energized. But as we all know, it takes a lot more than good tricks to make it in a competition. A solid (and winning) competition routine is a well-balanced mix of technique, flexibility, artistry (the ability to tell a story), creativity, and fitness.
Now I’m on a mission to get stronger in all of these areas, and to be the most well-rounded dancer I can be. My trainer is helping me with the fitness part, but the rest is on me. Because of my hectic work and training schedule, going to classes isn’t always an option, and while I have two poles at home I find myself walking past them more than actually practicing on them. So I started thinking of ways that I could encourage myself to work on my weak areas more…I mean some serious motivation. I came up with the idea of Freestyle Friday as a way for me to challenge myself – the only way to get better at something is to practice…right?
Each week I am going to challenge myself to do a freestyle routine and document my progress. I’m sharing this challenge for three reasons:
1. Now that it’s public it’s encouragement to myself to get it done. 😉
2. To get helpful feedback from my fellow pole sisters. Thanks in advance!
3. I’m hoping it will encourage others to join in and challenge themselves.
So here it goes, my first ever EntGoddess Pole FreeStyle Friday! (Not great, but hey…it’s a work in progress!)