Before I start this entry proper…, it’s been exactly 1 year since I’ve started pole!!! And this blog is also 1 year old now haha.. Doesn’t feel like a whole year though! How time flies
So, the new term has started. And for the first time in my pole journey, I’m taking up the promo. Which means, I can take any class and every class that my current level permits me to.Which means, I’ll be at the studio ALOT more often, so hopefully it also means I can get fitter and stronger this term!
Sounds a lil daunting, and boy is it tough. Hahaha, went for my first class of inter 3 on Wednesday and felt so down in class for the first time. Even though I was mentally prepared for setbacks, I was still taken aback when I got stuck with the right leg hang and the Violator. I couldn’t get the right leg hang with my heels on, my pinkie just wouldn’t touch the pole. And I slided off the violator in a spin climb which was rather scary. Didn’t dare to even try it from a double spin climb during the routine after that.
Felt so down, and then decided to stay for beginner’s pole and slaps class with one of my fave instructor to cheer myself up. Best decision ever. Revisited basic knee spins and did it entirely on my left side (ABOUT TIME!), body waves, jump ups, pole walk, head rolls, chest rolls, and head flicks. Then I realised how much I have neglected these beginners moves cause there were still a hell lot more room for improvement for all these moves and I thought to myself that it’s SO important to go back to basics sometimes! Like what instructor T said today, there’s always something you can brush up on even if you think you are already doing it well. How true.
And I actually had tonnes of fun during the beginner’s class. Made me remember how it was like when I was a beginner. Encouraged the girls who are pole virgins (hehe) to relax and have fun! So I am actually gonna sit in beginners class as and when I can from now on, try to do everything on my left side to balance the muscles out and build up my stamina.
The same went for techniques class, brushed up on MANY moves which I thought I was okay at, but in actual fact it’s not, especially the lines. Went for my first tech 2 class, felt a lil intimidated cause I was the only first time inter 3 student there and got sweaty palms (!!!), something that rarely happens to me. Lol. So glad that instructor T was there to guide me into new tricks safely and slowly! Learnt the half star trick, worked on a variation of pull up Vs, cleaned up the floating Kate Moss move/back stag/spiral, and improved a lil on my right leg hang and violator yay!!! Tech class…… SO VERY IMPORTANT. I am gonna attend tech class religiously from now on. Even when I attended tech 1 on monday, I learnt so many things from it, so again, revisiting basics is a must!
Honestly, I would have attended tech class (and many others) more often if I could afford it, but pole in my opinion is a rather expensive hobby, plus my job pays peanuts and I suck at saving. But I’m gonna try my hardest to put aside the money in order to pay for more promos so that I can improve better!
Starting my first pole grooves class in 6 hours time (it’s 5am my side and I’m having insomnia ), kind of excited but a lil afraid I can’t catch up with the class cause I’m slow like that. But hey, song’s AMERICAN WOMAN and I CAN’T WAIT TO DANCE TO IT!
Oh, and last week’s performance week went okay. screwed up the last performance I had but oh well, I’ll make up for it when the routine comes back on again hehe. It’s seriously my favourite routine out of the ones I have learnt so far!
Some pics from performance week
So some stuff that I wanna keep practicing and make sure it’s done properly after today’s class:
Floating Kate moss and not one that has all my weight transferred to my left leg
a clean and smooth transition for kate moss into spiral
arching my back and leaning my head to the side more during back stag
frogging my legs nicely in pull up Vs
straight legs pole sit
1 swift movement into left leg hang
pinkie toes to touch the pole for right leg hang, opening chest to the side during the trick
okay, no more brain juice. hahaha, gonna try and sleep then enjoy pole grooves later yay!!
Next post is gonna be on, common misconceptions on pole dancing, and the blog hop topic
Happy poling lovelies xxx