So I don’t know if there will be an official video coming out (probably) but here is a video one of the other competitors took of me at Miss Pole Dance Oklahoma this weekend.
I have a lot of reflections on the event but here is a short summary:
Overall, I’m not very happy with the performance because I knew it wasn’t my best. With the other two events I had this month (all of which I did different routines I choreographed myself) and having only 1 month to put this routine together, I didn’t have nearly as much time to refine and practice my routine. It showed. I didn’t stick my starfish, and it wasn’t because I was slipping. It was because it wasn’t fully in my body. I had sickled feet, walked flat footed, and caught my shorts on the pole in a move I’ve done a hundred times! And I got points deducted for accidentally flashing the entire audience. Oops. I guess we all have to have a bad performance eventually, but dammit why did it have to be my first national competition? It was interesting to have the best performance I’ve ever had and the worst within a week of each other, to say the least.
I did grow a lot though. My performance quality is improving dramatically, and my backbend stuck in everyone’s memory. I’m learning to be a better choreographer and performer and also just how to train more effectively. Plus I met all sorts of nice new people! Yay!
I’m really excited to see where I’ll be in a couple of years and I can’t wait to get back in the studio and come up with some new creations…