So here’s my performance at MPC last weekend. I’m not overly happy with it; it’s sloppy and my right foot’s doing it’s usual trick of not pointing 90% of the time but oh well. There’s a lot I feel like I could’ve done better and it certainly wasn’t an advanced routine compared to my competitors. But I honestly don’t think I’ve enjoyed performing a routine as much as I enjoyed this one.
I do wish I’d put more effort into training and managed to get some of the combos and tricks I wanted to put in, but the past couple of months I was in a bad place - something I’ve only realised upon looking back. I’m going to break from competing and choreo’ing now and I’m going to focus on building strength and flexibility, cracking those combos and tricks and, more than anything, freestyling and just dancing everything out. Hopefully next year I’ll be back and fighting!
This was amazing - so not sloppy! It was honestly so good, I loved your shoulder mount circles and oh my god your jade split is to die for! You should be so proud, I think your routine was fantastic ;)
A couple weeks ago I was approached by a dancer by the name of Derick Pierson. He explained to me how much he loved "War: Pt. II" and wanted to use it to dance to in an upcoming competition, of course, I said yes!
Then, I found out he was a POLE DANCER.
AND HOLY SHIT WAS I NOT READY FOR THIS VIDEO! THIS GUY KIIIIIIILLED IT! SO TALENTED AND I’M PROUD TO HAVE BEEN APART OF HIS PERFORMANCE!
i get asked this question a lot, so i thought i’d make a picture guide to show how to kick into a basic handstand without wall assistance. my number one tip is to make sure you shift your weight onto your hands and engage your core before kicking up! notice the difference between the second and third pictures - your shoulders should already be square over your hands, not behind. this way you’re just bringing your legs up to the straight position, not shifting your entire body forward when kicking up. hands are shoulder-width apart.
holding the balance requires core, shoulder, and forearm strength. keep your core engaged and apply pressure to your fingertips or the heels of your hands to adjust and balance. being able to bend your arms (i.e. not locking your elbows) gives you even more control.
things to work on to improve handstands: planks, pushups, and handstand pushups (using a wall).