Let Me Think About It and Get Back To You

I have ton to write about folks, especially since it’s been at least 10 days since I’ve blogged. Some would wonder if I am dead. I had a house full of amazing pole dancers staying with me, shedding glitter and sequins all over the place … I went to the Colorado Pole Championship (which was […]

SteamPunk Circus at Chimeria Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bin6BR1XjoI

So it’s been a really long time since I’ve updated my blog and all I’ve got is old news. But not to my blog.

I performed at the SteamPunk Circus event a couple weeks ago with my fellow poler Stacey. Since we are both hopelessly not with it, we had to Google steampunk images to come up with outfits. I’m pretty handy with a sewing machine so I got busy after a trip to the fabric store and then the hardware store. I came up with a faux leather harness which was a total gas to make and pretty easy to pole in.

I’ve gotten to the point with my pole dancing that I can show up to an event and freestyle, which takes a lot of stress out of performing. Before now, I wouldn’t consider performing without choreographing the entire thing. No doubt it would have looked better had I choreographed and practiced it, but I probably would not have committed to the show because that takes a lot of time.

Stacey and I are working on a duet and we debuted some of our doubles moves, which you will see in the video clip.

I still have so many ways in which I can improve but this is honestly the first video I’ve seen of myself where I haven’t cringed the whole way through. I still hate that funny thing I do with my free hand and I need to s-l-o-w down just about everything, but I’m actually kind of pleased.

Handstand to Sit-up on the Pole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJptG9f2dqM&feature=youtu.be

Now that I’ve progressed to Level 4 Pole Skills at Boulder Spirals, the tricks are getting harder, which usually translates to “more upside down.” The handstand to sit-up scares the crap out of me so I decided to drill it until it became easy. Today was my day although my son was less than impressed. He was all, “Was that it.” Meh. Regardless, I got my son to video it for posteriority. Now I need to add ten crunches in before I come up.

June 2012 Pole Routine

It’s been several weeks since the White Rabbit party and I told myself that if I didn’t video my pole routine now, it would be lost forever. Whether it deserves to be archived is highly debatable, but I figure it might be interesting to see what I looked like when I was just starting out […]

Look Ma, No Hands!!!

Teaching My First Real Class                                Thursday, April 26, 2012 I finally reached the final destination of my instructor training: I got to teach a class – to paying customers – all by myself. As in no one was there to […]

All Work and No Play Makes Vivienne A Sore Girl

Level 3 Progressive Series: 7th Class                     Saturday, April 21, 2012 I wish I could report that something spectacular happened today in my Level 3 class but I done shot myself in the foot. When Sasha helped my install my X-pole in my living room, er, Champagne […]