Pole Tutorial! Corkscrew into Inversion!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=428ED45NJKg[/youtube]So here is another clip, and a turn that I have grown to like more and more.  It used to be difficult for me, but now it feels pretty good.


it is what it is

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRDta_f7yYc[/youtube]I really like taping myself when I practice, and not because I love looking at myself, but it really helps me see what I like that I am doing, and also what I want to change or make better.  Sometimes our brain tricks us into thinking we are doing something, then we watch it, and it is not what we thought it was.


Tutorial! Turn!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMWiX7YvmBM[/youtube]This is a fun easy turn that looks harder than it is.  I love this turn.  When I show people this turn, they are always amazed because they can't figure out what the body is doing.  So I hope you have fun with this one, and show me your version of this turn.



Spinning Pole

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md3aJiVW6QE[/youtube]Tonight was the first time I really spent time on practicing on the spinning pole.  For some reason I have not been motivated to trying it that much, but decided to go for it.  I definitely feel a little queasy, but I really enjoyed it.  I felt very pretty on spin mode and liked that all angles of a move can be seen while in that pose.  And it feels like it can be more powerful when dancing and spinning that fast. 

So I think I will start practicing more of the spinning, but am still a huge fan of static.


Flag Pole Dance Tutorial!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLmWQHTJGlg[/youtube]So here is the first of many mini pole dance tutorials.   I really hope this helps some dancers.  I know I have learned a lot through the internet and want to do the same for others.  Also, if there are any moves you want to see a tutorial on, please let me know and I will gladly do it....well assuming I can do the move. 

The flag came fairly easy for me.  Because I have a background in hop hop and breakdance, it felt familiar to my body, unlike some other moves do not feel natural to me.  The flag looks super cool from high up on the pole, which I will do a tutorial on that as well, as it is a different story getting into it from the air.

So enjoy and I hope you guys have fun!  And if you can, post a video on Denver Dance Facebook Page of your version of the flag!!!


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI4Qvm7C4Do[/youtube]To most people you may not care about this or feel the need to be able to do it.  But I am so proud that I can do this!  and it is still hard as hell, and I still can't do it everytime, but the  fact that I can most of the time makes me feel so good.  And  that is doing a pullup from a dead weight hang.  I am no light as a feather person.  I am pulling up 160 pounds, and damn it is hard. But I am so so happy and feel powerful that I am getting strong to do it! 


I want to be good at everything the first try!

Does anyone else out there try something new for the first time, and get a frustrated when you don't succeed right away at it?  That is me, and always have been that way.  My mom said when my brother and I were  little she took us bowling and she said never again.  Apparently we both were not very good at it and cried.  Well even as I take aerial lessons, which is new for me, I want to be good at things right away. 

So  today I asked my boyfriend to go play tennis since there are courts right by my house.  I have not played since  I was little, and I don't remember being good at it.  But he agreed and I told myself I wouldn't  get frustrated, and just have fun.  Well...it started out fun, but everytime I hit the ball, it didn't go where I was expecting it to go, and I spent more time chasing and rounding up the tennis balls.  And needless to say, I was pissed.  Why is it I have to be good at everything right away??  Maybe it is human and other people feel this way too.  I know it is not logical.

I guess it is also the same when learning a new dance move.  I want to get it right away.  I guess there is some joy though out of working hard on something and then accomplishing it.

Oh well.



So I am super late on getting this video up, but here it is finally.  This is another hip hop move that if you do it in the club, I gaurantee you will get everyone looking at you.  It is a cool looking move.  The weight changes are a little weird at first and it is hard to do the move slow.  But once you have it, it is easy. 

I would still love to see some videos of anyone who is brave enough, to post on Denver Dance facebook page of you doing the heel toe.  There has got to be one person in the world willing to do it!  Well there has been one so far.  Alice was super brave and posted a video of the crip walk on her page, and she did a mighty fine job!  Thanks Alice!!!

Enjoy and hope you guys learn something.  And don't forget to send requests of something you want to see and learn.

My first drop in my aerial lesson at Miraas!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDhEa06gLJo[/youtube]I have been taking private aerial lessons at Miraas dance with Heather Booth.  She is an amazing teacher and has taught my friend Diane and me soo much.  Diane has the stomach flu right now and could not join me in my lesson today, but when she sees what I did today, she will be so excited to try it!  I missed her tons today but had a blast in my lesson today, and my arms are complete jello right now.

When I was up in the position to fall forward into the drop, I was so scared!  I was just sitting up there laughing because I didn't think I could do it!  Heather finally said on the count of three,  just let go.  And I finally did!  It felt so amazing!

Yay!  Can't wait to learn more!!  Thanks Heather!

Platinum stages is Looking for their next "Platinum Star"

Platinum stages sells dance poles, and they are looking for someone to represent them.  You have to submit a video and write some things about yourself.  Well I am going to try.  I have never been the person that wins things, ever.  And I feel the same about this, that I will try but nothing will come of it.  But  still I get a little excited about having a video put together and going for it.  So we shall see.