So last night was our full-dress rehearsal for Amateur Night. It was the first time everyone got to see each other perform, (wow, it’s really going to be an awesome show!) and one of our
instructors sat in to critique and give pointers on everyone’s
Basically, sh*t just got extremely real!
Anyway, I’m so happy that three of my good pals at the studio are
participating too! Miss Folly is doing a pole routine too, and Anita
and Putt are doing burlesque slap routines. It’s absolutely reassuring to have familiar, friendly faces with me as I sit and silently try not to panic.
But come to think about it, I’m pretty familiar with almost all the rest of the girls too, and everyone’s friendly. Which makes all the difference when you have to get up there and perform in front of all them! Intimidating, much?!
I took a video of myself doing my routine, and while my lines and tricks are farrrr from flawless, I’m happy enough with it. At this point, the routine is what it is… warts and all.
Cos Amateur Night is in 48 hours (!!!) and I sure don’t plan on killing myself trying to nail anything now. And hell, if I couldn’t get something in the last 3 weeks since I put the whole damned thing together, ain’t no miracles are gonna happen in the next 2 days!
(Note to self: Next time you decide to perform your own pole outine, start bloody earlier than 3 weeks to the Night!!! Some of my fellow pole performers had already been practicing their routines for weeks before I even finally decided to sign up!)
But seriously, it’s not the technical details that I really care about. I’ve already accepted that I’ll probably screw quite a few things up, and that my feet will inevitably flex, I might accidentally crash-land, etc… but I plan to just soak in the whole experience and enjoy it!
Like they say right: When all else fails, keep calm and body roll!
Interestingly enough, one of my pole classmates who sat in for a sneak preview told me after my rehearsal that I needed to clean a lot of things up, (which I agree with, though it’s rather disheartening to hear)
And in contrast, our instructor who sat in to critique later turned to me and actually said, ‘Everything’s perfect.’ (which I don’t agree with, though that’s like, ultra-freaking fabulous to hear)
She’d been taking notes for everyone on slips of paper, and showed me that she’d literally written nothing down on the piece paper with my name on it!
So either she’s tripping or I am! LoL!
Wish me luck guys….!