The basic format of our pole classes is: meditation, workout, trick time, dance time. Sometimes there is a moving meditation in there too but that depends.
I get all happy for dance time and then it comes an I'll start dancing and my mind will blank out. Fairy climb I get to the top of the pole and well then what? What can I do from there? Sitting here at the table thinking about it I can list off somethings but in the moment I blank- test anxiety pole dance style.
First, getting up high kind a freaks me out. I am short- and mildly klutzy (okay-- moderately)- staying close to the ground is to my benefit- I have a shorter distance to fall.
I can do some pretty fun tricks and I am really proud of them, however, incorporating them into a dance and staying fluid escapes me. Figuring out what to do escapes me.
Sometimes I wish I could have someone just calling out trick names and I could incorporate them because sometimes I can only remember like two things to do.