Posts tagged ‘floor work’

Intro to modern dance

“I’m going to dance and you’re going to follow along and do what I do.  I’m not going to break down every move and I’m not going to give you counts.  Welcome to modern dance.”

I’m not sure what I was expecting as I walked into class on my first day of modern dance.  I had been told to come prepared to dance, but I had not been told what to wear or bring to class.  I had known before class that everyone in the room would have had dance experience, but I hadn’t expected half of the class to have experience in modern (remember, this is intro level Modern I).  And coming from a background in Irish dance where t-shirts and shorts were the usual in-class uniform and – of course – pole dance, where sports bras and booty shorts are the norm, it was a little bit of a culture shock when I realized that everyone around me was dressed like a ballerina in leotards and tights. (more…)


August 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

My pole is my therapist

This summer has been very difficult for me in many ways. There’s a lot going on in my family right now, and every time I’ve gone home to visit I’ve received bad news. This weekend was especially traumatic, and the worst part is that I can’t talk about it with even my dearest friends because that would be violating my family’s privacy. However, it’s something I’m going to have to deal with for the next several months, and I know it’s going to weigh heavily on my heart.

I’m not going to pretend that when I pole dance all of my worries flutter away like carefree little butterflies.  But I can say that being able to go to class every week still gives me something to look forward to.  Nailing a move still gives me a rush of positivity.  Creating a routine still gives my brain something to do when I need to stop thinking about all of the things that are haunting me. (more…)

July 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm 2 comments

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