As many of you will be aware, I competed in my first pole dancing competition POLE ADDICTION earlier this year. I received the video of my performance and feedback from the judges when I was away on holiday, and only recently remembered I promised to post the routine here for you all to enjoy.
Song: Lightning by Little Mix
Concept: How would electricity dance?
Choreography: My own
Hair and Make Up: Jen Oliver Beauty
Costume: Honey Birdette, Luna Pole Wear, Bras n Things and Pleaser USA; wires and cuffs were handmade.
Videography: EMC Photography
TOTAL SCORE: 117/180
Trick Technique: 17.5/30
Level of Trick Difficulty: 17/30
Judge 1: Fierce costume and make up, great lines in tricks. Smile more :) Watch feet in transitions. Test costume before show to make sure no hiccups happen (But you continued well!)
Judge 2: Wardrobe malfunction didn't put you off that's amazing work, good lines just watch your toes, great commitment and energy, so strong, love your creativity and feeling.
Judge 3: Dance chorey flowed nicely, great to see you looking up and confident up there. Keep that bottom arm strong on your butterfly and work on pointing toes.
I feel the judges' comments and the score are fair in most respects, although I do have to refute the implicit suggestion made by Judge 1 that I hadn't practised in my costume prior to my performance. I had, and my wristband had never popped or even made any attempt to pop during my rehearsals, so it was just bad luck that it happened on the day of my performance. In all other respects though, the comments are fair and the feedback is constructive.
I'm very pleased with my score, I must admit; given this was my first performance, the fact that I consistently scored above 50% in all categories is huge in my book. Although it's not my highest score, I'm particularly pleased with my score for Transitions, as transitions are something I tend to struggle with, and that little 19.5 makes me glow inside. I'm also pleased the judges liked my concept and scored me well on my execution of it.
All in all, Pole Addiction was a fun experience and one I am looking forward to participating in again next year. I didn't get a sashie this time, but I know there's one with my name on it out there - I just have to keep dancing until I find it.
If you're afraid to fall it means you're prepared to brave the heights from which you might fly.
Me With No Apologies.