Sunday, 28 April AEST was Caroline Springs Pole Addiction, the annual in-house studio competition that allows the divas across the studios to get a taste for the stage. This year there was a slight change to the competition and it doubled as heats for UNLEASHED, with division winners getting automatic entry into Pole Divas most anticipated event of the year.
This was my second year competing in Pole Addiction, Intermediate Division, and, while I haven't won a sashie yet, I was super proud of my routine. It was a heavily modified version of the routine I worked on for last year's Showtime solo. My amazing instructor and Pole and Aerial Divas Caroline Springs studio owner Kristy gave me some one on one assistance to get it looking all shiny and clean, throwing in all sorts of tricks along the way.
I purchased a professional video of my performance and have received it, however I'm not posting it yet and I'll tell you why.
While I didn't win, all entries to Pole Addiction go into a Wildcard draw for UNLEASHED, so I still have a chance. I'm not expecting to get in, but if I do get a Wildcard entry I want to keep my special routine as much of a surprise as possible. Wildcards are announced on Monday, so you'll know them if you will be seeing my video before June. I'll probably do what I did last year and wait to get my score and feedback from the judges, and post the video alongside those.
But, even though I'm not sharing the video yet, I'm putting up the photos for all to see. There is a major story behind this routine, which will be revealed when I post the video, but there's clues throughout the photos and anyone who has seen any version of this routine may have already picked up the story I am telling. All will be revealed within the next few months.
This Feeling: Pole Addiction 2019
Unless otherwise stated, all photos were taken by the supremely talented Emily from EMC Photography. The song lyrics quoted are from 'This Feeling' by The Chainsmokers.
Nothing beats Pole Addiction!
Thanks to everyone who made it so amazing!
If you're afraid to fall it means you're prepared to brave the heights from which you might fly.
Me With No Apologies.