I lost my performance virginity!

Yep, that title probably offended half of my readers and it probably caught the eye of another 100. LOL

Bobbi’s Pole Studio in Sydney has an annual Christmas Party where students can perform routines they have choreographed, or where students who have participated in a group routine might perform it just so everyone else can see how frickin cool they are (yes, I said it, group performances are SO COOL).

Anyway, I had originally planned to do a doubles performance with my dear friend Memphis but on the only day we had where we could both be in the same place at the same time, after weeks of going through songs we found out that another group of girls had already chosen the same song as us. Total bummer. So we decided that since there was no possible other way for us to get together, we would call it off. I was pretty devastated because I was really looking forward to performing something in front of an actual real life audience.

A few days later, my teacher Jedda asked me if I wanted to perform with her and Jet (another girl in our Saturday Pole Grooves class) and do our week 8 routine from last term. The song was London Bridge by Fergie, it was an awesome routine and I was totally keen.

So over the next 3 days I listened to the song over and over again doing the routine over and over again in my head just in case I’d forgotten some of it because I hadn’t even though about the routine for 6 weeks.

The night of the Christmas party came and I got there extra early. The party was held at The Club in Kings Cross. Anyone who has been there will know that the poles are tiny. My head could almost touch the ceiling in my 7″ heels. They are also very close to the edge of the stage, I’m talking a foot at the most. Our routine had parts where we needed to trucker girl forward and roll over/push back onto the part where the stage did not exist in front of us, so we had to improvise on those bits. I nearly fell off the stage so many times. Luckily noone videoed me or else there would be a lot of funny faces :p

I wasn’t nervous which is a weird thing for me considering it was going to be my very first performance in front of a public audience. There were faces in the crowd I’d never seen before. People from off the street who didn’t even know who I was.

I got up there and performed my ass off. It was the most exhilarating thing I have ever done. I felt so much adrenalin. Everyone was cheering for us. With every move the crowd got louder and louder. By the time it had ended, all I wanted to do was get back on the stage and do something else.

I didn’t sleep that night. Since that night I have been planning my next performance. I’m not sure where it will be, maybe amateur night or some other competition. But wherever it is, it’s going to be frickin awesome 🙂

Special thanks to Brad from Vertigo Photography for the amazing photos. I decided to take the pole which happened to be behind a huge speaker so pics of me were limited, but all of the photos from the party were amazing. No surprises there though, right? 🙂

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