Honestly, best workshop I’ve been to so far! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it :D I didn’t manage to get a lot of the moves he taught, but I did learn a lot and I have a whole lot of new things to work towards.
Also, he taught the move I’ve wanted to do for ages but honestly never thought I’d be able to do. It’s a spin I saw Bethany Finlay doing, where she basically goes round like she’s going to do a Phoenix but then rather than grabbing the pole she does a somersault. And I did it! Not perfectly, but I did it! We also worked on the aerial walkover version too, but I found that terrifying. So that’ll have to wait a bit longer.
And he was so cute! I mean, I knew he was fun and awesome and stuff but he was actually cutecute. Like “I want to cuddle you and ruffle your hair and take you on walks and keep you with my stuffed animal collection” cute. I spent a good amount of time just thinking to myself “I JUST WANNA CUDDLE HIIIMMMMM”. Haha :P And bless his cotton socks, the guy doesn’t even seem to realise he’s a pole God! He was just casually doing these flippy moves and then saying in this adorable, modest little voice, “Try it; it’s not so hard”. Awwww! ^_^
I really want to get training those moves now, but my wrist is completely raw. I’m also sporting an unimpressive-looking but incredibly painful bruise on my left forearm as well as a less-painful bruise on my right forearm (complete with more missing skin). I want to do it all again though; it was so much fun!
I’ll be on a pole high for a while now… I’m so glad I went along! I saw it and thought it might be too advanced for me but I’m really, really pleased I did it! I wish I’d had money for the intermediate workshop too. Oh well, maybe next time (because dammit I WILL be going again!)
Next up… Daniel Rosen on 2nd of August! Next Saturday :D Then after that… Bendy Kate in October! Aaaaah! I’ve been going wild with the pole workshops this year, going to everything I can, and I plan to carry that on next year. Exciting times!
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