Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

Working on the flow

Lately I've stopped working on more advanced pole tricks and started working on my floorwork and fluidity. I do have some fluidity when I practice alone. But when I perform in public, I'm stiff as a board. My neck is especially locked, except for the frequent hair toss. I need to start making grace and flow a priority, because it can be just as stunning (if not
more so) than advanced pole tricks.

I'm working for about 30 to 40 minutes every Sunday night with a professional dancer and former exotic dancer, on my floorwork. She's teaching me some seriously advanced but beautiful floorwork. It's requiring stronger abs than I have right now. I never thought I would see the day when I have to build up my abs even more than they are now. But practicing this floorwork will certainly accomplish that.

Learning to unlock muscles that are normally engaged during floorwork is certainly a challenge. I think I need to unlearn about 4 years of the muscle locking habit and really get into wet noodle phase. But I've observed more and more that being languid while keeping a flow connection from your neck all the way to your hips is part of what creates some of that jaw-dropping floorwork that I've seen a very few and very talented strippers do.

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