AmyLynn Sachexnayer is the studio's new teacher in training. One on the most important steps on our personal pole journeys is that of the Intro Series or Beginner Pole classes... so much happens in this process and I wanted to share and inspiring reflection written by Miss AmyLynn.
Something I've been cherishing since observing the beginner's classes - besides both seeing where I have come from aesthetically-speaking/strength-wise and seeing others beginning their new passion - is the chance to go back and mentally "relearn" some of the basics I take for granted now. Whether it's due to having to mentally break down (for a new student) something my body has memorized to the point I typically don't have to think about it or due to being forced to stick with a small bag of "tricks" and tools - something about it has created a desire within me to work on perfecting that which I already "know." While I am always eager to learn something new or to use something I've recently learned to push myself to generate strength as a dancer. I am finding that focusing on (continuing to) develop what I already know is truly helping me become a better dancer. Whether it's my fireman spin, my climb (not a beginner's class move, but still pretty 101), or anything else we deem "basic", there is always room for improvement: cleaner lines, (more) pointed toes, slowing things down, becoming more fluid, treating my transitions as equitable investments (the same as I would treat learning a new trick)... All of this leads me to want to drop back into some 101s to work on perfecting my non-dominant-side and to continue to make my basic moves more beautiful. I suppose I'm sharing this because a) I just wanted to and b) hopefully I can inspire someone else to "look back" rather than always looking forward. While looking ahead keeps us growing and challenged, looking back grounds us and firms up the foundation we're building on.
(Thank you to all our instructors.) - AMYLYNN
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