We're kicking off our competition blog series by featuring one of our students, Rebecca!
We've prepared a set of questions for our competitors to answer to give you a bit of insight into their background as well as something about their competition piece
To learn more about her and her competition pole journey, keep on reading below!
1) Background: How long have you been pole dancing and when did you first come to PFS?
I'm a pole baby! I started pole'ing just over a year ago with the intro series at PFS. I took the intro series on a whim with two friends. My thought process at the time was that it would be good for me to get over my fear of "being sexy" - I had no idea pole encompassed styles other than exotic or that it would become such a large part of my life.
2) What made you decide to compete?
I wanted to put together a piece that encapsulated how I felt about pole and showed what I had learned in the past year. I also wanted to compete so I would have an incentive to make fast progress and nail some moves that were just out of reach.
3) Can you share a little bit about your piece? What inspired you, song choice, costume choice, choreography, style, etc.
I'm dancing to "Cages" by Woolf and the Wondershow. The piece is about feeling trapped by damaging internal (or external) dialogue about who "you" are and what you can/cannot do as a result of your identity. It's my personal "screw you" to the negative voice in my head. I don't want to give too much away about my costume, but it involves lots of feathers, rhinestones, and many many body ties.
4) What has been the been the biggest challenge for you in creating this piece?
My biggest struggle has been filling in all the intermediary bits between the big moves I knew I wanted while still remaining true to the emotion of the song. My song is also quite fast and has a lot of interesting percussive beats I wanted to make precise moves with, so it's been tricky getting the timing right.
5) What has been the best part of this process?
Two things! First, the feeling when you finally pin choreo down that meshes with the song fully and flows naturally. Second, hearing about and seeing what everybody else is working on. I am really excited to watch everybody from PFS just kill it on stage.
6) What are you looking forward to the most after competition is over?
Spending less time in my garage (where my pole is) and more time with friends. I'm also excited to go back to taking pole classes without looming competition pressure.
Rebecca will be competing on Saturday, November 4th at 2:45pm in the Dramtic L2 Junior category.
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