I started pole dancing in January and since then I have always wanted to go to a pole dancing competition. It’s one of those things like cheerleading, where you wonder what a competition is like because you don’t really see it as a competitive sport.
So when the time came to get tickets for the All Ireland competition I decided it was time to find out what it was all about.
First of all, it’s a long competition. I feel like this is something that’s not talked about. Depending on the number of people performing in the categories it can go on for a long time. I was at this competition for roughly six hours. Yeah. Insane. I originally thought it was a couple of hours kind of thing. But no.
I didn’t have a problem with the competition being long, but I would have liked to know roughly because I would have planned accordingly and brought snacks or something lol.
Second, the performances are incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it. I mean I know what people normally think of pole dancing but this is next level. And as someone who is new to the pole world, I appreciate the performance even more because I know the work and strength it takes to even get to a level where you can perform a routine like that.
I applaud anyone who has the confidence to compete like that because it’s amazing. I was awed by every single person that performed, their techniques and elegance. It’s definitely something I would recommend seeing.
And finally, would I ever do it?
Probably not. I have only been doing pole for a little less than a year and I am definitely nowhere near confident enough in my skills. That, and seeing the amateur category at the competition made me feel like I knew nothing about pole.
I think it would be really fun to perform though, even just when we do dance routines and things in class it gives me confidence and makes me feel sexy. So I think it would be fun to do routines…but probably within the privacy and safety of my own pole class lol.
But I guess we see what happens, maybe in a few years I’ll keep up the hard work and be competing before you know it! 😛
Until then, I’m just content with going to class and leaving the performing/competing to the professionals 🙂
~ Courtney x