During weekend 7-8 May the Czech Championship in pole sport was held in the capital city Prague. Last year (at the end of November) I spoke with my pole dance teacher Lenča about the possibility of performance here. But I must warn you that I started training more (understand: attend to private lessons just in November) so I am a beginner (laik) although I have met pole dance in August 2014. However, the private lesson is totally something different than standard group lesson with the other girls – such as I had to take some supplement (glutamine), otherwise I was unable to train so much, but it is another story about my love – pole dance (maybe next time).
I wouldn’t expect how much time the preparation for competition could take me. In the end, I had two private lessons a week and almost every day I practise pole dance at my home (of course I had to change a little my schedule in Malta but I still trained almost every day). But preparation is not only about training the individual exercises and figures. You need to find the suitable music, shorten it to only 2 minutes. Further, you need a special dress for final performance. Of course, that must match lots of rules. And I wouldn’t remember the main part is thinking about the choreography because there are lots of rules for it as well if you don’t want to lose lots of points.
Let go back to the own championship. I performed at amateur category with Maruška (thank you for support, I really needed it). The registration started at 9 and until 11AM we had a possibility to try the pole. So far I have used to a X-pole, but there was Gym pole. The biggest difference is the speed of spin – very quickly. But fortunately, it wasn’t slippery as I was worried for the first time.
Before a performance, it was necessary to prepare me – put on some make-up and clothes (thank Erika for sewing). I also changed my hairstyle with Maruška’s help. Approximately at 14 it was my turn. Big thank Lenča for support before the performance. She has been spending some time with me and Maruška and enforced us to warm-up and breathing. I think that it was very helpful because during my show I didn’t feel any nervosity and I must admit that it was the first time when I danced in my dress and on Gym pole (in addition after illness).
You can see the photos before and after with Maruška and Lenča.
The last big thank is for Monča who was so willing to drop me out to Prague and back to Brno. And what’s more, I enjoyed talking with her during all our trip in a car. Yes, we were finding for a car in Prague because Monča parked it and went to Hybernia theatre owing to watch our show. But in my opinion, it was funny how two women (from Brno, that is a village in eyes of Prague people) were asking everybody how to get Karlín and almost other person was a foreigner – what it reminds me :-)) (maybe Malta life :-)).
And there is one photo outside the theatre. I don’t have more photos so far but after I get the professional photos from the show I will share them probably here.
And what’s about result? First of all, I was satisfied because I didn’t fell down. But unfortunately in one trick I slipped a bit and for this reason I had to improvise, otherwise I would have finished sooner than music and it is problem (you lose some point if you are not in the rhytmus of music). This evening I’ve found out the result amount of my points and I am not satisfied at all. I know that it was fair and I still must work on my flexibility, self-confidence, weigh (of course that I am thicker than the pole dancer should be) and so on. I only hope that I didn’t shame Lenča because she gave me lots of advices and spent with me couple of hours. I promise to continue with this nice amazing sport (this evening I started training again, maybe for next championship).