The no-trick dance: can you do it?
I spend so much of my pole time learning and working on new tricks that sometimes I forget how good it feels to simply dance. And honestly … trick-free dancing is more difficult in so many ways. Tricks take up time! Tricks have “wow” appeal! Tricks are fun! So to craft a dance, whether freestyle or routine, that has no tricks, no tricks at all … hey, that’s tough to do. And that’s exactly why you should do it, at least every now and then.
For many pole dancers, leaving tricks out of a performance is like leaving the jelly off your peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It makes them feel like this:
But as someone who watches a LOT of pole dance (… hey, it’s research! …), I can tell you that I love seeing videos of dancers who know how to work the pole or floor in the most basic of ways. No tricks, just a connection with themselves and the music that funnels through them and manifests itself without trying to impress.
Whether you’re into stripper style, lyrical pole, barefoot athleticism, or something that falls somewhere in between, dancing without tricks forces you to think in a different way about your body and how you move it. It forces you to get creative with lines and transitions. It can be a lot of fun if you let it–and it can also be very physically challenging!
But … I’m having a harder and harder time finding videos that don’t showcase tricks. So help a girl out, fellow Pole’r Bears! Get dancing, and post those videos! Pretty please?