I’ve been looking for music for my NAPA piece and was listening to different movie soundtracks for inspiration. I was listening to the 1996 version of Romeo and Juliet and heard this song. I knew I wouldn’t use it for my routine, but I liked it and thought it would be perfect for an Alethea-inspired piece for my pole performance class, which is very similar to the poleography class, except at a higher level of moves. My poleography class is for students in Pole .5 and up, while pole performance is for students in Pole 1 and up. Students start inverting in Pole 1 so I can put in some more advanced moves for my pole performance class routines.
There’s nothing ground-breaking or super exciting about this routine, but I wanted to focus on control and intentionality of all movement. I didn’t want any falling into or out of moves, whether it was a simple step or coming down from up on the pole. I think it’s harder to move slowly and purposefully, but I think it’s a good exercise in thinking about movement.
I loved that the boys made make-shift wigs for hair tosses and took the idea of the piece seriously. Tyler, the boy on the left, had never taken a choreographed class before and I like that he continued bicycle legs throughout his freestyle after the choreographed part finished at 2:23. Paul put his own spin on the moves, as always. The girls were beautiful and controlled in their heels, which isn’t easy, and had some great freestyle combos. Everyone did such a great job in this class!