Forums Discussions Building a Routne

  • Rouge_LAmour

    February 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    my theory is pick a song and freestyle to it for a bit, you’ll find peaks and troughs an areas where a certain move will look amazing or feels natural.

    Also there’s usually only 3 – 4 peaks, which is where you should do your best tricks, fill the rest with easier tricks and, far more importantly, in between stuff like hip rolls, floor work and static standing poses.

    I make my girls start away from the pole and take time off the pole. Jamilla did a routine last year, where she pent about 1/3 of the song working the audience before hitting the pole. It’s about the tease.

    hope this helps.

  • pole-twista

    February 24, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for the advice that’s true about the song having a few really good parts where I could do my best tricks and do simpler things in between great I’ll try that next session

  • Rouge_LAmour

    February 24, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    no worries, I learnt so much about routines when helping a student last year for the first New Zealand Pole Competition. she came up with her routine which had 90+ tricks at one point. she was good, but it was too much, so we simplified it and it was better.

    Also throw in a few other dance steps, like salsa, merengue or souk
    Souk is beautiful and very floaty, but may not suit the song.

    If you had more than one pole, then those steps are great for moving in between the poles.
    we have 10 at the studio, so it’s a good exercise for the girls to move between the poles.

    good luck and let us know if you want any further help.

  • Jenn

    February 25, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I have a similar problem, in that I do the same things over and over, or I end up stopping while I am trying to think of my next move. It’s like I forget all the stuff I know once the webcam is recording! One thing I am going to do to help myself, is try to think of some good combos, write them onto a list on a poster and then post them on the wall near my pole. That way I can glance at it when I am dancing and remind myself of different moves I can do. I’ll let you know how it works out!

  • pole-twista

    February 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    thats a good idea i love combos and have a list of mostly invert combos but its a notebook which doesnt help when at the pole I will try to post on wall til get used to it good idea I would really like to have an actual routine to practice and "perfect" I see these routines on youtube or whatever and it’s obvious this was a routine that was planned and practiced mostly i see this with studio/class videos, but there are no classes round here I can’t wait to try this and see if things go any smoother

  • SaschaPoles

    February 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    good advice guys!!! i learned a lot from you all!!

    what i do, is pick a song that moves me- then i listen to every bit of the song, the intensity of the vocals, the drums, the wave of the song, the bass, everything. then i sit down with a piece of paper and write out what i moves i definitely want to include in the song and fit them where i want the moves to go. thats what i did for the lapdance im doing tomorrow- but you dont want the routine to be so rigid that if you mess up once the whole thing is ruined, leave some room for error and improvising.

    i guess my way is really technical and stuff but that’s what works for me

  • pole-twista

    February 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    ya i def dont want a crazy strict routine, but i would like to know that at key moments in the song i am not just looking to the clouds for answers as to what to do next cant wait to give all this recent tips /advice a try good luck with lapdance! let us know how it goes

  • FridaSiren

    February 26, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Hey girls!

    Loved the poster idea! You could even use beautiful framed pictures of poses all over the walls, and noone would be the wiser! he he!

    Another tip for improv is to know your music inside out! no suprises…

    As for coreographing, don´t forget to make a brilliant finish! That´s what your public is gonna remember. Seriously, 5 min later that´s all they remember! If it´s clumsy that´s what they´ll think of your piece, if its something bold and confident or sexy or whatever thats that´s what they´ll think…

    And if you mess up, do it with style, nobody will even know the difference!

    Good luck!!!!

  • Veena

    February 26, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I really only free style but I have occasionally created a routine. I like to pick my song and then listen to it over and over through out the day or days. It has to be a song I really like or has some type of meaning to me….(a song might speak to me on Monday and I might hate the thing by Friday) LOL but anyway first pick a song you really love. Pick 2 or 3 favorite spins and depending on your level add 1 combo spin. Pick 3 inverts and 1 combo again depending on your level. Then add 2 transitions and a hold or two. Write it all down on some paper or your computer. Practice the moves you’ve chosen and then decide on the order you would like to do them in. My suggestion would be begin with the more difficult first and then end with somethin fancy too!! One more thing pick a short song.

  • pole-twista

    February 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    lol ya I’m good for picking songs that seem to go on and on ( like my posts ) thats really helpful veena thanks alot I am so excited to get on pole tommorow and try all this great advice! I love combos spins I only know a few, but am working on combining spins always open to ideas for combos so pass em my way if you got them thanks for all the great ideas too!

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