Pole Log 2017 Feature Artist: Miss Dani
Miss Dani's Goals are to finish off her competition season like she has reached her potential to the fullest & feeling accomplished, satisfied & happy with all her hard work.
Continue competing & hopefully be a part of an international competition one.
And her dream come true would be to travel the world teaching workshopsRead More about Miss Dani's Goals in the 2017 Pole Log
"Showcase Your Strengths and Disguise Your Weaknesses”
“I wish I was flexible. I wish I was strong. I wish I could flip. I wish I was dynamic. I wish I could dance better…”
Don’t we all just wish we could be awesome at all of these things and if we were, wouldn’t we be the perfect pole dancer?!
It’s time to look in the mirror and find yourself, find what you are good at, find your strengths and find your style! We all have different bodies and different backgrounds, but the beauty of pole is we can be our own person and our own style of pole dancer.
One thing I have learnt and come to understand in my seven years of pole dancing is how my body works and what works for me. I think this is a very important step in order to grow not only as a pole dancer but as a person too.
We all love to watch pole on social media! Sometimes we get a little ahead of our own limitations and can get carried away with trying things that are just not suited for our bodies. But that is ok, because not every move or style is suitable for everybody! What looks good on me may not look good on the next person, my version of flexible is different to that of the next person, my strengths are different to those of the next person and the next person after that.
Something I struggled with as a professional competitor over the last couple of years was trying to showcase myself to the best of my ability in my routines. My weakness would definitely be my flexibility and this is not a secret to a lot of people who know me. Instead of dismissing my perceived lack of flexibility, I have been working hard to find shapes and particular moves I can modify so I can make my body look flexible. It may be an illusion, but so what? It works! Whilst continuing to work on my flexibility I also remain aware of my limitations. In the past I have had several tears including both hamstrings, which came about when I pushed myself into a move that I was just not flexible enough for. Believe me, it’s just not worth risking injury over! This is why it is so important to understand your body and its limitations. Don’t try to be someone you are not.
To help disguise my weaknesses in a routine or performance, I have learnt to excel and embrace what I am good at by learning what my body is made to do! For me this is dynamic movement, flips and strength moves. By showcasing my strengths, it also allows me to stand out and showcase my own unique style. I don’t want to be the same as the person before or after me on that stage. By doing this it has helped me grow and become more confident as a pole dancer. Work with what you’ve got and don’t try to be someone you are not!
My advice to you all is to be true to yourself. Find yourself and your style. There is no right or wrong answer, pole is an art, so be creative.