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I have literally been sitting on this video for months waiting to launch the #dancingyourdescent exercise, it's the perfect poster! Thank you @missdrusillaray for being so beautiful and hard working in your freestyle practice! Repost from @missdrusillaray: "A leaf on the wind. #findingyourfreestyle"
@findingyourfreestyle IG PHOTO CHALLENGE: #HAPPYMISTAKES Sometimes when you are freestyling you can surprise yourself with interesting choices, fumbles that turned out cool, alternative transitions or shapes, happy mistakes that lead you somewhere new! I wanna see 'em! Either snap a pic of your "dramatization" redoing the mistake or go ahead and just screenshot your freestyle videos (old or new) and capture the amazing moment, trick, shape, or beautiful motion movement that caught you by surprise. Let's celebrate finding new things in our Freestyle journey! I have a few example aerially and on the ground, this one was a chopsticks variation I stumbled into one day training/freestyling in Houston! #findingyourfreestyle #happymistake #surprise #findsomethingnew #celebrateyourmistakes #imperfectlyperfect #polefreestyle #polechallenge #photochallenge
Think of the next (and 3rd) IG Challenge as a Part II! This is TRAVELING! Think floorwork, crawls, slides, glides, flips, rolls. I wanna see you come up with your own "system" or "pattern" and take it as a traveling move (this means the movt is ideally repeated and not sequenced as many/several moves together, it will allow you to grow and expand a singular idea). You can do this on the floor, across your pole space, touching the pole, or as a walk. But KEEP drilling that hand and foot creativity, think of new ways to use the floor to gain distance. I will post examples over the week - this is a fun ANIMALISTIC game to get some cool movt qualities OUT! Don't forget to tag me: @findingyourfreestyle with #findingyourfreestyle and also don't forget your #state #country #city! Would love to know where these videos are happening around the world. Let's get DOWN in the mud, polers. #findingyourfreestyle #FYFchallenge #travelingfree #crawls #travellingchallenge #floorwork #getonyourknees
So happy to see all the IG Challenge participation so we are gonna just roll right into the next one...here we go! PS. I hope the first Challenge maybe had you thinking about freestyle composition differently with 3 level changes in a really short space of time! Saw some GREAT transitional ideas from you guys, just always try and minimize and eliminate that pre-planning! Turn on a song and begin without the ingredients. Find them along your way using the music and room and current feelings and physical instincts. You can keep trying this Challenge and please keep sharing! The second little Finding Your Freestyle Challenge for Instagram: Foot Work! This is a refinement challenge, and should be completed in one unedited 15 second clip (or up to 30 seconds on FB/YT - just message me your link) It's super challenging and fun! Here are your tips: 1) Position your camera so that you can only see your feet (maybe hips down at most, use a friend to tape if you have trouble!) 2) Focus on the way your feet interact with the floor, how do you like to walk, what is your floor connection like? Heavy? Light? Dragging? Springy? Sticky? Loose? Tense? Playful? Try 'em all! 3) Feel free to try simple walks or include spins and transitions, don't forget directional changes! (Shoes??? Socks??? Bare??) :) This is a great challenge to create improvised fancy foot work and really SEE what is happening below in detail. Are you neglecting your feet and traveling transitional work? Can you extend further, change your pacing, play with non-traditional lines? Tell a story about the music with your feet. Try not to rush yourself! Have fun and tag @findingyourfreestyle or #findingyourfreestyle to share!! I will be posting entries on the IG and FB page. Happy Freestyling!!! #polefreestyle #traceekafer #levelschallenge #feetwork #footwork #fancyfootwork #FYFchallenge #poledance
The first little Finding Your Freestyle Challenge for IG! This is a LEVELS challenge, and should be completed in one unedited 15 second clip. Its super challenging and fun! It must include (in any order): 1) LOW level (hips/legs/back/belly on floor) 2) MID level (standing feet/knees on floor) and 3) HIGH level (feet/body off floor). This is a great challenge to create a improvised combo in a short space of time. Try not to rush yourself! Have fun and tag @findingyourfreestyle or #findingyourfreestyle to share!! I will be posting entries on the IG page. Happy Freestyling!!! #polefreestyle #traceekafer #levelschallenge #FYFchallenge #highandlow #poledance