As a former dancer, I know how physically demanding dance can be. You have to be an INCREDIBLE athlete to power through new routines, learn new tricks and dance for hours a day in rehearsal.
I’ve been watching So You Think You Can Dance for years, but this season is by far THE most exciting (though I admit, I don’t like the new voting format). The dancers this year are phenomenal, highly skilled and so, so, so strong. HELLA STRONG!
Thought I’d put together my highlight reel from last night’s show! So many firsts, great performances and a wonderful celebration of different genres.
1. Eliana & Tiffany sass up Broadway. Eliana is a ballet dancer who also dabbles in pole dancing and Tiffany (who is so young it hurts, lol) is a power house contemporary dancer. This is the first time the show has used pole dancing in any show. Very, very cool.
2. Cyrus & Twitch conquer animation. The control required to do this style of dance is unbelievable. Our bodies move as units, and isolating motions in any one area (especially at the speed & power these guys do) is mindblowing. Most ‘animators’ don’t use choreography, so making a routine for two is also a huge feat. Also a first for the show.
3. Cyrus & Tiffany put their hearts into lyrical hip hop. The lifts are incredible. And Tiffany is such a mini-powerhouse! Who knew? Love this routine. (well done Cyrus by the way. Animation is NOT hip hop, and learning this kind of choreography is difficult for those who aren’t used to it). It’s not surprising that neither of them have ever been in the bottom.
I love trying new things, especially when they have a sexy twist. Sexy twists are my favorite. :)
After a few bachelorette pole parties (soooo much fun), I began taking Pole Fitness classes in Montreal. I LOVE it, but boy, it’s a serious workout. My arms burn each & every time, and the core work is second to none. I leave class feeling amazing, no matter how well I did (or how horrifically, un-sexy I was).
Sad to say, my professional pole dancing career ship has sailed and I haven’t been back for lack of time. However, I’ve grown a new appreciation for professional pole dancers and the insane fitness benefits of their craft.