Confessions from email memoirs:
“I look like a stick trying to dance“
… “like a truck“
… “like a grizzly bear“
… “like a robot“
→ Insert other stiff and heavy object here. ← ?
Today we’re going to change that.
I’ll show you the easiest step to get rid of the stiff and “mechanical” look and make your dance come alive.
Thanks to the part of your body that gives you the most expression when you’re dancing – YOUR HEAD!
The head is a true game changer. Here you’ll get the most bang for your buck. … Or the most expression for your efforts.
I see often in my choreography classes that students “forget“ using this part of their body, because they’re too focused on getting the routine. Or because they’ve simply never learnt how to involve it into their dance.
But the moment they focus on the head, their dance immediately looks 5 times better. Easy and always works!
Now this doesn’t mean that you have to do hair flips all the time. Usually it’s just as simple as tilting your head to the side, whenever your upper body is tilted. Which happens quite often in pole dancing, if you think about it.
In this tutorial I’ll:
- Explain how the simple but powerful Side Tilt works,
- Show the technique behind the perfect natural hair flip.
- Break down a simple pole flow combo step-by-step that will help you use your head’s range of motion and start dancing with your entire body.
If you want to find out how much your head movement affects your dance, make a Before and After video of this tutorial’s combo or of any other routine of yours.
Feel free to tag me or to send me a video via email. I’ll feature the best videos in my next email.
I know expression is a biggie. What else have you noticed affects your expression? Let me know in the comments below.
C L Raven says
This is very useful! We’re always concentrating so hard on the routine that we completely forget what our heads are doing and have never thought to focus on them. Your head movements make it look so much prettier and more expressive. Definitely going to be paying attention to this from now on. Thank you!
Awesome! I’m glad that you already recognize the importance of this “small detail” with a huge impact. Thanks for letting me know!
Rebecca B says
This is awesome! I’ve been struggling to figure out why lots of my moves look robotic or slightly off – it’s because I’m not paying attention to my head. I’m definitely going to play with this today.
nikki weaver says
Wow! That was harder then I expected. After watching several times and actually trying the sequence with complete focus on my head’s position, it took about 45 minutes (breaking often for dizziness) and I got it! The difference is truly noticeable. Great Tutorial Miglena!
I’m glad that at the end it worked for you and that it improved your movement, Nikki.
Never give up too early. Breaks are totally fine though. 🙂