A little background. I joined a non-traditional women only gym last summer. This gym has regular fitness classes along with pole dancing classes and aerial/silks classes. It was completely different from any other gym I'd seen and I fell in love with just from their website. As soon as I walked in the door I knew I was home. I started their pole fitness classes last August. Mainly I started the classes as a fun way to exercise because pole requires a hell of a lot of strength. I still do it for exercise, but recently I got the bug to try some performances/competitions. A couple weeks ago I had my first competition, in Las Vegas. My song was Cello Wars by the Piano Guys and I dressed up as Slave Leia. My idea for this routine would again be a competition, probably next year in March or so. Most dancers have a thing or area they are really good at, or something. I'm not all that good yet, having never danced or done gymnastics before, so I though my thing could be nerdy music or routines. Someone told me about Lindsey Stirling and this piece really captured me. I try to keep my pole life separate from my other online identities (oops for posting this with my real-ish name) so students and random family members don't come across it. I'm proud of what I can do, but don't want to deal with crap from small minded people. For the record, all of my clothes stay ON for every routine, I'm no stripper. That being said, I'll see about posting some of the routine stuff on here as it progresses. I don't have a lot figured out with the routine yet, but it'll come. Those who are my Facebook friends got to see my progressions with my Star Wars routine, both with the costume and the routine itself. Here's my sketch so far. I will add the hat eventually.