As I continue practicing my walk and posing in my 5 inch heels (for my competition), I’ve learned that I’ve lost my “showmanship” that I once had. I danced for 9 years of my life and was involved in show choir, musicals and cheer leading in high school. During that time of my life, being on stage and entertaining was EVERYTHING to me! I bawled my eyes out during my last show choir performance of my senior year… such a cry-baby! But those memories of being involved in entertainment-related activities are the highlight of my high school days.
Another aspect of that time in my life was that I wasn’t afraid of looking like a COMPLETE goof on stage. I would get in character and be a complete dork. One of my favorite characters was playing Mammy Yokum in the musical, “Li’l Abner.” (Pictured on the left side)
To jump straight into things… I feel like I’ve lost this side of me a bit. I’m not afraid to be goofy, it’s just hard for me to get into a “character” again and really OWN it! This is what I need to do in order to really get my “walk” down. It needs to be a little sexy with a lot of CLASS! In order to get this perfected… I am in search of my inner DIVA! I’ve been asking for advice from some of my students and I want to hear yours if you have any so please comment and let me know what you think I can do in order to bring my DIVA back into my life! So far, I’ve gotten great advice but I’m on a search for as much as I can get!
Lastly, I want to show my progress so far in my first 3 weeks of being in-season! I’m happy with the progress in my back-side. It’s very apparent that my posing is MUCH better! The left picture is 9 weeks out and the right pictures is 12 weeks out. (Sorry it’s backwards!) The suit that I have on in the left side is the type of suit you would see in a figure competition. I’m EXCITED because the suit I’ll actually wear for my competition will be in the mail this week! (I’m so thankful for Etsy businesses!)