Last weekend, eleven travelers (plus a few significant others) from our humble studio made the six-hour drive to the PSO Great Lakes pole competition held at the Vittum Theater, just a few miles from downtown Chicago. We had nine competitors entered into eleven different events. Six had never competed before.
The event spanned two days attracting over 130 crazy talented performers representing 26 studios from all across the country in 36 different events. The competition was tough and we saw some absolutely amazing performances from Entertainment, Dramatic and Championship (straight up Ninjas) to the more exotic Low Flow, Floor and Shadowbanned categories.
Our crew had one performance on Friday night and ten on Saturday.
- Miki took GOLD in level 3 Entertainment and SILVER in level 3 Dramatic
- Kiki took SILVER in level 1 Entertainment
- Emmy took GOLD in level 4 Championship and GOLD in level 4 Dramatic
- Cherry Spice took BRONZE in level 1 Dramatic
- Erin took SILVER in level 2 Dramatic
- Amberly took GOLD in level 1 Floor Work and Flow
- JessiKay took BRONZE in level 4 Dramatic
- Breezy Lee took SILVER in level 4 Entertainment
- Amber Lynn took SILVER in level 3 Shadowbanned
I am beyond proud of all these amazing women (and have been all along). Their dedication, courage and strength inspire me every day. I am hearing excitement as they are looking forward to future competitions.
We have a few people doing virtual competition early in 2022 as well. I will keep you apprised of the results when they are posted.
You are loved more than you know.
Oh my, how the time does fly! So much SASS to talk about.
We had a wildly successful Student and Instructor Showcase on Aug 21 with group and solo performances from sport and exotic to lyrical and Zumba. Tricks Bingo was a hit. We will be posting snippets of the show to our YouTube Channel when the final edits are complete. Thank you to all our wonderful performers!
The next showcase is slated for October 30 and our PSO Great Lakes competition team will debut their pieces in front of a live audience to prepare them to take the stage at the Vittum Theater in Chicago November 12 and 13, many of them for the first time. We wish them all the best of luck as they prepare. You ladies are all winners to me!
Our August drawing winner is Allison P. Congrats!! She says, “This is the best place to gain self-confidence! You get to exercise with the most supportive women and the instructors are so helpful and knowledgeable.” Thank you Allison. We are honored to be a part of your journey.
Coming on October 2, we have a crafty workshop on tap. Our very own Shellie Love is hosting a Splice Party. During this 90 minute workshop we will create a body cage from a racerback bodysuit and then do a short and sexy routine to show it off. Bring an inexpensive bodysuit (from Target or Amazon), a pillow, a pair of sharp fabric scissors and your favorite heels. Refreshments and inspiration provided. Cost is $15 per person. Check out MINDBODY for details and sign up info…and bring a friend.
As the seasons change, I am reminded to slow down, to savor and enjoy all the transitions of life. Change is the one constant in life and it is reassuring to know that, just as each season has its beauty and challenges, we can trust that our journeys make up a beautiful mosaic that can thrill, comfort, challenge and humble us to make us better, more empathic and interdependent. We do not exist for ourselves but to build each other up with love and grace.
Peace, my Beautiful Messes!
This summer has been particularly hot…especially inside our studio…SASSY HOT!
We are thrilled to announce our June drawing winner…Congratulations Leah Z!
Leah wins one month of free classes. She has been hanging around in our Monday Aerial Yoga class since February and has grown in both strength and confidence. Above is her favorite pose: the Vampire or Shoulder Stand. She hates to miss class and is looking forward to trying Abs and Booty next.
During July and August our UNLIMITED memberships are half price and we are having a Kinesiology Workshop on July 17 and our Student Showcase on August 21. Our students and instructors are working hard on their showcase routines and some of them plan to take them to Chicago for the PSO Great Lakes competition in November. ROAD TRIP!!
You don’t have to compete to feel comfortable at Carousel. We welcome sassy ladies of all skill levels and trust that you will feel at home in our little community.
Love to All My Beautiful Babes,
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”