Glitter Crash: How to Handle the Post-Performance Come-Down
We've all experienced the electrifying highs that come with nailing that incredible pole routine. The applause, the sparkle, the sheer satisfaction of taking the stage - it's an absolute rush. But what about the moments after the glitter fades, the adrenaline dwindles, and you're left with that dreaded "glitter crash"?
We've all been there, and it's completely normal. That post-performance come-down can feel like a rollercoaster, but we've got you covered. In this blog, we're going to explore how to handle that dip in spirits after the exhilarating high of a performance. Let's turn the post-performance slump into an opportunity for self-care, growth, and rejuvenation.
Embrace the Emotions
First and foremost, it's essential to acknowledge that the post-performance comedown is entirely natural. You've put your heart and soul into your routine, and it's okay to feel a bit deflated afterwards, even if you were super proud of your performance! Allow yourself to experience the full range of emotions, from exhilaration to exhaustion.
Self-Care Is Key
After a performance, your body and mind need time to recover. Pamper yourself with a little self-care. Take a long, hot bath, enjoy your favourite comfort foods, and get plenty of rest. It's a time to nourish your body and give it the TLC it deserves, whatever that looks like for you.
Reflect and Learn
Use this time to review your performance. What did you love about it? What would you like to work on for your next time on stage?
Reflecting on your routine can help you set new goals and grow as a pole dancer. This process of self-analysis can be empowering and motivating. Just remember to talk to yourself as if you were talking to your best friend when you do, be kind to yourself - we tend to be our own biggest critics!
Routines almost never go 100% perfectly on the night, so don’t stress too much about a missed beat or accidental wrong combo - you are the only person who knows the details of your planned routine, and the audience was none the wiser 😉
Connect with Fellow Dancers
No one understands the post-performance slump like your fellow pole dancers. Share your feelings with other performers, and you'll likely discover you're not alone. Their support and shared experiences can be incredibly uplifting.
Mix It Up
A new challenge can be a powerful motivator. If you've been laser-focused on your routine for an extended period, now might be the perfect time to explore different classes to mix things up a bit. If you’re usually a tricks fiend, try some flow or booty classes. If you’re a static fanatic, maybe it’s time to give spin a go. Who knows, you might find a new passion you didn’t expect…
Set New Goals
As the post-performance high starts to fade, set some new goals for yourself. Whether it's mastering a nemesis move, levelling up, or even planning your next performance, having something to work towards is a powerful motivator.
Reconnect with Your Love for Pole
Remember why you started pole dancing in the first place. Reconnect with the joy of movement, the satisfaction of conquering new challenges, and the sense of empowerment that comes with proving to yourself that you are, in fact, a badass 🔥 It's not just about the performances; it's about your entire pole journey.
Give Yourself a Break
You've earned a break, both mentally and physically. Don't rush back into intense training immediately after a performance if you’re not ready. Let your body recover, and when the time is right, ease back into your regular routine gradually. Supplementary classes such as stretch are brilliant during these rest periods - they’re a great way to give your body some TLC while keeping up with your friends at the studio.
Seek Professional Help if Needed
If your post-performance slump lingers and affects your well-being, don’t be afraid to seek help from a mental health professional. Your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical well-being.
Remember, the post-performance come-down is part of the dance journey. It's our body's way of telling us to rest and rejuvenate, gather our energy, and prepare to shine even brighter next time.
And remember, we're here to support you every step of the way. So embrace the glitter crash, and let it guide you toward self-discovery, growth, and a renewed passion for pole dancing 💪💃✨