Even Out Both Sides

Even Out Both Sides
When it comes to your pole moves, hopefully you are already evening everything out – trying to do each move the same number of times on each side. I know it will be harder on one side than the other, and sometimes more painful as well, but this does get much better and easier over time. You might not see the point in learning on both sides, but have a think about linking moves together. If you...

 

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Published on: Jan 28 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Put The Camera Away

Put The Camera Away
Now I may be about to contradict myself here a little… I go on and on about how helpful it is to use photos and videos to see how you are getting on with your moves, and how you can improve. Sometimes I’ll get a move right 2 out of 5 times and need to watch myself back to see what I do with my body that makes the move work. And it really helps. I can figure out where my limbs are in relation...

 

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Published on: Jan 15 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Pain

Pole Pain
One of the things I’m asked most often is ‘Will the pain go away?’ This question can be applied to a wide range of moves and people of varying abilities. The great thing I can tell you, is that yes – the pain will go away. Let’s all be happy about that! The bad news, is that it can take a while for the pain to go away. But let’s not focus on the negative! Spurred...

 

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Published on: Jan 13 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Etiquette

Pole Etiquette
With each pole class you go to, there will be different students, different teaching methods and different approaches to all things pole. That said, we should behave in a respectful way in every class we do – we all want to get the most out of our lessons. I have come up with a few things that will hopefully be obvious to all polers – so here’s my Pole Etiquette list, which will help...

 

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Published on: Jan 12 2015   By:    2 Comments

Pushing Yourself Too Hard

Pushing Yourself Too Hard
In the last few weeks and months I’ve been pushing myself as hard as I can. I have specific pole and flexibility aims – I know I want to get my deadlift and full splits by the end of 2015, which I think is a realistic aim given where I am now. The problem us dancers have is pushing our bodies too hard. We know what are bodies are capable of and we make sure that it happens. We are known...

 

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Published on: Jan 05 2015   By:    2 Comments

2015 Tick List

2015 Tick List
At the end of every year I write a list of all of the things that I want to achieve by the end of the following year. These can be small things like ‘I want to visit my Nan’ or big things like ‘I want to own my own house’. I find writing lists quite soothing and it really helps to sort your mind out. When I think of all the pole things that I want to achieve and therefore try,...

 

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Published on: Dec 28 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Happy Polemas!

Happy Polemas!
Now I love Christmas… Maybe a little too much! I love the good food, spending time with the family and taking time off from ‘real life.’ Even if you’re not a fan of Christmas hopefully you’ll love a bit of time off from work or even that cosy feeling when you’re inside with a warm hot chocolate when it’s freezing outside. Throw in a pair of fluffy socks and...

 

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Published on: Dec 23 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Forgotten Moves

Forgotten Moves
There are some moves that we will have learnt ages ago that we still remember learning. I remember the Chair, many Seats and the Cross Knee Release as being difficult moves for me. When my students ask how long it took me to get certain moves, I can often tell them – and the answer is usually ‘a long time’. While I can’t remember learning them all in exact detail, I know I must...

 

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Published on: Dec 21 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Dating A Pole Dancer: 7 Challenges To Face

Dating A Pole Dancer: 7 Challenges To Face
Despite its growing popularity, the world of pole dancing is still surrounded by mystery, myths and stereotypes. It’s exotic, they say, it’s an achievement, they say… but does anybody really understand what a pain in the ass a pole dancing girlfriend could be? The ugly truth is: 1. No Striptease Allowed Here comes the first disappointment – we’re not strippers. I can’t guarantee that you...

 

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Published on: Dec 13 2014   By:    12 Comments

Pole Street Pole Moves Competition

Pole Street Pole Moves Competition
*** WIN Amazing Prizes from Pole Street! *** PoleFreaks has teamed up with the lovely ladies at Pole Street to offer our Pole Chat Group members this great opportunity to win the following: - Pole Street Pole Moves T-Shirt - Pair of ARIA Booty Shorts - Pole Street Tote Bag - Selection of Pole Street Greeting Cards ** How to Enter ** 1) Select a move from the list on the Pole Street Pole Moves T-Shirt 2)...

 

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Published on: Nov 25 2014   By:    Leave a Comment
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