Practice Your Power Moves

Practice Your Power Moves
You would think that with amount of times I go to try a new move and I’m not yet strong enough that I would learn to work on my strength well in advance. Of course I go to the gym and always up my weights and pole as much as I can, but I don’t often think about getting my body ready for specific pole moves… Until now. There are some moves for all of us that we can get without really...

 

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Published on: Nov 22 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Mirrors: Let’s Reflect

Mirrors: Let’s Reflect
I’m currently using 3 studios to teach in while I continue to search for my dream studio. Each of my studios are great for different reasons and they also could all be improved. They are all great for teaching in but they still don’t quite feel like home for me yet. The thing I hear so often in class is ‘I wish we had mirrors’. This comes from all levels – absolute beginners...

 

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Published on: Nov 19 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

The Age Of The Acrobat

The Age Of The Acrobat
When ever I watch a pole competition or routine I usually know what most of the moves are. Even if I can’t do them yet, they feel like with a lot of hard work, they will be achievable. That is until someone comes along and holds their leg above their head and drops down into box splits… Hmm… Think that one might take a while! The more routines I watch from winners in each pole category...

 

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Published on: Nov 18 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Don’t Invert Before You Can Spin!

Don’t Invert Before You Can Spin!
I was trying to be clever and relate ‘Don’t run before you can walk’ to poling, but instead came out with the unfortunately more aggressive sounding ‘Don’t invert before you can spin!’ as a title. The main message that I’m trying to convey, is to take your time and get each more right before trying harder moves – we need to keep ourselves safe! I ask...

 

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Published on: Nov 17 2014   By:    1 Comment

After Your First Pole Class

After Your First Pole Class
So you’ve booked your first pole class, put your shorts on and had a few spins around the pole. So what next? Well the great news is that you’ve done the hard part. Don’t get me wrong, pole dancing is hard but being brave enough to walk through the front door in the first place? That’s the trickiest part to get through. Time To Reflect Hopefully you really enjoyed your first...

 

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Published on: Nov 08 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Lending Out Your Pole Equipment

Lending Out Your Pole Equipment
A few weeks ago I was sent an email asking if someone could hire one of my stages for a music video. To set the scene a little more, I am super protective of all of my poles as teaching on them is how I make my living, so a request like this is met with extreme caution. I don’t offer to hire out anything! I replied with a million questions: Who’s going to be dancing on it. Are they going...

 

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Published on: Nov 07 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Wall Bar Training For Pole Dance

Wall Bar Training For Pole Dance
So here I am in Mallorca sitting on a sun lounger by the pool. The thing that you don’t know is that although it is lovely and warm, it is pouring down and has been for a few days! Not one to be disappointed, I turned the rain into a great opportunity. The gym here at the hotel has made me unbelievably happy. Not only do they have all the usual gym equipment, but they also have wall bars I...

 

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Published on: Sep 28 2014   By:    2 Comments

Dragon’s Tail Fail

Dragon’s Tail Fail
As most of you will know, I love Leen Isabel’s pole dance cartoons! Leen describes the Dragon’s Tail move: “This pose is kuh-razy. It’s like a Jade, a Handspring and some major shoulder flexibility had one mad monster baby…”

 

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Published on: Sep 28 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Lowering Your Front Lever

Lowering Your Front Lever
I’ve been working on my front levers for quite a while now but have only just got to a point where I feel more confident with it and can lower further. I can’t quite get as flat as I want to but I’m sure I’ll get there with more practice! I’m working on my front level with every grip – normal split, cup, twisted and elbow. At the moment I am stronger with my twisted...

 

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Published on: Sep 09 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Dancer’s Dream Home

Pole Dancer’s Dream Home
I love this simple cartoon from Leen Isabel! Since I started on the pole, I’ve never been able to view a potential new home in the same way… I’m sure I’m not the only one

 

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Published on: Aug 25 2014   By:    Leave a Comment
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