How Long Have You Been Pole Dancing?

How Long Have You Been Pole Dancing?
People often ask me how long I’ve been poling for. I’ve recently been saying 8 years, although last night when I was asked once again, I realised that it might have tipped over to 9 years now. I can never remember when I started and so I have to look it up every so often! At the beginning of the year (I think I started in March) I usually add on a year… So this year should be my ninth...

 

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Published on: Jun 10 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

It’s OK Not to Love Every Pole Move

It’s OK Not to Love Every Pole Move
When I teach certain moves or combinations in class, I know that some of the moves will send a groan around the room. It’s usually the hard ones, burny ones or all round painful ones. For example the Shoulder Mount or the Allegra aren’t always the group favourites! But some people love them, and I know that people tend to dislike moves they haven’t yet nailed – or at least I know I do 😉...

 

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Published on: May 09 2016   By:    3 Comments

Interview with Fawnia Mondey – Founder of Pole Expo

Interview with Fawnia Mondey – Founder of Pole Expo
Interview with Fawnia Mondey at Pole Expo   Unless you’re new around here, you’ll know that we had an amazing time at Pole Expo last year in Las Vegas! As well as managing to catch-up with many of our pole idols for interviews, James and I managed to distract Fawnia Mondey, the founder of Pole Expo for long enough to get an interview, while she was in the middle of the super human...

 

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Published on: May 02 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Land Safely!

Land Safely!
I guess this article follows on from my previous ‘Just Don’t Let Go‘ post. The point behind this is most definitely ‘don’t let go’ but also… look after your own body. I was in class last year when a girl just let go of the pole. Full on LET GO!! Take Your Own Weight Long story short… I was spotting one of my intermediate students in an Outside Leg...

 

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Published on: Apr 29 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

What It’s Really Like to Date a Pole Dancer

What It’s Really Like to Date a Pole Dancer
So I know what you’re thinking; you’ve read many variations of this article over and over again, right? Well hopefully here’s a different take… Last year, my partner James and I decided that we wanted to do a doubles routine for our Christmas Showcase. So we worked super hard and managed to pull-off a performance that (we think) entertained the audience. Since then James has been coming...

 

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Published on: Apr 23 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Experiments with the One Handed Butterfly

Experiments with the One Handed Butterfly
I’ve seen pictures of the One Handed Butterfly for a while now, and really wanted to give it a try. I have no idea who came up with it, but every picture I see seems to vary slightly. I wanted to try out each version to see how it felt. Needless to say, you will have to be strong in your Butterfly to try this one, as well as having a lot of grip, a spotter and a mat! It can feel a little unsteady...

 

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Published on: Apr 08 2016   By:    Leave a Comment

Social Media & The Reality of Pole Dance

Social Media & The Reality of Pole Dance
I love, love, LOVE being able to see all of the cool pics and videos that everyone posts on various social media outlets. I’m constantly amazed, stunned and inspired. I can talk all things pole to people all over the world, and it’s great. My circle of pole friends seems to get bigger everyday. I usually shy away from putting myself out there (a strange thing for me to say, I know) but I’ve...

 

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Published on: Apr 03 2016   By:    3 Comments

Abandon That Move!

Abandon That Move!
I’m once again about to contradict myself here… I usually go on and on about how practice makes perfect. If you keep working on moves, you will get there and you will nail it. While I definitely believe that is true and live by it, for some moves in the short-term the opposite can be true. You know those times where you go over moves over, and over, and over again and feel like you’re getting...

 

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Published on: Feb 29 2016   By:    1 Comment

Stop The Name Calling

Stop The Name Calling
So recently the old yawn worthy debate of stripper vs non-stripper has come up time and time again on my newsfeed. The reason I say ‘yawn worthy’ is not to disrespect anyone’s opinion in said debates, but for me to say my piece and just get over it. I’m so bored of this pointless aggression. We don’t need it. As a pole community we face so many issues from the outside non-pole world...

 

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Published on: Feb 18 2016   By:    7 Comments

Over to the Sexy Side of Pole?

Over to the Sexy Side of Pole?
Over time my performance and teaching style has always leaned towards the fitness aspect of pole, rather than the sexy side. This is mostly because I’m not good at the sexy side – I’ve tried and it didn’t go well! I choreographed a routine, then put on my brand new pleasers to try out said routine… and I could not get up off the floor. Sad but true. Having seen the Classique category...

 

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Published on: Feb 12 2016   By:    1 Comment
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