Where Do I Put My Hands?!

Where Do I Put My Hands?!
You know that feeling when you’ve been trying to do a move for so long and then all of a sudden you finally get it? Every part of your body is in the right place, and you’re feeling happy. And just then, when you thought you’d nailed it, the question ‘Where do I put my hands?’ pops up in to your mind. Sad to say there is not definite answer for moves where you have a choice...

 

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Published on: Jul 10 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Post Holiday Pole Blues

Post Holiday Pole Blues
I love pole. I do – everything about it. Learning new moves, revisiting old moves and teaching other people. It’s come as a big shock to me right now that I have no motivation to get on the pole. I’ve got a competition in three months that I should be training for but so far nothing… I keep thinking about it and then find something else to do. To be fair, I have been working...

 

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Published on: Jul 07 2014   By:    1 Comment

Good Side, Bad Side!

Good Side, Bad Side!
If you love Leen Isabel‘s pole cartoons like we do, you’ll love this simple tip for your next pole competition “It’s your first performance. Your tricks are perfect and you’ve practiced for hours! You can’t wait to show off your routine…” Read More Check out Leen’s Kickstarter Campaign!

 

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Published on: Jul 03 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Don’t Let Fear Bridle You, Let Passion Release You – Pole Dance!

Don’t Let Fear Bridle You, Let Passion Release You – Pole Dance!
Hi. My name is Michelle and I’m a pole addict. I wasn’t always addicted to pole. I started poling around 20 weeks ago and within the first hour I was hopelessly in love! In The Beginning In the beginning there was martial arts, and mountain biking, and yoga, and Zumba, and swimming, and running, and hiking….I describe myself as a bit of a fitness magpie – I love collecting fitness...

 

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Published on: Jun 28 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

Let’s Talk About Grip

Let’s Talk About Grip
Pretty much every time we get on the pole we’ll spend a moment or two, if not more, thinking about our grip. Are we too slippery for spins or will we get stuck upside down on the pole? No matter what happens, we’re often unhappy with our current grip. I’ve got to a point now where I can do most of my spins without worrying about sliding. My inverts tend to be a little different. Somedays...

 

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Published on: Jun 27 2014   By:    2 Comments

Twisted Grip – Good Or Bad?

Twisted Grip – Good Or Bad?
So there I was, minding my own business, learning moves and poling as much as I could. Then one day I found myself in a room full of soon to be instructors discussing how the twisted grip was essentially the devil when it comes to pole – a big no no. I was surprised to learn that so many people had this opinion! At the time, I had only taught beginners and had never really had to think about...

 

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Published on: Jun 26 2014   By:    10 Comments

Should I Perform? 6 Reasons To Say “Yes”

Should I Perform? 6 Reasons To Say “Yes”
Paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “To perform or not to perform” – it often remains the question for many dancers. Some rush on stage after two weeks of classes, and others find excuses after 5 years of training. The reasons against, or I’d say excuses, are various and never-ending: I’m in a bad shape, I’ve never performed, my technique isn’t good enough et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. I’m...

 

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Published on: Jun 18 2014   By:    3 Comments

Should I Lie to You…?!

Should I Lie to You…?!
Have you been in a situation similar to the one in Leen Isabel’s latest pole cartoon…? I know I have! What do you normally say when your pole bruises attract attention?!

 

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Published on: Jun 06 2014   By:    2 Comments

Take Every Picture That You Can!

Take Every Picture That You Can!
I’m sure that you’ve read over and over again that taking pictures is a really great way to see your progress and check out your moves. I let my students know that they can get others to take pictures of them while they are on the pole if they want to. This isn’t forced or overly encouraged in any way but I like them to know this is an option. Now when I say they take pictures I mean...

 

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Published on: May 21 2014   By:    Leave a Comment

My ‘To Master’ List

My ‘To Master’ List
When it comes to my pole workouts, I always have a list of moves that I want to try and perfect. Some come a lot easier than others. I’ve had some on there for only days where some have been on there for years… I’m at a place now (luckily) where all of those moves that once upon a time I had on my ‘to master’ list have now been mastered – it took 6 years! Now don’t...

 

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Published on: May 10 2014   By:    Leave a Comment
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