About Holly Munson

Holly started pole dancing after admiring the grace, skill and elegance of pole performances and immediately falling in love with the style. After half a decade of bruises, struggling and then the satisfaction of success, her own pole school Firefly Poles was born.Β The vision is to share that same passion with others.

Holly wished that there was more Pole Dancing help available when I was learning, so now she aims to provide that help through writing, blogging and teaching here on PoleFreaks.

Holly is also a Level 3 Personal Trainer and an ambassador for Dragonfly pole wear, and also writes regularly for the Dragonfly blog .

Recent Pole Competition Results:

2015:

  • Pole2Pole Professional Cup Essex Heat: 2nd Place
  • Pole2Pole Professional Cup Final: 1st Place
  • Pole2Pole British Isles Pole Dance Champs: 1st Place

Visit FireflyPoles.co.uk

Recent Articles

‘Flying Through Pregnancy’ – Book Review

‘Flying Through Pregnancy’ – Book Review
When it comes to pole, aerial and pregnancy, very few people put themselves out there giving specific, real, actionable advice. People are happy to tell of their own experiences rather than telling others what to do – and for good reason too. Some of my friends have quit pole as soon as they became pregnant, others I’ve not let pole in class, and then some have continued to pole for as...

 

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Published on: Nov 02 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Beginners Pole Dance Routine

Beginners Pole Dance Routine
Here’s a fun little pole dance routine for you which is suitable for beginners. Even if you’re not a beginner, I hope you will enjoy this one. Our pole moves in this routine include: Outside step Pirouette Fireman spin Pirouette Pose Ballet hook Inside hook Leg roll Mini leap Let me know how you get on πŸ˜€

 

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Published on: Oct 23 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

All Styles for Polympics

All Styles for Polympics
So by now you’ve probably read that pole might one day be in the Olympics. My non-pole friends have been super excited – or perhaps just intrigued and I’ve been tagged to read pretty much every news article or watch every T.V. piece that there is on it. I initially prepared myself when reading the comments for all the negative opinions, but was actually pretty surprised by how many positive...

 

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Published on: Oct 19 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Warm Up Routine

Warm Up Routine
I’ve had a few people ask what warm up I do at home, so I thought I’d share it with you. I use this or similar warm-ups before starting my workout. If I’m doing a weight based workout, I usually warm up with bodyweight movements like inch worms or squats, depending on the session ahead.

 

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Published on: Oct 12 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Beginners Pole Combo 2

Beginners Pole Combo 2
Here’s another little pole routine for you. This one is suitable for beginners. If you’re not yet climbing, then you can stick to the spins πŸ˜€ Here are the moves in this routine: Outside step Chair Pirouette Back hook Log roll Leap Leg switch Back attitude Floor cartwheel Stand Climb – crucifix Forwards crucifix Bow Let me know how you get on with it πŸ˜€

 

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Published on: Oct 05 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises
As you may know, I love resistance band training. I’ve posted a few videos showing how I use them on the pole, so now I’ve put together a little collection of how to train using just the bands. They really help me focus on identifying and strengthening my weak areas, as well as giving me a great workout too. I get my resistance bands from here. Here are the exercises shown in the video: Donkey...

 

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Published on: Oct 02 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Moves From A Butterfly

Pole Moves From A Butterfly
There are so many cool pole moves that can be done from a Butterfly – and here are just a few of them. Once you have the initial hooks – e.g. outside leg or inside leg hang etc, you can then get into so many other cool pole moves. Below is our list of pole moves that you can get into from a Butterfly. Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any to add to the list –...

 

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Published on: Sep 23 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Moonbeam Pole Combo

Moonbeam Pole Combo
I just love the moonbeam – it’s such a cool move that’s been going around recently. Here’s a little combo using the moonbeam πŸ˜€ The moves in this combo are: Shoulder Mount Moonbeam Godess Snapdragon Spin through Ball variation Flag Ball variation Let me know how you put your moonbeam into a combo πŸ˜€

 

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Published on: Sep 19 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Moves From A Chair Spin

Pole Moves From A Chair Spin
I love a chair spin – it just flows so nicely into so many different moves. I use it so often that I wanted to show you some nice pole moves, spins and tricks that can be done from a chair spin. I’ve separated them into what I would call beginner, intermediate and advanced options. Give them a go and let me know which ones are your favourites πŸ˜€ Beginner Chair Pike Fancy Chair Stripper...

 

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Published on: Sep 16 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Intermediate Pole Combo

Intermediate Pole Combo
Here’s a fun little combo that includes spins, climbs, seats and inverts. I hope you like it! Below are the moves included in this combo πŸ˜€ Outside step Chair Pirouette Dolphin spin Post prep spin Climb Cross knee release Forearm bow and arrow Handstand down Spin up Pirouette Spinning climb Aerial invert Genie Snap dragon Genie split Let me know how you get on with it πŸ˜€

 

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Published on: Sep 12 2017   By:    Leave a Comment
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