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. 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:

2017:

  • Miss Pole Dance UK Semi-Pro Instructor: 1st Place

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

Handspring How To Guide

Handspring How To Guide
The handspring is one of those tricky moves – beautiful to look at, great to aim for but realistically, very hard to achieve. It is one of the few tricky moves that makes you feel like you will never get close… but you will. The ‘How To’ Part Place your strong hand very low on the pole – about shin height. Have your fingers facing down to the ground. Place your weaker...

 

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Published on: Dec 11 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Masks and Basques… and Pole?

Masks and Basques… and Pole?
My first thought after hearing about a ‘Masks and Basques’ charity event was ‘I want to Pole Dance for this.’ It is pitched as a night of burlesque performers, circus and aerial performers, naughty cabaret and raucous bands. Being a burlesque teacher I already quite enjoy more bizarre events such as this. It is also held in a very modern theatre where only ‘appropriate’...

 

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Published on: Nov 24 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Strength Training Outdoors

Strength Training Outdoors
As most of us have limited access to a pole, it can be highly advantageous to be able to work out in a way that benefits your pole dance training, without being at The Gym or Pole Studio. While you may not have much time, money or workout space, you should hopefully be able to find a local park or green space in order to do some circuit training. You can do this workout with a partner to help motivate each...

 

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Published on: Nov 14 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Aerial Inverts

Aerial Inverts
Aerial inverts are tricky. No matter how long you have been practising inverting from the floor, you will need a lot more strength for an aerial invert. There are many ways to do an aerial invert . The simplest tends to be a basic invert from a pole sit where the harder ones know no limits; Superman to a shoulder mount for an example. There are many ways to do an aerial invert, as there are many...

 

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Published on: Oct 27 2012   By:    4 Comments

My Typical Pole Workout

My Typical Pole Workout
While many people are able to go to classes, a lot of people pole by themselves. It can be difficult to stay focused, motivated or to see any improvements. I wanted to give you an insight into the typical pole workout that I do when I’m poling alone to see how our workouts differ. While my personal workout may not suit everyone, its perfect for me! Warm-up I find warm-ups very important –...

 

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Published on: Oct 25 2012   By:    7 Comments

An Introduction to Strength Training

An Introduction to Strength Training
The thought of strength training makes many women want to run a mile in fear of developing bulky, manly muscles. However, to improve on the pole, it is very important to include strength elements in every pole workout that you do. You’ll find that doing so will help you improve very quickly on the pole. Bonus! The truth is, that to make serious improvements on the pole, you don’t need to...

 

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Published on: Oct 21 2012   By:    9 Comments

Diary of a Pole Champ…Almost

Diary of a Pole Champ…Almost
Today is the day I have decided to be British Pole Dancing Champ, and this is the diary following my journey to success. As it stands I am in the process of moving house and so have 3 weeks of living out of a bag. This means that all I can do is work, go to the gym and Starbucks. Luckily my gym has a pole studio in it, as my pole is currently in storage (even if it wasn’t, I don’t have...

 

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Published on: Sep 28 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Dancing for the Curvy Lady

Pole Dancing for the Curvy Lady
Whether we like it on not we are currently judged on a day-to-day basis: What we look like, what clothes we wear, how tidy our appearance is. It would be foolish to say otherwise and therefore some of us can feel quite insecure about ourselves. Now imagine having to dance around a pole in tiny shorts… My First Lesson Before my first lesson started I felt very excited but extremely nervous. I...

 

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Published on: Sep 28 2012   By:    5 Comments