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

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Recent Articles

Tips For Your First Pole Dance Class

Tips For Your First Pole Dance Class
Whether you’ve been pole dancing for one year or ten you will always remember how nervous you were for your first pole class, like it was yesterday. While nothing can prepare you for what your first spin or swing around the pole will be like, we can help you get through those pole studios door in the first place. There are a few things you can think about before your first pole class to really...

 

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Published on: Feb 20 2013   By:    7 Comments

Create Your Own Pole Move

Create Your Own Pole Move
There are hundreds and thousands of different pole dancing moves out there, some of which we all know by the same name… But even with just two Pole Dancers in the same room it is likely that you’ll both know moves that the other doesn’t. There are a lot of hard moves that we all want to master – Shoulder Mount, Knee Hold, Ayesha and Deadlifts to name a few. Each Pole Dancing...

 

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Published on: Feb 15 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Tomorrow Won’t Do!

Tomorrow Won’t Do!
A lot of things get put off until tomorrow. If you can’t do it today, you’ll do it tomorrow. But why not now? We all have such good intentions about getting fitter, working out, getting better on the pole etc but through all of my good intentions I wonder how many workouts I’ve miss out on. Take Today… I’m working until 6pm and my intention is to go to the gym afterwards....

 

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Published on: Feb 06 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

What To Do When You Meet A Poler!

What To Do When You Meet A Poler!
Being a pole dancer you tend to meet other Pole Dancers all the time – classes, competitions, over the internet. We’re everywhere! So what happens when you meet a Pole Dancer out of context and you are taken by surprise? Well that happened to me just a few days ago… I’ve been poling in the studio in my gym for about a year now. I love it. It has 3 poles, cushioned floor, mirrors...

 

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Published on: Jan 20 2013   By:    1 Comment

Interview With Evgeny Greshilov

Interview With Evgeny Greshilov
Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to catch up with Evgeny Greshilov. The 2012 World Pole Sport Champion and Winner of the 2011 World Pole Dance and Fitness Championships in Budapest, shares some insights with us. Which Pole Achievement Makes You Most Proud? I think the biggest pole achievement for me was 1st place on Pole Sport Fitness Championship in 2011, in Budapest. I could not believe...

 

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Published on: Dec 17 2012   By:    Leave a Comment

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