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

Intermediate Pole Dance Butterfly Combination

Intermediate Pole Dance Butterfly Combination
Here’s a little pole dance combo. I would say this is an intermediate combo. The pole moves featured are: Spinning climb Aerial Invert Butterfly Extended Butterfly Flatline Scorpio Allegra Inside Leg Hang Scorpio Handstand Inverted Thigh Hold I hope you like it 😀

 

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Published on: Aug 31 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Strength Workouts

Pole Strength Workouts
I’m away from my pole studio for a little while and wanted to set my students some pole homework 😀 I’ve broken these down into 4 pole exercises and 4 bodyweight strength exercises per week. There are different options – option 1 is the easiest, and the difficulty increases as you go through the options. You can choose to do the one option that is a good level for you. With the...

 

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Published on: Aug 27 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole World Festival – My Visit

Pole World Festival – My Visit
Last weekend James and I decided to go to the Pole World Festival in Bristol. It’s a long old way away from us, but luckily we managed to combine the journey with seeing family – it made the 12 hours of driving more worth while! It was lovely to see family and friends, but we did wonder if the journey to Pole World Festival would be worth it. We had no idea what to expect as the event is now...

 

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Published on: Aug 18 2017   By:    1 Comment

Shoulder Mount Prep Exercises

Shoulder Mount Prep Exercises
I love a shoulder mount. I used to hate them, and was a little scared and frustrated by them, but now they are mine, I love them. There are so many great ways to start training your shoulder mount. This video has beginner, intermediate and advanced options – so hopefully something for everyone! Even if you can already shoulder mount, these exercises are really great for getting you even stronger. Below...

 

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Published on: Aug 16 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

24 Pole Splits

24 Pole Splits
I just love, love, love pole splits 🙂 Here are some of my favourite pole splits – well, those I can do anyway! My front split on the floor is currently flat on both sides if I stretch first, and I’m slightly turned out on my left – just to help visualise how much of a split you need for these! I know I still need to work to get some of these flat, but I’m proud of where I’m...

 

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Published on: Aug 07 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Cross Training with CrossFit

Cross Training with CrossFit
I’ve seen a lot of people asking recently what are good ways to cross train with or for pole – and some asking about CrossFit in particular. I’ve been going to CrossFit on-and-off for about 5 months now, and have a good idea of how it’s helped or affected my training. My CrossFit journey started as I just didn’t have enough time to go to the gym, figure out a workout plan, and get it...

 

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Published on: Aug 04 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Splits

Pole Splits
There seem to be so many cool pole splits going around at the moment. Whenever I get used to one, another one comes along, and I couldn’t be happier. My normal split can usually touch the floor on both sides – although I turn out a bit on my left side. I find that this is very apparent on some pole splits while others hide it nicely. I love that there are so many different ‘families’ of...

 

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Published on: Jul 28 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Get Your Flex On!

Get Your Flex On!
Okay so the picture attached is a massive achievement for me… massive! I know some of you will easily be able to do this without with thinking or even feeling a stretch, but for me it is torture! I have to stretch for ages before I even attempt this, and even when I do, I so far have only been able to hold it for one or two seconds. This picture is the first and only time I’ve ever been able to...

 

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Published on: Jul 16 2017   By:    2 Comments

Holly Munson – Miss Pole Dance UK Semi-Pro Instructor 2017

Holly Munson – Miss Pole Dance UK Semi-Pro Instructor 2017
I’m super happy with my performance from Miss Pole Dance UK in the semi-pro instructor category 😀 As with every performance I can see the bits that I want to change or moves I want to work on, but I love this routine. Massive thanks to Lorna Walker for helping me with the choreo for this one 😀

 

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Published on: Jul 12 2017   By:    Leave a Comment

Resistance Band Training For Pole

Resistance Band Training For Pole
You may have seen a few videos of people using resistance bands to help them with their pole work. I never really understood how useful resistance bands were until I started using them. I like to use the bands on strength based moves. I’m currently working on my Cup Grip Deadlift, Tabletop with straight legs, Human Flag and Brass Monkey Lift. Of course there are so many other cool moves to try too...

 

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Published on: Jun 26 2017   By:    1 Comment
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