About Tilly Dazzler

I started pole dancing three years ago when I was looking for a dance-based form of exercise that wasn't too heavy on foot work (I'm paranoid about having two left feet). I remember my first teacher telling our beginners class how we'd all get hooked - she was so right! Within six weeks there was no looking back for me, and within a few months I was poling twice a week, then three times, then buying my own pole...

Now I'm getting started with solo performances and amateur competitions. I've come so far with what I can do on the pole, and with how much confidence I have both on the pole and off it. I'm still completely hooked. Seeing all my mates in class and learning amazing new tricks together is a highlight of every week.

Pole has also led me to try a heap of other dance and performance arts like Charleston, burlesque, fan dance, contemporary, lyra, aerial silks, go go, and more. I try to work them into my routines and use them all to develop my style. I love using characters and telling stories when I perform, and I love experimenting with different types of music.

I hope you enjoy reading my pole blogs. Tilly D xxx

Recent Articles

Dancing For Non Dancers

Dancing For Non Dancers
I recently received some feedback on a performance I gave: Good tricks, strong personality, obviously having a ball up there, more complex chorey needed. Hmm. OK. So it looks like it’s time to face the fact that tricks will only get me so far and that if I want to put together a really good show I’m going to have to start focusing on the really hard stuff – dancing. Dancing Is The Hard Stuff Half...

 

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Published on: Jan 31 2014   By:    3 Comments

Super Powers

Super Powers
A few weeks ago, I saw an article in my local paper entitled ‘Grunty gym bloke, it’s time to shut the hell up.’ Being one of those people who happily gets the blood pumping of a morning by reading something in the paper that I know will piss me off, I clicked on the link ready to decry everything the author had to say on the matter of noise and exercise. Anyone who has ever been in a pole class...

 

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Published on: Dec 09 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

The Things We Do For Love… Of Pole

The Things We Do For Love… Of Pole
(a.k.a. It takes work!) This weekend, I am going to my first ever pole audition. It looks set to be a pretty full on – as well as really fun – day of chorey, freestyling, solos and somehow or other trying to stand out from the pack. At stake is a chance to be part of a studio Show Team and to get some really tailored training and development, so I’m pretty keen (as are about 34 other hopefuls). So,...

 

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Published on: Nov 25 2013   By:    1 Comment

Game Face

Game Face
In my last blog I wrote about my first couple of solo performances, and promised to write about my up-coming first pub comp. Well, here it is. Last night I performed in the Princess of the Poles Amateur Pole Comp in Sydney, and I had a blast! I expected there to be a big difference between dancing in front of people from my school and dancing in front of the general pub-going population. Now that I...

 

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Published on: Sep 28 2013   By:    1 Comment

My First Solos

My First Solos
Back in May, I did my first ever solo. I’d been poling for just under three years and had done a few group performances at student nights, but for various reasons had never taken the solo plunge. Looking back now, I’m so glad I did. It wasn’t easy but the things that were hard, weren’t what I expected. I thought managing my nerves on the day would be my undoing, that my concept wouldn’t...

 

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Published on: Sep 01 2013   By:    Leave a Comment