Teaching

Teaching Children vs Teaching Adults for Pole and Aerial Fitness

Teaching Children vs Teaching Adults for Pole and Aerial Fitness
In the past I’ve had a lot of requests to teach children – currently ranging from 8 upwards. So far they’ve all wanted to learn pole specifically. Sometimes the parents want to learn with them, other times it’s just the child wanting to participate. My main hesitation was that I had no idea how to teach children. My experience goes as far as being the fun cousin aka the person who gives...

 

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Published on: Dec 07 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

How To Get Through Training Sessions

How To Get Through Training Sessions
My approach to pole training is probably somewhat different to most people – I say ‘probably’ as I always take a cup of tea (and lots of water) up to the pole room with me. 🙂 I have a few habits that help me get through even the most painful training sessions. Some are probably more normal than others, but hopefully you’ll get something new out of this 😀 How I Train Well,...

 

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Published on: Nov 13 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

Be Considerate Of Others

Be Considerate Of Others
I’m currently writing a post about what is ‘normal’ for a pole class. Chances are you may have been to only one pole school and stayed there, which is great 😀 The difficulty comes when you don’t know what should and shouldn’t be done, or happen in a class. I’ve been in a class (as both a student and instructor) thinking; ‘Is that a thing that should happen?’ So...

 

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Published on: Aug 02 2015   By:    Leave a Comment

You Only Have Good Sides!

You Only Have Good Sides!
Let’s face it – on the pole we tend to have one side that we prefer to use – it’s usually stronger and more coordinated… And then we have our ‘bad side’. This tends to be the weaker arm or leg – we have less control of it and for some reason we just don’t like to use it as much. If you’ve read one of my articles or been to a class, you know...

 

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Published on: Jul 02 2015   By:    3 Comments

The Not So Glamorous Life Of A Pole Instructor?

The Not So Glamorous Life Of A Pole Instructor?
When I first started taking pole dancing lessons, I was amazed by my instructor and everything that she did! She always wore amazing high heels, leg warmers, little skirts and was the perfect shape. I was always so inspired by her. Every move was performed with skill, grace and ease and I just wanted to keep learning everything I could. I always thought that she must have such an amazing life –...

 

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Published on: Mar 12 2014   By:    5 Comments

The Importance Of In House Showcases

The Importance Of In House Showcases
What’s The Appeal Of A Showcase? No judges Non critical Get to be center stage Get to show your skills Family and friends can come and support You have a sense of achievement Everyone is a different level of ability Over the 7 years I have been poling my opinions of showcasing has changed quite a bit. When I started training the school I attended NEVER had student showcases….. Ever!  They...

 

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Published on: Feb 10 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Student to Instructor

Student to Instructor
Hi my names Adrienne, I’m 34 with 3 children. I decided to try pole fitness about 18 months ago after the birth of my 3rd child. I have no dance experience and was never a gym lover. I found the gym boring and hard work. I looked around for an instructor and settled on a lady that taught from home. This was appealing as I could bring my young daughter with me. I didn’t fancy making a show...

 

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Published on: Nov 27 2012   By:    5 Comments

Keep Your Pole Class Engaged

Keep Your Pole Class Engaged
I’ve been teaching a beginner level pole class for over 4 years now, and while it may seem easy (and sometimes it is) that’s not necessarily the case. The very new beginners are the easy ones. They are new and excited and haven’t done anything like this before. The more experienced, (ready to move up in level) intermediate and higher level girls that come back for a refresher are...

 

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Published on: Sep 28 2012   By:    Leave a Comment