I used to choreograph one routine every week to teach in class. We only dance bare feet in our studio but while I was practicing at home, I thought I’d get out my pleasers and see how it looked in heels.
So I’m sure there’s a lot of us here who have had a long old break from pole over Christmas, whether we wanted to or not. Leading up to Christmas I had lots of work and exams, but managed to get my butt to the gym for two weeks before Christmas. Then over the holidays I did nothing. Literally nothing.
I used to do New Year’s Resolutions many years ago, until I realised that they last a week, maybe two and then are given up on. I’d give up chocolate after having too much at Christmas, or I’d vow to go to the gym everyday.
As the year comes to a close, I always like to reflect on my pole journey of the past 12 months. At the beginning of each year I write a list of things I want to achieve in the coming year, put it away in an envelope and have a look at the end of said year and see what I’ve achieved from the list.
Having spent most of my life in plays and working in the theatre, I’m used to (and love) dressing up and getting into character. I must say I also love any occasion to dress-up… much like halloween where I think what would be scary – ohh, I know, a sexy cat! Let’s face it, we’ve all done it.
So every year I tell myself that I need to write down these fun party games, and every year I forget. I say forget… I plan to write it and publish it on Christmas day, until I realise that it’s unlikely groups of polers will be poling on Christmas day! So while it’s a little […]
So I’ve been a bit quiet on the old blogging recently. Firstly, I lost my pole mojo* (pole-jo or even pojo!) This lasted a good few months. I’d try to train but I just had too many other things I had to do, or just had too much on my mind. I was potentially moving […]
Okay so just incase you think I’m some sort of magician that can heal all injuries and wipe away all pole bruises, I’m not. Sadly. However there are so many little niggles that we can get from pole that can turn into bigger issues, that if we get rid of, or control them before they get out of hand, we might stand a chance.
During class a lot of students ask how long it took me to get certain moves. Sometimes they ask as they don’t think they can make the move look graceful yet, and wonder if that’s normal. Some ask in a way that seems to suggest they think the move won’t be possible… ever. Other times they just want […]
If someone has been poling for only a few months, we assume that they are doing beginner moves yet someone poling for years should be able to do the harder moves. I think nowadays that really isn’t the case – we all come from such different backgrounds and therefore the how far we can get in pole can really be on different ends of the scale.