Is Pole Dancing Difficult?

Is Pole Dancing Difficult?
I’m always getting people asking ‘Is Pole Dancing Difficult?’ and there’s really no straight answer. It simply is Yes and No. Is it difficult as much as anything new is – everytime you try a new move you will probably find it difficult but once you’ve got that move nailed, usually it’s a piece of cake. It Isn’t Difficult… Pole Dancing is not as...

 

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Published on: Apr 08 2013   By:    2 Comments

The Road to Competition…

The Road to Competition…
I just finished competing at Miss Pole Dance Oklahoma Competition and I’d have to say that this has been my best competition yet. It was my third major competition (I’ve also done two small studio competitions) and I can already see a significant improvement in my competition performance ability. I remember my first competition experience in the Amateur Division of Miss Texas Pole Star back...

 

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Published on: Apr 02 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Edinburgh Pole Dance Competition

Edinburgh Pole Dance Competition
The Goeswell Dance School, headed up by Anne Goswell, will be hosting its second annual pole competition on Saturday 20th April. Thinking that competing really isn’t for you or that Edinburgh is rather far away? Read on….. The competition has a little bit of something for different abilities and interests. In the individual section there are Beginner’s, Intermediate and Advanced sections....

 

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Published on: Mar 30 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

Pole Competitions

Pole Competitions
I recently attended a Pole Competition as a spectator not a competitor. This was the first year since this competition was launched in 2011 that I have not competed and I really enjoyed seeing it from the opposite side. In previous years I have spent months of preparing, stressing and even dreaming about routines, outfits, and dance ability. This year was different as I was relaxed and just looking...

 

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Published on: Mar 28 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

What To Do When The Pole’s Too Cold!

What To Do When The Pole’s Too Cold!
We all know the feeling when the pole you’re all geared up and ready to go… but the pole is not. It can be quite tricky and a little uncomfortable if the pole is too cold to use. Here are a few of my tricks to help get the pole ready for action! Cleaning I use the pole in a studio and often the pole is covered in grip aides and chalk from the previous class. I always wipe the pole down...

 

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Published on: Mar 21 2013   By:    3 Comments

8 Tips To Finding Your Freestyle

8 Tips To Finding Your Freestyle
Many of us are still trying to find our groove when it comes to freestyle dance. I hear the words: “I can’t freestyle” all too often from my pole sisters. And heck, I’ve even said them before myself. But I’m here to tell you that you CAN freestyle. If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be free styling and loving it, I would have given a hearty laugh and called you a liar, but to...

 

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Published on: Mar 13 2013   By:    3 Comments

Turn Your Office Into Your Gym

Turn Your Office Into Your Gym
For some of us work means swinging around a pole while for others it means sitting and typing at a desk. While I wish my work was in the studio alone, I do have those times where I am sitting at a desk. While I have the luxury of being able to walk around the room when others don’t, I do feel the aches and pains of a sitting down job, as opposed to having my other ‘on your feet’ job. It...

 

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Published on: Mar 07 2013   By:    1 Comment

The Need To “Push Past”

The Need To “Push Past”
Have you ever noticed that when you get really stressed or depressed you either pole more or you don’t? There’s no in between. Recently I have had a tremendous amount of stress, sadness and depression lingering in my life. At first, I thought that pole would make me feel better, but it turns out it made me more sad. How strange is that? I didn’t want to put my pole up, I didn’t...

 

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Published on: Mar 03 2013   By:    3 Comments

Practise What You Preach: Body Blitz Style

Practise What You Preach: Body Blitz Style
Our daily PoleFreaks Body Blitz Workouts are designed to work all areas of your body for a short amount of time. One day you might be working your abs, the next your legs. It’s all well and good me telling you how great these workouts are for you, but unless I do them myself, who am I to talk? That is what this blog is for. I’ve decided to do the workouts as they come out everyday and let...

 

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Published on: Feb 26 2013   By:    Leave a Comment

The Dreaded Handspring

The Dreaded Handspring
It was about six months after I started Pole Dancing that I had my first encounter with the handspring and my initial thought (rather boldly) was… EASY! It’s just a handstand using the pole… I was wrong though, very very wrong and this was the beginning of my two years of handspring hell! I started with the basics of putting my hands in the correct position and kicking up into it which seemed...

 

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Published on: Feb 23 2013   By:    6 Comments