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The Seven Stages of Doing A Pole Dance Competition

The Seven Stages of Doing A Pole Dance Competition

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Written by Carolina A After signing up for three competitions, getting into two of them, performing at both in the space of less than a month and going through the most shambolic competition experience one could ever imagine, this year I’ve become way too familiar with the various stages of happiness, denial and pure hatred
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I’m Fat, I’m Old, and I Found Myself on a Pole by Kelly Maglia

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Written by Kelly Maglia Ok, perhaps that’s a bit much. I suppose I’m more accurately called plump, and I’m not exactly an octogenarian. But in our youth and body-obsessed culture, it’s hard not to feel like a whale or an over-the-hill caboose at 30, let alone 40. And yet, one night several years ago, at
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Soldiers of Pole by Antonia Crane

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Written by Antonia Crane I can’t tell you about the first time I began pole dancing because it was a very long time ago and I was on drugs. Probably I slid down the pole in a borrowed, frizzy red wig to an unnervingly sad Nina Simone song about bring broke and broken. I’m sure
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From Survivor to Thriver by Jen Parker

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Written by Jen Parker For 13 years, I was told that I wasn’t enough. I was told how to act, what music to listen to and what to wear. I was told to have the pillows on the couch a certain way and how to fold socks so that they make a little ball or
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Everything hurts but I’m not dying… by Frances Ann

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Written by Frances Ann I started my pole journey later in life, at age 45. Having a strong fitness background, it came pretty easily to me and I was excited about how quickly I was progressing! I started competing, and soon worked my way up to professional competitions. I was so proud and honored to
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It’s all Fun and Games…until it’s not by the Pole Comedian

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Written by Amy Rosvally (the Pole Comedian) I don’t share everything on Instagram. My life behind the scenes is a much more a mundane picture than the plucky-go-lucky person most people see when they flip through my photos on Instagram. What most people don’t understand is that for every light, there is dark. Often times,
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How I Started UPA by AM Davies

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Written by AM Davies I wanted to give you an example of how these should go. And yeah, I want you to know how, when and why I started UPA. So, here goes. In 2007 I had this feeling about pole dancing. It felt like we were all on the edge of something big happening.
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I’ve Been Wanting this for a While Now!

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Hey there Poler Bears! I’m so excited to roll this feature out for you. Now you can submit your stories and/or read other polers’ stories to learn more about your community. By sharing, you are helping others who may either have questions or feel like they are alone in their struggle(s). So, this section is
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