Poler Bear Blog

Poler Bear Blog

UPA's Poler Bear Blog is populated by pole dance authors from around the world.  These blog entries are opinion pieces written by poler bears from everywhere.  If you would like to write for United Pole Artists, you can submit a story or blog to us by emailing: info@unitedpoleartists.com. Our company invites guest writers and monthly writers that share with us their thoughts, stories and experiences.

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The Pros and Cons of Poling Alone

Written by: Erin O'Brien   One of my favourite places in the world is the studio where I train and some of my favourite people in the world are the women I train...

#WCW — a love letter

I have so many WCWs–-the result of watching many, many hours of youtube. Some dancers inspire me because of their fearlessness. Others because they’re so danged BENDY! Then there are those...

From Pointe to Pole, A Dancer’s Journey – Love In Unlikely Places

Written By: Lindsey Teall aka Lin Tutu   Someone from my past once told me, “when you least expect it, you will find love in the most unlikely of places.” Sounds...

Get the most from workshops or private lessons

ZOMG [insert polebrity name here IS COMING TO MY HOME STUDIO TO TEACHThe excitement of getting the chance to work with your favorite poler . . . may quickly be followed...

Flow, Fluidity, and Finding Yourself

Feeling like a spider on skates?You're not alone. Most new(er) dancers — including me, when I’d just started out — ask this question (in fact, I continually ask myself this question)...

Be Brave: 3 Steps to Tame The Pole Fear

Written by: Neola Wilby When I was knee-high to a grasshopper with the wonkiest pigtails you ever did see and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sneaker Snappers on my shoe laces, I spent...

How to dance for someone else without losing your sh*t

A TERRIFYING REQUEST.“OMG. So-and-so wants me to dance for him/her and I would love to do it, but I’m 100% freaked out. I can’t do it! I can’t!” Of course you...

OG Trickin’ Out: The Teddy (AKA Teddy Bear)

RELEASE YOUR INNER POLE OGThere are new moves constantly bursting onto the pole scene, each one seemingly more acrobatic or bendy than the last. But I love the old school pole...

Developing Your Own Style

What sort of dancer are you?Do you have a recognizable style? I do—and it’s not what most people expect from me. In my life off the studio floor, I am (mostly)...

It’s OK To Be Average

I speak to a lot of people in the pole world - from beginner students to elite champions -  and I've noticed something that may surprise you. There is an almost universal worry...