The Pros and Cons of Poling Alone

The Pros and Cons of Poling Alone

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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 with there. Many a practice session is filled with mishaps and mayhem (for me at least…) but there is always encouragement, support,
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#WCW — a love letter

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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 with otherworldly flow. Or creativity that drives me to pause, replay, pause, replay, pause, replay. Some have a fun club style that I love.
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From Pointe to Pole, A Dancer’s Journey – Love In Unlikely Places

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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 like a load of crap, right? Well I can tell you this — It’s not.  When I first met Jake, I was only concerned
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Get the most from workshops or private lessons

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ZOMG [insert polebrity name here IS COMING TO MY HOME STUDIO TO TEACH The excitement of getting the chance to work with your favorite poler . . . may quickly be followed by the fear that you won’t be up to the task. Never fear! Here are a few things I’ve learned taking workshops and/or
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Flow, Fluidity, and Finding Yourself

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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) at some point: how can I become more fluid? Me: the perpetually awkward dancer I remember watching some of the greats and thinking
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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 many a summer’s day with my older sisters in the tiny patch of grass in our parents’ garden, kicking up into freestanding handstands,
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How to dance for someone else without losing your sh*t

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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 can.What you’re really saying is that you’re worried it won’t have the desired effect (i.e., he/she won’t charge forth, sweep you off the pole,
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OG Trickin’ Out: The Teddy (AKA Teddy Bear)

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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 moves. The ones that have been around since the founding stripmothers of modern pole dance. Bex wrote about some of these in her post
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Developing Your Own Style

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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) upbeat and energetic. Some have referred to me as “perky.” You might expect me to dance to up-tempo music–something quick–and to move accordingly.
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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 about not being “good enough”, or meeting expectations. Even people who are totally amazing and incredible and inspirational, behind closed doors (or in the
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