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OG Trickin’ — the chopper

OG Trickin’ — the chopper

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Say hello to the helicopter/chopper/inverted V/inverted straddle The chopper is the hobgoblin of many a poler. I struggled with it for a long time before I built the strength to go into it with control and hold myself there. A basic that’s not so basic First and foremost, bear in mind that this is not
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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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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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Spin pole basics — what you *need* to know

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Spin pole basics — what you *need* to know This is a follow on to last weeks post about conditioning exercises for spin pole. Golden Rules of Spin Pole –Body and appendages close to pole=fast, away from pole=less fast. This is THE #1 spin pole rule. It can save you from barfalicious moments. It can
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Spin It To Win It – Three Great Spin Pole Conditioning Exercises

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Spin Pole=WHEEEEEE! Hopping on a spinny pole is kind of like an awesome carnival ride. It’s SUPER FUN. Spin Pole-WHEW! Hopping on a spinny pole can also be EXHAUSTING if your body isn’t conditioned for it. Strike a Pose One of the cool things about spinny pole is that you can get into a pretty
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Alguna vez has tenido la sensación de que las cosas  increíbles solamente le pasan a otros y no a ti? Se te hace difícil creer que podría ser TÚ esa persona que puede lograr llegar tan lejos como algunos de tus ídolos? A veces, nos  parece que pasa el tiempo, los meses o incluso los
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Todo A Su Tiempo

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Alguna vez has tenido la sensación de que las cosas  increíbles solamente le pasan a otros y no a ti? Se te hace difícil creer que podría ser TÚ esa persona que puede lograr llegar tan lejos como algunos de tus ídolos? A veces, nos  parece que pasa el tiempo, los meses o incluso los
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