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Get the most from workshops or private lessons

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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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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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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Hello Darling, I’ve Missed You! Getting back on the pole after a break.

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Sometimes Life Gets In the Way Injuries. Kid stuff. Partner stuff. Money. Priorities. Burnout. There are so many things that can cause us to take a little pole break. And getting back on the pole after a break can be challenging. Those carefully built-up calluses are gone. And let’s not even talk about the strength
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The Power of Details

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Written By: Erin O’Brien Pole, as both an art form and a sport, is constantly growing and developing and it is breathtaking how high the standard has become – competitors are getting better and better and the distance between them (the difference in their abilities and skill) is getting smaller and smaller.   What, then,
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EMPOWERMENT: practicing what we preach

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There’s a lot of talk in the pole community about how empowering pole is. It is empowering. If my years in pole have taught me anything, it’s that pole gives women the strength and freedom to appreciate their bodies for what their bodies can do, even if they may not be over the moon about
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