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#WCW — a love letter

#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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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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To Shoe Or Not To Shoe

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THOSE PLATFORMS THO If you know me, even a little, you know I have a serious thing for platform shoes (AKA “stripper shoes”). You can get them in low platforms, mid, or sky-high if you want. Lots of dancers fear wearing them because they look like they’d be completely impossible to dance in. You might
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ENTREVISTANDO A UNA POLE STAR: VICKY RAME

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Victoria Rame es una extraordinaria pole dancer, Subcampeona del World Pole Sports Championship 2014, y finalista de la IPC 2015. Alguna vez te has preguntado cómo logran atletas como ésta llegar tan lejos? Es tu sueño seguir los pasos de algunos de tus ídolos del pole? A continuación te compartimos una entrevista que amablemente Vicky
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Buenos Aires Pole Championship

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Informacion gracias  Diego Castillo y Vanessa Mollo El Buenos Aires Pole Championship pasó por La Plata Más de 60 atletas participaron de la tercera edición del certamen dejando todo sobre las tablas para llevarse el primer puesto. Por: Vanesa Mollo Buenos Aires Pole Championship eligió el Auditorio del Centro Cultural Pasaje Dardo Rocha de La
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Creating combinations=problem-solving Anyone who pole dances knows that it’s not about the tricks you can do, but how you incorporate them into a dance. And that, my friends, means you need to work on combination building. The Accidental Transition. For me, ideas for transitions have often come from necessity. I get pretzeled up in a
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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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