The pros and cons of doing pole competitions for self-confidence

Have you been thinking about competing in a pole competition? Maybe you have been wondering about how competing in a pole competition can affect your self-esteem, whether that is positively or negatively. I have been asked the question ‘Should I compete?’ many times. Honestly, there are both pros and cons to competing when it comes to how it can impact …

Do you feel like a Pole Impostor?

So… if you read my blogs on self-confidence you will know that I believe confidence is an ongoing journey, that you are always putting in work to improve and maintain it. As such, I’ve got confidence licked in most areas, but there’s one area that still rears its ugly head at me on a more regular basis than most. This is feeling …

Part 4: Pole Dancing, Power Dynamics and the ‘Male Gaze’

If you have been reading my Academic ‘An Art Historian’s Perspective’ blogs then welcome back! If you missed the first three installments then you can catch up below: Part 1: The Aesthetics of Acceptable Sexy Part 2: Cults of Superiority Part 3: The Nude vs Naked in Pole Dancing I mentioned in Part 3 the idea that power dynamics are …

How NOT To Treat Your Pole Instructor

I know the pole community is a lil’ bubble of love and glitter and unicorn farts, but we REALLY GOTTA TALK! This is for all you pole-curious, newbies and long-term students… How NOT to treat your pole instructor / studio owner. As pole instructors we are all too aware of the following issues. It can pretty damn difficult for instructors …

MORE Sh*t I’ve Learned About Pole Dancing Competitions

It seems that every competition I do teaches me new lessons, and tells me new things about the world of choreographing, performing and pole dancing. So, seeing as I have performed in Floor Play, closely followed by The Authentic Pole Dance, which I competed in on Saturday, I have realised yet more hard earned lessons. These were ideas developed through struggles …

GUEST POST: Kitty Velour’s Guide to Making It as a Pro Performer

How do you get into the pro performance industry?   GO TO CLASS You cannot get good at dancing or performing if you do not practice! You have to dedicate your time and energy into your training, and going to a pole class is the easiest way to do this. I enjoy training solo but this takes a little bit more discipline …

5 Reasons You Should Invest in Pleaser’s Vegan Shoes

Have you been eyeing up the Pleaser Shoes vegan range but haven’t been sure whether to invest in a pair or not? Well, fear not, here is the scoop on Pleaser’s selection of  vegan friendly pole dancing heels, and I can assure you that they are definitely worth the transition. The lovely people over at Footwear Fetish offered to send …

Part 3: The Nude vs Naked in Pole Dancing

I am pleased to be resuming my academic post series, which has had a brief hiatus due to the fact that a couple of my blogs were a little controversial and blew up slightly. I needed to take a short break from these ‘heavier’ subjects and just write some lighter pieces for you guys. BUT, I am BACK and I …

The Pole Dancing Subscription Box You’ve Been Waiting For 😍😍😍

What is it? A quarterly subscription box for pole dancers Where from? polepunzelbox.com When’s the next one? Summer box: Ships Mid-June Price: $59.95 USD plus shipping (shipping varies on your location. Ruby is shipping from the US, so all U.S. orders will cost: $6.95 – $9.95 to ship, Canada cost: $14.95, and all other international shipping will cost: $22.95 to ship.) Rating: ★★★★★ …