A Guide For Instructors: What Every Plus Size Student Wants You To Know

I decided to find out what plus size students really wanted instructors to know about teaching them. So, here are their top tips for how to most effectively operate your studio and your teaching in a plus size friendly manner. Everyone Prefers Different Descriptive Words Fat, curvy, bigger, plus size. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it …

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 …

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 …

3 Things No One Told You About Pole Competitions

A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of competing in the Supreme Poledown: Sports vs Sexy 2017. There were a few things in the run up to the competition, and on the day, that I realised “Huh, it would be pretty useful for competitors to know this”. This is specificially for those first time competitors; competitions are this …

Guest Post: The Postnatal Poler, Poling in the Big Baby Bubble

Hello to all my fellow poling parents! Mothers, Fathers and everyone inbetween. My name is Abby and I’m here today to talk about life in the pole world after Mr.Stork has paid a visit. Between nappy changes, heel classes, sleepless nights, routine prep, baby yoga, pole conditioning and express feeding there’s really not much more to life for the post-baby …