How To Choreograph Your Best Pole Dance Ever

I was teaching a private session this week. The lovely lady in question is preparing for her very first pole dancing competition (the Supreme Poledown, which I am also competing in, make sure you grab your tickets!). She wanted to improve her floor work, flow and overall performance (hair flicks and so on) so came to me for a spot of help. …

Top 5 Tips To Stay Motivated Through Pole Slumps

We’ve all been there – you have been pole dancing for a while now and suddenly you seem to lose your ‘pole mojo’. Your normal classes aren’t as enjoyable as they were, and you are struggling to push forward with your training. Here are my top five tips to help you beat the pole slump, and kick yourself up the …

DIY Tutorial: How To Glitter Your Pole Shoes

Here is a short tutorial on how to glitter your pole shoes. Although not the tidiest finish ever (this was my first time after all), they look fabulous and will work perfectly for an upcoming photo shoot. If you are looking to breathe new life into a battered pair of Pleasers this is a great way, and no one will …

Tutorial: How To Bedazzle Your Pole Costumes

Once you begin performing or competing on a more regular basis you may become interested in making your own costumes. Costumes and outfits bought from designers such as FiBourkeDesigns, HiWirecostumes or DivasFitwear are breathtakingly gorgeous, but for many people are too expensive if you plan on having different costumes for different routines and competitions. If you have the time to spare you …

Hacks For Heels: How To Care For Your Pleasers

If you enjoy practicing and dancing in your pole shoes, you will probably have come across some issues in the maintenance of your Pleasers. There are a number of recurrent problems that polers face in terms of the upkeep of their favourite pole shoes, with problems arising due to the general, daily wear and tear from training, floor work and …

Why Your Practice Might Not Be Making Perfect… Yet! – Part 2

I left you in the previous post (click here for part 1) with some understanding of body awareness and what it means to your dancing. And now I am going to run over some simple techniques and exercises to help you improve your body awareness to make you a better dancer and athlete. Body Isolation Exercises  You will probably have some …