How To Cope With Your Pole Injury

Today’s blog post is going to run through a couple of things I have picked up on how to cope with an ongoing injury. As pole dancers we are susceptible to shoulder injuries in particular, and often these can end up haunting us for months, even years. I must note I am not a medical professional, so these are simple …

How To Serve Face For Classique Pole

So, you are preparing for a showcase or competition. Your choreography is spectacular, your theme is entertaining and original, and your dancing is clean and mesmerising, but something seems to be missing. When you are dancing in a classique or stripper style the difference between a great performance and a mind-blowing performance can be in something as simple as the faces …

Review: Pole Passion Retreat Budapest 2016

I have just spent the first week of May 2016 in Budapest on the Pole Passion Retreat, and thought it would be a good idea to write up a review so that if you are considering on attending a pole camp, particularly one organised by the Pole Passion team, you can see what it involves and what to expect. Who? Pole …

Top 3 Tips To Find Your Sexy Alter-Ego

Do you love sexy and sensual pole dance? Want to explore your exotic side but don’t know what type of sexy you want to be? Are you struggling to find your pole alter-ego? When we pole dance we never just dance as ourselves. The person who runs errands, does chores and goes about daily life is often not the same one …

Review: Poledancerka Knee Pads

My eternal quest to find a pair of knee pads that aren’t like wearing loaves of bread on your knees whilst simultaneously cutting off your blood supply until you begin to suffer necrosis of the lower limbs and need to have your feet amputated, has finally been resolved. I recently bought the Poledancerka knee pads, sold at polejunkie.co.uk, and can say …

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 Visualisation Should Be Your #1 Pole Training Tool

When it comes to training for a performance or a competition you more than likely already know the usual things you need to work on: Strength – learning those difficult tricks and transitions, building up your power and stamina. Nutrition – making sure you eat healthy and fuel your training ensures you do not get over exhausted or injured. Rehearsals – …

Why You Gotta Be A Hater? – Pole, Sexuality & The Panopticon

You are probably all bored of the Strippers vs. Pole Fitness debate by now, and I’m not here to throw my two cents into the ring because it isn’t necessary. What I want to explore is why some in the pole community still have an issue with the sexy side of pole, and stripper style dancing, even when it is quite …

360° Pole: Peach Tries Hot Yin Yang Yoga

In this cross-training series I will be trying out different classes and reviewing how they can improve and inform your core pole practice. I believe have a holistic approach to your practice is essential to ensure you are training smart, preventing injury and getting the most from your time and effort. Please consult a medical professional before embarking on any new …

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 …