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 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 …

Why Your Practice Might Not Be Making Perfect… Yet! – Part 1

If you have clicked on this blog post then you have probably asked yourself at least one of the following questions: ‘Why can’t I move like that dancer can?’ ‘Why does my flow look so clunky and awkward?’ ‘I wish my floorwork was better, what am I doing wrong?’ Undoubtedly you have posted your videos onto facebook groups or on instagram …

Top 3 Tips To Improve Your Stage Presence

‘Stage presence’… ah, that whimsical ideal that every performer obsesses over. Whether you are entering a competition or performing at a showcase or local event, you’ve probably been thinking about what you can do to improve your stage presence and ensure your pole routine keeps the audience engaged. Although it seems as though some people have just been born with …

6 Apps Every Pole Dancer Needs

As a pole dancer, general fitness lover and owner of an iPhone, I have pretty much tried every single related app out there. Here are my top 6 apps that every pole dancer needs on their phone or equivalent device. Although not specifically pole, these apps offer many benefits to aid in your pole practice and support your progress as a …