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  • Pole dance outside leg hang

    The Top Ten Milestone Moments for Pole Dancers

    When you start pole dancing you usually have a wish list in your head of the moves you want to achieve. For some it’s a beautiful flat jade spilt, for others it may be just a simple invert. Mine was an aerial deadlift, I was aiming very high right from the start, and needless to say it’s taken me years to get my dream move. Along the way there have been many milestone pole moves that have marked a new phase of movement conquered and opened new avenues of learning. One of the great things about pole dancing is that you never stop learning, there’s so many facets to the sport. There’s always new moves being created, new combos to try, new dance elements to work on, handstands, flexibility. As pole dancers we’ll never be bored or lack inspiration from our community.

  • Pole dance performance photo handstand

    Point your f#$%king toes

    Watch any kind of dance, gymnastics or cirque performance and you'll notice they all have one thing in common. The performers all have the most gorgeous, gloriously straight legs and pointed feet and toes. There's something about beautifully pointed toes that make everything look better, more polished and professional. Even unprofessional and frankly sometimes quite untalented dancers like myself can make their movements look more graceful and elegant simply by extending their limbs and pointing their toes. 

  • Creatures of XIX pole dance velcro knee pads

    Product Review: Poledancerka Knee Pads & Creatures of XIX Velcro Knee Pads

    Let's talk knee pads. Floor work has a major role to play in pole dancing and there's a lot of knee action involved with this. We slide on them, pivot on them, drop on to them again and again and again. Thus making the humble knee pad an essential tool for all pole dancers if you want to avoid some serious pain and bruising during classes, training and pole competitions. Not all knee pads suit all purposes when it comes to pole, so let's take a close up look and make sure you're getting the right knee pads for the job at hand.

  • Pole dancing meme evolution

    The Best Pole Dancing Memes On The World Wide Web

    When it comes to memes pole dancers are no different from the average person. We f%$kin love them! I mean who doesn’t enjoy the wholesome goodness and LOLs of a meme. To save all you lovely people the trouble of trolling the internet for hours on end in search of pole dancing memes, I’ve done all the hard work for you and now proudly present to you a compilation of my favourite pole dancing memes. Insert dramatic drum roll here!

  • The Complete Grip Guide As Told By A Sweaty Slippery Mess

    The Complete Grip Guide As Told By A Sweaty Slippery Mess

    There are two very distinctive things to note about myself as a pole dancer and I’m sure my fellow instructors and class mates will agree. Number one, I’m tall, I’m nearly 5”10, which can be a hazard in pole class. The second thing is I have terrible grip on the pole, particularly hand grip and foot grip. Not ideal as a pole dancer I’m sure we can all agree. I don’t know why, but it’s always been the case. I’m constantly wiping the pole down with my towel, or with metho, or applying dry hands, whatever seems to work best on the night. But still I’ll have pole training sessions where no matter what lotions or potions I try, NOTHING works. I’ve never completed a single routine in pole class because at some point I just won’t have the grip required and I’ll have to dismount my pole and awkwardly freestyle a little until the rest of the class completes their beautiful combos. I’m very careful about what tricks I include in any compeition routines because I just don’t trust my damn hands. I’d really love to phoenix in a routine, it’s a deep haunting desire of mine. I once put a ragdoll/punchfront/reiko combo in a routine as my last combo and not once did I complete a run through where I had sufficient grip to complete it. In the end I changed my combo at the last minute and totally stuffed it, but that’s another story. Oh, and summer just makes it worse, I’m just a hot sweaty mess. The more I rub the sweat in, the more I sweat. The only thing I like about winter is the fact that I grip slightly better in the cold.  I’ve tried pretty much every grip there is and some other alternative methods and sadly I’m still a slippery bitch.

    But there may still be hope for you, so I’ve compiled a list of grips and tips to help you out: