3 Ways to Become a Better Choreographer

3 Ways to Become a Better Choreographer

Stick to what you know unless you know that the new way works There are many ways to create dance and because I am interested in dance research I enjoy playing the trial and error game in order to find new and innovative ways of working....

Is Pole Dance Easier for Trained Dancers?

Is Pole Dance Easier for Trained Dancers?

Is pole dance easier for trained dancers is a question that has come up a few times lately, mainly because there is an assumption that pole dance is easier for the experienced dancer who has, overtime, developed skills in flexibility, strength, spacial awareness, technique etc....

4 Reasons to Go To A Pole Competition

4 Reasons to Go To A Pole Competition

Having recently performed as a guest at Yorkshire Pole Dance Championships, I have come to the conclusion that there are many reasons to go to a pole competition whether you are a pole dancer who dances for fun, a competitor or just someone who wants...

An Interview with Mel Butter - Baudelaire

An Interview with Mel Nutter – Baudelaire

Mel Nutter is a pole dance performer, choreographer and writer based in Sydney, Australia. Her blog offers insightful views into the pole dance industry with topics that range from reading for pole dancers, stage presence, choreography and much more. As a fan of his poetry...

An Interview with Kathy Collins Spartan Pole Fitness

An Interview with Kathy Collins – Spartan Pole Fitness

I am really excited to be featuring today's guest artist – Kathy Collins, AKA Spartan Pole Fitness. Originally from Omagh, Northern Ireland and now living in Liverpool, UK (where I am from) Kathy is a competitive pole dancer who willingly shares her pole experiences and...

2 Things Dancers Should Do In Everyday Life

2 Things Dancers Should Do in Everyday Life

Lately, mostly due to dance projects I’ve been working on, I have become really interested in things dancers should do in everyday life. I really believe that the way dancers make decisions in everyday life will ultimately dictate the way they make decisions in the...

Using Imagery as a Stimulus for Pole Dance Choreography

Using Imagery as a Stimulus for Choreography

I’m currently reading “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp, a well-known modern Dance choreographer who is an inspiration to many dancers. The book is a great read so far so I highly recommend it. Through reading this book I have thought a lot about how...

Pole Dance Improvisation

Pole Dance Improvisation

The great thing about improvisation is that there are no rules, unless you create the rules yourself. The only time I give myself set instructions is if I want something specific from it like only using the area around the pole if I am trying...

Rehearsing with the Right Pole

Rehearsing with the Right Pole

This week has been an interesting one when it comes to pole because I was rehearsing for a pole performance on an x stage lite. Normally I train / rehearse at home or in the pole studio, but the studio I go to doesn’t have...

Repeating a Pole Dance

Repeating a Pole Dance

This week I have been rehearsing an old dance work (created within the last few months) that I would like to perform again. The urge to perform this particular piece got me thinking about how pole dancers rarely show the same work twice and I...