June 1, 2016 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

May 25, 2016 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

May 11, 2016 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

May 4, 2016 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

April 27, 2016 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

April 20, 2016 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