Solo Dance and Business

Solo Dance and Business

Solo work is much like being an entrepreneur and running your own business. You are the business and are thus responsible for everything that happens throughout your performance. The choreography, the training, the level of rehearsals, the music choice, the costume etc. Each of those...

How To Take Pole Dance Seriously

How To Take Pole Dance Seriously

For those of you that don’t know, I am a professional dancer and choreographer who works mainly in contemporary dance. I am working, as a performer, on a project at the moment that is portraying existing art such as paintings, sculptures and pictures as embodied...

Dance is a Personal Art Form

Dance is a Personal Art Form

After doing some online judging for Yorkshire Pole Dance Championships I have been inspired to write this post because of how these girls really show themselves through movement. I haven’t met any of them and I don’t know if we have anything in common, other...

An Interview with Blondie

An Interview with Blondie

From weightlifting, ballet and an addiction to pole dance; Blondie is a fantastic performer that shows clear versatility through intention and choreography. Her biggest inspiration is her fellow pole dancers who, as a community, build each other up and give each other the motivation to...

Stillness in Poledance

Stillness in Pole Dance

Stillness in pole dance is something that we rarely see and I wonder why this is. Why do pole dancers feel the need to move at such a fast pace as if a pause would slow them down? I’m a fan of varied dynamics and...

Pony Poison

An Interview with Pony Poison

This week Pole Purpose has the opportunity to interview the fabulous Pony Poison. A Las Vegas girl who has a love for honest movement and aerial dance. Inspired by technique from formal dance training in ballet, modern and Jazz, Pony knows when to be technical...

Authentic Pole Dancer

Authentic Pole Dancer

Taking part in many different dance and physical theatre workshops, performances, dance works and creative processes I have come to learn that a lot of questions arise along the way. A recent workshop taught me that it is absolutely crucial to allow time in order...

Is Pole Dance Sexy?

Is Pole Dance Sexy?

Pole dance is often labelled as a sexualized art form. Well, sometimes it’s not even classed as an art form but that is a subject for another post. I think I have demonstrated in 70% of my choreography that pole dance can be something completely...

5 Ways to Improve Rehearsal Efficiency

5 Ways to Improve Rehearsal Efficiency

I often work alone in the studio and because I juggle my training around work and other commitments I am really interested in finding ways to maximize time and rehearsal efficiency. I looked at the process of other choreographers and then combined my past experiences...

An Interview with Clem Piller

An Interview with Clem Piller

Clem Piller has been dancing from a very young age which came as a result of her mother taking her to ballet classes. Her passion for dance lead her into teaching dance to young people in the local village where she lived at the time....