June 23, 2016 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.

June 15, 2016 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

June 8, 2016 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

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