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

April 10, 2016 Pole Dance History and Development

There is much confusion about where pole dance stems from so I thought I would share my research, originally posted on www.rowenagander.com, so that it could help some of my lovely readers get to know more about the origins of their passion. Due to limited

April 6, 2016 Too Many Pole Videos

Instagram is the place to be if you’re a pole dancer who is looking for inspiration for new tricks, combinations or floor movement. There are millions of perfectly posed pictures to view and a very rare few that show any imperfection. This can be off

April 1, 2016 Pole Dance Choreography Games

Leading on from last weeks post, Pole Dance Plateau, I thought it would be useful to share some pole dance choreography games that you could use to explore and expand your movement vocabulary. Even if you are a pro at choreography it is good to

March 23, 2016 Pole Dance Plateau

We’ve all been there, we’ve all hit a pole dance plateau at some point or another, and it even happens to the world’s best at their art. We are taught that to become better at something, we must repeat the same actions over and over

March 16, 2016 Should Children Pole Dance?

I know I’m a little bit late on the mark, but over the past few weeks there has been a major debate, aired on ITV, about kids taking part in pole fitness classes. Of course, the TV station received phone calls from people expressing how

March 9, 2016 Pole Dance Life

Sometimes when we feel down, anxious or stressed we go searching for something to help us feel better but more often than not, that what we are searching for is what we already have. Amongst dancers I have heard “I have no self-discipline” yet they have

March 1, 2016 Holiday Planned? How Will I Pole Dance?

Quite often when people take a holiday they take a break away from everything within their normal routine at home, including pole. This can be a positive thing as it is always good to reenergize the body and mind, however, it can also be very