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Strippers and Pole Dancers

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Strippers and Pole Dancers

From what I have read and seen in my years of pole dancing is that there is a very clear "Us vs Them" culture.  We see it in the t-shirts "Your girlfriend vs My girlfriend" where one is plain jane and the other is a pole dancer.  There are especially some pole dancers with this attitude towards strippers. Yes, we are trying to bring pole into the mainstream and make it less seedy.  We are trying to make it into a legitimate sport.  We are trying to get recognition etc etc.  But in doing so, we are shitting on those in the...

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Studio vs Self Taught

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Studio vs Self Taught

I have been pole dancing on and off for about ten years now.  I have been a student at various pole studios around the world and have taught myself a thing or two at home.  Here's what I experienced: Studio: Structured class means a guaranteed warm up, cool down and drills - at home I am a little more relaxed with it. Some one to spot me through difficult tricks I would otherwise be too fearful to try alone - which is great, pole can be dangerous! Some one to be able to point out I need to move a limb or...

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High Heels vs Bare Feet

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High Heels vs Bare Feet

High Heels There's nothing like spinning around a pole in a comfy pair of high heels (usually Pleaser) feeling like a Goddess.  They are a great way to protect your feet when climbing and landing from a spin and if you don't have a perfect ballet pointe, it's a great way to hide it.  However, it is VERY noticeable when you are flexing your feet so put that landing gear away! When training in a pair of high heels, get clear plastic tops.  Patent leather will wear away quite quickly and leave patches that don't grip very well. Bare Feet While...

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What type of pole?

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What type of pole?

Mpole - Stainless steel I first started pole dancing on a 50mm stainless steel Mpole.  It is certainly one of a kind free standing pole.  It is a spinning pole but you don’t go flying around like you would with other poles, hence my love for it.  Being the size it is, I definitely gained a lot of strength in my hands! - Corina Pussycat Pole - Brass I love brass poles!  They feel so grippy and I get a lot of spin on a Pussycat pole.  I can also make it static too which is great (feels like a...

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Pole Competition Advice

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Pole Competition Advice

This one gets asked a lot.  I mean A LOT.  I may have retired from the pole comp scene but here’s my advice from the various ones I have done.   RELAX! No one knows your routine.  So if you mess up, no one will know (unless you suddenly stop with an “Oh sh!t” expression).  Keep going!   IMPROVISE Besides training for your comp, have some play time.  Freestyle, connect moves, or even cross train with a different dance style all together.  That way if the pole becomes slippery or in a moment of panic you miss a move that...

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