Even when I’m feeling low, I have a two-step secret to nail pole dance choreo classes and feel confident: choose the right music, and pick the right look. For this blog post, I select five out of my favourite looks from Pole Junkie to rock your sexy pole choreo classes – whether you’re dancing in your house or shaking it at the studio – choosing music to go with your PJ outfits.
About Pole Junkie (PJ)
Pole Junkie has been leading the charge in polewear since before I was even a pole dancer. Founded by Kirsten and Heather, who met at uni and went to the same pole studio, PJ was launched in 2014 to make up for hefty custom charges and lack of polewear choices in the UK.
Initially running out of Kirstenâ€™s spare bedroom, PJ grew quickly, with orders coming in from all over the world and the founders packing orders at night alongside their jobs in sales and finance. Nine months later, Kirsten and Heather quit their jobs and moved to new, bigger premises.
Fast forward to today, and PJ operates out of a 3500sqft warehouse, with seven members of staff and over 1500 different products in stock. Since coming back to the UK after taking up pole in Australia, PJ has been at the top of my list of brands to work with, and today I’m super happy, proud and excited to say we’ve been working together on this post.
Kirsten and Heather have gifted me these five fab sexy looks for your choreo classes for this post, but as you know, opinions are always my own.
PJ’s Shark Polewear Vashkelita Bodysuit (Blue Leopard)
I have been a devoted fan of Shark Polewear’s outfits for a while now – their flattering cut and their super fun bodysuits, in between an 80s leotard and a sexy gymnast outfit, are something I love to dance in. So I couldn’t help but recommend Shark Polewear blue leopard Vashkelita bodysuit (Â£59) for your pole classes, to add that extra wild look to your choreo and pretend you’ve got legs for days thanks to this outfit’s high cut.
Despite how fitting and flattering they are, Shark’s bodysuits are extremely comfy and – major pole class perk – they hold everything in! Who would have thought that about such a tiny piece of fabric? Just like magic.
Best for: Head rolls, body waves and 80s rock power moves with GN’R’s Welcome to The Jungle.
Black Riot Polewear Biker Set
Although I had never tried any of their looks, I felt the Riot Polewear Biker top (Â£38) and Biker Bottoms (Â£34) call me from PJ’s website. I don’t have many long-sleeved pole outfits, so Riot’s Biker set seemed like a no-brainer to challenge myself and fight my fear of being covered up.
The outfit’s detail won me over. Inspired by biker culture, this set is tight without being uncomfortable or without affecting your movement: the top has back clasps making removal easy peasy, and it even has grippy bits on the arms for elaborate arm grips!
The fishnet detail and the scrunched elements on both are super flattering, and make the set very versatile: you can accessorise it with cutesy hairstyles, or you can keep it dark and stormy with a pair of black Hella boots.
The verdict: you’ll somehow manage to look incredibly badass with a tad less nakedness than usual – shocker, right?
Best for: Rihanna Shut Up And Drive vibes (rigorously sped up because otherwise IG will put you in copyright jail).
When Kirsten and I were discussing which PJ outfits were more appropriate for a choreo class or to learn exotic flow choreos, we both mentioned Rev Activ’s mesh exotic flow pants (Â£28) straight away.
Designed with Russian exotic style choreos in mind, the high-waisted, loose-legged Rev Activ pants can add flare to your movement as you flow around the pole with all your leg twirls and waves.
I took them for a spin on a cold, snowy night, freestyling to Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan, and I can’t get over how great they make your movement look, immediately adding flare even to the simplest pirouette.
The pants look great on top of shorts or matched with a bodysuit… or, in my case, with a thong underneath. Either way, put them on and feel all the feels with a slow, dramatic Russian exotic style choreo.
Best for: Dark, doomy tunes like Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan or gooey dancing to Cigarettes After Sex. Come on, this outfit *screams* for that style.
I confess: I have a snakeprint problem. I own waay too many snakeprint outfits. Which is why when I saw that PJ has recently started stocking Chantay Polewear’s snakeprint range – and their unique, covering yet revealing leggings – I knew they’d be perfect to live my glam rock fantasy.
The Chantay Polewear Baby Valentine top and Floorplay leggings are made of soft, smooth and stretchy fabric. The top is V shaped and its strap detail make your chest look flattering even your boobs, like mine, have made a disappearing act.
The leggings are high-waisted and their cut-out thighs and foot stir-up feature have an elongating effect. Kirsten recommended going one size down for Chantay, so take a look at the size chart and recommender on the top right of their PJ page to see if you need to do that too!
Everything in this Chantay set has been thought up to the tiniest detail. From the little leggings belt with the engraved “Chantay” name to the intricate bra straps, you just know that if you put on this outfit you better work: when you wear something that looks like that, the expectations are high and you have to give your choreo your fiercest go.
Not gonna lie, I’d wear this set on a night out, not just for pole class!
Best for: Snakebite glam rock jams to Alice Cooper or flowy but spicy The Black Keys style dancing.
Red Naughty Thoughts Sinner Set
Few things get me in the mood to pole dance like a red, vinyl set throwing it back to my favourite 80s music videos. The Naughty Thoughts Sinner vinyl top (Â£57) and Sinner bottoms (Â£50) are exactly that set, a showstopper combo which is comfortable, stunning and very naughty.
Naughty Thoughts’ polewear fits like a glove and is a must-add to your pole wardrobe. Its extra naughty underboob cutout top and thong make it the look to wear during pole class, performances and, since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, for your Valentine – whether that’s you or a partner.
This set is the ultimate treat, and it looks fab whether you’re twerking or hair-flicking. But you know I’m always going to recommend you use it for a sleazy glam rock jam.
Best for: the inevitable Cherry Pie by Warrant or any other filthy hair rock banger.
PJ Looks Playlist
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