My 4-year pole dance anniversary: thoughts on my experience

Mid-August 2020 marked four years since I’ve begun pole dancing, but I didn’t celebrate or share this anniversary publicly. As someone who now makes money from pole, a lot has been going through my mind this year about my experience as an initially recreational pole dancer and the pole dance industry’s need to better include … More My 4-year pole dance anniversary: thoughts on my experience

IPIA: Interview with the International Pole Industry Association

Through an IGTV video, PoleCon CEO Colleen Jolly announced she was creating the pole dance industry’s first trade association, the International Pole Industry Association (IPIA). With the upheaval brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, celebrities’ increased interest in pole dance and the need to better credit sex workers for creating our sport, I was dying to … More IPIA: Interview with the International Pole Industry Association

How My Dancing Changed In Lockdown

Pole dancing has carried me through lockdown, giving me an outlet to express my feelings while self-isolating alone, allowing me to have daily chats with my students and to work on myself. Yet, in those gloomy three months from March to early July 2020, something about my pole dancing style and training changed. As studios … More How My Dancing Changed In Lockdown

Q&A With Chloe From Hoodlum Fang

This week’s blog post has been a long time coming, and it features Chloe, a.k.a. Baldy – the sole owner of pole wear and activewear brand, Hoodlum Fang. Read on to find out about the story behind one of the most colourful and unique pole brands out there, what being ‘badass’ means to Chloe and … More Q&A With Chloe From Hoodlum Fang

Pole Dancing On RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ranked

The first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race – All Stars 5 saw a fantastic pole dance number. Drag Race is no stranger to pole, so in this quick and light-hearted post I’ll give my pole dancer’s two cents on the pole performances. Disclaimer I’m a pole dance performer, instructor and Drag Race fan (an over-excited … More Pole Dancing On RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ranked

Here’s What It Feels Like To Be In Lockdown Alone For Months

It’s #MentalHealthAwareness week and my ninth week alone. Considering all my nice ideas for posts about restaurants, bars, events and travel are on hold, I thought it would be worth sharing what it feels like to be in lockdown alone for months, in case it helps anyone feel less crazy. Living and Working Alone Before … More Here’s What It Feels Like To Be In Lockdown Alone For Months

Q&A With Lauren Elise

Lauren Elise was my very first exotic pole teacher in London. As an iconic dancer, the founder of one of the coolest competitions set to happen this year (once this is all over) and internationally acclaimed performer, I’ve always wanted to have her on the blog. Now that she has launched her website and her … More Q&A With Lauren Elise

How I’m Staying Sane During Lockdown

With so many countries in lockdown, we have all been trying to stay sane during this unprecedented, scary time of our lives. As someone with crippling anxiety who massively struggled with the idea of a lockdown in the weeks before it was enforced in the UK, I have been trying my hardest to survive. Now, … More How I’m Staying Sane During Lockdown

Considerations On Teaching Fitness Classes Remotely Via Zoom

For the past couple of weeks I have been teaching online pole dance, twerk, floorwork and lap dance classes via Zoom. Because apart from being a pole instructor I am an Internet academic with no chill, I wanted to write about my experience with Zoom, best practices to set up and general thoughts. Consider this … More Considerations On Teaching Fitness Classes Remotely Via Zoom

Here’s How I Kept Up My Training At Home

So we’re all stuck at home now – might as well keep training, right? This is NOT – and I repeat NOT – a post about the virus that must not be named. This is a post about making the most out of home training from someone who has a pole in her house, and … More Here’s How I Kept Up My Training At Home