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

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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

Here’s What Pole Dancers, Performers and Sex Workers Are Doing During The Coronavirus Outbreak

So in case you missed it, the Coronavirus has fucked us all over. From self-employed performers to small businesses like pole dance studios, to sex workers, the hospitality industry, and, frankly, everyone’s mental health, the virus is affecting everyone and it has shown us just how fragile our lives can be. It’s a time when … More Here’s What Pole Dancers, Performers and Sex Workers Are Doing During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Teaching With Depression

Teaching means passing knowledge on, and setting a standard. A teacher is both a role model and a figure of authority. I am who I am because of my brilliant teachers – at school, university, work and in pole dancing. But how does teaching feel when you have depression? Can you be a role model … More Teaching With Depression

Pole Dancing For Beginners

Being a beginner pole dancer can be one of the most fun and most challenging times in your pole dance journey. I’ve asked some of my favourite instructors, performers and pole dancers their best tips for pole dance beginners, in the hope they will inspire you as much as they inspire me and that YOU. … More Pole Dancing For Beginners

What To Say If People Judge You For Pole Dancing

As a blogger, very ‘out’ pole performer and instructor, I’m getting an increasing number of messages along the lines of: “Help! My parents / friends / co-workers are judging me because I’m pole dancing!” With Jennifer Lopez and Shakira delivering a killer performance at the Super Bowl and being deemed “inappropriate” by certain people on … More What To Say If People Judge You For Pole Dancing

What To Bring To & What To Know About Your First Exotic Pole Class

So you’ve signed up for your first exotic pole dance class. What do you bring to it? What do you wear? What can you expect from it? In case you missed it, I became a pole dance instructor last Autumn, so here’s a quick post to clarify your exotic doubts if you’ve been wanting to … More What To Bring To & What To Know About Your First Exotic Pole Class

Pole Dancers Are Raising Money To Help Australia With The Bushfires

I started my pole dance journey in Australia and I’ve been following the bushfire crisis from afar with growing worry. Although I’ve found a home elsewhere, I’ll always remember a country with stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife and great times. 25 people dead, the damage to innocent people’s homes, nature and wildlife are a tragedy and … More Pole Dancers Are Raising Money To Help Australia With The Bushfires

How To Fix Your Skin With Budget Skincare

If there’s anything that 2019 has taught us, it’s that in 2020 we need to stay hydrated and have better skin. When I started teaching pole dance, my boss helped me notice that touching sweaty poles, chalk-based grip and floors, to then use the same hands to touch my skin wasn’t going to give me … More How To Fix Your Skin With Budget Skincare

Exotic Generation UK 2.0

A few weeks ago I competed in Exotic Generation UK 2.0, the reloaded version of the most shambolic pole dance competition on the planet, now taken over by experienced UK organisers. Because Google page rankings are cruel (my old blog post about the “Fyre Festival of pole” still shows up when you Google EG UK) … More Exotic Generation UK 2.0