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

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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

10 Ways In Which Pole Dancing Can Change Your Life

In August I celebrated my three-year pole dancing anniversary but I didn’t get the chance to write about it because I was too busy getting angry about the Instagram shadowban. Yet, pole dancing really has changed my life and I wanted to give it the credit it deserves in this (hopefully) a bit more lighthearted … More 10 Ways In Which Pole Dancing Can Change Your Life

5 Flexibility Tips For The Average Pole Dancer

Flexibility for pole dancers is kinda like the Holy Grail. You want it so bad it becomes that thing you look for all your life. It drains you, it takes all your energy, you feel you are THIS CLOSE to getting it… and then you don’t. As a not-particularly-bendy pole dancer who has been working … More 5 Flexibility Tips For The Average Pole Dancer

What Instagram’s Pole Dance Shadowban Means For Social Media

If you follow a pole dancer on Instagram or are friends with one on Facebook, chances are you’ve seen she is fuming about the shadowban this week. Pole dance Facebook groups have been set alight with anger, and even the biggest pole stars have been complaining through their profiles. Why? Because the majority of pole … More What Instagram’s Pole Dance Shadowban Means For Social Media

The 7 Stages of Doing A Pole Dance Competition

After signing up for three competitions, getting into two of them, performing at both in the space of less than a month and going through the most shambolic competition experience one could ever imagine, this year I’ve become way too familiar with the various stages of happiness, denial and pure hatred you go through when … More The 7 Stages of Doing A Pole Dance Competition

Interview With Brand New Pole School London Pole Dance

Italian pole dancer and studio owner Lucia Balestreri has recently launched London Pole Dance, a new Italian style pole school in London, near Finchley Road. Here’s my Q&A with Lucia, where she tells me all about the new school and the new pole competition she’s bringing to the UK. UPDATE: This post was written BEFORE … More Interview With Brand New Pole School London Pole Dance

Let’s Get Real About Mental Health and Influencers

“My name is XY and I’m an Instagram influencer. I may seem to have a perfect life, but behind my beautiful pictures is a tough mental health struggle.” FYI readers, this is not a “token Instagram influencer” meme. This is the main type of language used on TV by influencers discussing mental health, internet safety, … More Let’s Get Real About Mental Health and Influencers

The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC

I thought it would have been a while before I got back to the States after my 2014 solo Couchsurfing trip. Little did I know that good old academia would take me back to my second stop in my 2014 wild tour, Washington DC, the cradle of American power (even if the Orange twat is … More The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC