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

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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

The Local’s Guide To Clapton, E5

In case you missed it, I moved to Clapton/Hackney Central. Naturally, I’ve been spending the past month or so installing a pole in my house and trying out every possible restaurant, bar, café or event venue in my area. So here’s my local’s guide to Clapton, E5. Why I Moved To Clapton I can imagine … More The Local’s Guide To Clapton, E5

Flykick – kickboxing class review

In last week’s heatwave, every pole class in London turned into Bikram Pole. For a change and a challenge, I went and tried to kick the heat in the butt at Flykick in Marylebone. Here’s what a thought of this boutique kickboxing studio. The Studio Flykick is a martial arts gym, but it has nothing … More Flykick – kickboxing class review

5 Bikini Brands That Make Great Polewear

I’m a sucker for cool polewear to dance in. However, sometimes pole sets can be expensive, or a bit boring, and although I know some fantastic pole brands (which I’ll review separately), sometimes I like to change it up. So here are my top 5 bikini brands that make great polewear. Disclaimer This post will … More 5 Bikini Brands That Make Great Polewear

Flowetic VIP Event Review

On Monday, I went to Flowetic‘s VIP event and I was introduced to the world of dance fitness. Here’s what I thought of it. Flowetic Flowetic is a fitness class combining dance, toning and strengthening exercises alongside stretching and relaxation. Using flowy music, the class is split in two parts: the first one mixes different … More Flowetic VIP Event Review