A Piece of Pole History: An Interview With Diane Day

  You see that right? That's a televised pole dancing performance from 1973. The history of pole is unique in that, although many of its founders are still alive, our records are spurious and continuously undermined by mainstream…

MORE Sh*t I've Learned About Pole Dancing Competitions

It seems that every competition I do teaches me new lessons, and tells me new things about the world of choreographing, performing and pole dancing. So, seeing as I have performed in Floor Play, closely followed by The Authentic Pole Dance,…

"Don't worry, everyone hates their body!"

Ever been in or witnessed a conversation about body hang ups only to hear the phrase, "Don't worry, everyone hates their body!" come out of some poor, well-meaning individual's mouth? I have, and there's few phrases I hate more. It makes…

Ask Peach: "How Do I Pole Productively?" Top Tips to Make the Most of Your Training

We've all been there, we turn up at the studio, or we roll into our home pole room. Our bodies are telling us 'YES I am ready to train', but our minds, our mindsss are telling us 'NoooOooOo'. Because we haven't organised our lives and we have…

Guest Post: The Postnatal Poler, Poling in the Big Baby Bubble

Hello to all my fellow poling parents! Mothers, Fathers and everyone inbetween. My name is Abby and I’m here today to talk about life in the pole world after Mr.Stork has paid a visit. Between nappy changes, heel classes, sleepless nights,…

Guest Post: Top 5 Tips to Take Your Pole Performance from Amateur to Expert

Every spring, I hold a showcase at my studio. OK, I say showcase, but I really mean recital. In an average showcase you can prep what you want, with or without help, show up on the day of, perform your heart out and you’re done! I on the other…

Guest Post: 5 Nuggets of Advice That Only Make Sense in the Pole Studio

The joys of teaching. Keeping the atmosphere light hearted and fun, whilst constantly coming up with unique and relatable coaching points for my newbie pole students, is one of my favourite challenges of being a pole dancing instructor. When…

Guest Post: "I'm a male pole dancer"

He-he… “Pole” dancer…get it? So, here I am, a pole dancer, and burlesque artist and… a man. But that’s OK because I must be Gay. No, wait. I like women! The scandal! How dare I, right? This is the truth of the reactions that…

How To Choreograph Your Best Pole Dance Ever

I was teaching a private session this week. The lovely lady in question is preparing for her very first pole dancing competition. She wanted to improve her floor work, flow and overall performance (hair flicks and so on) so came to me for…

Top reasons your pole family is the best

Everyone who has been pole dancing for a while knows that your pole family is the absolute BEST! Here are the top reasons why we love our pole family: They always validate your need for yet another pair of Pleasers You have all seen…