Monthly Archives: July 2011

When it’s OK to be a control freak

The name of the game when it comes to pole moves is control… especially when you begin doing more advanced pole sit work, and ESPECIALLY when you begin doing inverted work. Be conscious of your muscle engagement: you’re doing things … Continue reading

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What to do with down time

I jacked up my elbow last week, and it’s still not right. Boo. Last night at the studio I discovered that even simple spins were, for the most part, not comfortable right-handed. Inversions felt fine as long as I didn’t … Continue reading

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Dancing for someone besides yourself

“OMG. So-and-so wants me to dance for him/her and I would love to do it, but I’m 100% freaked out. I can’t do it! I can’t!” Uh, technically speaking, you can. Of course you can. What you’re really saying is … Continue reading

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F-E-A-R

I’m afraid I’m not going to be any good. I’m afraid I’m not as good as [insert other dancer’s name here]. I’m afraid I’ll hurt myself. I’m afraid I’m not strong enough. I’m afraid I’ll fall. I’m afraid I won’t … Continue reading

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Strength and conditioning work

Pole dancing is great exercise in and of itself–there’s no doubt about that, it’s a workout! But doing some supplemental conditioning work is always a good idea. Some thoughts: –Handstands (against a wall, against a pole, or if you’re able, … Continue reading

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New music – I *love* getting new music

New additions to the pole playlist: –Streetwalkin’ – Dan Auerbach –Prowl – Dan Auerbach –Heartbroken, in disrepair – Dan Auerbach (what can I say, the guy’s AWESOME) –Erotic city – Berlin (yes, Berlin!) –Ain’t no rest for the wicked – … Continue reading

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