Author Archives: Gina

About Gina

I am a pole and exotic dance instructor at Studio Rouge in Columbus, Ohio. Hear me when I tell you it is the best. job. ever.

Doing your best

Isn’t life really all about doing the best we can do with the circumstances we have? I haven’t been so great about updating the blog lately. Apologies to those following for the lack of new content. In the last two … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of a workshop or private lesson

Some things I’ve learned by taking workshops and/or privates with some of the pole greats: Don’t overextend yourself. It’s tempting to sign up for every. single. session. — but do yourself and your instructor a favor and sign up for … Continue reading

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Pole inspiration

I have so many–the result of watching many, many hours of youtube. Some dancers inspire me because of their fearlessness. Others because they’re so danged BENDY! Then there are those with otherworldly flow. Or creativity that drives me to pause, … Continue reading

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Peel and stick nail polish

I was highly skeptical of the Sally Hansen peel/stick nail polish ( http://tinyurl.com/4384twu ). Really, I was. I mean, how is it possible that a manicure could 1) look good, 2) be instantly dry 3) last more than a few … Continue reading

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Upper body strength

If I didn’t already have it from pole dancing, I might get it from hefting around my dance bag! I cleaned it out last week and was so overwhelmed by the magnitude of its contents that I took a picture. … Continue reading

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What lives in my dance bag on any given day

“Punk ass” booty shorts Other tiny shorts, at least three pairs Legwarmers. Several pairs. I love them. One or two wigs–I don’t have the patience to grow hair, so I buy it instead. iTAC Tennis rosin Dew Point Corn Huskers … Continue reading

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“Bring Sexy Back” week – I say YES!

AnneMarie Davies of United Pole Artists recently wrote a blog entry that has set the pole world abuzz:¬†http://www.unitedpoleartists.com/do-we-need-to-bring-the-sexy-back/ Here’s my take on it. My brand of pole is sexy. I have nothing against pole fitness enthusiasts, and believe me, there’s … Continue reading

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