Category Archives: Tricks

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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Trickin’ out the teddy

Moves fade into and out of vogue–one that has seemed to get a lot of requests of late is the teddy, aka teddy bear, aka bicep hold, aka armpit hold. Most dancers will agree that until you “get” it, this … Continue reading

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Trouble with the inverted V, aka chopper/helicopter

The inverted V is the hobgoblin of many a poler. I struggled with it for a long time before I built the strength to go into it with control and hold myself there. First and foremost, bear in mind that … Continue reading

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