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All posts by Nina

  • Quiz: What Spinning Trick You Should Try Next?

      Sometimes, as pole dancers, we get bored with our repertoire of tricks and need a bit of inspiration. And guess what? Some tricks are simply better when you are spinning. So if you are looking for...

    • Posted May 4, 2018
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  • 4 Cute Pole Holiday Outfits

    Lights on! It’s time for celebration! If one of the following is true… Your pole studio is decorated and looking festive. You have a holiday-themed photo session with your pole mates. You wish to give someone special a...

    • Posted December 18, 2017
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  • 10 R&B Songs to Add to Your Pole Playlist

    This Thanksgiving season show yourself some gratitude by giving yourself some quality me time and letting your hair down. It’s time for some self-love! Instead of pouring a glass of wine and lighting candles (or in addition...

    • Posted November 27, 2017
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  • Pole Travels: Berlin

    Last summer I went to Berlin – and of course, I had to meet some local polers and check out local pole dance studios. The capital of Germany is a hip, alternative, cosmopolitan city with a very...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Quiz: What is Your Ideal Pole Height?

    Has your pole become too short for you? Is it limiting your pole practice? That’s what has happened to me. At some point, I realized that my home pole is too short for the pole stuff I...

    • Posted August 25, 2017
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  • An Interview with Pole Superstar Felix Cane

    Felix Cane is a pole dance household name. A three time winner of Miss Pole Dance Australia, two time winner of the World Pole Championships, former Cirque de Soleil solo artist, inventor of the Spatchcock and the...

    • Posted July 11, 2017
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    What Are the Best Bad Kitty® PoleFit® Shorts for You?

    We all know how important it is to find the perfect pair of pole dance bottoms. When you feel uncomfortable or too covered or too exposed in your pole shorts it can really distract you from your training....

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • How to Be a Good Pole Mom

    Just so we are on the same page: What is a pole mom? A pole mom can often be your very first pole instructor, but that isn’t a hard and fast rule. He or she can be...

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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  • Cleaning Up Your Pole Choreography

    In dance, sometimes the details can make it or break it. If you’re not completely satisfied with your choreography, but not sure what and how to modify it, it’s likely that there are just a few touch-ups...

    • Posted March 27, 2017
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  • Cleaning Up Your Pole Life

    It’s not only your house and closet that need a big spring cleaning. It’s time to look through your proverbial pole closet, tackle the clutter, and throw out everything you don’t need in your pole life. It...

    • Posted March 20, 2017
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  • 3 Super Sexy Outfits For Valentine’s Day

    You don’t need an excuse to be a bombshell. Dress like one any old day! However, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of the year to show off all your seductiveness and allure. With V-Day approaching, you might...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • How It Feels to Be a Pole Newbie

    What do you remember about your first pole class? It’s usually hard to forget your first spin around the pole. Most of us have gone through the awkward anticipation of our first brush with the pole. Perhaps...

    • Posted January 24, 2017
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    What Are Your Craziest Pole Dance Dreams?

    Have you ever woken up from a dream only to realize that the extreme flexibility you thought you had is not real? It was only a dream! Disappointing, I know. Your dreams can be a place where...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Breaking Up With Your Pole Family

    Breakups are distressing and painful, even when you aren’t the one who has been left. If you have been frequenting a pole studio for a long time, and one day you just don’t see yourself going there...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • How To Handle Your Pole Performance Anxiety

    Ah performance anxiety: sweaty hands, racing heart, dizziness, nausea, elevated pulse, the knot in the stomach, debilitating anxiety, self-doubt, the fear of embarrassing or injuring yourself on the stage… What if you forget a part of your...

    • Posted October 31, 2016
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  • Similarities and Differences in Pole Communities Worldwide

    No matter where they live in the world, pole dancers have many things in common. We wear our bruises as badges of honor, we stare at ceilings and street poles wherever we go, we stretch in our...

    • Posted October 18, 2016
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  • Tips for Nailing the Titanic

    via GIPHY For me, the Titanic move was love at the first sight. It is still my favorite pole trick, and one I will include in every routine. Invented by Phoenix Kazree, this pole move impresses everyone....

    • Posted September 30, 2016
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  • Quiz: Do You Know Your Pole History?

    How well do you know your pole dance and fitness history? Test your knowledge with our Pole History Trivia.

    • Posted August 16, 2016
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  • Bad Kitty® Everyday Poler Series: Meet Tea Srsen

    The Everyday Poler series is dedicated to telling stories of everyday polers all around the world who have a passion for pole. Tea Sršen is a pole dancer from Croatia. She’s been serious about pole for only...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • Quiz: What’s Your Pole Dance Persona?

    Can we guess what kind of a pole dancer you are? Just answer these seven simple questions and find out your inner pole dance style.

    • Posted June 4, 2016
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  • Best Street Pole Poses

    If you are a pole dancer, it’s very likely that you can’t resist showing off your skills outside the studio and striking a pose for a good pole photo in public. The likelihood increases when you’re traveling, when...

    • Posted April 16, 2016
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  • 5 Sacrifices Polers Make

    Polers are impressed by effortless transitions, Russian Splits parallel to the floor and deadlifts, but sometimes we forget how many hours of work are behind those moves. It is hard to imagine that some of the most flexible polers...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • Ten Pole Related Resolutions For 2016

    You have probably already made a list of all the pole tricks and flexibility benchmarks you want to achieve this year. I bet that “flat splits on both sides“ is on your list, and believe me, you’re not...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • Top Ten Bad Kitty Gifts for a Poler

    Wondering what to buy your favorite poler this Christmas? How about something every pole dancer already has? Clothes. “I don’t need more pole clothes”, said no poler ever. Here are ten sexy, comfortable and flattering picks from the...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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  • 6 Types of Dance to Use in Your Pole Routine

    So what do you do when you’re not throwing tricks on the pole? Many pole dancers find floorwork intimidating. Some polers simply don’t like dancing. Others don’t know how to do it. Going from one pole to...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • Ten Things Pole Makes Me Grateful For

    1) Strength At the age of 25 bodies start aging.  They start getting weaker and they become more prone to injuries and health problems. I am in my late twenties and a lot of my peers sit...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • Tips for Safe and Successful Doubles/Group Pole Photos

    Bad Kitty Pole Picture of the Day submitted by Brigitte Bonin from Pole Art Studio Doubles and group pole photos are a great way to spice up any social media profile. You don’t need to touch your...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • 5 Things Every Experienced Pole Dancer Should Remember

    A few months after your first pole class, you are well into your pole dancing journey. You have come out of your pole closet and now all your colleagues and relatives know that you are passionate about that...

    • Posted June 20, 2015
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  • 10 Phrases Pole Dancers Hate To Hear

    Here are ten questions and statements we often hear from our friends, families, colleagues and random people that can spoil our mood. They either hurt or poke our pole egos or are just plain annoying. 1. That looks easy: Oh,...

    • Posted May 15, 2015
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  • Three Floor Moves Everyone Should Know

    What I really love about pole dance, when compared to other aerial art forms, is the abundance of floorwork in pole routines – especially floor moves that have origins in various other dance styles and gymnastics. Floorwork gives pole...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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  • 5 Ways to Heal Those Sore Muscles

    No one wants to get stuck in a pole rut. So from time to time we take a workshop, change our workout, or take a shot at a new activity. However, a day or two after an unaccustomed...

    • Posted March 10, 2015
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  • How To Love Your Pole Body

    I have yet to find a dance or yoga class where I am not the student with the stiffest hips. In the past, I hated my hips for preventing me from doing simple moves. I blame my tight hips...

    • Posted February 21, 2015
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