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All posts by Veruca Blue

  • Back To Basics

    Over the past few months I’ve really been trying to get back to a comfortable and happy place in my pole practice. It’s been hard. Because I’ve taken such a long time off I realize that I’ve...

    • Posted May 1, 2017
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  • Loving Yourself And Your Pole Journey

    If I’m going to be completely honest I can’t remember the last time I was in a pole class – and I’m not completely sure why I stopped going. The crazy thing is while I don’t go...

    • Posted March 6, 2017
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  • Quiz: What Kind Of Pole Dancing Shoe Are You?

      Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! I love searching for the perfect gifts for family and friends. Christmas, to me, is all about giving. I don’t need a lot of gifts. Unless...

    • Posted December 18, 2016
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  • Honor Your Age: The Everyday Poler Over 40

    When Bad Kitty® asked me to write an article on poling at an older age I was slightly verklempt. I wondered – at 48 am I that old and how much of an effect on pole dancing,...

    • Posted October 17, 2016
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  • 10 Tips For A Healthy Pole/Work/Life Balance

    When I was fifteen I thought I could do it all and I had no fear of death. I was go, gadget, go – I did all the things. I was young; I had stamina and the...

    • Posted September 2, 2016
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  • Bad Kitty® Everyday Poler Series: Meet Roz “The Diva” Mays

    BK: Hi Roz, thanks for chatting with us. So the first question I have for you is: how long have you been pole dancing? Roz: I have been poling for about 8 ½ years. BK: Wow Roz:...

    • Posted July 8, 2016
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  • Polyamory Pole: Juggling The Relationship Between You, Your Pole And Your Loved One

      In a perfect world our partners support all of our goals, dreams and pastimes unconditionally. But the world isn’t perfect and unconditional support is not always the case  – especially when it comes to pole. We know...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • When It’s Time To Move Your Pole Studio

    Have you ever had to move or close your business not because you necessarily wanted to, but due to extenuating circumstances? Have you had to do it in a less than reasonable amount of time? I have....

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • New Year DIY Gratitude Jar

    I love the holidays. A New Year tends to invite us to reflect back on our lives and challenge ourselves to do better and to be better. Every holiday season we eat way too much food, tell...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • Bad Kitty® Bloggers Secret Santa Pole Playlist 2015

    Christmas is coming up and I live for Christmas! It’s my favorite time of the year. Last year we created the Bad Kitty® Bloggers Secret Santa Pole Playlist and we’re keeping the tradition. We’ve been naughty –...

    • Posted December 25, 2015
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  • Think You’re Too Old To Pole? Think Again.

    One of the reasons I enjoy pole dancing is that it’s a sport anyone can excel at. Whether you are old, young, small or large, the sport of pole dancing is accessible to you. That being said...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • The Emotional Down And Dirty Of Owning A Pole Studio

    Studio owners are always asked numerous questions about the down and dirty of owning a studio. Two of our Bad Kitty writers, Veruca Blue and Colleen Jolly, decided to sit down and take a really hard look...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Sexy, Simple, Fun: When Pole Was Easy

    They say everyone remembers their first time. Do you? I do and it was amazing! That first fireman spin, the wind rushing through your hair…you felt like a kid, a sexy superhero, you were instantly hooked. “OH MY...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • 50 Shades of Pole: The Power And Submission Challenge

    For March I’ve have been focused on the various effects of power and submission on our daily lives and in dance. Sometimes in our dance, in our lives, in our psyche, we need to push and sometimes...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Break Out of Your Pole Box

    I have a dirty little secret I’m going to share with you: as much as I love pole, I’m just not having as much fun pole dancing anymore. To be honest it’s a feeling that’s been floating...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • Pole Show LA Review

    Pole Show LA, Saturday, January 31st, 2015 First of all let me say (in case you didn’t already know it) Pole Show LA is one of the most anticipated pole events of the year. People expect it...

    • Posted February 13, 2015
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  • Bad Kitty Bloggers Secret Santa Pole Playlist!

    Happy Holidays Everyone! I live for Christmas! It’s my favorite time of the year. I love making and buying gifts for my friends. This year, I wanted to come up with something fun from all of us...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Alloy Images Interview: A Creative Partnership In Photography & Pole

    Because  October was Photography Appreciation Month at Bad Kitty and I have an unnatural fear of being photographed, I thought it might be a good time to speak with some of my favorite pole and aerial photographers,...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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  • Review Of The Amateur Pole Art Showcase

    Maybe you have been taking pole classes for a while now and you finally feel like sharing your dance with the world outside of the classroom but you don’t want to compete. Or maybe you have always...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • Pole Performance and Getting Over Being A Show Off

    Showing off. Why do we do it and what do we get from it? With regards to competitions and showcases:  Is showing off healthy or detrimental to our “pole journey”? And what can we do to make...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Off The Floor: A Pole Dancing Film Review

    OFF THE FLOOR (2013) Cast: Jessica Anderson-Gwin, Sarah Mann & Jagged company members. Directors: Katherine Celia, Matthew Celia Synopsis: “What would you do to share your passion and vision with the world? OFF THE FLOOR is a...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Rub Me The Right Way: DIY Arnica Muscle Balm

    As pole dancers we like to think we are invincible. We proudly wear our “pole kisses” as a badges of honor, but really they’re just bruises. And they hurt. And I’m over them. It’s summer and they...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Dancing Along With My Mom: Inverting And Embracing A New View Of Our Mothers

    I still remember the time when all I wanted to be was just like my mother. She was beautiful, full of life, artsy and always made me feel special. She was the mom who came to the...

    • Posted June 28, 2014
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  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? Coming Out Of The Pole Closet To Family & Colleagues

    We’ve all been there and if you haven’t been there yet, you probably will be soon enough. It starts out innocently. A friend talks you into a pole dancing class or maybe you see a pole dancing...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • When I Grow Up

    When I was a child I wanted to be an astronaut, a gymnast, a dinosaur hunter, a fighter pilot, a pro surfer or run away with the circus. “I can’t wait until I’m older!” This is the...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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