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  • How Social Media is Driving Pole as a Sport

    Social media is an undeniable force in the growth of pole as a sport. Some people eye the rapid expansion and change that has happened in the last five years in pole and will argue the negatives,...

    • Posted August 21, 2017
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  • Chinese Pole vs. Pole Dancing

    Chinese pole is dated all the way back to 221 BC. Evidence of this beautiful art can be found on mural paintings and brick carvings, according to the website Vision Times. The website also says this type...

    • Posted August 21, 2017
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    Autoimmune Disease and Pole

    Autoimmune disease. Chances are that there is someone in your life who has an autoimmune disease, even if you aren’t aware of it. What is an autoimmune disease? An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system treats...

    • Posted August 14, 2017
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  • What Guys Look For When They Pick a Pole Studio

      What features do men look for when they pick a pole studio? It’s a question I imagine some studio owners ask themselves. So, I decided to do a little research. What I found is that guys...

    • Posted August 7, 2017
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  • How To Stay Fit While Traveling

    Summertime usually means vacation in the Northern Hemisphere. And that means traveling! Which means less time at the pole studio. Whether it’s a quick weekend trip to the mountains or the beach, or a two month European...

    • Posted July 31, 2017
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  • Bad Kitty® Brand Ambassador Sarah Scott

    Each month, Bad Kitty® highlights one of our amazingly talented Brand Ambassadors on our blog. The goal is to get our readers familiar with some of the personalities behind our clothes and to give our Brand Ambassadors...

    • Posted July 24, 2017
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  • Pole Dancing Scientists Break Down Stereotypes Part II

    About a month ago I interviewed Laura Shankman, a research scientist at the University of Virginia , on why pole and aerial are important to her. She shared a lot about how pole gave her a space to be...

    • Posted July 20, 2017
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  • What Does it Mean to be Pole-fessional?

    Like many of us polers, I don’t just work in the pole industry. I have another industry that shares my time. This “other industry” is very corporate and involves supporting mostly defense and intelligence contractors as they...

    • Posted July 16, 2017
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  • 3 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Pole Practice

    Whether you’re a home poler or you frequent a local studio, chances are you’ve encountered obstacles along your pole journey that keep you from progressing as quickly as you hope. Some of these might be completely out...

    • Posted July 12, 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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  • Social Media, Mental Health and Pole Part 2

    Our current culture tosses around the term narcissist flippantly, pointing out self-absorbed or selfish behaviors and then quickly labeling them as narcissistic. With the rise of social media we are frequently barraged by a deplorable amount of...

    • Posted July 7, 2017
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  • Sh*t My Pole Dance Teachers Say

    Ah the sh*t pole dance teachers say. Most of the time it’s to make your lines a little longer or cleaner, your toes more pointed, your face more sexy or just to get you to relax a...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Street Pole Shenanigans

    Street Pole, Guerilla Pole, Urban Pole – whatever you want to call it, we polers can’t resist inverting, climbing, and otherwise showing off our skills outside of the studio by attacking the nearest cylindrical object and documenting...

    • Posted June 27, 2017
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  • #KittyBanditz Contest

    Bad Kitty® and RubberBanditz® are joining forces to host the #KittyBanditz contest for the month of July as a way to share ideas, spread the love, and inspire the community through participation. So feel free to use...

    • Posted June 26, 2017
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  • Summer Workouts with Bad Kitty®

    The summer months bring about new opportunities to exercise in the great outdoors! Here are some of our favorite outdoor workouts that can benefit your pole work: Pull-Ups We all know that polers love their pull-ups! The...

    • Posted June 26, 2017
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  • Pole Con 2017: Family Reunion Y’all!

    Colleen Jolly simply has a way about her, doesn’t she? I’ve attended every Pole Con she has run from New Orleans to Ft. Worth, and this year, Atlanta. Each year it seems as though she and her...

    • Posted June 26, 2017
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  • Pole Dancing Scientists Break Down Stereotypes

    For non-poling human beings, it can be somewhat difficult to understand that pole can be a safe place in a person’s life. Moreover, society often demonizes female pole dancers as sex workers and attention seekers who self-exploit in...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • The Encyclopedia of Splits

    Splits, spreadies, straddles—whatever you want to call them we pole dancers are OBSESSED with them. We do them every chance we get and if we don’t yet “have” them, then we spend countless hours improving our flexibility...

    • Posted June 19, 2017
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  • 10+ Games To Play In Your Pole Class

    One of the biggest challenges as a pole instructor can be continually finding fun and creative methods for teaching skills or reviewing material. One way to change up your normal teaching routine is to incorporate games and...

    • Posted June 19, 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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  • Mindfulness in Pole

    Embracing in the moment Gliding through the air upside down on the pole, I free fall, dropping head first. I stop inches above the studio floor. A lot of people would freak out at this point, but...

    • Posted June 12, 2017
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  • Bad Kitty® Brand Ambassador Sergia Louise Anderson

    Every month, Bad Kitty® highlights one of our amazingly talented Brand Ambassadors on our blog. The goal is to get our readers familiar with some of the personalities behind our clothes and to give our Brand Ambassadors...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Reboot Your Pole Body With A Diet Experiment

    Are you in a food rut? Do you dread making your grocery list because nothing sounds good? Are you eating mindlessly all the time, with no end in sight? Not feeling fantastic in your pole body but...

    • Posted May 29, 2017
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  • Pole Fur Moms

    May is the month of moms in the U.S. This year, we decided to celebrate a special kind of mom at Bad Kitty®: Fur Moms! We reached out to the Bad Kitty® Brand Ambassadors and other pole...

    • Posted May 29, 2017
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  • 2017 Pacific Pole Championship Recap

    The Pole Sport Organization (PSO) is a nationwide pole competition that gives everyone the chance to be on stage through their events. Levels go from amateur to pro and which are comprised of different categories including championship,...

    • Posted May 25, 2017
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  • 5 Quick Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Pole Workout

    Over the last ten years I have been a pole dancer, and many students have asked me for tips on helping them to get stronger, achieve that next pole trick, or even how to overcome certain mindsets...

    • Posted May 19, 2017
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  • Famous Pole Dance Competitions Around the World

    Well known Pole Dance competitions have been around since 2005 and possibly even earlier. In the USA, one of the first Pole Dance Competitions was the PoleStar Invitational in 2008 organized by AnneMarie Davies and it took...

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Social Media and Mental Health for Polers Part 1

    In recent years a plethora of studies have investigated the impact of social media on mental health. Researchers have tested the mental health components of social media from several angles, but most studies have reached the conclusion that...

    • Posted May 17, 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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  • Slay the Shoe Game

    Heels. Many polers love them. Even more don’t reaaaally know how to use them. While heels can be a beautiful and sexy addition to your pole work, the fact is that they are more than...

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • 9 Reasons Why Men Should Learn Erotic Dance

    BK Writer Katie Johnson   Last week, a friend of mine who works as an exotic dancer, mentioned to me that her dream date turned into a nightmare when her date found out that that she danced...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • Expand Your Flexibility Training: Special Populations

    Photo by Alloy Images   In the last part of our 3-part series on helping flexibility teachers and their students improve their training we address special populations. While this isn’t a universally accurate statement, for the purposes...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • When Phones Get Banned in Pole Classes

    I’m an addict. I admit it. My phone goes everywhere with me. There is nothing more fun to me than to video a newly conquered move in pole class, and then post the video to Facebook or...

    • Posted May 1, 2017
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  • 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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  • Pole Dance Levels Around the World

    As of right now there is no “official” guide or method to teaching pole dancing that is universally accepted around the world. Unlike in ballet or gymnastics,
 there’s nothing written that you HAVE to follow regarding what...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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    The Honest Truth About Push-Ups for Pole

    The push-up is not the most beloved of exercises, but most of us enjoy the results of doing push-ups: strong upper body and core, better endurance and lovely toned arms. Polers and aerialists generally use the push-up with...

    • Posted April 21, 2017
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  • Reconnecting Your Dance with Nature

    Spring has sprung! It’s is in the air! Here in California, our famous orange poppies are in bloom. In Japan, the Cherry Blossoms are enjoying their own festival. Passover, Ramadan, Easter, and Ramanavami are close upon us. May...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Expand Your Flexibility Training: Tools (Part 2)

    In continuing our discussion on increasing flexibility for your students or even for yourself as a teacher, Part 2 of the flexibility series(read Part 1 here) focuses on what tools may help your practice and how to...

    • Posted April 17, 2017
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  • 15 Things To Bring to Your First Pole Class

    At Bad Kitty® we frequently get asked the following question by pole newbies: “What should I bring to my first pole class?” In an attempt to get a complete list we crowd sourced our team of writers...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Can Pole Be Taught Like Ballet?

    If you have taken pole dance lessons with different teachers, then you might have noticed similarities and differences in their teaching methods. This, of course, has to do with the instructor’s style, but it also has to...

    • Posted April 10, 2017
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  • Expand Your Flexibility Training (Part 1)

    Teaching flexibility to adults is challenging. They tend to come with chronic injuries, wacky schedules that prohibit consistent training and a fear of pain they’ve had decades to cultivate. So how do you help adults reach their...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • Pole Dancing in Hong Kong

    Moving from a western society to an eastern culture can be quite shocking, even if that means moving back to your home town. As the airplane took off for my journey back home to Hong Kong, I...

    • Posted April 3, 2017
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  • Discover Your Inner Divine Feminine

    Though I grew up Catholic, experiencing three heartbreaking miscarriages, the shocking death of my forty-four-year-old mentor and reading Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd in my thirties killed my Catholicism while simultaneously awakening a...

    • Posted March 29, 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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  • How to Perfect the Basic Inversion

    The basic inversion is often the official first foray into the upside down world of pole. It’s exciting, scary and empowering all at once. But whether you are a newbie or a seasoned poler, the inversion is...

    • Posted March 23, 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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  • How To Take Proper Care of Your X-pole

    We’re pretty sure you already own an X-pole, but if you don’t you might be thinking about getting one soon. Having your own pole at home can be a great tool for many pole dancers. Not only...

    • Posted March 20, 2017
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  • PinUp Pole Show Takes Us Back to the Good Ol’ Days

    I might be biased, but to me pole shows are one of the most entertaining ways to spend your night. There’s so much excitement, athleticism, glittery costumes, hot bodies…. I mean what more could you ask for? Living...

    • Posted March 14, 2017
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  • Recap of PCS #PoleattheArnold 2017!

    For now the third year in a row, I went back to visit – and compete in – the Arnold Sports Festival (or just “the Arnold”) (see last year’s coverage here ). The U.S. event (there are...

    • Posted March 13, 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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