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All posts tagged "pole dancing"

  • 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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  • How Deep Does Your Pole Love Go?

    If you really like pole dancing then you’ve probably signed up for regular classes, have your own pole at home, and follow all of the pros on Instagram to see what they’re up to. You don’t miss...

    • Posted March 4, 2017
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  • How to Cross Train for Pole Fitness

    Cross training is not a new concept, but thinking about cross training from a poler’s perspective produces a fresh twist. Cross training is defined as trying a new sport, one that is different from your main sport. The idea...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Resolution Revival: Refocus On Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Remember, many, many moons ago, when it was January and you were all hopped up on New Year’s excitement and enthusiasm, thinking of all the ways this year might be different, ready to tackle some fresh goals...

    • Posted February 27, 2017
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  • Tips for Nailing Your Exotic (Pole) Dreams

    One of the great joys of pole is the diversity in style available to dancers. There’s something for everyone, whether you are seeking out the gymnastic power moves, or the floaty, ballerina flow of spins, and more....

    • Posted February 25, 2017
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  • Climb Off The Pole Plateau

    The human body is a marvelous creation. No matter how challenging the workout, eventually the body adapts. Each week, we have a routine: we attend the same pole classes and for the most part work on the...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • Treat Yourself! Upgraded Indulgences For Your Pole Body

    In the month of love and hearts and flowers, it’s easy to find yourself up to your elbows in cheap department store holiday-themed candy. And while I’m certainly not here to tell you that you can’t enjoy...

    • Posted February 19, 2017
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  • Trusting Your Pole Dance Partner With Your Body and Soul

    What do you look for in a partner if you decide to try a pole duet? Typically, you might think of things like body type, musicality, gymnastic ability, personality, stage presence and a number of other requirements...

    • Posted February 17, 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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  • Dance With the Full Moon to Journey Home to Your Wild Soul

    The full moon is magnetic. She captivates us, lighting the dark, rising in the east as the sun sets in the west and setting in the morning as the sun rises. At midnight she’s at her peak...

    • Posted February 11, 2017
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  • The Glitter Theory: Renewable Energy Of Pole Dancers

    The spoon theory is a metaphor created by Christine Miserandino to provide an intangible unit of measurement tracking how much energy a person who is chronically ill or otherwise abled (physically, mentally, emotionally) accesses in a day....

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Pole Show L.A. Celebrates 10 years of BeSpun Studio

    On Saturday Jan 28, pole dancers flocked to Boulevard3 in Hollywood to attend the famed Pole Show L.A. The show is one of the original pole dance performances in Los Angeles and boasts a hefty line-up of pole...

    • Posted February 6, 2017
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  • How To Pick Your Ideal Pole Partner

    Pole dancing as an individual is a task that requires effort, passion, time and hard work – if you want to make it big of course. So, can you imagine what it takes if it’s not only...

    • Posted January 30, 2017
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  • New Moon, New You and Wishes Too

    The moon’s most profound magic is her rhythm. As la Luna waxes from new to crescent to quarter to gibbous to full and then wanes back to gibbous to quarter to crescent to dark and new again,...

    • Posted January 27, 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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  • Natasha Wang: the Pole Meow-nificient

    Natasha Wang is more than a pole dancer or a pole teacher—She is an icon. She took her first pole class at the age of 29, and quickly gained recognitions through multiple national and international competitions. IPDFA...

    • Posted January 23, 2017
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  • Bad Kitty ® Business Bite: Start Your Own Pole Business

    So you want to start your own business in the pole world? Maybe you want to open your own studio, maybe you want to create a new grip, maybe you even want to organize an event (if...

    • Posted January 16, 2017
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