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  • Full Time Pole Star Jeni Janover

    As part of our series on Full Time Pole Stars, we interview various stars on the business of being a pole star. For this installment, we talk to the sensual and sultry Jeni Janover, who is the...

    • Posted July 31, 2018
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  • Pole Dancing Meets Drag in Hong Kong

    A lot of people assume guys who pole dance are all gay. Maybe that’s because we live in a culture that stereotypes people quickly. But, pole dancing IS a great way to workout and to express your...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Staying in Pole Shape While on Vacation

    Summer is a season when many people take some time away from work and travel for fun and relaxation. While getting away from daily stressors can work wonders mentally, being away from the pole studio can cause...

    • Posted July 20, 2018
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  • Full Time Pole: Natasha Wang

    As part of our series on Full Time Pole Stars, we interview various stars on the business of being a pole star. For this installment, we talk to one of the original Pole Stars, Natasha Wang. Describe...

    • Posted July 16, 2018
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  • Becoming a Touring Pole Star: Step 2, Travel

    So, you want to be a traveling pole star? Do workshops all over the country and maybe even the globe? Pole is a great way see the world and meet all sorts of amazing people while doing...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • The History of Pole Comps

    “Hey, pole dancing is hard let’s make it a competition. “ 1990s – 2005   Though pole competitions are not the end goal for many of us who pole dance, we need to acknowledge that competitions can...

    • Posted July 9, 2018
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  • Bad Kitty Summer Pole Fashion

    Summer’s officially here! Whether this is your favorite season, or your plan is to hide inside until it’s fall again (I see you, my beautiful vampires!) Bad Kitty’s got all your hot pole wear needs covered! The...

    • Posted July 7, 2018
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  • PoleCon 2018 Recap – A Weekend of Superheroes

    Super ladies and fellas near and far flew and/or drove to participate in a superhero-like event. Who were these superheroes clad in spandex, flying around on poles and doing tricks from head to toe? The attendees, performers...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • Defining Characteristics of Russian Exotic

    The phrases “Russian Exotic” or “Russian style” evoke images of a very specific type of pole dance. The mind immediately jumps to the graceful slinkiness of Eva Bembo, Olga Koda, Daria Che, and others. But what, exactly,...

    • Posted June 26, 2018
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  • Colorado Pole Dance Championships Recap

    The Colorado Pole Championships took place this year on Saturday June 2nd at the Exdo event Center in Denver, CO. I had the privilege of being a part of the event and helped set up the whole...

    • Posted June 18, 2018
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  • Full Time Pole Star: Jordan Kensley

    As part of our series on Full Time Pole Stars, we interview various stars on the business of being a pole star. For this installment, we talk to the lovely Jordan Kensley. Describe your daily routine? How...

    • Posted June 15, 2018
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  • Pole Influencers: Fawnia Mondey

    In 1994, there were no pole classes, or studios, or instructional DVDs. But there were poles in strip clubs. At 19 years old, Fawnia Mondey decided that she wanted to learn to climb one of those poles...

    • Posted June 12, 2018
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  • Recovery for Pole Dancers

    You’re doing everything right. Training both sides. Eating “clean.” And you see your pole more than your beau. But you’re not progressing. You’re tired all the time. Moves that once seemed hard are still hard. “Where are...

    • Posted June 11, 2018
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  • Saving the Planet- Pole Dancer Style

      If you don’t think pole dancing and saving the planet go together- think again! June 5 is World Environment Day; the UN’s most important day for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment...

    • Posted June 5, 2018
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  • Pole Show LA 2018 Returns with a Bang!

    Pole Show LA was held at the Avalon Hollywood this year on May 12th 2018. This show has become one of the most anticipated pole events in the Los Angeles Pole community. It offers a big, beautiful...

    • Posted June 2, 2018
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  • Pole Dancing as an Identity (and what happens when you lose it!)

    I have a terrible secret. A confession to make. I haven’t been enrolled at a pole studio since May of 2016. Not to worry, I had my home pole and a brand new swanky gym membership. I’d...

    • Posted May 29, 2018
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  • Pole Moves Then and Now

    Pole has evolved significantly over the past decade, but sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much it’s changed. There were once just a handful of identifiable pole moves with specific names but now there are now...

    • Posted May 21, 2018
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  • Full Time Pole Star: Heidi Coker

    Heidi sent in some audio transcripts – this is Colleen’s best attempt at not just transcribing but also summing up Heidi’s key points more directly than a conversation. Describe your daily routine. How long to you spend...

    • Posted May 18, 2018
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  • Good Sportsmanship in Pole, aka How to Not Be a Jerk

    With the rise (dare I say, the explosion) of pole competitions in recent years, there’s a lot of new opportunities for polers to get on stage and learn the ins and outs of competing. I’ve written before...

    • Posted May 15, 2018
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  • How To Refocus After A Pole Competition

    The end of a competition can leave any pole dancer feeling a bit lost. You worked for months to make sure everything in your routine was as perfect as possible- from fingertip extension to toe point. Getting...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • Full Time Pole Star: Nadia Sharif

    As part of our series on Full Time Pole Stars, we interview various stars on the business of being a pole star. For this installment, we talk to Bad Kitty® Brand Ambassador Nadia Sharif. Describe your daily...

    • Posted May 5, 2018
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  • Bad Kitty® Business Bite: Building vs. Buying Your Pole Business

    Our industry is changing rapidly and the next generation of poleprenuers are popping up everywhere. Some existing business leaders are also evolving and moving out of the industry as they progress to the next or simply different...

    • Posted April 26, 2018
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  • Traveling from Pole to Pole

    Einstein once said, “Logic will take you from A to B. Pole dancing will take you everywhere.” Ok, you’re right—he didn’t say that. But it’s not far from the truth. Raise your hand if you’ve ever traveled...

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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  • Spring Cleaning Your Pole Bag: What to Toss and Add

    Spring has finally arrived! For many people, spring is synonymous with cleaning. While the act of cleaning isn’t particularly fun, there is something wonderful about having everything neat and organized. Here are four things to throw away...

    • Posted April 19, 2018
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  • What It’s Like to Be a Pole Star

    For many, but certainly not all of us, a full-time career in pole dancing sounds like a dream come true. GLITTER!!! Self-love and Expression! Never wearing a real bra EVER AGAIN!!! I don’t know about you, but...

    • Posted April 7, 2018
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  • History of Pole: Influential Studios

    Pondering the origins of pole might not be the first thing that comes to mind when attending your pole class. However, every sport has to start somewhere.  Our sport started with innovative people who dedicated themselves to...

    • Posted April 5, 2018
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  • How To Give Feedback To Your Pole Students

    Call me crazy but I don’t think you should be rude to your students. Yes, there are some students who drive you absolutely nuts and hopefully by now everyone has seen Daniel Rosen’s parody student “Susan” who...

    • Posted April 3, 2018
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  • Posture for Pole Dancers

    Posture is something that has been on my mind quite a bit this year. It started noticing when I would catch glimpses of myself in the background of my student’s videos. In my videos – when I...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Queer Pole: An Interview with Liz Kinnmark

    As polers, we live and play inside a rather niche community. It can seem small at times, but there’s a huge amount of diversity within our world,, including a strong LGBTQ presence. Last year, I heard about...

    • Posted March 27, 2018
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  • Ten Years of Bad Kitty®: Pole Clothing In 2008

    Looking back at pole over the last ten years, the sport has grown in a million different directions and thankfully, so has pole clothing. As Bad Kitty® celebrates ten years in the business of making pole and...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • What’s Your Pole Dance Love Language?

    We all know The Five Love Languages: Gifts, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, Quality Time, and Words of Affirmation. We all need all of them, but each of us has favorites that speak to us the most....

    • Posted March 20, 2018
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  • Pole Dancing Returns to the Arnold

    Columbus, Ohio hosted the 5th annual PCS Pole Championship and the 4th annual PCS Pole Open at the Arnold Sports and Fitness Festival March 2-4th, 2018. This weekend has been an annual highlight for me since 2015,...

    • Posted March 9, 2018
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  • Can You Really Have It All?

    This is a very personal blog inspired by a conversation with a friend who, for the first time ever, was about to get a “real” job – one that required 40 hours a week of guaranteed and...

    • Posted February 22, 2018
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  • International Sex Icon Breaks Pole Stereotypes

    Human bodies come in different shapes and sizes, but our culture often tells us that only a handful of them are worthy of our admiration and desire. When it comes to people with disabilities, cultural norms are...

    • Posted February 22, 2018
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  • What the Women’s Movement Means for Pole

    On Saturday, January 20, women took to the streets once again to march in solidarity for the 2018 Women’s March. Hundreds of thousands of women throughout the country and across the globe marched to promote women’s rights...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • SMART Goal Setting for Pole

    The time of unsuccessful New Year’s resolutions is here. The average New Year’s resolution bombs within the first two weeks. There is actually a day called Quitter’s Day, which is on January 12th. This is the day...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Will Pole Dancing Become an Olympic Event?

    Authored by Paul Gerke via 12News Phoenix “To see something like this going to the Olympics or even being recognized as a sport, it kind of validates my entire life.”  Author: Paul Gerke Published: 10:44 AM MST...

    • Posted January 26, 2018
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  • The Best Snacks for Pole Dancers

    Between work or school, pole classes, rehearsals, performances, and/or teaching, it’s important that you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to keep up. For dancers, that means having a snack before hitting the studio. If you’re...

    • Posted January 23, 2018
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  • When You Take a Break from Pole

    Ah, the beginning of a new year! New expectations, new goals, new pole moves you want to try and much more! Whenever we have a break from our routines we regain energy and excitement towards the things...

    • Posted January 22, 2018
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  • Tax Tips for Pole-fessionals

    It’s that time again – that’s right, it’s tax season. Dun dun DUNNNN!!! But don’t be scared, here are all the things you need to know if you are a full-time or part-time pole teacher or if...

    • Posted January 16, 2018
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  • Sam Star’s Tips for Mastering Your Handstand

    Samantha Star makes handstands look as easy as walking on two feet. Just check her Instagram and you’ll see the pole superstar swimming to the edge of a steaming pool in the Austrian Alps and effortlessly pressing...

    • Posted January 8, 2018
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  • The Top 10 Pole Dance Songs of 2017

    2017 has been the agony and the ecstasy for us all. This isn’t a political post, but politics shook and divided America like never before. Yes, today even being “apolitical” is a political position. We’ve also suffered...

    • Posted December 31, 2017
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  • Keep Your Lower Back Strong for Pole Dance

    Maybe this is sounds like an obvious question, but do you know what the lower back is? It’s the area of your back that starts just below the ribcage. It consists of the lumbar vertebrae and ends...

    • Posted December 31, 2017
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  • There’s No “Sorry” in Pole Dancing

    “I’m sorry I didn’t shave my legs.” “I’m sorry I didn’t have time to do my flexibility homework.” “I’m sorry I’m so tired.” I hear the phrase “I’m sorry” multiple times every day, in every class, from...

    • Posted December 23, 2017
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  • How Get Rid of (and Prevent) Bruises

    No matter where you are in your pole journey, you’re bound to have experienced your fair share of bruises. You’ve probably found yourself rethinking outfits and opting for pants because let’s admit it: black-and-blue speckled legs can...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Muscle and Joint Injury Prevention for Pole

    Being injured on both a muscular and a joint level is one of the most common types of injury from pole.  In pole dance, the focus is on the musculoskeletal system. The muscle movement patterns necessary to...

    • Posted December 4, 2017
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  • The Reality of Pole in the Olympics

    Now that the Olympic games are one step closer for pole, it’s time to consider the reality of what the Olympics would do for pole as a sport. Pole’s acceptance from the Global Association of International Sports...

    • Posted November 29, 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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  • Tips and Tricks for Holiday Eating

    With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s the time of year when many people find themselves challenged by a number of things, from family to finances, and beyond. Staying healthy and eating well during the...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Circus Dream in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Circus, a non-profit organization, held a “Circus Dream” event at the end of August for 4 consecutive nights (Aug 29th to Sep 1st, 2017). It was a performance combining elements of aerial arts, fire dancing,...

    • Posted November 13, 2017
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