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  • How to Improve Wrist Strength for Pole Dancers

    Before I started pole, I couldn’t open jars. In fact, none of the women in my family can. We always had to wait for a male family member to come home before having any pickles. I didn’t...

    • Posted October 19, 2017
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  • When Sweat is a HUGE Problem in Pole Dance

    via GIPHY One of the biggest enemies in pole dance is sweat. Yes, we know that sweating is an important bodily function. But in pole it’s just as important to have a good grip, or you could...

    • Posted October 19, 2017
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  • Proper Pole Attire in Class

    Someone has to say it, so I will: Dear polers attending class, please consider wearing proper pole bottoms and tops to class instead of the underwear you have been wearing all day at work. I surprise myself...

    • Posted October 16, 2017
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  • Our 10 Favorite Halloween Costumes for 2017

    Here at Bad Kitty® we love dressing up and Halloween is our favorite time of the year! But picking a costume can sometimes be tough. We went and ahead and did a solid for you by hand...

    • Posted October 12, 2017
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  • Bad Kitty® Inspiration Series: Daisy Gaviota

      At Bad Kitty® we take pride in uplifting, celebrating and empowering the diverse group of pole dancers in our community. As a part of our commitment to diversity, we have enthusiastically and wholeheartedly embraced sharing your...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Pole Dance Competitions Outfits: What You Need To Know

    Are you one of those people who obsesses about those beautiful, shiny pole dance outfits on stage? I know I am. Ever since I was little I have always loved sparkly things, and that is why I...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • SHATTERED: An Interview with Diana Varco

    All her life, pole dancer, writer, and actor Diana Varco hasn’t really hit it off with the fellas. In third...

    • Posted October 2, 2017
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  • Crowdfunding for Pole

    The phrase “struggling artist” exists for a reason. A life in the creative arts tends to mean a life without a ton of money. Whether you’re an actor, visual artist, musician, poet, or dancer, the truth of...

    • Posted October 2, 2017
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  • Pole Theatre Recap 2017

    Pole Theatre USA has moved back to Denver after a brief year in Boulder, Colorado and into the Oriental Theatre for its third and final installment. The event is run by accomplished photographer and event organizer Nina...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Pole Expo: A Journey Through the Ages with Lux ATL

    This year marked my fifth Pole Expo! I’ve seen a lot in this pole world–and I’ve changed a lot too, in the meantime! Come along with me on a journey through my career as well as the...

    • Posted September 15, 2017
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  • Becoming a Touring Pole Star: Step 1, Create Your Menu

    So you want to a touring pole star but aren’t sure how to start? There’s no official process for going on tour. If you think you’re a great instructor with something unique to offer, maybe you want...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Sunset Aerial Party in Hong Kong

    Aerial Arts Academy (AAA), an aerial dance studio in Hong Kong, hosted an aerial showcase party in mid-August at CeLaVi in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong. It was an eventful evening full of talents, laughter, and, of...

    • Posted September 5, 2017
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  • What to Wear? What to Wear?

    We all know pole dance takes on many styles, schools of thought, and raison d’etre. What you wear when you dance, and how and when you wear it, makes a huge impact on the dance experience. Both for...

    • Posted August 30, 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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  • Media Training for Pole Dancers

    Whether you are officially talking to the media in some capacity or just talking to friends about your new passion, it’s easy to get sucked into the stripper/poler discussion and inadvertently slut shame strippers in an effort...

    • Posted August 22, 2017
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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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  • 10 is the new 6 inch – How to Rock 10 Inch Monster Heels

    There’s no denying that the pole dance market has seen a climb in heel height in recent years. The increasing popularity of exotic dance style in pole lends well to the need for tall-ass sexy platform heels…and...

    • Posted August 9, 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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  • 5 Tips for HOT Summer Pole Practice

    Summer’s here and it’s hot as ever! Your home studio is probably blasting the AC but here are 5 tips for embracing the heat – both literally and metaphorically – that will help deepen your pole practice....

    • Posted August 3, 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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