Here’s my list for the June, Pole Dancing Blogger’s Blog Hop!I’m sure there are a ton of things I could think of. Many of which the other bloggers have thought of. Here are a few of the ones that popped into my head during class today. :)1. There is no one right way to dance! Anything goes. Get creative!2. Bringing water to class is essential. Stay hydrated! As classes became more intense, I found that I couldn’t make it through class without a water bottle. I often get dizzy if I don’t have water on hand and don’t expect all studios to supply it.3. Pole dancing requires alot of cardio and strength. Training outside of class could be beneficial! It all depends on where you stand physically, but I came into pole with no prior dance background. Now, I find that I have to work much harder to gain stronger core and arm strength.4. Save money. You will spend it on pole dance clothing. Lots of it. (This includes shoes, and bags, and grip aid, and maybe a pole for the home…oh! And classes.)5. Don’t feel intimidated! The pole community is amazing and accepting. No matter what your shape, age or dance style is, just have fun!One more fun announcement! I’m really excited to share this with you all!
Second comic this week because I was out of commission last week! (I hope it’s coherent because I’m a little under the weather right now.)Anyway, I do this during EVERY free dance in class… I’ll sneaky dance my way over to my grip and shimmy my way down to put some on! Please tell me I’m not alone! I WILL learn to just live without the extra grip and keep going.
Ice cream, chocolate, port and next week’s comic. Grow as an artist, growing my waistline. ;) Dancing tomorrow, I promise. #bliss #poledancingadventures #comics
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2: 7pm: 1 hour Life Drawing of a TIME OF THE FAERIES Character modeled by Liz Katz
This is my pole dance checklist. I thought hard about the moves I REALLY need to master and I know the superman, aysha and shoulder mount invert are all fantastic ones that will help me transition into stronger, more dynamic combos. Then I can get those routines I fantasize about into reality.These goals are realistic to me — I’m sure of that. These are all moves I’ve managed to hit on a sporadic basis, but I don’t feel confident 100% of the time. And it’s that 100% I’m going to strive for.I’m going to be like, “Oh, you want a shoulder mount invert? No problem!” And be all BOOM, I got it. Here you go. Done. Signed and Delivered.
Yes. :) I’m going to have to prove it through the year by taping more practice sessions. Who’s with me? What are you pole goals?
After all of the shopping madness up to the holidays, I want nothing more than peace, quiet and a moment to enjoy dancing with an unadorned pole.
For those of you who are scratching your heads over what Festivus is:
Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of Christmas. Festivus became part of worldwide popular culture after being featured on an episode of the American TV show Seinfeld in 1997. The pole was chosen in opposition to the commercialization of highly decorated Christmas trees, because it is “very low-maintenance.”
Hope that helps! And wait! That’s not all.
Why not download a FREE Festivus card, print it out, fold it up and give it to your pole buddies? ;) Visit the blog: http://pole-dancing-adventures.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-festivus.html
This just might be one of my favorite comics yet. It might be the pink hair… or it might be her tush in the air. :) Either way, “purrrrr!”
Sometimes this is a challenge for me. I’ve been watching my videos lately and I’m REALLY dependent on the pole lately. I just HAVE to be touching it, climbing it, posing with it, etc.
I think I’ve forgotten how to dance away from the pole!
So, I created this comic to remind myself of that.
It’s time to pop in Alethea Austin’s Floorwork DVD, If this isn’t in your collection yet, it should be. Beautifully shot, sexy and informative. It’s all the floorwork moves you could hope for! (But you won’t get her slinky back without practice.)
I know what you’re going to ask me.BECAUSE UNICORNS ARE AWESOME, THAT’S WHY.
Have a happy pole week, everyone! :D
EW. I hate looking at my hands after an intensive practice. Especially after handspring practice. Every time I shake someone’s hands, I imagine they must be frightened by my calluses. All rough, tough and stuff!
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We’re seeing many pole dance studios go through the transitions of either carrying 50mm or 45mm poles… or even both! And from it, I hear my peers, as well as myself, comment on their their preferences. I own a 50 mm at home but the studios I practice at have either one or the other. I find that practicing on a 50 helps develop strength in your grip since the pole is wider making it easier to handle a 45 later on.
Besides size, I understand that a pole’s finish will affect your grip as well. So many things to consider! I know that X-Pole just released their 40 mm size, too! (WOAH! Smaller & smaller!) Anyway, which size do you prefer? Do you practice on both? Just one?
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Ah, the good old days! I remember trying to cover my first pole related skin-tears and burns with band-aids in hope of creating a cushion between my skin and the pole, Eventually, I just learned to just deal with them, find another way to climb until they scab over and continue on with practice. (And always making sure to constantly sanitize the poles thoroughly before and after practice with alcohol!)
Anyone have good tips on how to deal with burns and skin tears?
A half flag is always a fun one to pull off when you’re just walking past your pole. Or maybe a spin or two. :) It’s also a good thing that the pole is between my office and the kitchen. lol
I love the Jade!! This is one of my favorite poses but it was an agonizing journey to get it FLAT!
I’m holding a PDA Giveaway! This is the first contest I’ve ever done but I’m sure I’ll be doing more in the future. Because contests are fun!!!!
I have 3 PDA Prize Packs to give away! Three separate winners will get one of the Prize Packs below:
- one PDA Button Pack AND print of your choice!
- one PDA Button Pack!
- one PDA Print of your choice!
How To Enter:
- Leave a comment at the original blog post telling me why you enjoy reading Pole Dancing Adventures!
- Like PDA on Facebook at: Pole Dancing Adventures on Facebook
- Want extra entries? Just post about this giveaway on your facebook, twitter, blog, tumblr, pinterest, etc. Then leave a SEPARATE comment with a link to each place you mentioned it!
- This Giveaway is open to everyone everywhere!
- Contest closes on July 4th, 2012. Winners will be picked (using random number generator) and contacted via email.
- GOOD LUCK!!!