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5 Top Tips for Poling in Hot Weather

December 5, 2018

We all know that the Australian Summer can turn on some beautiful warm days for hitting the beach and enjoying the outdoors. But often summer days go bit too far & you’re sure you could open your own pool with the amount of sweating your body does. So, the thought of going to pole, where you very life can depend on not having sweaty hands, becomes a scary thought

Here are our top 5 tips for making it through summer your Pole Classes

Air Con & Fans
It’s generally not the first thing on your mind when booking a class, however come the summer months in Australia this is a pretty hot topic, does your studio have Air Con (lucky you) &/or Fans, some studios are lucky and have both, which allows for the instructors to create a balance between cool air & moving air the room needs for your class.

Grip Aids
The Pole community these days are blessed with the amount of options we have in the name of grip aids, which is wonderful, however they are called Grip “Aids” and should be used as such, an aid to help you get through to the next – class, move, etc however not all aids handle warm weather & sweat well, so be sure to talk to your instructor about your needs & see if you can try some products before buying something.

Pack 2 Towels
One wet/damp & the other dry, this is particularly affective in studios with fans, as you wipe down your hot body with the wet/damp towel than dry off with the dry towel & stand in front of the fan to air dry. This allows you body to cool down for a moment, you will need to repeat often, but is affective & cheap.

Hot Shower Trick
If you have time & facilities at your studio, try having a hot shower, this tricks your mind into thinking it’s cooler (cooler outside a hot shower) and this brings your body temperature down

Working on the Basics
We mean, work of some of your more basic stuff that you’re a bit more familiar with, this will help build your grip strength, and eventually you will be able to grip through a little bit of sweat.

This is just a really quick list of things that will help you get the most of you Pole Classes & Workshops throughout the Australian Summer.

 

Written by Leeanne Taylor

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Floorplay – Sunday 2nd September 2018

November 26, 2018

On the Sunday 2nd, September 2018 (Yes Father’s Day) Toni & I tripped all the way down to Sydney to compete in the Semi-Pro Division of FloorPlay as a Doubles Act.

This was Toni & My first ever Floorplay comp but also our 1st ever duo together in a comp, but I was my first comp in a very long while, although not our first dealing with Floorplay a Pole Industry Competition without Poles, as mPole has had a few ladies represent us a Floorplay over the years.

In 2016 Miss Kitty Blue in the Semi-Pro Division taking the Miss Congeniality award

In 2017 we had the Blue Babes in Semi-Pro & the beautiful Ebunny in Amateur

But 2018 it was Toni & my turn to represent & we decided to go with a less theme styled routine and danced to a song called “I Get Off” by Halestorm. Here are some photos of us up on stage.

Our fun facts included that Toni and I usually have the costume designed long before we ever finishing the choreography to any routine, we don’t usually finish many, life tends to get in the way. But surprisingly we didn’t have a costume planned for the routine, until the week of the comp, which I was madly sewing together the week leading into the competition.

Floorplay is a great fun comp that allows you to focus on just dancing rather than the added pressures of getting your grip, spin & everything else just right for a Pole Competition.

Be sure to check to check it out next year.

Written by Leeanne Taylor

Miss Pole Dance Australia 2019

November 12, 2018

MISS POLE DANCE AUSTRALIA LeslieLiuphotoThe Pole Dancing event that shouldn’t be missed by any serious Pole Dancer. I love going to Miss Pole Dance Australia! I have been almost every year since it started running & often try to make it an event for all the ladies at our studio to attend, however, I have also gone on my own. It doesn’t matter who you go with or how you do it, you will never be disappointed by the show that comes from all the artists that perform on the Enmore Stage.

This year we trekked from Newcastle (or my case Maitland) to Sydney & back in the one trip. Which makes for an epic trip, 2 & a bit hours of driving each way & sitting through an epic 23 sparkling, prop-filled performances, performers dancing, spinning & flipping they’re all, in order to take home, the crown & title Miss Pole Dance Australia. The amount of skill these ladies have is unreal, topped with the time, energy & training to make these performances, the results are just spectacular.

If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, be sure to grab a copy from the Bobbi’s Pole Studio website when it comes available, it won’t be the same as being there, but you will get to see all the shows.

MPDA

With so many new names on the list this year, some I had heard of, but not seen perform, some I never of heard of, I was excited to see what these ladies would get up to, but for some of my old favourites like Joanna because the few times I saw her perform, you can feel the energy that she is channelling & she didn’t disappoint with an energy-filled routine that had you bopping along with every crazy pole move. The women beside me, whom I didn’t know, was like wow, that was awesome, after her performance.

I think my favourite performance of the night was Natty’s performance which was simple setup in comparison to many of the other performers, but I loved it, was a simple routine without a theme or obvious story. Natty come out and danced with her incredible dancers who supported her performance in such an understated way that, highlighted Natty’s Pole Work & added value to her floor work, it had a flow that you couldn’t help admiring. It was one of the few performances of the night that used backup dancers that did add to her performance. Some of the dancers I feel like they think because they allow human props, they feel they must & it doesn’t always work so well.

I also loved Miss Sang, a newcomer to the Enmore stage again because of her use of dancers throughout her routine, it was also a style we haven’t seen on the Enmore stage, which was refreshing, which am sure scored just high with the Judges.

You can see I have a love of group routines, there is something truly amazing & unique to watching groups of dancers come together on the stage & bring the music to life with a dance that is so very satisfying to watch.

MPDA Gracie

Obviously, a massive congratulations are in order to all the performers for making it to the finals of Miss Pole Dance Australia 2019, that is a feat in itself but to our new MPDA Champion Gracie, your routine was epic
1st Runner Up Miss Sang
& 2nd Runner-Up Coco

Hope all of you are able to take pride in all your achievements & a few moments to rest before starting comp training all over again in 2019.

Photography Credits
Opening Photo: Sunday Bumday Leslie Liu Photography
#td Image: The Championship “Gracie” Vertigo Photography

Written by Leeanne Taylor

Top 7 Reasons for making it to Pole Club Classes

November 7, 2018

Yes, 6.30am classes aren’t for everyone, but we have 7 reasons why you should give it a go.

1. It’s Cooler, meaning less slippery.

Yes, what better way to beat the summer heat, than by getting up early, when it is much cooler, outside but also in the studio, the poles also haven’t been used overnight, giving them a chance to cool down. Making 6.30am Pole Club Classes perfect for those who struggle with the summer heat & sticking to the pole.

2. Will help keep you consistent

Particularly if your good at talking yourself out of coming to class, doing it first thing in the morning, means getting in an getting it done, before getting on with the day, whereas doing it later in the day means you have a full days’ worth of stuff banking up that you might feel you must achieve, or do first, therefore, your Pole Classes start getting pushed to another day, or not at all.

3. Improve your physical & mental energy

Being activity is a great way to kick start the day, by creating energy that will keep you going all day long. Making you feel alive & ready to take on whatever your day has installed for you. By improving your focus & mental abilities for the entire day.

4. Get better sleep

Yeah getting up early to do Pole Club is tough but will give your body a healthy sense of fatigue at the end of each day, which will be allowing you to enjoy better, longer, deeper sleep of a night. Making you well rested, for doing it all over again the following day.

40933851_10156613677149919_483631584025509888_o5. Improves your self-Discipline

It doesn’t take rocket science to work out that if you can practice self-discipline by getting up early & coming to a Pole Club class, then it will get easier to practice self-discipline in other aspects of your life, such eating better. The great thing about self-discipline it gets easier the more you do it, so the sooner you start doing Pole Club the easier it will become.

6. Achieve goals faster

Something about giving up asleep in, makes us feel like we have made a sacrifice. That sacrifice will, whether we know it or not, makes us subconsciously work harder, so be it lose weight, get fitter, get more flexible achieve that crazy ass move, where you are hanging on by just your knees, you will push harder in Pole Club Classes.

7. Plus it’s fun

Pole Club classes are a standard outline, we focus on obscure moves that often aren’t part of any teaching outline, for loads of reasons, but we pick 4 crazy moves each week to focus our attention one, Monday we learn the Moves, Wednesday we work out if we can whirl them & Fridays we try to find some flow with them. Then its 4 new moves the following week & the best is you can do all 3 classes per week for just $25/week.

http://www.mpole.com.au/timetable.html

Written by Leeanne Taylor