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training while injured
Written by Jaci Tiption Injuries are part of life for every athlete, and pole dancers are certainly no exception. We ...
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Jaci Tipton
We are super excited to announce Jaci Tipton as a new blogger for UPA.  Jaci has been a blogger in ...
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Injuries are the bane of all athletes. For pole dancers, wrist pain is one of the most common injuries and ...
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With so many new Canadian pole competitions popping up, it can be hard to decide which one is the best ...
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Beardy McPoler here, with a story/interview that will warm the hearts of any poler, regardless of their background. Fran Mackenzie ...
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Listed by Desire LM Happy Father's Day to all dad's and especially to these amazing Poler Dads! Let's celebrate these ...
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Written By: Bexiita Ackland We love pole. Fact. We are United Pole Artists, so it kinda goes with the territory ...
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Written by: Erin O'Brien Her.ie, a popular digital publication geared towards Irish women, has written an article discussing alternative fitness ...
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Say hello to the helicopter/chopper/inverted V/inverted straddle The chopper is the hobgoblin of many a poler. I struggled with it ...
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Badassery Everywhere!Who doesn't love seeing cool movement? Crazy tricks? Cool movement combined with crazy tricks? It's natural that when we ...
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Written by: Erin O'Brien One of my favourite places in the world is the studio where I train and some ...
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I have so many WCWs–-the result of watching many, many hours of youtube. Some dancers inspire me because of their ...
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Written By: Lindsey Teall aka Lin Tutu Someone from my past once told me, “when you least expect it, you ...
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ZOMG [insert polebrity name here IS COMING TO MY HOME STUDIO TO TEACHThe excitement of getting the chance to work ...
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Feeling like a spider on skates?You're not alone. Most new(er) dancers — including me, when I’d just started out — ...
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Written by: Neola Wilby When I was knee-high to a grasshopper with the wonkiest pigtails you ever did see and ...
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A TERRIFYING REQUEST.“OMG. So-and-so wants me to dance for him/her and I would love to do it, but I’m 100% ...
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RELEASE YOUR INNER POLE OGThere are new moves constantly bursting onto the pole scene, each one seemingly more acrobatic or ...
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What sort of dancer are you?Do you have a recognizable style? I do—and it’s not what most people expect from ...
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I speak to a lot of people in the pole world - from beginner students to elite champions -  and I've noticed ...
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THOSE PLATFORMS THO If you know me, even a little, you know I have a serious thing for platform shoes ...
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Written by: Erin O'Brien It is safe to say that I love heels, all heels, but especially pole heels; in ...
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Why is it so difficult to find the physical beauty in ourselves? Inner Beauty When you ask a person what ...
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Creating combinations=problem-solvingAnyone who pole dances knows that it’s not about the tricks you can do, but how you incorporate them ...
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spin mode madness pole dancer on spinning pole
It's about to get SPINNY in here! Since my last post was focused on spin pole basics, I figured I ...
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Written by Kerry Hearne aka Mother of Dallas Dee “How’s the family?” “Great! Greg changed jobs recently. Much happier and ...
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Written by: Neola Wilby “It becomes an obsession!” I’ve used that sentence so many times in conversations with beginner polers ...
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Spin pole basics -- what you *need* to know This is a follow on to last weeks post about conditioning ...
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Witten by: Arloa Reston I recently got back from the North American Pole Dance Championships in Chicago where I met ...
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My first Pole Dance competition was NUDE. Written By; Lindsey “Lin Tutu” Teall “Miss Nude USA” and “Miss Nude International” ...
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Spin Pole=WHEEEEEE! Hopping on a spinny pole is kind of like an awesome carnival ride. It's SUPER FUN. Spin Pole-WHEW! ...
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get your best static spins by avoiding these three spin sins
Getting an effortless, lofty, floaty spin on static is not nearly as easy as some dancers make it look (cough ...
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I gave it up for poleI write a lot about all the positives and benefits to be found in the ...
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Written by: Erin O'brien I am a perfectionist. The above sentence is probably more true when it comes to pole ...
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Social media is awesome isn't it? All those pictures to inspire you, all the lovely people you have "met" online, ...
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"Freestyling ain't no trick, and it sure ain't no pole basic"I know what you're thinking. Pffffft. How can you call ...
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The Intermediate Poler Blues Intermediate pole dancers often seem to get frustrated because they feel like they "can't do anything." ...
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Written By; Lindsey “Lin Tutu” Teall "Give 'em what they need." Stripping isn’t for everyone.  I entered the world of ...
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Written by Peta Howlett In the modern world, we live at such a fast pace that it’s easy to get ...
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Written by: Erin O'brien Many moons ago - we will not go into the exact number of years - I ...
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Fluidity For The Win Developing a personal dance style and gaining fluidity is something near and dear to many pole ...
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Once upon a pole time, there was no such thing as fonjis and flips. Our beautiful art was a relatively ...
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Written and Complied By: 'Boo Boo' Brian Wolf As a pole dancer we’ve all been there. A song comes on ...
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Fluidity -- It Begins With POLE BASICS! Being fluid around the pole is a huge concern for many dancers, and ...
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Sometimes Life Gets In the Way Injuries. Kid stuff. Partner stuff. Money. Priorities. Burnout. There are so many things that ...
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You have your studio set, you have top dollar pole and/or aerial apparatus, the floors are immaculate and the mirrors ...
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Written By; Lindsey "Lin Tutu" Teall Once a Dancer Always a Dancer I walked in with excitement and anticipation. This ...
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Nutritious, Portable Food For Pole Dancers On The Go I've noticed something about pole dancers -- they are busy, busy ...
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How to be a model pole student Going to pole class is fun. It should be fun! But sometimes students ...
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Written by Bexiita Ackland There are a million articles out there on what not to do on social media.  We ...
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Witten by: Arloa Reston In the U.S., it seems that the majority of pole class offerings come in the form ...
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you are not a number
GET A BEACH BODY FAST The weather here in the US is starting to warm up, and that means I'm ...
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Written by: Crimson Minxxx Once we begin our pole journey, the way we relate to others is forever changed. Spending ...
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Written By: Erin O'Brien Pole, as both an art form and a sport, is constantly growing and developing and it ...
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the most common pole injuries
Hey, that HURT! A few months back I took a Facebook poll of common pole dance injuries suffered by my ...
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Mobility training may not have the same Instagram showboat potential as working on a fancy pants new pole trick (I’m ...
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No playtime=frustrated Pole'r Bear No matter how much we love pole dancing -- and lets get real, we LOVE pole ...
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Written by Erin O'Brien Yes, I said it, I am tackling the ever-dreaded other side! Whether we are referring to ...
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get handstand hints from UPA!
Handstands are awesome. First, they look really cool and you can make beautiful shapes while in one -- case in ...
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Written by Bexiita I'm getting on a bit. Earlier this year it was my 40th birthday. Sometimes, as author Jonathan ...
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make it easy to make healthy food choices
I see a lot of posts from pole dancers on social media about nutrition. Many of these posts focus on ...
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UPA is live streaming this year's Dance Filthy! Tickets to the live stream are on sale now. Visit: http://live.upa.tv/ to get ...
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There's a lot of talk in the pole community about how empowering pole is. It is empowering. If my years ...
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Pole Basics: LEG HANGS Note: these videos are NOT intended to be a substitute for hands-on instruction. They represent a ...
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The post heard around the pole world A couple of years ago Irmingard Mayer published a post asking instructors why ...
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Written by : Kelly Maglia One is the stuff of little girls’ dreams. The other, forbidden fruit. One whispers of ...
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There are as many ideas of how to train for pole as there are people training for pole. None of ...
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Written by: Erin O'Brien IMPORTANT NOTE: It is a very personal decision whether or not to keep pole dancing throughout ...
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It seems like there is always a new pole or yoga or flexibility or fitness challenge to be found on ...
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Written by: Neola Wilby Peanut butter, pork crackling, the sound of snow under-foot on a crisp winter’s day – these things ...
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Written by: Elizabeth Blanchard     After a pole or aerial class you feel like every muscle in your body ...
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strip club etiquette
Strip Clubs Are FUN But it's so important to understand strip club etiquette! It's true. Strip clubs are (mostly) fun ...
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Who cares about all these grips? Well, you should! I believe very strongly that in order to be a physically ...
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Written by Erin O'Brian The first time I walked into a pole class, at 29 years of age, the last ...
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This week was Pancake Day, and like everyone else I went to pole class filled with basically lemon, sugar, chocolate ...
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Grips for Inverted Poses This is the second to last in my series on grip variations. Two weeks ago I ...
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Written by Neo Wilby Whilst scrolling through the millions of pole videos I’ve saved on Facebook this morning, I came to ...
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Changing up your grip Climbing a pole is bad-ass. I don't care if it's the 1st time you've ever done ...
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Written by Crimson Winter Block out everything else going on, quiet your mind and don't think of what I am ...
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Changing up your grip So you've been doing this whole pole dancing thing for a while, and you're pretty confidently ...
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Written by Arloa Reston Why Keep A Pole Journal? At the beginning of my pole journey, the thought of keeping ...
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Get right to the point! Awful pun, I know. We hear "point your toes" regularly when we dance. It's easy ...
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I once broke  my foot whilst teaching a pole dancing class. I did a cartwheel and landed awkwardly, and my ...
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Happy New Year! Well ladies and gentlemen, we made it! It is a brand-new year (yeah, OK, so it's a ...
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STATIC POLE. YES. I understand the draw of spinny pole. I do. Make beautiful shapes and hold them while the ...
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My first pole class It was winter. I don't know if you know anything about winters in Ohio, but sometimes ...
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An open letter to the women of pole, from me, on this #WCW woman crush Wednesday: Every single day you ...
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Ah, your first time on a pole. Can you remember yours? Chances are, you were smitten from the very start. And ...
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Every year as the weather gets colder I start to see posts about cold poles and cold dancers. The gist ...
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I hear a lot of jokes this time of year about getting out the "fat pants" or "putting the diet ...
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Most of us do pole in part because it's a fun, allover workout. But it's common for pole dancers to ...
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Yes. We have bombarded you with shoulder EVERYTHING over the past month. And you know what? Not sorry, and not ...
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Written by Rebecca Stokes Are You Correctly Engaging for Pole? One of the hottest topics in pole and aerial arts ...
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Written by Bexiita Ackland Competing in pole has become big business. What was once something only for the elite and/or ...
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Written by Gina Tann I'm back with more (#anatomynerd alert) shoulder muscle goodies for you. Last week's post covered the ...
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Last week I posted an overview of shoulder engagement and why it's so important to our longevity as pole dancers ...
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If you've been doing aerial work for very long, you've probably heard the phrases "shoulders back and down" or "make ...
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My husband and I took a road trip this year--we called it the 2015 Food & Music Tour. Nashville, Memphis, ...
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Every now and then, I get so moved by you Poler Bears, I just have to let you know. One ...
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Pole Conundrums 2, written by Vaidehi Amair This is the continuation to Pole Conundrums 1. This is a story about ...
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I had a heartbreaking conversation the other night with a lively young woman who had just a few minutes before ...
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Written by Rebecca Stokes Pole and aerial arts are not just shoulder intense pursuits but shoulder dependent pursuits. Stretching and ...
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A few days ago, I started to see some rumblings on my social media. A new video from a pole ...
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In honor of the current UPA video challenge plus #werkitwednesday I thought I'd write a post about something near and ...
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Written by Benjamin Cameron Hunt Allow me to start by saying that this is not a new issue. I (and ...
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I'm probably not going out on much of a limb to say that most of us have to schedule our ...
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Feel like EVERYONE in the world is at Pole Expo (le sigh)? I sure do! Here are some on-the-pole conditioning ...
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Fluidity. That elusive intangible that dancers across the world crave. I read a lot of posts from polers who are ...
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The concept of taking risks has been on my mind a lot lately. As a pole dancer, I take physical ...
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I went to a parkour class last week, my first parkour class ever. A group of women from my studio ...
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I wrote a post a couple of months ago about how pole heals, and in it I wrote about the ...
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It's official!  Tiff Finney is the winner of the BSB Poster Model Contest!  Her reign begins as of now!  We would ...
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There are some foods out there that are so easy to make that you should never buy them unless you ...
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photo courtesy of unsplash.com, licensed under creative commons zero When it comes to eating healthy foods, it's so much easier ...
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Most polers I know work hard, really hard, on their pole tricks, flow, and spins. And we work equally hard ...
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The hunt for the next BSB Poster Model is a process.  First we gather submissions, then the UPA team chooses ...
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The title is not a typo. This isn't a blog about platform heEls. This is a blog about the healing ...
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BRINGING SEXY BACK 2015 I've been teaching pole since 2009, and in that time I have heard variations on the ...
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Written by Tiff Finney.   Scared of Sexy. You are either reading this because: 1. You fall whack bam in ...
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Pole art has certainly come a long way, and it’s continued to move closer to being recognized as not just ...
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There are several pole photographers in our industry now.  We felt it important to tell you about some that are ...
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You wouldn't lift weights on just one arm, so why do some of us train on only one side on ...
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Written by Shayne Evans It’s almost a case of ‘Where’s Waldo.’ In this case, it's "Where Are the Wallers?" Sabrina ...
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More on alignment, the last of this series. This post is devoted to WRIST SEATS, also known as Hello Boys, ...
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Pole Con was EPIC and the aftermath has been tremendous. There have been two reviews and a statement that came out ...
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Photo shoots - the amount of planning that goes into them can sometimes rival that of a wedding. Spray tans, ...
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UPA and MindBody have come together to make the life of the small business owner a bit easier.  MindBody is ...
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H O L D T H E L I N E ! (AKA, alignment in inverted work) image courtesy of ...
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If you're like most polers, at some point you've heard the word "alignment" in regard to spins or tricks. And ...
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Yesterday, Linda Spraggins and Karen Palmer, the owners of Miss Texas Pole Star, made an announcement.  Miss Texas Pole Star ...
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I have been poling since 2009, and in my years on the pole, I have gotten some pretty amazing tips ...
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Mona Marie is the official pole trainer for Madonna's upcoming tour, Rebel Heart.  She is a well known and extremely popular ...
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We pole dancers love us some tricks. We love to flip around, balance, make fun shapes, and generally just get ...
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Rhiannon Davies has suffered from scoliosis since her early teens. Now 37, she has been pole dancing as a form ...
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One of the most common questions coming from dancers, whether newbies or seasoned polers, is "how do I get to ...
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The Daily Dot has featured an article by Alana Massey discussing the ongoing feud between strippers and pole dancers. This is a ...
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Because I love to feel like I can fly. Because I have met the most supportive, kind, generous, badass men ...
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Atlantic Pole Championships competitor Sarah Haskins wrote about her experience competing last weekend in the Pole Sport Organization event for ...
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'Pussy Valley' premiered this past weekend in Minneapolis at Mixed Blood Theatre. Written by celebrated playwright Katori Hall, the play ...
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Timothy Olyphant, star of the upcoming untitled Oliver Stone film about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was featured on Conan last ...
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A new article featured on Bustle lists 10 things to know about dating a pole dancer. Many pole dancers find ...
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Shape Magazine has endorsed pole fitness as a beneficial, empowering and fun workout. Inspired by the film, Why I Dance, ...
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Pole dancers competed at the World Pole Dance Championships in Beijing this past weekend. There were a total of over 50 contenders ...
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The drama is still unfolding regarding the Australian Pole Camp and Convention that was cancelled this past January. With the event ...
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You've gone and done it. You've taken your first pole dancing class, and you looooooved it. Of course you did! ...
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Before I start this post, I should say that I'm as hooked on social media as the next pole dancer ...
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Ashley Wright is in the spotlight once again concerning her choice to incorporate her young daughter into her pole dancing hobby ...
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Pole Conundrums Part I - Written by Vaidehi Amair Almost every day I am reminded to pursue my “career”. To make ...
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Photo by KoriElise Pole Photography I've been a bad pole dancer... I haven't been to pole class in over three ...
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Opinion Piece Written by Philip Deal Get ready y’all because its almost here! International Pole Convention is just around the corner ...
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I danced on stage with Guns N' Roses last summer in Vegas. It was an incredible experience and a dream ...
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What an epic adventure, filled with a hellish journey, adrenaline rushes and the realization that dreams come true. This is ...
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BWW Fitness World interviewed Lindsey Kimura, Co-Founder/President of Pole Championship Series. This weekend the 2015 PCS Championship took place at ...
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Beauty is pain....BUT you don't have to stay in pain! As pole dancers we love our stilettos and we put ...
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Blue, Virgin's Ball by Alex Thompson Sometimes a song hits the air waves and pole dancers across the world can't ...
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ocean city street performers
Ocean City officials held a public hearing Wednesday considering new regulations for street performers. This decision comes as a backlash ...
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SQUEEEEEE OMG OMG OMG OMG the day has come! Your new home pole has arrived! Honestly, the day couldn't get ...
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'Why I Dance' is a film about women coming together to reclaim themselves. The film used all female pole dancers ...
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Something amazing happened in our Pole Community today!  Chloe Anderson attempted to enter her pole studio Passion 4 Pole into the ...
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Don't moisturise The most basic rule of pole, known by everyone who has taken a pole class: moisturiser is the ...
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Ashley Wright has been featured on an episode of The Doctors. A video Ashley posted of her pole dancing with ...
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I am so excited to share this list of pole dancer must-haves because there is at least one item on ...
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P R E C I O U S S S S S S S S S I love dancing in ...
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A pole dancing exhibit at the New Museum has been reviewed by ArtNet News. Gerard & Kelly's "P.O.L.E (People, Objects, Language, ...
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This story has been compiled by UPA and Volare. The latest developments and answers on the 2015 Australian Pole Camp ...
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On February 2, 2015, the founders of Pole Art made the following announcement on Facebook: "Dear members of the Pole ...
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Photographer Brett Stanley captured stunning underwater images of pole dancers. The photos were captured over the course of a few weeks ...
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One-armed pole dancer Deb Roach has defied odds in becoming a competitive pole dancer and instructor. Originally from Australia and now ...
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Michelle Shimmy has written an article for The Daily Telegraph. In it she discusses her transition from corporate law to becoming ...
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This story has been compiled by UPA and Volare. At the bottom of this article is an update that has ...
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Pole dancers seem to naturally be a hard-working lot. We are always thinking about pole dancing, always looking to challenge ...
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Lady Gaga posted photos and videos on her Instagram of her and her high school friends pole dancing at a ...
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Three generations join together in their mutual love of pole dancing at a home-run studio in Quebec. 3-year-old Leanna Parent as ...
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We have so much going on that we decided to make a video of our January Announcements.  You may be ...
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Picture the scene. You have just got home from the studio, brimming with excitement and pride. You tried something new, ...
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Pole dancing is being featured in a museum exhibit at the New Museum in New York City. The exhibit will ...
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We are not medical professionals, at least most of us aren't. And yet I see post after post after post ...
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A pole virgin's first class is intimidating enough without having the instructor or fellow students pile on the scariness! So ...
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Mrs. Wright's Way is still stirring up controversy. What's that, you haven't seen the video that is currently setting the ...
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Poler Bear blogger GMT writes about pole resolutions and problems that arise with them. She breaks down some useful tips ...
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Greta Pontarelli has been featured as part of Russian journalist and photographer Vladimir Yakovlev's Age of Happiness project. The series features seniors ...
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UPA blogger Jillian Wilschke (Pole Geek) posts on the Poler Bear Blog about pole's "stripper past." "Pole dance is magical ...
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A new campaign unveiled by the MTA in New York City aims to put an end to pole dancing and ...
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"Liquid Motion will be headed overseas for our first ever international tour throughout the United Kingdom. Join us at the Scottish ...
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It's a new year, Poler Bears! And a new year frequently means pole resolutions. Sometimes, though, resolutions can stump the ...
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How have you been built by pole?... Pole dancers know how challenging and rewarding this lovely sport and art form ...
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Pour l article en français , glissez jusqu en bas de la page Les Verticales Compétition de Pole Dance is ...
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Pole Dance by Timur Pyak on 500px There has been a lot of discussions about pole dancing and it's strip ...
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Alison Tedford writes about being a feminist and pole dancer in a featured article on Huffington Post Canada. She challenges skeptics ...
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The first-ever US Aerial Championships was featured on BroadwayWorld.com. The competition will feature silks, lyra and of course pole dancing. "Our ...
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Bart Erkamp was introduced to the athletic side of pole dancing on a date in the summer of 2013. He had ...
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"Is there a place for kids in pole dancing? One mom believes so, and has shared a video of herself dancing ...
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Erika Cueto, a resident and business owner in and of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has been missing for close to two ...
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Poler Bear blogger takes a look at Nadia Sharif's infamous California Pole Dance Championship 2012 performance and what it takes ...
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In UPA's time-honored tradition we present to you UPAtv Presents: End of the Year 2014. Take a look back and remember ...
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In honor of her pregnancy with twins (congratulations!) Poler Bear blogger GMT presents a list of her top doubles pole ...
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Pole dancing helps Wendy Staley Colbert in an article published on Jezebel. After recovering from a double mastectomy and divorce she ...
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Every year, United Pole Artists chooses a Pro-Poler of the Year.  This was always based on the persons contribution to ...
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My husband and I are having twins. They will be our first children and we're super excited (and kind of ...
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As this year is coming to a beautiful end, we thought we would give a winner's tribute to all the ...
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Courtesy of invitingprintables.blogspot.com/2011/11/free-christmas-printable-best-way-to.html Let's hear you, Poler Bears!!! Sing it out! On the first day of Pole-mas, my true love ...
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In my last post, I listed several videos in which a pole dancer completely schooled a song. Not long after ...
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Did you know that artists like TLC, Destiny's Child, Pearl Jam and Sam Smith (just to name a few) have ...
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In everyone's pole journey, there are those moments that make you go "Ooooh!" Moments that make you feel you are ...
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Each month more and more pole challenges seem to pop up in our sparkly corner of the internet. The majority ...
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By Annemarie Davies To say Pole Speak this last Saturday at Body & Pole was amazing would be the obvious ...
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Here are five times that pole dancers owned a performance song published from the Poler Bear blogger by GMT. From ...
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Have you ever watched a pole performance and thought to yourself "welp, I guess I'll never be dancing to that ...
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A Detroit man was recently arrested by police in Pontiac for stealing an ambulance and telling authorities he was headed ...
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"Ever wanted to attend a pole star workshop? Ever thought of hosting one at your studio? In this blog we’ll ...
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Written by Colleen Jolly Ever wanted to attend a pole star workshop? Ever thought of hosting one at your studio? ...
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This Thanksgiving, among the many, many things for which I am thankful, I will include aerial GRIP AIDS. Winter will ...
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Wanna know what's happening this Black Friday and Cyber Monday?  United Pole Artists has the exclusive on some up and ...
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Lego Strip Club
A Lego strip club has been created by Citizen Brick, a company that creates unique and sometimes controversial scenes using ...
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Hollywood stuntman Ben Toyer reveals to The Daily Mail that he has become addicted to pole dancing. He has appeared in such ...
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It happened when I was in my mid-20s. I spent a full year in an office that was clearly a ...
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I'm lucky to have a great life. There are people who love me wholly and whom I love, wholly. I ...
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We had a chance to catch up with Michelle Shimmy and Maddie Sparkle, the inventors, creators,  founders of Pole Theatre ...
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Pole dancing helps a woman who suffered from bulimia. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alison Tedford ...
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A picture taken by me to promote JCR Jumbo's Clown Room is a very special place. One that allowed me ...
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Jumbo's Clown Room is a very special place. One that allowed me to change my life. There have been times ...
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Skeptical journalist Lydia Slater of The Telegraph attended IPSF's World Pole Sports Championship this past July. She approached the event with preconceived ...
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A recent episode of TLC's "Sex Sent Me to the ER" featured a story about a woman sent to the ...
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The Telegraph has compiled a list of top instagram pole dancers. We all know pole dancers share their latest performance ...
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A little something for those of us who are .... ahem .... "mature" dancers. I plan to be pole dancing ...
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All of these pole competitions and pole competition names can be confusing. What is what and who is who? There ...
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My time on the dance floor isn't always about beauty. When I'm training hard, I'm pretty sure my funky feet ...
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Hey there Poler Bears!  It's official:  Volare and UPA are teaming up to bring you the best in news, information ...
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Source: jacksmasterblog.com/ This post might make me unpopular. I thought maybe a Ryan Gosling Hey Girl meme would soften it ...
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"Mother-of-four Lisa Eagleton, 40, takes part in pole dancing competitions under her stage name, Lady Lush Lisa." Meet Lady Lush ...
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How many times have you put off a pole session because you were too busy or too tired? We live ...
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Natriya says Fuck Cancer! Just before her 40th birthday she went in for her annual women’s exam and told the doctor ...
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There is so much discussion about the names of pole moves. One studio's gemini is another studio's scorpio. Am I ...
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National Geographic show "Science of Stupid" has featured pole dancing in its latest episode. A segment on the show broke ...
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Jamie Taylor of Defy Gravity Studio posted the following passage on Facebook . . . and I found it so ...
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PDL's = Pole Downloads Pole Downloads are short instructional videos for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The idea came to me ...
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A mother of four who lost her leg in a horrible car accident has taken up pole dancing. Lisa Eagleton ...
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We pole dancers, are we not drawn onward to a new era of pole moves? OK, don't panic. This isn't ...
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The Associated Press covered the 3rd Annual Pole Expo held at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas earlier this month ...
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A pole dancing reality show will launch at MIPCOM in Cannes this coming October. "Celebrity Pole Dancing" was created by the ...
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Skyrunner, a company selling counterfeit X-Poles has been court-ordered to pay out several X-Pole-owned companies regarding lost profits and damage to ...
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Not too long ago, we received a message from Virginia Ranson. This was a name we were familiar with as ...
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http://youtu.be/fgxsFBLs1KM Kira Nguyen's winning performance at the Colorado Pole Championships is the Weekly Video Pick on unitedpoleartists.com. Every week a ...
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Blogger Alison Tedford wrote an article for Role Reboot discussing her views on feminism and pole dancing.  She views it as an athletic ...
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Actress Zoe Saldana attempted a playful pole dance while traveling with her husband Marco Peregoat the Dulles Airport. "Let's do that ...
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Legendary pole dancer Felix Cane has been out of the spotlight for some time now. Her accomplishments include being crowned Miss ...
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The Colorado Pole Championship will take place Saturday, September 20th in The Boulder Theater. Boulder Weekly covered a preview of ...
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Weekly Video Pick - Michelle Stanek and Olga Koda http://youtu.be/fPVEBFEhR4g The Weekly Video Pick this week is this beautiful video ...
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The latest Carolina Lemke Berlin Eyewear Collection has recently released a pole dancing advert featuring super model, Bar Refaeli.  This ...
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***The following post expresses my personal views and opinions ... it does not in any way represent the views or ...
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Pole Dancing Featured in New Zealand Opera The New Zealand Opera has added a pole act to their modern rendition of ...
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Forensic Scientist Wins in Semi-Pro at Miss Pole Dance UK Forensic Scientist and competitive pole dancer Amy Cowles recently placed ...
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An adorable baby, pole dancing bear seen on a golf course flag at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia ...
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Buzzfeed released a video featuring Evolve Dance Studio Instructor Jamé Elis teaching average men how to pole dance for the first time. The ...
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United Pole Artists attended Pole Expo 2014 in Las Vegas at The Palms Casino this past weekend. We asked pole ...
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On the left, The 2014 International Women's Champion Zhanna Maylysh, Жанна Маглыш, From Belarus. On the right, Silver medalist, Samantha ...
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Meet Colleen Jolly, the mastermind behind PoleCon’s return. So who is she anyway?  Colleen is a businesswoman, with a successful multi-million ...
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If you're like me, it seems like the entire rest of the pole world is at Pole Expo in Las ...
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The Flying Lady Chicago boat party was EPIC!  So much fun pole dancing on a boat for The Flying Lady ...
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Once upon a time, the Pole Dance Bloggers Association had an idea -- and that idea became #polemovement "What would ...
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Pole Sport Organization's US National Champion Shaina Cruea was interviewed by The Village Voice about her experiences as a professional ...
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Boroondara City Council has questioned the legitimacy of Anastacia Snelleksz's Australian pole dance studio Pole Princess. The council claims her business ...
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The Daily Mail interviewed transgender pole dancer Natasha Payne who took 3rd Place in International Pole Sports Federation's World Pole ...
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Written by Laura Jaye Cramer at SF Weekly "The NCPP encouraged anyone to participate; male, female, young, old, plus-size, tiny - a ...
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A mother/daughter pole act will team up for a pole dance doubles act for South Coast Pole Studio's student showcase in ...
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Tess Dunn, of the UK, has a hole in her heart that prevents her from taking up physical activity. The ...
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I don't know about the rest of the world, but I agonize over performance music choices. My home studio hosts ...
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Bodybinds, a bondage lingerie line created by designer Jackie Hopson has been featured in New York Post. Ms. Hopson explains ...
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Weekly Video Pick - Lara Michaels Her showcase performance at the recent US National Pole Championship event is the Weekly ...
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Boardwalk Pole Dancer Speaks Up The pole dancer who performed on the Ocean City boardwalk has revealed herself. Pole dancer Chelsea ...
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Two different stories surfaced in the news this week regarding public pole dancing. Both consisted of dancers utilizing the vertical ...
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The New York Times, having a history of appreciation for subway pole dancing, expresses interest once again in the art ...
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Russian Pole Darling Commences First Circus Contract – The Dark Side of Circus Anastasia Skukhtorova has just commenced her first ...
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Written by Gina Tann on UPA's Pole'r Bear Blog "No wonder it gets frustrating for dancers -- how easy it ...
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So..... there's this move I do when I freestyle. A lot. Apparently every time I freestyle. The face that I ...
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A lone pole dancer took to the Ocean City boardwalk this past weekend and consequently received several complaints from onlookers. What ...
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UPAtv released a sneak peek today of Pole Speak's January 2014 show "Break Through." Pole Speak is a freestyle dance company ...
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Taye Diggs recently uploaded several videos of himself pole dancing on Vine causing quite the viral reaction. To view the videos click ...
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Join UPA on August 30th at the Brass Ring in Chicago for a night full of sexy performances and good ...
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Written by Charles King on the Pole Dancing Bloggers Association blog "I have to ask myself will the background enhance ...
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The Turkish deputy prime minister, Bülent Arınç, recently criticized women who "can't wait to climb poles when they see one." He later tried to ...
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S Factor instructor Tiffany is six-months pregnant with her second child. "Sexy" isn't the first word most people think of ...
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Following recent reports that pole fitness is coming closer to being accepted into the Olympics, support for this direction of the ...
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We are thrilled to announce that Pole Downloads are now officially ready to be uploaded and sold through the UPA ...
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Original image may be found here: http://www.pdbloggers.com/2014/07/mid-year-review-july-blog-hop/ Amazing doubles partner. New challenges! I N C R E D I B ...
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Plus-size pole dancer LuAyne Brown has been featured in the NY Daily News. She discussed her family, her favorite moves ...
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I recently got together with a group of aerialist friends to hang out (literally) at a local park. We spent ...
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Amidst upheaval, two dance studios in Israel create something great. July 24, 2014 – This Saturday, July 26th, there's something ...
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The International Pole Sports Federation has come one step closer to its dream of seeing Pole Sports accepted into the Olympics ...
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The pole community is mourning the loss of Canadian pole dancer Layla Duvay who passed away July 19, 2014 at ...
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Fitness blogger Hugh Esling has written a post praising pole dancing as a challenging and fun form of exercise. He offers ...
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I've been teaching pole since 2009. OMG, since 2009!!! I absolutely love what I do -- seriously, who wouldn't love ...
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Last summer on the way back from my annual holiday, I read a piece in a magazine explaining the word ...
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We are super excited to bring this super soft tank top to all of the BSB 2014 celebrating pole dancers ...
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I'm sitting here, listening to some of the sexiest music on the planet. Portishead gets me every time. They are ...
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These weekly video picks are brought to you by United Pole Artists!  Every week, we comb through youtube and find the ...
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It's Bringing Sexy Back time, one of my favorite times of the pole year! I love the slinky side of ...
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UPA's Bringing Sexy Back 2014 started today. Every year I like to participate by sharing photos, videos and of course ...
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BSB 2014 is here! The celebration starts today and lasts til July 20th! Get YOUR sexy on and share it ...
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I'm part of several pole dance groups on Facebook. One of them recently hosted a "Transformation Tuesday," where members posted ...
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This blog was written by Annemarie Davies ( AMD ) This weekend I taught a bunch of workshops, three at ...
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Written by Gina Tann on UPA's Pole'r Bear Blog "This goes out to all the dancers who have had a ...
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This goes out to all the dancers who have had a bad pole day, or who find themselves frustrated with ...
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Every time I think about competing, even the thought of it brings me out in a cold sweat and makes ...
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AKA: a review of some of my favorite pole wear The picture below represents about 0.05% of what could conceivably ...
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Written by Gina Tann on UPA's Pole'r Bear Blog "Tiny shorts, sports bras, "dress" bras and shorts, shoesssssss, fishnets, leg ...
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Each year, my home studio arranges a professional photo shoot, and it always sells out in a New York minute ...
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Start your own conversation on the brand new UPA Forums! Answer or ask questions and discussions posted! What will you ...
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The Russian city of Tolyatti recently celebrated it's 277 birthday and the International Day for Protection of Children. During celebrations ...
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Recently, Leen Isabel, Creator of the webcomic Pole Dancing Adventures, was interviews for Women Write About Comics. "It’s 100% inspired ...
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I have been pole dancing for over five years now. During that time I have seen our sport and art ...
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A small snippet from an interview with Annemarie Davies on the Learn Pole Dancing blog with Sara Catino. "My thoughts ...
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Written by Gina Tann on UPA's Pole'r Bear Blog "the subject of this blog is centered on the #yesallwomen movement, ...
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This blog is somewhat at odds with my most recent post, about fighting for respectability--I still believe that killing our ...
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Written by HealthyWoman Magazine Kenya "Using a random selection demographic of our readers, HealthyWoman set out to find out if ...
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For only the second time, Mr. Pole Dance Australia is happening and we can't wait to see the results! This ...
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Pole, Dancer, Movie starring Israeli native, Neta Lee Levy, won the Best Game On Award last night at The Documentary ...
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At this year's Pole Expo in September 2014, Andrea Nia Burks will be presenting research on pole dancing. To help ...
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Last week, a video of a plus-size pole dancer was launched on YouTube. It received so much attention that it ...
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Social stigma: the extreme disapproval of, or discontent with, a person on the grounds of characteristics that distinguish them from ...
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