21st Jul 2014
doublepole:

polefiend:

I would say this was improvement in about 50% flexibility and 50% technique… I could easily get my foot to my head in other positions in 2012, but I didn’t know what I was doing in this pose. It just goes to show how important technique is when you are working on your flexibility! Take lots of classes! 

you officially are my inspiration

doublepole:

polefiend:

I would say this was improvement in about 50% flexibility and 50% technique… I could easily get my foot to my head in other positions in 2012, but I didn’t know what I was doing in this pose. It just goes to show how important technique is when you are working on your flexibility! Take lots of classes! 

you officially are my inspiration

17th Jul 2014
sariafenix:

satinenoire:

Satine Noire

Wow! I need to learn this!

sariafenix:

satinenoire:

Satine Noire

Wow! I need to learn this!

14th Jul 2014

dislocait:

Okay, third day in a row that I can nail these. Not just a fluke.
Apparently the best way to get your press to handstand is to train it really hard and then forget about it for a month while you’re training pole.

How is it physically possible? You lift your legs off the floor before your hips stack over the shoulders.

14th Jul 2014
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Some tips from Michelle Shimmy :)

Her and Maddies workshops were perfect! They are great dancers AND teachers!

~ Shimmy’s Pole Tips: Making your dancing look effortless…

Everyone knows pole dance is hard work! Do you sometimes watch your favourite dancer and think, how does she make it look so easy??? Like she’s floating on air??

It’s never easy - but you can make it look that way to your audience. Here are a couple of tips to help.

1. Always engage your core. Engage! Stay strong, look strong, and it will appear as though your are floating around the pole. Think about the way you’re holding yourself at all times - don’t just flop into a move or collapse against the pole.

2. MINIMISE the number of times you re-position your hands/legs. Think really hard about body placement when transitioning between moves. If you can change from one move to another by repositioning your hand/leg only once or twice, it will make everything look so much smoother! I notice that a lot of pole dancers climb a spinning pole like its a rope, i.e. one hand over the other. Try to keep the hand you start climbing with up the top, and minimise the number of times you reposition your hands. This will make your performance look confident and smooth, rather than fumbly and uncertain.

3. Move with purpose/intention - make everything you do a part of your dance. Don’t just get off the pole and then get back up. Make every movement deliberate, and make every transition count. Always stretch your legs (this is something I need to remind myself of all the time!). Do something with your hands - don’t just let them hang by your sides. Think about your facial expression. And of course, point your toes (we all know that haha).

4. Don’t stop performing! Not for a second! When performing, remember that every single thing you do, every expression, every second you are in front of the audience is equally visible - so dance every moment of it until you are safely off stage and can collapse in a heap, panting . Always keep your game face on!

Finally, remember that beautiful pole dancing is always difficult to do, even though it looks effortless. If you’re ever exhausted at the thought of trying look graceful in a super uncomfortable pole pose (I’m thinking of the Remi Sit, pictured below - super painful!!), picture a ballerina dancing on bleeding feet and mangled toes, and then be grateful for your stripper heels or your bare feet

Off you go! Dance strong! Be beautiful! Fool your audience into thinking that graceful pole dance comes effortlessly to you

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22nd Jun 2014

Cocoon - which leg to hang on?

doublepole:

Dear Pole friends,
I’m working on my cocoon at the moment and I tried it from both inside and outside leghang.
I don’t know which one of those is the right way to do it?
I think I liked it better from an inside leghang, mostly because doing it from outside leghang hurts too much.
But does…

Both are doable variations. I haven’t done it from Inside Leg Hang yet, though I find it prettier. Outside Leg Hang Cocoon did not feel painful to me, so you might need to play with it, and adjust your alignment. Or maybe your body works better with the Inside version, which is totally cool.

19th Jun 2014
sariafenix:

I wanted to quickly rustle up this sloppy collage to show my progress in this move over the past year. I was starting to think it would never get better, but every training day really does help! 

That’s some truly amazing progress. My cocoon now looks a lot like yours on April 2013, and I would love to know your stretching routine and frequency that got you these results! Who knows, maybe I could have a killer Cocoon in 3 months?

sariafenix:

I wanted to quickly rustle up this sloppy collage to show my progress in this move over the past year. I was starting to think it would never get better, but every training day really does help! 

That’s some truly amazing progress. My cocoon now looks a lot like yours on April 2013, and I would love to know your stretching routine and frequency that got you these results! Who knows, maybe I could have a killer Cocoon in 3 months?

9th Jun 2014

chocoleech:

Brass Monkey Split

The first photo is brass monkey split

The second is my first attempt - and fail at the moment ;)

Wonder, if I’m not flexible enough, or my body is in bad position? It looks like she is more stright with her body, and maybe her back is more bahind the pole than mine…

Hm I need to figure it out.

If you have any ideas or tips - feel free to share it here :)

This is Elizabeth Marchenko’s tutorial: http://youtu.be/0-vAFSUhh-M
It’s in Russian, but you’ll still get it broken down visually so it’s better than nothing.

6th Jun 2014
poledance-girls:

Poledance Girl  http://poledance-girls.tumblr.com/

Just realized that this Brass Monkey variation could transition neatly into Dragon Tail and Butterfly.

poledance-girls:

Poledance Girl http://poledance-girls.tumblr.com/

Just realized that this Brass Monkey variation could transition neatly into Dragon Tail and Butterfly.

4th Jun 2014

June 2014 Wishlist

I have been scattered in my training lately, and often found myself wondering what to do. It’s not that I have mastered every trick under the sun, I just black out and forget what I wanted. I realized that haven’t compiled a wish list for the longest time.

It’s a hefty one, but some of them I can already do, and I need to polish them, or incorporate into a combo. Some are already in progress, and I want to remember that I should train them. Some are easy, but I haven’t gotten around to try them. Some are total ass kicking rapid bitch nemesis things that I only hope to find myself a year from now laughing at how cute I was back now for struggling with them.

  •  Machine Gun
  •  Half Flag to Brass Monkey to Martini Glass
  •  Superman to Cradle
  •  Perfect Scorpio to Gemini, Gemini to Scorpio and Scorpio to Scorpio switches
  •  Scorpio to TG Ayesha
  •  Cupid to TG Ayesha
  •  Other side TG Ayesha
  •  Cup Grip Butterfly
  •  Cup Grip Extended Butterfly
  •  Cup Grip Ayesha
  •  Cross Ankle Release to Reverse Elbow Grip
  •  Straight Legged Shoulder Mount
  •  Straight Legged Half Flag to Brass Monkey
  •  Reverse Elbow Hold Deadlift
  •  Iron X
  •  TG Passe Legs
  •  Flat Jade
  •  Mogli Drop to Scorpio
  •  Superman Bridge
  •  Corner and Knee Spins
  •  Rockstar Spin

 Also, deadlifts of all kinds. I promised myself deadlifts.

25th May 2014

Miguel - Simplethings

poledancingfairy:

cover-me-up-cuddle-me-in:

"Smoke with me babe

 And lay with me baby

 And laugh with me babe…

 I just want the simple things”

someone please do a pole dancing video to this song!

My SO suggested me this song to dance to. He gets it.