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Pole2Pole Magazine is the worlds first publication dedicated to the ever increasingly popular art of Pole Dance!

The mag first launched in August 2008. Every issue has been packed with interesting articles on Pole Dance from around the world. From competition coverage to the inside scoop and behind the scenes news of the Pole Dance industry.

Inside you will find details about various pole dancing lessons and competitions. Also, included are listings of events, which may be of interest to the avid pole dance fan.

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Part II: The importance of video evidence.

It still amazes me how many people do not video tape their practices. I was talking with fellow polers the other day when the subject of video came up. I...

Aviva Sinay - avatar Aviva Sinay 26 Mar 2012

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Flexibility.

I have never been lucky enough to have natural flexibility. As a child I was always the one out of my friend who couldn’t do the splits, and until recently...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 10 Mar 2012

Diary of a pole amateur

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Part I

“Like a ship without an anchor, like a slave with out a chain…” ~ ST I have been without a home for over two months now. The studio location I taught...

Aviva Sinay - avatar Aviva Sinay 24 Jan 2012

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The end of 2011.

Sorry for the slow update! I have been so busy recently I haven’t had the time! My second year at University keeps me busy, and the rest of the time...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 30 Dec 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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An interview with Moses Carroll, founder of the Southern Regional Pole Dance Competitions

With so many pole competitions popping up all over the world, it can be hard for polers to find one that encompasses both the fitness aspect as well as the...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 23 Nov 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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Calling out the critics to put up or shut up.

I do realize that pole dancing/fitness is still- and probably will be for some time- associated with strippers and stripping. Because I probably never would have poled if I never...

Aviva Sinay - avatar Aviva Sinay 01 Nov 2011

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Instruction with a dose of love

As an instructor, I take great pride in watching a student learn a move that eludes them. Sometimes they pick up the move from somewhere else and I simply help...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 27 Oct 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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Cheating on a spinning pole?

The studio I have taught at for five years only has stationary poles. They also only sold (at the time I bought my pole) stationary poles. Before I had experience...

Aviva Sinay - avatar Aviva Sinay 04 Oct 2011

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Learning a new style of dance

I’ve been doing a zumba class twice a week at my gym for a few months now. Its great exercise and a lot of fun. Zumba consists of aerobics, latin...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 02 Oct 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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My pole factor entry.

I thought it would be good to show you the video of my pole factor performance earlier this month. I think its helpful to record your routine and watch it...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 29 Sep 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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Just An Ordinary Wednesday Night

The Wednesday night class has been dancing together for some time now. Its part of the reason I love it so much, as without the girls it just wouldn’t be...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 25 Sep 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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Pole Bashing.....

It seems, as the pole dance community grows and expands, so does the issue of public bashing on social media outlets (such as Facebook, Yelp, Twitter, Ect.) between not only...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 22 Sep 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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Pole factor competition.

Yesterday I competed in the first heat of the ‘Pole factor’. The heat was at Route nightclub in Colchester, and was hosted by little sapphires. I hadn’t had long to prepare...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 18 Sep 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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Lotion, sprays, powders, and gloves. Oh, my!

     After I posted my last blog, some of my friends and students asked that I try some other grip aides and review them as well. I want to gradually...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 14 Sep 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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My upcoming competitions.

I have entered 3 competitions this year, and they have all seemed to fall within a few months of each other! I have never competed before until I entered the...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 12 Sep 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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My fitness goals.

I put a lot of hard work in during the run up to summer. I spent a lot of time at the gym, I ate well and I started taking...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 06 Sep 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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My first pole fall.

I have been pole dancing for almost 4 years on and off now, and I have managed to gain my fair share of injuries over time, like pulling my hamstring...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 06 Sep 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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My Gemini Nemesis

For about 18 months now, I’ve been attempting to learn this move and so far with little success. The move is a ‘Gemini’, but I know it better as my...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 04 Sep 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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Rehabilitation through learning and further education: a guideline to dealing with injuries.

Since I started teaching pole dancing 5 years ago I have injured and had to rehabilitate my left shoulder, my right hip flexor, my left hamstring and my right hamstring twice....

Aviva Sinay - avatar Aviva Sinay 02 Sep 2011

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Out and About...

So, I have noticed that I tend to do more of a review type of blog. LOL. One of my closest friends recommended that I start visiting pole studios in...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 01 Sep 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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UKAPP 2011

Last weekend I competed in the UK Amateur Pole Performers (UKAPP) Hertford heat, in the intermediate category. I found out about the competition online and along with Chloe Garrard and...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 27 Aug 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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The Pole2Pole Cup Essex Heat 2011

I competed in the Essex heat of the Pole2Pole Cup on August 13th. There were 6 other heats around the UK with 12 girls already through to the finals in...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 26 Aug 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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Taylors Retreat

On the 6thI got invited to Taylors Retreat in Surrey to take part in the Inter School Show Case and Taylors Masked Ball. I’d never been to Taylors before but...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 24 Aug 2011

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My First Competiton

My First Competiton

I’ll never forget my first competition. It was the Essex Pole Dancing Competition in November 2010. I’d been dancing for 15 months by then and felt confident enough that I...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 14 Aug 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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Fear and the scorpio

Every poler has a nemesis move. Mine is the brass monkey. For some reason every time I simply think about trying to attempt that move, my palms start to sweat...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 13 Aug 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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The past two years

I’d been attending the weekly classes for about 6 weeks when I got moved from the beginner pole to the intermediate pole. Some of the others who I’d started with...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 13 Aug 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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In the beginning...

I’d like to take you back to the very beginning... There are two reasons why I went to that first dance class; I wanted to exercise more and I was curious...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 13 Aug 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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An Introduction

Hi everyone! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I’m a 24 year old amateur pole dancer from Essex and have been dancing for 2 years now. During the day,...

Sarah Stallard - avatar Sarah Stallard 13 Aug 2011

The Pole Dancer Diaries

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UKAPP and pole jumble sale

UKAPP and pole jumble sale

I've been really busy moving house so I havent had time to post! But I had an awesome pole weekend from the 29th - 31st August. On Saturday 29th, pole dancers...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 06 Aug 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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Get A Grip....Really

To grip or not to grip….aide that is. Let’s face it, this really is a dilemma for polers. While even I have had this internal debate, I try to warn...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 05 Aug 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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Introduction

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Robbie, though my friends call me Star (this could be due to the fact I have a rather...

Robbie McEwen - avatar Robbie McEwen 03 Aug 2011

As The Pole Spins: Tales of everyday occurences

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Poles for home use: finding the one that fits you.

Pole dancing is not something I ever thought would be this big a part of my life. I remember being appalled at the idea of having a pole in my...

Aviva Sinay - avatar Aviva Sinay 01 Aug 2011

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What a busy week.

So what have I been up to recently? Went to a UKAPP heat, started organising the Pole to Peak Poleathon for the Kilimanjaro trek, held an instructor training day and...

Kate Whitley - avatar Kate Whitley 25 Jul 2011

It's all about the pole!

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To pole or not to pole - that is the question!

Hello and thanks for checking out my new blog. It is so exciting being part of the Pole2pole world as it is being part of all the other areas of pole...

Kate Whitley - avatar Kate Whitley 17 Jul 2011

It's all about the pole!

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Back to pole school.

Back to pole school.

Hi guys! I've been back in Nottingham for my summer holidays from University for a few weeks now and every week I have told myself I would get down to the...

Sophie Logan - avatar Sophie Logan 16 Jul 2011

Diary of a pole amateur

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Working both sides: building good habits from the beginning.

As a teacher of all levels pole classes I frequently have people that are brand new in class.  I also have some faithful students who are into advanced level upside...

Aviva Sinay - avatar Aviva Sinay 08 Jul 2011

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Most Recent Articles

Hardcore Pole Dance Fitness - Croatia

Hardcore Pole Dance Fitness - Croatia

A combo of fluidity, flexibility and strength with an alternative twist. First ever in Croatia and only of its kind in the Balkans, in November 2013, we are celebrating our...

25 Jan 2014

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An interview with pole dancer Anna Frost

An interview with pole dancer Anna Frost

VITAL STATS: Name: Anna Frost Height: 5'4 Age: 20 Location: Gloucestershire Name of Studio: Twisted Chrome Pole Studios Splits or No Splits: Splits Just! Q. How did you find Pole Dance?  Or did it find YOU? A. I...

11 Jan 2014

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Safety tips for defying gravity

Safety tips for defying gravity

”When you fall and you’re disoriented, you need to have enough air awareness to identify where the ground is relative to your body. With pole fitness you have the added...

29 Dec 2013

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An interview with pole dancer Abby Hampton

An interview with pole dancer Abby Hampton

Name: Abby Hampton Height: 5”2 Age: 23 Location: West Midlands, Wolverhampton Studio: Sally-Ann’s Heart and Soul Pole Fitness Academy Splits or No Splits: Splits (If I could do them!) But I don’t think splits should...

08 Dec 2013

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An interview with Tobi-Jayne Lloyd

An interview with Tobi-Jayne Lloyd

Name:   Tobi-Jayne Lloyd Height: 5’5” Weight: 47 kg Age: 26 School or Club: KeepersFit, Abergavenny Location: Herefordshire Signature Move: Wrist-Seat Favourite Song: Pour Some Sugar On Me Splits or No Splits? Splits P2P: How did you find pole dance,...

25 Nov 2013

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Urban Pole

Urban Pole

Urban Pole – What is this new concept?  Danny Charge of Edinburgh devised a new idea for the pole dancing community.  The origin was a facebook post from Brazil which...

22 Nov 2013

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A fellow poler

A fellow poler

I will be writing a regular article which will look at the subject of health and wellbeing for people in general and how as polers we can make sure we...

30 Aug 2013

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Free photo shoot or hundreds of pounds

Free photo shoot or hundreds of pounds

Over the last six years the pole dance industry has seen a massive increase in pole dancing competitions being launched around the world, with 75% of the competitions being launched...

23 Aug 2013

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Inverted Teddy: Pole Move

Inverted Teddy: Pole Move

For this move you firstly need to invert onto the pole and establish a comfortable upside down crucifix position (where the pole is gripped between the thighs and feet. When you are...

16 Aug 2013

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Schtick A Pole In IT

Schtick A Pole In IT

A night of comedy and pole dancing. What’s not to like about comedy and pole dancing? If I ever get an answer I’ll let you know. Schtick A Pole In It-...

09 Aug 2013

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The Pole Studio 4th Birthday Party

The Pole Studio 4th Birthday Party

The Pole Studio celebrated their 4th anniversary in style this year by not only hosting a party but also opening their newly refurbished Surbiton studio at the same time. The Pole...

02 Aug 2013

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The Pole2Pole Cup Norfolk Heat Results

The Pole2Pole Cup Norfolk Heat Results

On Saturday 11th May the first ever Norfolk Heat of The Pole2Pole Amateur & Professional Cup 2013, took place at The Talk, Norwich and was hosted by local pole school...

26 Jul 2013

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You Can Leave Your Hat On… Your Pants and Shirt Too: What to Expect in Your First Pole Dancing Class

You Can Leave Your Hat On… Your Pants and Shirt Too: What to Expect in Your First Pole Dancing Class

The first pole dancing class can be like the first day of school - except more stressful and intimidating. I hope this guide will give you a little idea of...

19 Jul 2013

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Free workshops with Sally-Ann Giles

Free workshops with Sally-Ann Giles

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th Octobers 2013. At the UK Pole Dancing and Fitness Convention. Day Pass Avaliable at www.planetpoleevents.com

12 Jul 2013

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What is it about Pole Dancing?

What is it about Pole Dancing?

This is a question that has long been needing an answer, and the truth is: there isn't one. Pole dancing evokes so many mixed reactions, but over the past 10 years...

05 Jul 2013

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Professional Pole Workshops

Professional Pole Workshops

Taking workshops from professional dancers is one of my favorite parts of pole competitions, conventions and shows.  Pole as a sport is constantly evolving and new tricks are being developed...

28 Jun 2013

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Electrifying Performance

Electrifying Performance

Electrifying Performance Catapults Senior Athlete into Limelight: Opening Door to International Competition Temecula, March 25, 2013 – A 62-year old Temecula businesswoman, turned competitive pole artist, is turning the pole world...

21 Jun 2013

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Pole Music

Pole Music

Dancing wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the music.  Pole dancing - at least in many western countries - is tied to the image of a stripper in...

14 Jun 2013

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Dancer Story: Alexandria (Ali) Smith

Dancer Story: Alexandria (Ali) Smith

My name is Alexandria (Ali) Smith. I was always an overweight kid growing up - trying numerous diets and pills never really worked for me. My parents’ divorce in 2002...

07 Jun 2013

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Edinburgh Pole Competition 2013 Results

GoesWell Group Dance:   Set Dance - Intermediate 1. Alicia Knight 2. Casper Gordon 3. Jodie Otway   Free Style - Beginner 1. Jennifer Ward 2. Joanne McQuarrie   Free Style - Intermediate 1. Lyndsey Craig 2. Alicia Knight 3. Abbie Ramsay   Free Style -...

31 May 2013

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Interview with Pole Dancer Jacqueline Valdez

Interview with Pole Dancer Jacqueline Valdez

Name:  Jacqueline Valdez Height: 5’4” Weight: 120lbs Age: 40 School or Club: Elegant Body Pilates with Jacqueline Valdez Location: Gainesville, Florida Signature Move: Superman (I call it Supergirl)! Favourite Song: Nuttin But Strings - Broken Sorrow Splits or...

24 May 2013

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Pole Dance Competitions

Pole Dance Competitions

Pole dancing is becoming more widely accepted as a sport and with good reason: pole dancing combines dance, flexibility, strength, and bravery into one activity. Realistically, pole dancing is an...

17 May 2013

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Pole Dancing Safety

Pole Dancing Safety

Pole dancing can be a pretty risky sport, particularly as you advance and learn more daring tricks. When a dancer begins classes she can pretty much be at any fitness...

10 May 2013

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Miss Pole Dance Germany 2013

Miss Pole Dance Germany 2013

August 3rd in 2013 will be a special day for German pole dancers – we are proud to announce the fifth official German pole dance championship, organised by Jeannine Wilkerling...

03 May 2013

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Q & A with Pole Dancer Oona Kievla

Q & A with Pole Dancer Oona Kievla

Here are a few facts worth noting about Oona Kivelä, a 29-year-old pole dancing champion from Finland. Kivelä, whose first name is pronounced Oh-nah, has an established online presence.  She...

26 Apr 2013

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Interview with Pole Dancer Julie Bendza

Interview with Pole Dancer Julie Bendza

Name: Julie Bendza Height: 5' 5 Weight: 125 Age: 28 School or Club: Pole for the Mind Body and Soul Plus Pole Control Studios Location: 500 Talcottville Road, Unit 6 Vernon, CT 06066 Signature Move: Janeiro Favourite Song:...

19 Apr 2013

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School Review: OMG Pole and Hoop Fitness

School Review: OMG Pole and Hoop Fitness

School Address: OMG! Pole and Hoop Fitness Studio, Lubbards Farm, Rayleigh, Essex. Email: crazy_lady_x@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.omgpolefitness.com (coming soon) Tel No: 07958 650050 or 07805 497021 Instructor’s Names: Hannah Spicer, Annette Savill, Samantha Cowie, Lorraine...

12 Apr 2013

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Adrienne & Nicholas The Journey

Adrienne & Nicholas The Journey

From students: Nicola Stokes and Adrienne McGurn have been learning and perfecting their pole skills since 2008/2009. Originally, the duo both joined Dance Inspires as students in order to take...

05 Apr 2013

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GoesWell P2P Syllabus

GoesWell P2P Syllabus

Goswell and Pole2Pole Magazine have teamed up to offer the GoesWell P2P SyllabusInstructor Course. The course has been designed for those with a flair for teaching without the hassle of...

29 Mar 2013

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Lasting Impression

I recently had an old friend magically appear back into my life. It was a cosmic twist of fate that put both of us on the same street at the...

22 Mar 2013

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Stretching Towards Splits

Stretching Towards Splits

The splits are an exercise in flexibility that a lot of pole dancers strive for. They can add drama to tricks, create beautiful lines, and make other tricks like the...

15 Mar 2013

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Cold Dreams

Cold Dreams

I was introduced to pole dancing by a friend and was instantly hooked.  Pole is an amazing strengthening and toning activity, which works without you realising you are working very...

08 Mar 2013

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Polesilks Has Arrived!

To kick start the year off, Poleplus Ltd has launched their exciting new product to enhance the pole experience.  This new addition to use on the pole is now available...

01 Mar 2013

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Edinburgh Pole Dance Competition 2013

Edinburgh Pole Dance Competition 2013

The Goeswell Dance School, headed up by Anne Goswell, will be hosting its second annual pole competition on Saturday 20th April 2013. Thinking that competing really isn’t for you or...

22 Feb 2013

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Pole Star Rebecca Howard

Pole Star Rebecca Howard

Name: Rebecca Howard Height: 5’1” Weight: 8 stone Age: 30 School: PDS (Pole Dancing School) Location: Shoreditch London Signature Move: Iron X Favourite Song: Anything dance or dubstep Splits or No Splits: Splits on left side, working on...

15 Feb 2013

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Pole School Review: Polexgym

Pole School Review: Polexgym

Established Since: 2008 Venue(s): Polexgym Studios are in Italy & around Europe How many poles used: 7 poles Classes you offered: All Ages Levels Offered (Pro, Beginner etc): We offer every level from beginners to advanced Class...

08 Feb 2013

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