Thursday, 14 August 2008

Pictures & a Pole dancing uniform?

Firstly thanks to Nicole Windley from Broadoak fine art for the pictures she sent me from the Devon Car Show, you can view all the pictures on our art of dance face book, links further down the blog. You can also see Hayley's pictures on her blog.

Some of you may be aware that I have never had much success building a nice gallery page for my art of dance website, I have tried software like jalbum but have failed miserably to get it to look right on my site so I have now uploaded most of our archive images to our art of dance facebook group, click here to see them.

After hacking Jo's blog in a most unprofessional manner I have now uploaded something slightly more sensible, it is a video of last night's 7.30pm class in Plymouth learning to sequence their tricks, click here to view. Thanks to Julie, Kelly, Lynsey, Nic, Linda, Lucy, Amy, Claire, Sian & Sara for letting me film them.

Before moving onto other news I wanted to send a huge hug to the gorgeous Amy tree who received some very unnecessary criticism in one of her jobs, I know how professional Amytree is and therefore can vouch for the fact that she is hardworking as well as being forward thinking, so whoever made the negative criticism must be living on a different planet.

Fantastic observations from Puss on Olympic Volleyball, I , like Puss, had never really watched a volleyball match so on her advice I settled down to watch Georgia vs Russia, a game that must be tinged by recent politics and conflict. Not only did I start to enjoy and understand the sport but I got to view the uniform, as Puss points out it is nice to see a sport with people wearing less than us pole dancers. Could this make way for a professional sports uniform for us fitness Pole dancers or even a chance for us to make Pole dancing an Olympic sport?

A reminder for all of you living in or around Plymouth that this weekend sees the return of the fabulous Flavour fest to Plymouth's City centre, this is a great opportunity to buy great fresh local produce, I will definitely be attending.

Today is (hopefully) my last day of moving rubble from the second studio, so I will keep it short and will follow up with a blog about Christi Campbell and her forthcoming fights, these will be some tough bouts as well as news from Saints Gym who started their first piece of work with the Zone yesterday. Also future blogs will include a controversial new piece of work taken on by Sue, Tamar & Myself in conjunction with Plymouth College of Art & Design.

Stay Healthy,

Sam x


Glamourpuss said...

Is that Pantera's one-handed handstand into a whip and spin thingy I see there? Clever girl.

Puss said...

No Just the one handed handstand, spin and snap remains undiscovered. Sam x

Pole Passion UK said...

Hi Sam great to discover and identify a 'pole fitness' uniform which can obviously be accentuated with wrist sweat bands, used sometimes instead of gloves to absorb the moisture from the palms of the hands by wiping the hand across the band during a transition move or pose, not recommended during mid spin or invert! Leg warmers again have been supported by some pole fitness professionals however these may inhibit climbing and secure ankle gripping (used in the ankle release and inverted hand stand for example). The introduction of gloves is a brilliant idea and have been in use by many fitness pole professionals and more and more participants are definitely using them with our pole school. Gloves are very much an important consideration for a much safer grip which in turn creates more confidence for the participant which will increase a more speedy progression.
As for the snap and spin... Pantera will hopefully be coming October time to teach all!!
See you all soon.. Hugs
Kay @ Pole Passion

Anonymous said...

Is there anymore information you can give on this subject. It answers a lot of my questions but there is still more info I need. I will drop you an email if I can find it. Never mind I will just use the contact form. Hopefully you can help me further.

- Robson