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Pole Dancing in Saudi Arabia

Home to Mecca, Saudi Arabia is usually thought of as a highly religious, and often rather intolerant, country. But I was invited there to teach pole dancing. Women in Saudi Arabia Saudi is now the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Women must also cover their bodies with an […]

How to Achieve The Suspension Splits!

At Pole Exercise, we are always looking for new ways to improve our flexibility. Pole routines always look that little bit more impressive if you’ve got the flex, even men are competing on a world stage demonstrating incredible flexibility. Our very own DVD 2 featured a professional gymnast and a level approach to flexibility, but […]

Beginner pole dancing – everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Are you curious about pole dancing? Think you may be catching the pole bug? Perhaps you’ve seen it advertised on your local gym, watched some videos on YouTube or have seen Alesia Vazmitsel on Britain’s Got Talent. You’re itching to have a go – but where do you begin? Well firstly, welcome to my world! […]

Learn Pole Dancing: The Half Flag

A regular series showcasing moves from Pole Exercise DVD 1. Difficulty: Advanced The Half Flag is an eye-catching pose. It’s a very graceful move when performed properly, while at the same time showing demonstrating impressive strength and core control. About the Half Flag You’ve probably seen advanced pole dancers pivoting into a Half Flag at […]

Star Pole Review

There has been a revolution in pole design over in the past few years. Dance poles like the X-Pole have transformed what we can get – and what we now expect – from a fixed pole, with static and spinning modes, extensions to fit almost any room and load spreaders rather than ceiling screws. And […]

Learning Chinese Pole

I first saw Chinese pole on stage in the Cirque du Soleil show Saltimbanco, and it completely blew me away. I was amazed by the effortless grace of the acrobats as they worked on the poles, climbing to and dropping from dizzying heights through a sequence of death-defying tricks. If you haven’t seen the show, […]