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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : Before taking pole classes my body image and positivity were very much based on looks and weight alone. Do I look thin enough? Am I curvy enough? Do I weigh too much? With these thoughts in mind, I was very self conscious when I started taking classes. I was worried that I wouldn’t fit in with the “image”of what a pole dancer should be; that image being what standard media/Hollywood portrays in movies…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : During an intense pole dancing session, your heart rate can reach a peak value of 96% of the maximal estimated heart rate (HRmax) and a peak breathing rate of 37 bpm, according to a study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. The researchers concluded that this performing art places “ heavy physiological and physical demands” on dancers, which indicates that they should make cardio a priority. If you really want to know…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : A couple months ago I was attempting a new trick on the lyra by myself. Before I knew it, I was stuck, spinning really fast, upside down, with my legs tangled all around the spanset.  I couldn’t let go of my hands because I knew I would fall. So, before I panicked, I took a deep breath and analyzed the situation. I went slow, stayed calm and focused as tried several variations on…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : If you are one of the few lucky polers who live in a major metropolitan area, you most likely have your pick of pole studios filled to the brim with talented teachers, amazing cross-training opportunities (try trapeze! contortion! break dance!) all with convenient class schedules and affordable price points (ok, maybe I’m living in my own little pole wonderland on those last two points).And even if you do have an “in real life”…

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How to teach a free workshop or seminar at PoleCon : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

How to teach a free workshop or seminar at PoleCon : Thank you for wanting to share your experience at PoleCon 2020!EthosAt PoleCon, we always look for people that represent the diverse styles and bodies in our community. We also look for what is popular right now in our community which changes regularly and to represent the many facets of the community including students, teachers, competitors, studio owners, sex workers, etc. so that everyone gets something they need from the…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : We come from all corners of the globe. Pole dancers represent all backgrounds, races, creeds, ages, philosophies, abilities and sexual identities. We perform different styles of dance as diverse as music itself.Yet we are all a family! Each and every one of us is united by pole. When we meet our social media friends in real life it’s magical. Competitions and conventions become family reunions (That PoleCon bubble feels so wonderful). At workshops,…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : We’ve all been there, we feel like we’re kicking butt on a combo or routine that we’ve worked so hard to perfect. We’ve been watching ourselves meticulously through our mirror, analyzing every move. When showtime comes nearer, we feel pretty good. It’s at the 11th hour now and we have decided to record ourselves, see how we look to the audience. And it’s a catastrophe. We realize our lines only look good when we’re…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : After spending 12 days in a psych ward, coming back to pole was bittersweet. While I was excited to be able to dance and see my pole fam again, my aerial related anxiety wasn’t completely worked through. My mental state was more stable, but I was back to my regular feelings of weakness, fear, and self-consciousness. No matter how much I love aerial, I often think to myself, “Why bother,” or “I’ll never…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : Teaching any workshop can be daunting. A new environment and new students can bring new pressures. Here are tips to have a successful workshop with additional PoleCon-specific tips based on feedback from our attendee surveys.Be preparedMake sure you are prepared for your workshop. Know the name and description of your workshop and plan your class in advance. If you name specific moves in your description, make sure you actually teach those moves. Have…

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Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : Recently, the University of Kansas issued an apology to anyone who may have been offended by Snoop Dogg’s performance Oct. 4 at “Late Night in the Phog” to close out the celebration for its college preseason.The athletic director for the Jayhawks, Jeff Long, released the following apology:“We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night. We made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a…

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