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Let me just say that Americans are so lucky they have hoopsupplies.com. IT IS FUCKING AMAZING. I’m wondering if it is worth ordering from there but I have no idea how expensive the postage would be and if there would be any customs charges.

We have nothing like this in the UK as far as I can tell.

Just cost me £50 for one roll of tape and some hoop connectors. There has to be somewhere cheaper that’s in the UK? Fancy tapes is sooo expensive.

Where does everyone buy their hoop tapes and connectors from?

Karol helmes posted up a pirouette challenge, think you’re meant to do it in heels. Couldn’t manage more than 6, grrr.

New moves from training today, dragonfly and broken doll.

Literally so excited by this you have no idea. I hope she becomes a pole addict so I can make her a famous competitive pole dancer, holy what.

Oh and today I had the most incredible student. It was her first ever class, first exercise in 3 years, never danced or done gymnastics or anything like that…

I’m teaching her stuff - she’s getting it perfectly. So we try a really long dancey combo and OHMYEVERLOVINGFUCK it was like I was doing it - perfect lines, beautiful hand positioning, straight legs, pointed toes. 

I’ve never seen a student move like that in my entire time of teaching, at any level, let alone a first class.

Totally gonna be my fucking protege.

Sometimes when I finish teaching and all the poles are down and packed away I just dance. No pole. I’ve learnt to dance by watching videos and other dancers and by taking the odd ballet class.

I’m still not brave enough to move like that in front of others, specially not in performance, but that’s how the dancing side of pole really started for me. Outside of the classroom, dancing alone in my room. 

studio-q:

One of the things I love about pole is how little I care about how I look in terms of weight etc. For someone who experienced dysmorphia and disordered eating for years as a teenager, I found it shockingly easy to change the way I feel about my appearance and I think it all comes down to appreciating what my body can do instead of how it looks!

I honestly believe that pole changed my life, as cliché as it sounds I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the challenges, triumphs, and great friends I’ve made through pole. As an instructor I now get to see that change happening in other people and I feel grateful that I can be a part of someone else’s growth.

It’s not just exercise, it’s therapy!

jenova-amaranth, the-crane-dance, qoxe and me at Wookey Hole during our UK Pole Dancers of Tumblr meet up!

jenova-amaranth, the-crane-dance, qoxe and me at Wookey Hole during our UK Pole Dancers of Tumblr meet up!

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

— Jordan Belfort (via observando)

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