Purity Pole Levels **UPDATE**

So this year Purity has been going through some big changes. I have made my beginner course accessible to those who want to wear leggings. After all, it’s about how you move, not what you wear! That being said the content on beginner pole dance has changed, which has had a knock on effect to the rest of the classes.

Also I have stopped teaching pole tricks, which includes all the big inverts. You will no longer be able to climb the trick ladder with Purity, as we are more focussed on the dance side of things. Don’t be fooled, floor work is hard! There will still be some inverts practiced, but it will only be those that have some relevance to lower third pole tricks. These will be of main focus: Strong Basic Invert, Scorpio, Gemini, Inverted V, Super Girl and Shoulder Mount.

I have been working on my syllabus for all the levels, and have added in a new level to run as the next level up from Beginners, this is called Improvers. If you were in the old Improver class, it is now called Intermediate. If you were in the old Intermediate class, it is now called Advance. This is just a name change, none of you have moved times, except for the handful of students I have spoken to already.

I have also added in an extra Freestyle Class on a Thursday to try and eat up some of the waiting list. Spaces went like delicious hot cakes, to those first on the list.

If you have any questions, by all means give me a shout. Thank you for bearing with me, whilst I am trying to make Purity an even better place, along with keeping up with the demand, and also trying to remain sane… ish…

Why Have You Stopped Teaching Pole Tricks??

So this question has come up lately. After teaching pole dancing, including pole tricks for 13 years, why have I decided to stop teaching pole tricks now?…

In July 2017 Purity is about to become an actual ‘Pole Dancing’ school, by that I mean I am waving good bye to the pole tricks side of things, and focusing on the dance side more.

I have a few reasons… I feel that the dancing has more to offer people, myself included. I am all for body positivity and a happy state of mind, and nothing gives this better than the dancing side of things, any dancing for that matter! I am not saying that pole tricks doesn’t give you this either, it’s just that dancing does it way better in my opinion. I feel it is a bit of a metaphor for life – “It is not how many tricks you can do, but how you move.

I feel people can hide behind tricks, and ignore the dance, which is strange seeing as it is called Pole Dancing.

“Is it because you can’t keep up with the new tricks?”
This makes me laugh! Most people can’t keep up with the ‘new’ tricks! I don’t even try, never have done! I have my own way, perhaps because I am an old school poler, I love the old school tricks. Trick wise, I think you can’t beat a beautiful Scorpio or an Extended Butterfly. I have spoken to some of my old instructor friends during the recent years, who started teaching around the same time I did, they stopped years ago when the tricks went crazy, they said “I don’t know how you keep going through all the madness that pole has turned into“. But I can’t understand why they stopped for that reason, I got into pole because I love dancing, the tricks were always a side line.

I have had a few pole related injuries this year, and it has made me re-evaluate what I want
from life. Do I love the doing/teaching pole tricks enough to put my body through it anymore? The answer is no, (not sadly no, just no). I am happy about my decision. Life is too short to do things we are not happy with. Don’t get me wrong, you may still see pictures cropping up on Instagram of me doing pole tricks, I am not giving them up, I am just stopping teaching them. I still love pole, and don’t want to lose my passion for it.

This year I have been training hard in a new area for me, (well newish), I am becoming a Level 3 Pilates teacher. I trained in Fitness Pilates in 2008, but I have decided to go sh*t or bust with it now! I feel that pole dancing is great for helping the mind and body in so many ways, but I would like to do more to help people.

I think Pilates is a key for the body to stay fit and functional for life, and I want to bring that to more people.

I want to thank all of the Purity Students, both past and present for all their support. I do hope you all continue your pole journey with Purity, so we can dance together for many years to come.

 

 

New Studio Floor!

Last weekend the Purity Studio Andover saw a big change! We had a beautiful new floor put down! No more blue carpet, the studio now looks bigger and brighter. Floor to ceiling Xpoles have now gone in ready for the pole dancing classes, 4 are currently up, and we are having new beams installed soon, so we can have 7 poles. Remember all our classes are only 1 student per pole, to give you the best pole time!

Half Hour to Power and Hoop have now christened the floor, everyone is enjoying it!



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Pole Club – Andover

1st pole Club

Last night was our first of many Pole Club‘s, it was fully booked, and next week is now fully booked as well!

In these first 2 weeks of the new Purity Studio being open, we have had beginner pole fitness classes, intermediate pole dancing lessons, and INSANITY. The classes have been buzzing in the heat.

Andover has some of the most supportive pole dancing students I have known, and their dedication to get together and come to pole club on a Friday, and bring cakes, is something for Andover to be proud of.

All are learning to pole dance for fun and fitness, whilst creating a vibrant atmosphere.

Special offers for all fitness classes are available, Pole Club is free to those on aerial courses or memberships.

All spaces are limited, as we believe in running small classes (1 per pole), to allow good safe practice of all moves.

 

Aerial Hoop starts on Tuesday. So our timetable is looking tasty.

Your first lesson is free, so what are you waiting for? 🙂

SW Basingstoke

To book your place, please check the availability of spaces below, and then make your payment.
The classes run every week on the same day which is stated next to the location. You can book when there is a space.
The number of spaces available is to start in the next class, unless another date has been specified.
If there is a waiting list, or if you have a question about the class or booking not already answered on this page or our FAQs page, please get in contact.
Please note that all Courses, Parties Lessons must be pre-booked and paid for in advance, please do not turn up without prior warning.
Please read the terms and conditions on the T’s C’s page before booking.

SW Basingstoke – Saturdays
The Studio, Dummer Down Farm, Dummer, Basingstoke, Hants, RG25 2AR
The Studio is straight in front of you, as you turn into Dummer Down Farm. The entrance is to the right of the studio. 

*Booking Policy – PLEASE READ*

You can join on going lessons at any time as long as its not booked up.

Details: Times: Price: Availability: Booking:
Saturday Intermediate Pole 11.30am (buy 5 and get 6th class free) 11.30am-12.30pm £77 On hold – Contact for info
(Max 2 poles / 4 Students)

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Saturday  Intermediate Pole PAYG 11.30am 11.30am-12.30pm £15 On hold – Contact for info
(Max 2 poles / 4 Students)

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Saturday BEGINNER COURSE POLE
12.30pm (buy 5 and get 6th class free)
12.30-1.30pm £77 On hold – Contact for info(maximum 2 poles / 4 students)

Contact Mobile Number


Saturday BEGINNER Pole
PAYG 12.30PM
12.30-1.30pm £15 On hold – Contact for info (maximum 2 poles / 4 students)

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All the above prices include PayPal charges. From 1st January 2010, cheque payments can no longer be accepted, cash needs to be paid in advance of starting. To pay just £75 per month for Beginners, Intermediate, or Advanced lessons, please set up a standing order or bank transfer to Purity. PAYG Classes are still at £15 however you choose to pay.

Basingstoke

This location normally has people traveling from the surrounding areas of Dummer in Basingstoke, including Tadley, Alton, Camberley, Winchester, Whitchurch, Farnham, Aldershot, Newbury, Reading, Godalming, Basingstoke, and other areas of Surrey, Hamsphire and Berkshire.

Spinny/Grading/Competition

Hello Pole Dancers

Happy New Year to you all! I have quite a few things for Purity including, Grading Scheme, Spinny pole Workshop and Performance Workshop.

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NEWS
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On a slightly sad note we will be stopping the classes at Godalming, Beth has now got a new job which means she will no longer be working in Godalming but she will still be teaching in Camberley. Thank you to all the students who took classes there and big thanks to Beth for hosting them.

You will now be able to grading’s with Purity. This option is available to all students, the grading’s will only be held in Reading, but you can work towards them in class. To be a part of the Advancement Accreditation Program you need to become a member of Pole Dance Community, this costs £30 and can be brought through Purity, details can be found here – http://www.puritystudio.com/pole-grading-qualifications.html

UK Amateur Pole Performer (UKAPP) are now taking entries for 2011. The heats are located around the UK, don’t be afraid to enter, there are many categories from beginner level to the more advance, all they ask is that you are not already a paid pole dance performer (and they do check!). Their website is http://www.ukamateurpoleperformer.com/

A bit of spinny pole has started to be introduced this year to all of my Intermediate and Advance classes in Reading.

There is an open day at the Camberley venue, Tomlinscote Sports Centre on Saturday 29th January, 10am-2pm, this will be great for those who would like to give pole dancing a go for free!

A production called ‘The Naked Truth’ will be on at the Camberley Theatre in January.
It is about 5 woman who learn pole dancing for a charity event – www.camberleytheatre.biz/events

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Workshops
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Spinny Spin Spin Workshop
On Thursday 10th February I will be holding a spinny pole workshop at the Purity Studio in Reading, this will be open to Purity and non-Purity students. It will run from 8.35pm to 9.35pm and has a maximum of 10 spaces (2 per pole). The cost of the workshop is £15. Please see here for more details – http://www.puritystudio.com/workshops.html

Performance Workshop
Jessabelle Polesista and I have been working together on a performance workshop, this will be held in March and the full details will be released closer to the time.

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Events
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The next Purity Showcase in Farnham will be in March/April time. Date TBC Please do get in touch if you would like to perform.

I will be dancing in the Cyberdog shop in Camden on Saturday 5th February and Saturday 26th February, 1-5pm.

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Class News
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Please note there are no classes at Fullbrook School (West Byfleet) on Monday 7th February, all bookings will be amended to cover this.

I now have some private lesson slots available in Reading on Thursdays at 6.30pm.
Please note that private lessons are now for one person and not two.

Beginners and Intermediate classes are available at Reading, West Byfleet, Wraysbury and Camberley. Please see the Purity website for the timetable and current availability – http://www.puritystudio.com/locationsandbooking.html

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SPECIAL OFFERS
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– If you are already on Purity Course in any location then you can do extra classes at the Purity Studio in Reading on a Wednesday or Thursday for just £9.
– Free group class when you buy a new Xpole through Purity
– Free private class when you buy a new Xstage through Purity

All Purity classes/parties must be paid for in advance either by card through the website, or by bank transfer.

Kind regards

Jolene

Purity Pole Dancing
www.puritypoledancing.com
07961 054 863
‘Pure Fitness, Pure Fun’

All bookings are in accordance with our Terms and Conditions:
www.puritystudio.com/terms.html

* To unsubscribe from this mailing list, please view any page of our website

Please note that with all Purity classes they are lessons rather than pole jams, which means you must follow the teachers instruction rather than swapping moves with each other. We believe this is the safest way to run classes, especially as all the teachers have been trained on how to teach moves safely and can work out if you are ready for certain moves. If you see someone doing a new move and would like to give it a go then by all means ask your teacher, I’m sure they will be happy to teach it to you, or give you advice on what moves will get you ready for it.

Wraysbury & Datchet Changes / Digipole – Testers Wanted

Hello Pole Dancers

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NEWS
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The Datchet and Wraysbury location will be merging into one venue which will be on a Monday evening from 9th August 2010 in Wraysbury. Spaces are available for Beginners and Intermediates.

After my 7 month break I will be taking Purity UK Ltd back from Jason. So from the beginning of August all enquiries regarding all locations will come to me.

I have been doing lots of filming over the past few weeks for my new online pole lessons, Digipole. I am looking for some testers before it goes live, so please do get in touch if you would like to help. You need to have broadband and your own pole at home.

I should be dancing in Cyberdog on Sunday 1st August 1pm-5pm, I am still waiting for that to be confirmed.
Also I will be dancing at Synthetic Culture on Sunday 29th August, this was the rock night I used to dance at years ago at Egg, Kings Cross, they are back for a one off party! Details can be found on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113151715396188&ref=ts

I have one Titanium 50mm Xpole (2009 model) for sale, its £120 and can be picked up from the Purity Studio in Reading. It’s a little faded but apart from that it still works fine and it’s a complete set. Please note there is no free lesson with this pole.

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Class News
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Reading:
The Intermediate classes are pretty busy but there are odd spaces on some classes, if you can’t get onto a course then another class can be started so do get in touch. Some Beginners will be starting again on Wednesday 15th September 2010.

Camberley:
Beginner tasters on Monday 23rd August are nearly full. Courses starting on 13th September 2010.

Wraysbury:
Classes will be moving from a Thursday to a Monday evening. The last Thursday class will be on 5th August and the next class will be on Monday 9th August. Spaces are available for beginners and intermediates, Suze will be taking over this location.

West Byfleet:
Beginner spaces are now available on Wednesdays. Few intermediate spaces available.

Godalming:
Beginner spaces are now available for 8.30pm, also a couple of Intermediate spaces are available for 7.30pm.

Datchet:
Last class in Datchet will be on Tuesday 3rd August.

Beginners and Intermediate classes are available at Reading, West Byfleet, Wraysbury, Camberley and Godalming. Please see the Purity website for the timetable and current availability – http://www.puritystudio.com/locationsandbooking.html

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SPECIAL OFFERS
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– If you are already on Purity Course in any location then you can do extra classes at the Purity Studio in Reading for just £9.
– Buy 4 private lessons and get the 5th one FREE!!!
– Free group class when you buy a new Xpole through Purity
– Free private class when you buy a new Xstage through Purity

All Purity classes/parties must be paid for in advance either by card through the website, or by bank transfer.

Kind regards

Jolene

Purity Pole Dancing
www.puritypoledancing.com
07961 054 863
‘Pure Fitness, Pure Fun’

All bookings are in accordance with our Terms and Conditions:
www.puritystudio.com/terms.html

* To unsubscribe from this mailing list, please view any page of our website

Please note that with all Purity classes they are lessons rather than pole jams, which means you must follow the teachers instruction rather than swapping moves with each other. We believe this is the safest way to run classes, especially as all the teachers have been trained on how to teach moves safely and can work out if you are ready for certain moves. If you see someone doing a new move and would like to give it a go then by all means ask your teacher, I’m sure they will be happy to teach it to you, or give you advice on what moves will get you ready for it.