While the kids are away, the Mums will play!

As the kids are going back to school, our next lot of Improver Pole Dancing lessons will be starting during the daytime on Wednesdays at 11.05am, from the 12th September.

Improver is the next level up from Beginners, so do make sure you have completed Beginner Pole Dance first.

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Pole Tricks Class

….”But I thought you were no longer teaching pole tricks??”…

This will not be like it used to be, I will only teach the inverts and tricks that can relate to lower third pole tricks. Lower third pole stuff is my passion, as it flows well with the dance side of pole.

Also my back has been feeling so much better later, so the one class of pole tricks should be ok.

Main moves that will be a focus are: Invert, Air Invert, Scorpio, Gemini, Inverted V, Chopper, Cross Leg/Ankle Release, Butterfly, Super Girl. Once you have these, there is so much you can do with them!

This class is only available on a membership package, to those who are at intermediate or advance level.

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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What can 6 months can do for a business?..

A LOT!! That is the answer! It has been 6 months since opening the new Purity Studio in Andover, Hampshire, and the support has been overwhelming! I left the Reading studio, to move to little Andover, not knowing what the call would be like, and whether I would ever have another studio or not. I have been surprised at just how big Purity has got, since I moved here!

Starting with only 2 pole classes a week, then to growing to 4, the call for pole has been so1st class high, that we now have 6 classes, as 5 have been consistently full. Not only do we do pole fitness, but we also hold Authentic pole classes now, which have been ever so popular. All of our pole classes are 1 student per pole, given students ample pole time, with no waiting around.

 

photo 2I have been introducing more and more people to the art that is Aerial Hoop, a first for Andover I believe. This has also stretched to teaching children as young as 7.

Two months ago I launched the new get fit in 5 weeks HiiT course – Half Hour to Power. In only 3 x 30 minute sessions per week, students can increase fat loss, and gain fitness rapidly, whilst not losing much time in their day. With the 6pm class getting full as no one wants to leave, I have introduced a later one at 6.40pm.

Purity has a reputation for small and friendly classes, with a focus on technique and individual needs.

As the past 6 months have been so successful, we are now having a brand new floor putPS Launch down, so this means no more carpet, and all poles will no longer be Xstages, they will be floor to ceiling Xpoles for all the lucky students.

We are looking forward to an exciting 2015, with shows, more classes, more workshops, and perhaps even a Twerkshop 😉

Thank you to everyone past and present, who have supported Purity and made it what it is today!

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Pole Fitness report on BBC today

So there has been a fairly good bit of publicity for pole on the BBC today. I feel the BBC did good to bring to pole to the world without any smut. Although I couldn’t help by be concerned about the student who seemed to of broken lots of bones through pole, while yes it can be a dangerous activity at times, respect is needed for the pole, but you shouldn’t be in the habit of breaking bones!

The person who ran at the pole and jumped on was a little worrying, along with the dodgy spotting techniques.

Overall it was nice to see it not being called stripper pole on daytime TV. Yes it has origins but doesn’t mean we all strip in class. Was also great to see many ages taking part in a mixed gender class, too many pole schools discriminate against men, we at Purity don’t.

Click here. It is worth a watch 🙂