Classes During the Festive Season!

Andover – Christmas Goodies
Purity Studio, Unit 36, Walworth Enterprise Centre, West Way, Andover SP10 5AP
Once on West Way, you’ll see a big building on your left saying
Walworth Enterprise Centre, turn left and go into the main centre
carpark. There are units all around, number 36 is on the right hand side,
up the stairs. 

**Bookings will open on this page on Friday 30th November 2018**

All pole classes are 1 student per pole!

*Booking Policy – PLEASE READ*

You must complete a minimum of 5 weeks at Beginner level before signing up for Pole-A-Fornication or the Stripper Style Pole Jam.
Please note the Pole Tricks class is only open to those who already do Pole Tricks with Purity.

Classes over the Festive Time

Stripper Style Pole Jam – Saturday 29th December 2018 – 2pm-3pm & 3.10pm to 4.10pm
A Freestyle hour, where the tunes play none stop, we all add our fave slinky and slow tracks, ranging from- R’n’B to Rock to Filth.
Pole Tricks – Thursday 3rd January 2019 – 6.15pm-7.15pm
For those that don’t want to miss 2 weeks, come and get your conditioning in, and boost your metabolism during the festive season!
Pole-A-Fornication – Thursday 3rd January 2019 – 7.20pm-8.20pm and 8.25pm-9.25pm
An hour of dirty beats, questionable lyrics or just plain rude songs. This is a sequence led class, expect minimal talking, loud music and sexy outfits. Knee pads are essential, heels are optional, but they will help inspire your inner minx!

 

DETAILS: TIMES: PRICE: AVAILABILITY: BOOKING:
Stripper style freestyle saturday 29th Dec 2018 2pm-3pm £10 FULL (Max 6 poles / 5 Students)

 

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Stripper style freestyle saturday 29th Dec 2018 3.10pm-4.10pm £10 FULL (Max 6 poles / 5 Students)
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Pole Tricks Thursday 3rd Jan 2019 6.15pm-7.15pm £10 2 spaces for Thurs 3rd Jan 2019 for PAYG (Max 6 poles / 6 Students)

 

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Pole-a-fornication thursday 3rd jan 2019 7.20pm-8.20pm £10 FULL (Max 6 poles / 5 Students)

 

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Pole-a-fornication thursday 3rd jan 2019 8.25pm-9.25pm £10 FULL (Max 6 poles / 5 Students)

 

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Half Price Beginner Pole Dancing Lessons

For the month of October 2018, the Beginner Pole Dancing class on Wednesdays at 11.05am will be half price, making it £7.50 per class!

All classes are 1 student per pole to get maximum benefit from learning to pole dance.

Come along and have fun!

For bookings click here.

Beginner Pole in Leggings from Jolene Redtrip on Vimeo.

Studio Entrance and New Car!

We have just had new doors and windows on the Purity Studio, so our signage has been updated. The new Pandas were created by one of Purity’s lovely students called Hannah Trinder.

Don’t forget to look out for the new look Purity Panda driving around town too!

At Purity Studio we offer pole dancing classes from absolute beginner to advanced. We are a dance based pole school which is oodles of fun!

Pilates and Half Hour to Power (HiiT) classes are also available.

The studio can also be hired out if another instructor is looking for a fitness studio to hire for their own classes.

New Autumn Timetable 2017

Our new Autumn Timetable has just been released, now includes our early morning HiiT class, Half Hour to Power at 6am. If you would like a class at 6.40am please get in touch too.

Pole Dancing now has Beginner Pole Dance on Wednesdays at 7.20pm, with plenty of space to move up to Improver then Intermediate Pole Levels. Freestyle Pole Dancing is now fortnightly on Fridays, first one being on Friday 6th October 2017.

Pilates which is great for keeping the body active, reducing risk of injury, core strength, core stability and flexibility, is now on Mondays at 6.05pm and 7.15pm for Beginner Pilates. Tuesdays at 9.30am will also be for beginners to Pilates.

All of these classes are located at the Purity Studio in Andover, Hampshire, UK.

See our full timetable here!

Puri-Tea & Tease (Our Version of Afternoon Tea!)

As a thank you to all the students of Purity, mainly aimed at the pole dance students, I am hosting an altered version of an afternoon tea party at the Purity Studio. We are gonna combine eating cake with some little pole shows. I think we may end up giving the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party a run for its money!

This is only available to those on current bookings with Purity. There have been many changes to the studio this year, and I can’t begin to thank you enough for all of your support and encouragement. If you are on Pilates or HHTP you are also welcome to come along, if you have an interest in joining a pole dancing class.

This will be a free event, but we can all do something to bring it together, once I have a guest list everyone will be assigned plate of food to bring/make, ranging from little sandwiches, to cakes. Everyone will need to bring their own cushion, in true pole fashion, we shall be eating on the floor 😉
I am hoping to get a couple of little coffee tables, if you think you have one that can fit in your car then let me know.

If you have an interest in performing, or want to brush up your skills of being in front of a little friendly audience then let me know. It can be freestyle, choreographed by you or me, singles or doubles, whole song, or half a song, it is up to you. There is no pressure. Or just come along and watch, support and enjoy.

Let me know if you would like to come 🙂

 

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.

The Treatment Room

Recently I have been busy having a wall built in the studio, this means the studio now has 6 poles instead of 7. But we do have a beautiful new woodland styled wall, with more mirrors.

I had been toying with the idea for a couple of years, and finally have a treatment room at the front of the studio. We have Mark Terry from MJT Massage Therapy. I have been having treatments with Mark for 3 years, and without him I don’t think I would of been able to teach some of your classes! He specialises in Sports and Remedial Massage.

Mark is due to start in October 2017.

Here are a some photos of the new wall from the Studio side. See the Timetable for the classes and times.

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.

 

 

Are Your Goals Right for You?

Are you someone who has set goals for themselves recently? Or made some News Year resolutions that you are now finding it hard to keep? You are not alone. I’m sure most of us set out with a new path or a new goal.

“I’m going to work on splits”

“I’m going to get abs”

“I’m going to lose ‘x-amount’ of weight”

“I’m going to do that crazy pole move I have seen all the athlete polers doing on Instagram”

Have a think for a moment about which goal you currently have going on in your life? Or perhaps one you would like to have… now really think about it?

Ask yourself why do you want it? Is it honestly achievable in a fun way for you with your life?

Now don’t get me wrong I am all for pushing to be better, but just take a moment to work out why you want those things…

Is it because all your peers you follow on social media have abs, over splits and crazy pole moves? What we see everyday on social media goes in deep, think of it like advertising, when you see the same pizza advert over and over again, eventually the advertising will probably work, and you’ll go and get it!

Now think about social media, this constant stream of people adverts, going into your mind… Bare in mind they only put out the good bits of their lives. Not the bit of them up late and crying into a tub of ice cream for whatever reason.

Whilst a lot of social media is great for motivation and ideas, it can also be damaging and demotivating all at the same time.

Remember something, when you see all the crazy moves, don’t forget the hard work, the blood sweat and tears these dancers have put in to get that 30 second clip, of a polished move they have been working on, tried 50 times that day and finally got it right.

Back to your goals… So I’m sure you want what ever is at the end of your line, but why?… Example: “My poling will be awesome if I could do splits and I could do so many awesome moves”… Tell me something… are you not already awesome?

My beginner polers always makes me think of how we change, as we enter the pole world. Think about your first lesson, even if it’s not pole, perhaps you have another passion.. How excited were you when you started? You looked forward to every week, for what you were going to do next. Now fast forward and introduce social media, now what do you think of your poling/passion? How has this changed the way you look at yourself?

Imagine for a moment that you are actually happy with your body… Happy learning new pole things that suit your body and your ability… This is a freeing feeling to have.

Every one is so different, so why not pursue your strengths, rather than always having your focus on a weakness.

What I am trying to get at here, is that the social pressures we build up in our own heads, can make a big difference to how we see ourselves. People don’t say to you, “You should lose weight?” “You need to be more flexible” (If there are people walking round saying shit like this, then they are not nice people!!)

No one cares what you look like! No one cares if you can do the latest Fonji-Flip-Iron X-Toe Spin!!

They care about you! How you are doing? Are you healthy and happy? – This is what people think.

So why not give yourself a break, eat some cake, and think about what you are good at, and what you enjoy, then base some targets around yourself.

Bottom line is, life is too short. No one knows how long anyone has left, so why not make the most of it, enjoy your unique journey and be happy in your own body. After all, you are awesome already!