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There is increasing interest in pole doubles. Both mixed and same gender doubles acts open up the possbilities on the pole dramatically. Australians Matty and Shimmy won 3rd Place in The World Pole Sport Fitness Champs in Budapest in October this year, the first year that a doubles category has been included. I love, love, love this performance. I love the story told by their movement and I also love that they..
Phoenix Kazree has only been pole dancing for a very short time. The trained dancers’ skills and beauty on the pole are remarkable. She recently won the 2011 California Pole Dancing Championship, despite her music cutting out half way through her performance. Like a consummate professional she carried on without missing a beat.
Phoenix also competed at the 2011 American Pole Fitness Championships, winning..
So you have a pole performance coming up. Choosing a costume is the fun bit!
You have 3 options here:
1. You buy something off the shelf.
2. You have something custom made.
3. You make it yourself.
The challenge with a pole costume is to have something that is attractive and different from the next costume but still allowing the required skin exposed for grip while minimising the possibility of ‘costume..
The inaugural Pole World Cup was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September. These are the first and second placing performances from this wonderful event:
Winner of the inaugural Pole World Cup 2011 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- Oona Kivela from Finland- this is a fabulous performance.
An amazing display of control and strength won Rafaela Montanaro second place in the Pole World..
I don’t feel like my feet have touched the ground recently as I have flown around the country attending competitions and fantastic workshops. Most recently I was in Christchurch to watch a competition final and attended two workshops with Sydney based ‘spinny queen’, Miss Amber Ray.
Without exception, the top level dancers I have met through pole are bright, talented and exceptionally generous with..
Each week we will be compiling a list of events, news and interesting links to share with the Pole world. There’s so much going on, we are going to be a one-stop shop for sharing it! If you have anything you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch with us – we promise to have it in our Weekly round – up!
Tickets are now on sale for the World Pole Dance Championships to be held in..
Rafaela Montanaro Workshop Tour of NZ – 2011
Friday 15 July
Classes at Polaris Pole, 7 Leeds Street, Wellington
Contact: Amy Lewis
Phone number: 021 765 900
4:00pm – 6:30pm – Private classes.
6:30 pm – Advanced Workshop (x7 pax).
Saturday 16 July
10:00 am – Advanced Workshop (x7 pax)
12:00 pm – Intermediate Workshop (x7 pax)
2:00 pm – Beginners Workshop (x7 pax)
5:30 pm – NZAPP Heat..
At exactly this time a week ago, I competed in my first pole competition. It’s taken me a week since to decide whether or not it was a good idea!
Don’t get me wrong, I think Competitions are fantastic for our sport. Competitions, Amateur, Professional, showcasing pole wherever, whatever, however. It’s all great. There has been lots of talk amongst the pole community about the number of ..
Polefitfanatics were privileged to interview Anna Deacon in between her very full days at the moment working as a pattern cutter on the Hobbit movie. Anna is the owner of Pole Fitness Wear and designs a lovely range of off the shelf costume wear and will also design a bespoke costume for your special performance.
Polefit Fanatics: Anna has a very impressive C.V as a costumier, we are very fortunate to have her back..
Many of you entering the NZAPP or any other amateur pole competition may be choreography newbies like me. Some of you with a dance background may find it natural to choreograph a routine to a song – and if that’s you, please add your comments in the comments section! For those of you starting from scratch, Polefit Fanatics have been doing some research, asking questions and generally feeling our way around the..
Miss Pole Dance New Zealand 2011, Karry Summers is the owner of Altitude Pole in Christchurch. This dynamo of a woman is also the person behind the NZAPP, New Zealand’s first national amateur competition for pole performers. Polefit Fanatics talked to Karry about her studio, her plans for the future and how she got through the Christchurch Earthquake – Altitude Pole is in the Christchurch CBD, the..
Marlo Fisken won 1st Place in the Aerial Pole International competition held in Berne, Switzerland this past weekend. There are a number of international competitions, but this competition attracted some top level competitors including Zoraya Judd and Oona Kivela who won ‘Best Trick’ and ‘Best Execution’ respectively. No video available yet of Marlo’s weekend performance, but this2nd..
Miss Pole Dance New Zealand held on Saturday 19th March was a real treat. Even this Polefit Fanatic; a youtube-watching veteran, was not prepared for the sheer spectacle that was MPDNZ 2011. 13 competitors in two divisions vied for placings and although the performances were universally athletic each performer gave her particular flavour to a series of difficult moves interspersed with aspects of dance. What..
Miss Pole Dance New Zealand takes place on 19th March, 2011. Applicants for this competition submitted video auditions and from those auditions the 13 best were selected as Finalists to compete for the title. There are 2 categories, Semi-Pro and Elite with 8 Finalists in the Semi-Pro division and 8 in the Elite division. We were thrilled that Maree Prebensen from Wellington who has been selected as a finalist in..
As many of us in studios around New Zealand think about preparation for the NZ Amateur Pole Performer Competition, I have had a scout through the U.K version of this competition, the UKAPP, on You Tube to see what sort of performances the judges may be looking for in our competition. The NZ competition has 4 categories for entry:
Level 1 – The Performer
Level 2 – The Intermediate
Level 3 – The..
There has been a lot of interest in the pole community around having pole included as a sport in the Summer Olympics. For those of us who love the sport the main focus of our desire is to have what we do recognised as a genuine sport carried out by athletes. Not as an activity reserved for ‘gentlemen’s establishments.’ And this is something we contend with daily. As a business woman I hate that..
Karry Summers of Christchurch, New Zealand’s Altitude Pole competed in the UK Amateur Pole Performer competition which she won in 2009. Her love of the sport and success in further competitions has resulted in her returning to New Zealand to open her own studio, Altitude Pole, and organise New Zealand’s first Amateur Pole Performer competition. Karry saw a gap in the NZ pole scene and wanted to do for NZ..
Miss Pole Dance New Zealand will be held in Auckland, New Zealand this year on March 19th. Founder and producer Amy Impey-Richardson of Pole RevolutioNZ Aerial Arts Academy has again organised this fantastic event. Video submissions from performers around the country have resulted in 13 contestants being chosen to compete in 2 categories; MPDNZ Semi-Pro 2011 and MPDNZ Elite 2011.
There are still 130 tickets left..