2012 in Review—Leah

My New Year’s resolution for 2012 was to take up dance again, since I had done a variety of different kinds over the entirety of my life. Around November or December of 2011 I saw this video online (Shown below) and the type of dance that I was going to focus on was made clear. And I’m so glad I did. Not only has pole changed the way my body looks by giving me defined muscles, and helping me shed the last 10 lbs of college weight that I had been carrying around for 2 years, it also gave me a ton of confidence in myself and my body’s ability to do things that I never thought possible. Not to mention, I’ve made many new friends and been able to join a community of amazing, strong, beautiful women who come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. I’ve been an advocate for pole ever since the 2nd class I took last January, and have been known to say that it’s the, “best decision I’ve made in my 20s.”

That being said, what I’m most proud of in regards to my poling are the moves listed below. Many of them I’ve not mastered QUITE yet, but have worked very hard at:

-Ring hold
-Rock Star Spin
-Straight Leg Layback
-Reverse Ayesha
-Teddy & Genie
-Chopsticks (without my legs being straight)

In the next year my goals are to:
-Master all the moves I already know
-Work on making my poling look natural, graceful, and easy (that includes dismounts!)
-Flexibility! Flexibility! Flexibility!
-Master these tricks:
-Straight legged Handspring
-Diva Dive (and Bendy Diva Dive too!)
-All drops
-Work on combinations and spins
-Find my pole performance style that is fun/energetic and impressive, but doesn’t cross my personal boundaries of over-sexualization.

I also want to take this time to say thanks to all the girls that I’ve met at Knockout Bodies, you all are amazing and have come so far. xx

One of the first photos I ever took doing pole:

A more recent photo:

This blog is part of the Pole Dancing Bloggers December Blog Hop.To read the other entries, just click the link below. Remember everyone loves comments 


Blog hop Dec 15th

Poling in Thailand and Laos

Poling in Thailand and Laos

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It’s taken me a while to get these photos uploaded, but this fall I traveled to Thailand and Laos for a month and decided to try some urban poling while I was gone. Take a look at my hap-hazard tricks on street signs (and a temple sign in Laos)…as well as a pole that I found in a club where we saw a LadyBoy show (Thai drag queens.) The show was amazing, but everyone clapped when I pulled out my tricks. Lucky for me I had some liquid courage.