Category: ‘Pole’

Pole Dancing with an Actor

2014/01/26 Posted by MsAJL

Pole Dancing with an Actor

I recently got to train with one of my all-time favourite pole dancers and she taught me one of my all-time favourite tricks… and it’s not even a pole trick – it’s more of a riff on my favourite yoga pose, The Locust, made extra wicked by Sergia Louise Anderson. We actually ran out of […]

‘Twas the night before Christmas… and there’s an elf on the pole…

2013/12/23 Posted by MsAJL

Andrea James Lui as Christmas pole trick Half Split by Raph Nogal Photography

I’ve gushed elsewhere on the Internet about my favourite photographer, Raph Nogal… He’s been shooting my sketch comedy troupe in Toronto for the past 5 years (making us look way cooler than we are…) and a few months ago, I was lucky enough to cross paths with him at the new Pole Incorporated studio to […]

Ontario Pole PHOTOS!

2013/12/17 Posted by MsAJL

Andrea James Lui performing at Canadian Pole Fitness Association's 2013 Ontario Pole Fitness Championships

I’ve finally got some photos to share from the Ontario Pole Fitness Championships this past August! We were performing in a banquet hall, so the lighting was not necessarily ideal… but the photographer did capture these cool shots (I’m sparing us – you and me – all of the bent-legged/crotch shots!) Titanic Variation Pencil Spin […]

How Tantra Fitness Won Me a Pole Comp

2013/08/31 Posted by MsAJL

How Tantra Fitness Helped Me Win a Pole Comp

I was recently in Vancouver to visit my mucho-prego sister and ended up experiencing a series of revolutionizing events. I love Vancouver, not just because of the rock climbing in Squamish or the fact that my sister just gave birth to the first grandchild in our family, but because she lives so close to Tantra […]

Tricksy Tuesdays

2013/08/06 Posted by MsAJL

Tricksy Tuesdays

Last week, I shared a routine – the first one I had ever choreographed. I shot about a dozen takes of it over three sessions, each time wanting to make improvements – straighter legs, smoother transitions, clearer angles… the list goes on. I was plagued by the overwhelming desire to make it perfect and even […]