Posts Tagged: ‘Arena Pole’

The Phantom with Phoenix & Fontaine

2014/09/01 Posted by MsAJL

The Phantom of the Opera Encore! Sydney Pole Show Vertigo Photography

I’ve just emerged from a bit of a pole dance rut… I spent April & May teaching nearly everyday all over the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario and it was just as Fontaine had said: leaving very little time for my own training. I became so invested in my students that their success became my […]

WA Pole Camp Day 2: Drop ‘Til You’re Dead

2014/02/16 Posted by MsAJL

Andrea James Lui with Carlie Hunter at West Australian Pole Camp

Continued from Pole Camp… Is that like Band Camp? I’ve just had a fresh taste of that good ol’ Pole Camp pain as Anastasia Skukhtorova and Evgeny Greshilov swung by Arena Pole Studio for a couple of workshops… their babies will be so magnificent… but that’s fodder for another time. My second day at WA […]

30 Days of Progress…

2014/01/01 Posted by MsAJL

30 Days of Progress…

Happy New Year!!! In the spirit of resolutions and self-improvement, I’ve made a little slideshow of my flexibility progress throughout December. Each day for 30 days, I took a picture of my middle splits for comparison, with hips & heels aligned against a wall and hands pressing up to straight arms. The depth of my […]

Pole Dance: Sport or Art?

2013/07/31 Posted by MsAJL

Pole Dance: Sport or Art?

Ever since I saw Elvis Stojko lose artistic marks in the 1994 Olympics for his martial arts-inspired long program to a medley from Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, I have not been too keen on quantifying artistry. Most of me also feels that ranking things in order from The Best to… “not-the-best” is an exercise […]

Aerial Art Photography: My 1st Pole Shoot!

2013/07/17 Posted by MsAJL

Andrea James Lui pole trick Cocoon by Jessie May

Yet another love letter to Arena Pole Studio… Just before I left the merry ol’ land of Oz, Fontaine organized a photo shoot for us with Jessie May, who specializes in aerial art photography. Jessie was an incredibly good sport – fun, friendly, and very patient with all 13 of us who showed up that […]