Posts Tagged: ‘Fontaine Bradbury’

How to Recover from Falling on Your Head!

2014/12/18 Posted by MsAJL

Expectation is the death of joy. Whenever I train with someone who’s preparing for a performance, I frequently find myself saying: don’t rob the audience of their enjoyment by telling them how many mistakes you made. No one cares what you planned to do because they only saw what you did do. More often than […]

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 […]

Pole Camp… Is that like Band Camp?

2014/02/07 Posted by MsAJL

Andrea James Lui Middle Splits stretch with Alex Shchukin in Flexibility at West Australian Pole Camp 2014

Straight off, I can clarify that Pole Camp is not like Band Camp. After pole training 5 hours a day for 3 days, there is no energy left for shenanigans. And actually, as a band camper myself, from ages 10 to 20, Band Camp is not really wrought with the shenanigans you might expect either… […]

30 Days of Progress…

2014/01/01 Posted by MsAJL

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

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 […]