Posts Tagged: ‘pole fitness’

How to Recover from Falling on Your Head!

2014/12/18 Posted by MsAJL

APC Fifth Element Leeloo Lui

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 […]

WA Pole Camp Day 3: Bruises Galore

2014/02/25 Posted by MsAJL

Andrea James Lui with Alex Shchukin at Melbourne Airport

Continued from WA Pole Camp Day 2: Drop Til’ You’re Dead On my final day of Pole Camp, I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a Mack truck that backed up and ran me over twice. I was covered in every pole bruise you’ve ever had all at once – tops of […]

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 […]

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… […]