September

September’s here. How fast.

In the last month, I attended my very last pole class at Pole Dance Academy Singapore before it’s closure and I was really sad because I love that studio to bits. It was cosy and those spotlights hitting on the brass pole had this dancing on the stage effect, which made it extra glamorous. Not to forget the lovely and bubbly teacher—Salmah, it’s been 8 weeks since my re-visit to pole-dancing again since I chipped my elbow. I’ve healed fast and gain my strength back with Salmah’s conditioning and her encouragements.

So, the next chapter of my pole journey was, should I continue with brass poles? Or perhaps head back to chrome pole which is what I am practicing with at home…

I thought of going to TheBrassBarre, I love their sexy and fun vibes and pole dancing genre but then again, brass poles, I know I would struggle finding good gripe especially when I’ve got sweaty palms. GOSH.

And eventually, I landed myself at Polelab. It’s a cosy studio on the 2nd floor in a shophouse, similar to Pole Dance Academy, although it’s only half the size… but still of the 9 poles, 2 poles were 40mm brass and the rest were the usual chrome. I was pretty much contented since I’m given the choice to choose whichever type of pole I felt like using that day. The classes were probably the cheapest amongst all the other pole studios in Singapore, at 8x 1.5hour classes for $180. But guess what, the deciding factor was actually the teacher!

She’s Leron, and she was my first ever pole teacher even though it was just for a day. Before I started my pole journey, I attended my very first pole trial and was introduced to pole dancing by Leron back then when she was still teaching at Acro Polates, yes the one that is owned by Suzie Ming. She was a good teacher although she always has this serious looking face, I love how she breaks down the steps and counts the steps for me slowly.

I don’t know how long I might stay with Polelab, as I do miss my teachers from Pole Dance Academy and I’m just waiting to see where Salmah might teach in the future so that I could join her class, meanwhile, I shall still with Polelab to keep my pole sparks alive.

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Happy September guys! 😀

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I’m a POLE-ADDICT!

Ever since the first pole class, I feel in love with pole dancing. It has been my dream to attempt to sign up for pole class but due to the strong discouragement from my friends, I did not learn until I got to know of this friend where I was so inspired by a guy being able to pole dance. I pluck up the courage and sign myself up. Pole dancing have always been known to people as a slutty dance which aim to seduce and is a down-grading form of dance. To me, I differ so. It has been recognized as a dance sport and that old-fashion minded people should totally snap out from their senses and wake up. Pole dance can help to keep fit and is a form of combination of various dance styles like ballet and fitness for it requires a lot of your core muscles to do the various tricks. Currently, pole dance has even combined with various dance forms like lyrical pole, contemporary pole and even pole exercises which heavily emphasize on fitness. Pole dance has really made a transformation as a dance itself and have been growing in popularity, I don’t see why anyone should really hate it. Anyway, I couldn’t had enough of pole time in class and finally I decided to dig into my precious savings to get myself a pole at home. After various efforts by myself trying to shift those heavy loaded furniture, I managed to make space and install the pole. It was self-assembled and I managed to complete it without any help…sweating badly though! IMG_3024 That’s a basic pole sit. I’m still a beginner in pole dancing and training very hard to strengthen my arms, core and as well as leg grips. It wasn’t easy and came at a hefty price of pain. Then again, I guess the price of pain was worth it because I could transfer the heartache from family and unhappiness into a pain that is more rewarding.

(I know I look fat in this picture which I am actually back then…DAMN!)

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Just hanging on the pole to practice my grip.

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I’m making of the use of pole to facilitate my warming up and increase my flexibility level.

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I wasn’t someone flexible from the start and gave up dancing in primary school because I didn’t had the determination to perform a simple split when everyone in the class could do so. I know my back and leg are very stiff and I’m trying so hard to break the limits. From a 90 degrees angle to a current 165 degrees angle was quite a feat and a whole lot of pain that I have tolerated. I still can’t sit up straight without heavy reliance on the pole to actually pull my body forward instead of tilting it back. I will try hard to strengthen my back and rely less on the pole for support.

(I know my arm muscles are popping and they look pretty cool compared to flabby arms!)IMG_3200IMG_3205IMG_3204That’s the best I could go so far. I’ll keep trying for a perfect 180 degrees split. My progress is very slow and I know I am an absolute beginner with practically no dance background and people are looking down on me telling me to give up but I can’t because I finally found my courage to pursue something I like, my interest. I don’t think your words are worth listening anymore. This time, I should listen to what my heart is saying and follow it.

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Pole dance have also made my top two abs POP! I know I don’t have the perfect bikini body to flaunt yet but I’m trying every step that I could to work hard and get there. The perfect tone body and a flat tummy.

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Recently, I went to H&M to window shop and decided to gave tight-fit dress a go since I have avoiding them for a year plus because of the tummy gain. Finally, it fit well and my tummy was like bulging then before. I was practically thrilled how pole dancing have transformed me.

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This dress was slightly loud in prints but still NO MORE BULGING TUMMY! I can finally say goodbye to loose tops and flare dresses! 😀

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I’m officially a pole addict!

My current class term is also coming to an end soon. With the dance school plans of relocation, they are currently not accepting any continuation of classes sign-up which is quite disappointing as it meant that I have to search for a new school soon or wait till the current dance school have relocated. What a luck.

I’m flexible!

I’m still quite flexible over so many years since primary school where I joined dance…

Check out my cool and awesome moves!!!

Staring ridiculously at my feet!

So, how was it?

Most of them uses the back muscles to flip and bend backwards…Well, I’m still practicing these moves now and then but the only regret that I have it failing to do a split…

Anyway, I had so much fun doing it and I love the cool and awesome photos that I’ve decided to share it with everyone!