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Monday with Mimi and Billie :)

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I love this photo so much i had to post it on here Love you Mimi xx

Osteopaths, a pole dancers best friend.

Before I started pole dancing I'd never even heard of Osteopathy, so when someone mentioned it in class one day I was totally confused and not wanting to feel stupid I didn't ask but went home and did the ever informative google search.

So what is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. (<-- Click this link for more info)
I've been having Osteo treatments on a regular basis for over 2.5 years now, I'm there at least once a month to get my shoulder checked out and my spine cracked, and as long as I pole, I'll be getting monthly "tune ups" as I like to call them.

We put our bodies through so much trying to get all these gravity defying moves, putting strain not just on our shoulders but our b…

A good read

If you're interested in losing weight and pole dancing, check out this blog by my friend Pole Dancing Obsession - Losing weight with pole.
I'm still on my weight loss journey at the moment. I've decided to set myself a challenge to lose 8kgs in the next 9 weeks. It's time to get serious. To keep me honest I'll post up my progress every week.. which i'm hoping will deter me from slipping up and eating something I shouldn't be... 
Now I have to go and make some cupcakes...

Pole Candy Semi Pro 2012

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The 2012 Pole Candy Semi Pro Championship final is next Saturday! and for me, this weekend is full of final preparations!! So far today I've finished adding some sparkles to my costume that I had made by the fabulous Georgia at Georgia Moon and painted to coats of paint on to my prop :) Now all that's left to do is a few extra touch ups on the prop and add some velcro onto another part of my costume... ohh and then theres the routine!! I've choreographed it, but I actually haven't had a chance to run through it properly yet, because my shoulder's been a bit out of sorts for the last week (boooo). Tomorrow will be routine day and hopefully I'll be able to fit in some more practice on Wednesday before the final on Saturday.



I'm actually not feeling to nervous at the moment, usually about a week or two before a comp I'm as nervous as hell and panicking. I feel oddly calm and relaxed which can only be a good thing, right?

I don't have any pre comp ritua…

SHOES GLORIOUS SHOES!!!

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There are a lot of things I love about pole, and the shoes (for those of us who wear them) are right up the top (with the sparkly costumes of course!!)

I won't deny that I have a shoe obsession, my mother constantly tells me, why do you have so many shoes? YOU ONLY HAVE TWO FEET! 
I remember the day I bought my first pair of pole shoes, a pair of 5 3/4 inch pleaser heels with sliver straps that went across the my toes and a thin sliver strap that wrapped around my ankle (and some sparkles on the straps of course). I also remember when they broke, such a sad day. I still have those shoes, mum kept my first ever pair of ballet shoes, my pole shoes are just as special to me.
Right now I have lost count of how many pairs I have, but this should give you some idea. I have about 8 or 9 pairs lined up on my window sill, a 30 Litre storage tub full, about 5 pairs sitting on top of that storage tub and six pairs in boxes sitting at the end of my bed. Did I mention that I like shoes?
A lot …

So You Think You Can Fall Off a Pole.

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As pole dancers we all fear at some stage that we're going to have a massive stack off the pole right?? For me that moment came true, and not only did I have a massive fall I had a massive fall on stage during a competition.

This is what happened.

It was the first Pole Candy Semi Pro Competition run by Suzie Q Pole Studio,  and let me tell you I was pretty nervous, actually probably the most nervous I've ever been before a comp. Anyway I was half way through my routine when I was coming out of this move (i'm not sure what it's called or even if it has a name), but here is a photo of Felix doing it (cause I don't have a nice one of me).


As I was coming out of it my top had slipped off the pole and I fell, face first, and hit the floor. I was about a metre up the pole at the time so as you can imagine it was a pretty scary moment, not just for me but for everyone who was there watching.
What I did next:
After I got over the initial shock of hitting the floor the firs…

Have you had a Polegasm today?

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Well have you??

If you're reading this and you're a pole dancer you know exactly what I'm talking about, you just might not have called it a polegasm before.

Polegasm (noun): That intense wave of pleasure that goes through your body when a pole dancer gets overly excited about a new move they have either gotten for the first time or seen for the first time. Think about the first time you saw Felix Cane do the spatchcock, I'm pretty sure most of the people in the audience at the Enmore Theatre that night had a polegasm (I know I did), some probably even multiple polegasms (Yep that was me)!



I'm going to claim the term "polegasm" as my own, because as far as I'm aware no one had ever used it before I did that monday night in Cleo's advanced class when, after seeing one of the girls do something really cool on the pole she (Cleo), got a bit over excited and I blurted out. "Oh my god Cleo, it sounds like you're having a polegasm" and tha…

Injuries, sometimes they're a blessing in disguise

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Okay, I'm going to get a little bit serious with this post, but I felt that telling this story was important.

In June 2010, while practising a chair routine with a friend, I dislocated my left knee. It was one of those moments, that as it was happening, I knew exactly what was happening, and I knew that there was nothing I could do to stop it. It was like a living in slow motion. Even writing this now and I can remember it and the feeling as clear as day.

After my knee cap popped out I fell to the floor in a heap and screamed, no one really new what was happening at first, an ambulance was called, and we waited for it to arrive (for over 45 mins). For most of those 45 mins I screamed and cried and tried not to throw up, while my friends stood around helpless watching me.

Before then I'd never dislocated anything before, and let me tell you, this was a pain I would not wish upon my worst enemy. I'm pretty sure I begged the girls to shoot me at some stage.

So after the Ambul…

No, Billie is not my real name

So you may be wondering why? Why choose a stage/pole name? What's wrong with the name my parents gave me?

Well there's nothing wrong with my name, it's okay i guess, obviously not what I would have chosen for myself but hey, who out there is really happy with the name they were given by their parents?
A lot of the girls in the pole world use a stage name, and some for different reasons. For me it was mainly because I thought my name was boring, but the more I think about it the more i realise how much it makes sense for me to separate the everyday me from the pole me, and probably not for the reasons your thinking.
Everyone I know is well aware that I pole dance, I might as well have "I'm a pole dancer and proud of it" tattooed across my forehead. So my reason is not to keep those lives separate. For me, when I'm on stage I feel like I become a completely different person. I'm more confident, I feel sexier and feel more comfortable in my own skin then…

A little bit about me.

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Hi I'm Billie.. and yes I'm a self confessed Poleaholic (and for the record, no Billie is not my real name)



I've never blogged before so please bear with me... I will also warn you now, my spelling's not the best so apologies in advance for that.

I guess I should start with a bit about me and how I became so Pole Dance obsessed.

In July 2007 one of my best friends decided to have her birthday at Bobbis Pole Studio, something fun and different. Having a back ground in dance I was all for it and couldn't wait, and needless to say after the 1.5 hour class we were all tipsy and I was hooked!! We ran straight up to my friends work (late on a Saturday night) to get on the website and choose a beginners class to enrol in. The rest, as they say is history.

I started my first beginners class on my 26th Birthday, a some what shy and completly insecure girl. Today 4.5 years on, I'm the most confident person I've ever been, I'm more comforable with my body and with…