Purity Christmas Showcase 2011

Purity Christmas Showcase 2011
Sunday 18th December 2011
Doors open 5.30pm – Performances start at 6.30pm
Finish – 9.30pm
Hotel de Vie, 22 Firgrove Hill, Farnham GU9 8LQ



Purity’s 3rd showcase at Hotel de Vie, is set to be bigger than ever. The number of performances has doubled!

Students, Instructors and friends of Purity will be taking part. The interest has been fantastic, and the routines are looking great.

Jessabelle Polesista has been invited back to host the night.

Tickets are very limited, and are only open to those performing first. There is one guest ticket per performer, please let me know if you don’t use it, or if you want more.

If there are any spare tickets they will be open to others not involved in the show. Please let me know if you would like to go on the reserve list.

Tickets are free as it’s Christmas.

There is 15% off all rooms at the Hotel for the 19/12/11, you can see them all here:www.hoteldevie.com, please contact myself if you would like to book.

The car park is reserved for guests staying, extra parking can be found down Arthur Road. The hotel is on the corner of Firgrove Hill and Arthur Road, the entrance is by the car park.

Look forward to seeing some of you there! Bring tinsel!

Jolene (07961 054 963)

Purity Christmas Showcase 2010

On Sunday 5th December 2010 I put on the Purity Christmas Showcase at Hotel de Vie in Farnham. This was an idea given to me by one of the Reading students, Kerri, originally she suggested it was in the studio but I ran away with the idea and made it bigger!! Fortunately she still performed!

I started the night by introducing Jessabelle Polesista, he routine was to Frank Sinatra – ‘Let It Snow’ very fun and consisted of lots of sparkly snow being thrown everywhere, a perfect start to the evening. Once she had got changed she came back on to compare the rest of the evening.

Jess done a fantastic job throughout the night at keeping the guests entertained with her well planned out notes and silly Christmas jokes.

There were 3 student performances, all of them performing for the first time, first up was Kelly dancing to Track One by Swedish House Mafia, even though she was very nervous and the last couple of practice sessions that week hadn’t gone to plan, she done a brilliant job and put in every move that she wanted to.

Next up was a doubles Purity Routine Workshop by Kate and Kerri. This was a routine they learnt in class with me earlier in the year to Bring Me To Life by Evanescence. They looked liked they thoroughly enjoyed themselves during their performance.

3rd on was Ruth dancing to Telephone by Lady Gaga and Beyonce. This was her own routine which she started a few months ago but never got the chance to perform it. Ruth had some funky little steps in her routine, making it fun to watch. She was buzzing once she finished.

After the 20 minute interval the instructors (including myself) got ready to go on.

Suze, our teacher from Wraysbury and Reading went on first. Inspired by the strength moves she gave an awesome performance of moves I am only dreaming about doing. The Jacknife drop springs to mind! it was nice to see she started off with a little Christmas tune before breaking into a rock version of ‘Wicked Game’.

Next up was me, Jolene Redtrip, it seemed a bit unusual for me not to do a Christmas number but I was really into ‘Let you Go’ by Chase and Status. My performance was quite bouncy and was really fun. This was the first routine I have managed to put in the Handspring, partly why I did it first!

Lisa Williams, who used to teach for us in Twickenham was on after me, she seems to have gotten ever so strong since the last time I saw her rock the pole which was about a year ago. her routine had many strong moves and lots of funky dance moves. She was dancing to Video Phone by Lady Gaga and Boyonce.

To end the night on a fun note Emma Park Watt and Beth Hadcroft we all set to do their upbeat performance to House of Pain – ‘Jump Around’, it was off to a great start and everyone was enjoying the tongue in cheek performance, unfortunately about a minute before the end the music cut out and the amp had over heated! Like true stars they carried on anyway and got a massive cheer at the end!!

The night was a high success and there seems to be a growing list of performers wanting to have a go at the next Purity showcase, which is looking like it will be Easter time.

Thanks to everyone involved, Jason for doing the photos, Jess for being our fabulous compare, Claire for keeping the poles clean and warm, Hotel de Vie for being such a wicked little venue, and of course all the amazing performers and our lovely guests!

Looking forward to the next one already, Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Photo’s will follow soon, in the mean time here is the video of my performance:

Jolene Xmas 2010

Halloween Routine Classes

It’s been quite a while since I last blogged, it’s taken a good couple of months for myself and Jason to get settled in to the hotel way of life. It’s been great and hard work at times, but I now have my pole up in the basement so I can start training again.

I will be hosting the Purity Christmas Showcase at Hotel de Vie on Sunday 5th December, I will do another blog with all the details soon.

Here are the videos of all the students in the Intermediate classes last week, we were doing the moody halloween workshop, which was the Creep by Radiohead. All the students did a fantastic job of learning it, and putting their own style in there too. To set the spooky

Tuesdays 7pm

Creep 1

Wenesdays 7.35pm

Creep 2

Wenesdays 8.35pm

Creep 3

Thursdays 7.35pm

Creep 4 

Thursdays 8.35pm

Creep 5

New Video from mine and Lisa’s Pole Jam

I met up with Lisa Williams on Monday 23rd August for a jam and we practiced lots of fun moves and made a video which you can see by clicking here.

In case you can’t remember Lisa taught for Purity in Twickenham for about 18 months.

On Friday 27th August we had a mini jam to celebrate Purity’s 4th Birthday, which also included 2 years at the Purity Studio in Reading. More photos and videos to follow shortly.

I will be moving house over the next couple of weeks so I won’t be around much. Jason and I are taking over a new business – Hotel de Vie in Farnham, and it’s finally moving in time!