Sexyback London 2014

In October 2014, I had the honour of being asked to dance in the first Sexyback show, hosted in London by Anne-Marie Davies from United Pole Artists, Jamie Taylor from Defy Gravity and Lisa Williams from Polevocative.

It was a night of naughty dancing, sharing the stage with some of the UK’s hottest pole dancers!

I opened the show, my job was to warm up the crowd, I took it literally, as you can see in the first video, apart from being blinded by the lights as I walked, it went well! The second video, was my performance during the second half.

Sexy Back Show London 2014 from Jolene Redtrip on Vimeo.

Jolene Pole Dancing at SexyBack London 2014 from Jolene Redtrip on Vimeo.

To watch the Full FREE On-Demand Stream on UPA.tv, follow this link: http://mfeo.tv/product/2014-london-sexy-back-showcase/

 

Defy Gravity hosts Stripper Style on Tour

Our new show is officially on tour, with the second show being hosted by Jamie Taylor at Defy Gravity in Pembrokeshire in October 2013! It was a long drive, but I was fortunate enough to make it into a little holiday for a few days.

I danced along side the other Strpperettes – Jamie Taylor, Tess Taylor, Robyn Rooke and Lisa Williams.

We each did 2 hot n sexy dances, with the focus being on pole flow, dance and floor work. Tricks were thrown in for good measure, but we were not being trick junkies on the night. We showcased the sensual side of pole, which is something sadly is getting lost through the pole fitness world.

At the end of the night we took part in a Pole-a-polooza! This was where the fast tricks came out, as we gave it our all at the end.

The video below is of my first routine, I will be using my special collar and lead performance at the next show in London in February.

 

Here is a little show reel I put together from the night

Changes to Purity

This week has been home to some of the most significant changes to Purity Pole Dancing, Purity will be saying goodbye to Emma and Suze.

Both have been fantastic teachers for Purity for nearly 3 years, but during that time my beloved Pole Dance Teacher job, has become more like an admin position. Leaving me less and less time for what I enjoy the most… POLE! I did office work for 5 years before starting Purity, and some how I have managed to get back there again.

From June, I shall be going back to my original way of running Purity, with just myself teaching. It has been fabulous having the wonderful teachers over the years, Suze, Emma, Lisa, Leanne, Mel and Beth, but I feel it is time to focus more on pole.

The students most affected of these changes were told in class this week. From June Purity will no longer be running classes at Wraysbury, and the classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at West Byfleet will now be with me on Tuesdays from 12th June. If you are able to make Tuesdays, then please get in touch ASAP.

I am deeply sorry for those who are now without a Purity class, and not able to make a new day or location, but I thank you for your support in this, as it has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever made.

This is the new Purity time table with me:
Mondays – Camberley
Tuesdays – West Byfleet
Wednesdays – Purity Studio, Reading
Thursdays – Purity Studio, Reading

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

Purity Halloween Showcase – Twickenham

Lisa and I have been rounding up some fantastic pole dancers to perform at the Purity Showcase in Twickenham on Saturday 31st October.
There will be performances from the Purity Teachers, as well as Professional and Amateur pole friends of Purity.

The optional theme is Halloween for both the performers and spectators. So feel free to be spooky!

Tickets are only available in advance up until Saturday 24th October, none will be available on the door.

Purity Halloween Showcase, The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3SZ
Saturday 31st October 2009
7pm – 9pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)
This promises to be a superb evening of performances, with the amazing Dandini as your host for the evening’s activities.

Only 10 seated Tickets are left
There are more standing tickets available
Tickets available here: http://www.puritystudio.com/events.html

Performers on the night include
Purity teachers -Jolene
Lisa Williams
Emma Park-Watt
Bethany Hadcroft
Leanne Timms
Suze Lidbury
Jolene and Lisa will also be doing a doubles routine!

Other professionals –
Pippa from Polenastics
Genevieve from The Flying Studio
Elaine from Poleminx
Kate Johnstone from Spin City

Amateurs -Kate Tolhurst
Jess and Trixie will be doing a doubles routine!

UK Amateur Pole Compeition 2009

On Saturday 8th August I performed at professional showcase for the UK Amateur Pole Competition – Wokingham heat. The song was by Queen Adrena and was a cover of ‘Jolene’.

Video of my performance:

Jolene’s Routine

 

Lisa Williams also did a showcase after the competition as well, she danced to God is a DJ and Bonkers, she did a very lively performance!

One of the Purity students, Suze Lidbury, entered at the expert level, she came on first and set the bar really high for the rest getting many cheers throughout her routine. Unfortunately she did not get placed for the finals, but in my eyes everyone is a winner for getting up on stage as its scary!

These photos were taken by Jason Parlour.

New Purity Teachers

I am very happy to announce 3 new teachers for Purity.

Leanne has been a student with Purity since 2006, she has a natural flare for routines and performing. She will be covering the Wraysbury near Staines, Middlesex.

Mel started poling a few years ago and we have done a few gigs together including a rock night and Miss Pole Dance UK 2008. She will be covering the Bexleyheath, Kent location.

Lisa became a student of Purity a couple of years ago and has progressed so far in such a short time! She has been a finalist for Pole Divas 2008 and twice for Miss Pole Dance UK. Lisa covers Twickenham on a Thursday.

Purity Christmas Party 2008

On Sunday 7th December we had the Purity Christmas Party, many students past and present also came to perform their Christmas routine for the show. The studio had under gone a transformation into ‘Santas Pole Grotto’.

Jason Parlour took a wonderful selection of images, a few of them are shown below.

We had 8 performers in total and they all bought their support with them to cheer them on. For some people (Suze, Fiona and Leanne) it was their first time doing a pole show so hats off to them!!

Fiona

Leanne

Suze

Lindsey and Claire have been pole dancing for about 3 years now and have done a few shows already. Each have their own unique styles which they bought to the night.

Claire

Lindsey

Genevieve came all the way down from Strictly Pole Dancing and the Flying Studio in Leicester and done 2 amazing performances, she is so graceful and I think we all got lost in her performance as it was so mesmerizing.

Genevieve

Lisa put on a cheeky Christmas routine to ‘All I Want for Christmas’, she was in true Christmas spirit dancing round dressed as an elf, and wow-ing us with her flexible moves.

Lisa

I then put on my little Santa outfit and did my routine, which got off to a slow start due to some technical difficulties!

Jolene

After all the performances were done then we had a pole jam for those who still had energy.

Genevieve and Lisa