Our First Grading Day

Yesterday at the Purity Studio, we held our first grading day for the students. In total 8 students took part, and we had a 100% success rate, all their hard work really paid off. I was so proud of them all.

After each of their gradings were over I filmed some of their grading moves, here is a little video of some of their best moves.

Grading day Sept 11

digi-pole is now released!

Hello Pole Dancers

It’s been ages and ages since I last sent a mail out, I have got a fair few updates for you all.

Firstly, yesterday saw the launch of my new Online Pole Dance Lessons – www.digi-pole.com.
A 3 day trial is £3.50, and a 28 day subscription is a special introductory price of £12. This is great if you have a pole at home, or cannot get to classes.

Purity’s first grading session will be held at the Purity Studio on 17th and 18th September 2011, if you are interested in grading with us this year, then please sign up to Pole Dance Community via this link for membership – http://www.puritystudio.com/pole-grading-qualifications.html

I have achieved Level 2 Instructor Status with Pole Dance Community http://www.poledancecommunity.co.uk/magazine/articles/jolene-parlour-achieves-level-2-status.html

The website has been revamped by Jason Parlour, and is now much easier to navigate – www.puritypoledancing.com

The Purity Studio in Reading has been extended, and will soon have space for an extra pole, making it a 6 pole studio.
Classes are all running well in Reading, West Byfleet, Camberley and Wraysbury, please see the website for up to date spaces and to book – www.puritypoledancing.com

Kind regards


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Please note that with all Purity classes they are lessons rather than pole jams, which means you must follow the teachers instruction rather than swapping moves with each other. We believe this is the safest way to run classes, especially as all the teachers have been trained on how to teach moves safely and can work out if you are ready for certain moves. If you see someone doing a new move and would like to give it a go then by all means ask your teacher, I’m sure they will be happy to teach it to you, or give you advice on what moves will get you ready for it.


I am now a Level 2 PDC Instructor

This week I have been approved to be a Level 2 Instructor by Sam Remmer at the Pole Dance Community. I feel honoured, as this is not something just any pole teacher can get, I had to send my CV detailing my success in the pole world over the past 8 and half years, along with student testimonials and 2 references from PDC approved schools.

You can read it all here: http://www.poledancecommunity.co.uk/magazine/articles/jolene-parlour-achieves-level-2-status.html

Pole Dancing in the Olympics?

I know a lot of people may not agree with me, but I really don’t see Pole Dancing being accepted into the Olympics in the near future. This is going to take years and before that happens we need to start working together. We have a lot of work to do before this can even be considered to be an Olympic Sport.

There have been a few attempts over the years to try and set up some sort of governing board or federation, and most of the time these have been shot down, by people saying things like ‘what gives them the right to set standards etc?’, I don’t think everyone realises that we need this sort of thing to set standards and regulations for the pole world. I mean you wouldn’t get some one commenting on Ice Skating saying, ‘now she is performing what we call the ‘Toe Loop Jump’ also known as the Kick n Spin and the Dizzy’. Everything has a name, this is the sort of thing that needs to be tackled by a federation of some sort.

Also I am getting feeback from students that there are many rubbish teachers that have very little knowledge about how to teach pole and these teachers are even ending up in big ‘well respected’ health clubs! Again we need standards set if we want the Olympics to take us seriously.

We now have a Pole Dancer group set up with Equity, this happened in 2007 and is a big move forward in the pole world. Sam Remmer who is on the board has also set up Pole Dance Community to help us create a better and safer pole world. This couldn’t of been set up by a better person, but still she has been subject to ridicule, on people saying ‘What makes her think she can do this?!’ We need someone like Sam to take charge and set something up, as without it the pole world is becoming bigger but more dangerous.

We are still at the start of people learning to pole dance for fitness, I think in the next 15 years we are going to see a lot of changes, including most moves having just one name (not 5!), more instructor training, more class locations, better class structures, more pole studios, more pole related CPD, also I think it would be nice if Pole can be accepted by the IDTA as a recognised form of dance.

In my personal opinion I can’t really see pole being in the Olympics, to me it will always be dance, and I know you get Figure Skating as a sport in the Olympics but you don’t see Street Dance or Ballet as a sport there. I understand that pole is very much gymnastic based, but I don’t see it as an Olympic sport.

Purity Review

Emma Cossey who runs the Daily Ding, (a website about what goes on in Reading, Berkshire) came to one of my Beginner classes in at the Purity Studio for a taster session on 8th July with a friend. She wrote up a fab review for Wahanda a website for Health, Beauty and Happiness, click here for the review.

Jason Parlour wrote an article about myself and Purity for the Pole Dance Community Website. The PDC has been set up to help keep the standards of Pole Fitness high. Any PDC approved school has been checked by Sam Remmer, one of the pioneers in Pole Fitness today. Click here for the review.