Learn to Pole Dance in Leggings!

I like to try and make pole dancing accessible to everyone, no matter what age, shape or fitness level, but there has been a barrier I have been up against in all the years of teaching pole dance… I hear it time and time again… “I don’t want to wear shorts”

So this has got me thinking, why don’t I create a class where you don’t have to wear shorts, but you can still reap all the benefits that pole dancing has to offer. The sense of achievement, growing confidence, making new friends and getting fit are just to name a few of the great things that people experience when they come to pole with Purity Studio in Andover.

If this takes off, I will also create Improver and Intermediate levels for pole, where there will still not be the need for shorts. Moves are always geared towards peoples individual needs any way, but the class as a whole will be much more dance based. It is Pole Dancing after all.

New class will start on Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 6.25pm to 7.25pm – click here to book.
Advance bookings only, as we only have 1 student per pole in each class.
I recommend knee pads, but heels are not essential, but you can wear them if you want.

Beginner Pole in Leggings from Jolene Redtrip on Vimeo.

 

Bringing Sexy Back 2016 Workshops

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Many things happen at Purity for the celebration of Sexy Back, one of them is our weekend of workshops. Everyone is 1 student per pole, and we get our slink on to a sexy track. Learning a full pole dance routine, including spins, linking moves and floor work.

Click here to find out how to book on.

New Studio Floor!

Last weekend the Purity Studio Andover saw a big change! We had a beautiful new floor put down! No more blue carpet, the studio now looks bigger and brighter. Floor to ceiling Xpoles have now gone in ready for the pole dancing classes, 4 are currently up, and we are having new beams installed soon, so we can have 7 poles. Remember all our classes are only 1 student per pole, to give you the best pole time!

Half Hour to Power and Hoop have now christened the floor, everyone is enjoying it!



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What can 6 months can do for a business?..

A LOT!! That is the answer! It has been 6 months since opening the new Purity Studio in Andover, Hampshire, and the support has been overwhelming! I left the Reading studio, to move to little Andover, not knowing what the call would be like, and whether I would ever have another studio or not. I have been surprised at just how big Purity has got, since I moved here!

Starting with only 2 pole classes a week, then to growing to 4, the call for pole has been so1st class high, that we now have 6 classes, as 5 have been consistently full. Not only do we do pole fitness, but we also hold Authentic pole classes now, which have been ever so popular. All of our pole classes are 1 student per pole, given students ample pole time, with no waiting around.

 

photo 2I have been introducing more and more people to the art that is Aerial Hoop, a first for Andover I believe. This has also stretched to teaching children as young as 7.

Two months ago I launched the new get fit in 5 weeks HiiT course – Half Hour to Power. In only 3 x 30 minute sessions per week, students can increase fat loss, and gain fitness rapidly, whilst not losing much time in their day. With the 6pm class getting full as no one wants to leave, I have introduced a later one at 6.40pm.

Purity has a reputation for small and friendly classes, with a focus on technique and individual needs.

As the past 6 months have been so successful, we are now having a brand new floor putPS Launch down, so this means no more carpet, and all poles will no longer be Xstages, they will be floor to ceiling Xpoles for all the lucky students.

We are looking forward to an exciting 2015, with shows, more classes, more workshops, and perhaps even a Twerkshop 😉

Thank you to everyone past and present, who have supported Purity and made it what it is today!

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More Pole! More Half Hour to Power!

Due to the popularity of Pole and Half Hour to Power (HHTP) I have introduced a later HHTP at 6.40pm on weekdays, I have had a lot of people interested since the launch, but unable to make the earlier time. As the earlier time is now fully booked, the later time has been released.

HHTP is great for those wanting to lose weight, and get fit, but also those who want to increase their level of fitness and metabolism and push harder, using interval training makes this all achievable on both the easy and hard variations of the moves.

The most popular Purity class of all is still Pole, we do all levels from Beginners, through to Advance, with a range of pole fitness, pole dancing and the new Purity class, Authentic Pole. Friday night is now an extra night for pole since becoming fully booked. All our Pole classes are always 1 student per pole for the hour, to give each student sufficient pole time, without the hassle of sharing, and waiting for ago.

It is mainly woman who come to pole dance lessons, but men are welcome too, as we do not believe in discrimination at Purity. Everyone who comes to learn pole, works hard and to their own pace and ability, there is something at pole for everyone who wants to get fit, lose weight, have fun and meet new people.

All of these classes are based at the Purity Studio in Andover, Hampshire UK. You can see our new timetable here.

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/

 

Andover Carnival 2014

You have have seen that Purity Studio had an Aerial Hoop set up at The Andover Carnival 2014. It was a long day, as we were there from 8.30am until about 8pm, introducing many men, woman and children to the circus art of Aerial Hoop, also known as Lyra.

So many had never heard of it, or seen it, but I was amazed to see so many give it a go. We had a total of 12 adults and 20 children try it. The youngest children were 6, and the oldest was a 79 year old man! I hope I can still use an Aerial Hoop when I am his age!

The sun was shining all day long, making the Andover Carnival very popular.

More people now know there is a new dedicated dance and fitness studio in Andover, running pole dancing, aerial hoop, pole fitness, Personal Training and INSANITY classes right on their door step. Small classes, so there is plenty of instructor time, and students can progress fast.

I will be starting children’s Aerial Hoop classes from September 2014, please contact Jolene through the site, or on 07961 054 863 to register your interest, for these new lessons.

Or let me know if you are interested in parent/child Aerial Hoop classes as well, as a lot of the mum’s couldn’t resist a go for themselves 😉

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Tidworth, Wiltshire

These pole dance classes have now moved to the Purity Dance and Fitness Studio in Andover, Hampshire. Come and learn to spin, invert, sit and dance on the pole with Jolene, who is Miss Pole Dance UK finalist for 2008, one of the UK’s longest established instructors. She has danced in many towns and the City of London.

This is one of the most addictive ways to keep fit!

Click here for the time table and to book on.

 

This location normally has people traveling from the surrounding areas of Tidworth in Wiltshire, including Ludgershall, Winchester, Whitchurch, Durrington, Andover, Amesbury, Marlborough, Stockbridge, Salisbury and other areas of Hamsphire and Berkshire.