Purity Party – Sunday 2nd October

We had a pole jam to celebrate 5 years of Purity, the new look studio with the 6th pole, and also the release of digi-pole!

Ruth Hill did a fab performance, demonstrating the moves she had put into her recent grading. Jade McPhee performed on both spinny pole and static to Cry me a River.

My performance was to Clubbed to Death from Matrix, it was a challenge routine, I wrote out all the moves I wanted to include and some of the girls put it together and called them out. I had to make it work as a routine, and I did not know what order the moves were getting shouted out.

Here is a video of my routine

We had some lovely cakes bought in by Tanny and Natalie:







Group shot!

My Challenging Students! :)

A few weeks ago some of my students set me a challenge, they wanted me to not only dance to an Adele song (they know how much I don’t like her!), but they wanted me to dance to a song that they pick on the night. Ideally they wanted a song that I hadn’t heard, this was their payback for me getting them to do freestyle on the pole.

Last Wednesday they were all in the class, so I said I would do my demo, I had fun doing it and I don’t think they were disappointed, it may of even given them a boost, to show you can have fun with freestyle.

Thanks for filming it Kay.

Video – Adele Freestyle



Purity’s 4th Birthday Party!! 27.08.10

Purity’s 4th Birthday Party!!

Friday 27th August 2010
The Purity Studio, Lismore House, 28b Wilton Road, Reading, RG30 2SS
For full venue details please visit the Reading page.

Purity will be turning 4 in August so we are celebrating by having a free pole jam for students and friends of Purity.

This will be on the evening of Friday 27th August 2010 at the Purity Studio in Reading.

Jason will be there with his camera taking informal shots of the party people. We will have a really yummy cake, even better than last year’s!

You will be responsible for your own safety, warm up and cool down. By all means do ask me for some help if you get stuck on a move. You must of completed at least one Intermediate course, if anyone is seen to be trying to do a move which is not at their level I will ask you to stop.

I will do a freestyle routine, perhaps I might let you guys pick the song for me! If anyone else would like to put a routine together you are more than welcome to join me in performing.

15 spaces

The studio has 5 poles, mirrors, mats and a big crash mat for those scary moves.

Parking is available on the street for 2 hours between 8am and 8pm, if you plan to stay longer then please use the parking at Tesco or at the Park.
Details of longer parking and directions are available on http://www.puritystudio.com/locations/readingberkshire.html
(Please use the directions from the website, sat navs and online route finders will take you bizarre ways!)

Please do not bring fizzy drinks. outdoor shoes and heels are not allowed on the mats in the studio.

Contact Jolene through the website or by phone on 07961 054 863 to secure your space.

Details of this event on Facebook can be found here.

Look forward to seeing you then!

Purity Halloween Showcase

Hello Pole Dancers

It’s been a while since my last mailout. So I have quite a few updates!

Jason and I got married on the 20th September, we had a beautiful day, and lovely honeymoon. I have done a blog with photos from the day: http://www.puritystudio.com/blog/2009/10/big-day.html

The Purity Birthday Party was back in August, thank you to all who came along, it was a lot of fun, and the cake was yummy. The photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonparlour/sets/72157622209181074/
I have also put my routine on my blog.

There will be a price change from 1st November, Cheque and Cash payments for all courses will now incur a £5 admin charge. To pay by Paypal will still have the £2 charge but to pay by Bank Transfer or Standing Order it will remain £60.

If you are thinking about getting an Xpole for Christmas then get your orders in soon as Xpole are currently taking orders for Christmas.

Purity Halloween Showcase,
The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3SZ

Saturday 31st October 2009

7pm – 9pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)

Seated = £12
Standing = £9

To buy tickets and see the full info click here: http://www.puritystudio.com/events.html

Wraysbury – Please note there will not be any classes here on 15th and 29th October.

Bexleyheath – There is now space on the Intermediate course which had been full for a while.

Godalming – There are beginner spaces coming up.

Twickenham – Please note there will not be classes on 13th October and 17th & 24th November.

Please see the website for full info on all the Purity locations.

– Receive a FREE 1 hour pole dancing lesson at one of the Purity venues listed below when you a purchase an Xpole through Purity http://www.puritystudio.com/buyapole.html.
– Buy 4 private lessons and get the 5th one FREE!!!

Tasters – £15
1 month Beg/Int/Adv – £60

All Purity classes/parties must be paid for in advance either by card through the website, or by cheque to me.

Kind regards


Purity Pole Dancing
07961 054 863
‘Pure Fitness, Pure Fun’

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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.

Purity in the Reading Chronicle!

The Reading Chronicle has done a great article on Pole Dancing for fitness, it came out on Thursday 23rd April, so do hurry and get your copy. It is nearly a double page spread and has loads of photos from the jam taken by Jason Parlour.

Here are some photos from Saturday:

UK Pole Dance Day – Friday 1st May 2009

To help raise the profile of pole dancing Equity have made Friday 1st May ‘UK Pole Dance Day’.
Many Pole Schools around the UK are offering opportunities for people to get involved in pole dancing and learn more about this artistic form of dance.

Purity will be holding FREE Pole Dancing Classes at the Purity Studio in Reading, Berkshire, there will be a class to suit everyone, but you will need to call 07961 054 863 to book in advance as spaces are limited to 2 students per pole.

FREE Beginners Taster 7-8pm (Suitable for Absolute Beginners and those with little pole experience)

FREE Pole Workshop 8-9pm (Suitable for those with at least one month of pole classes, and Intermediate-Advance)

Discounts are available on courses booked on the day to those who attend on the 1st May.

Weekend Drop In Pole Class – Reading

Come and join the Saturday Drop In pole dance and pole fitness class in Reading, Berkshire. This class is on most Saturdays 12pm-1pm at the Purity Studio in West Reading.

This class is suitable for Beginners to Advance, each individual works to their own level.

The class is £10 or £9 to existing students.

You’ll get more pole time than any other drop class in the area as we have no more than 2 students per pole for this class. Please see the website for spaces available.

You are welcome to book your space in advance through the website, please call Purity on 07961 054 863 if you want to book on the day. If you turn up and there are already 10 in the class you’ll be turned away.

The drop in class is great for those new beginners wanting to do a taster, and is also great for those with experience wanting to learn new moves, and also for those struggling with a move.

You don’t have to be a Purity student to come to this class.

Pole Dancing Classes, Reading – *Now 1 per pole!*

I have now changed all the Intermediate and Advance course classes to be one student per pole at the Purity Studio in Reading. Many of you know I prefer teaching this way, and now I have my own studio I thought I would take advantage of it more. The price is still £60 for a one month course. I do believe Purity is the only school in Reading and surrounding areas offering such a good deal!

Finding a good pole school

People still think that learning to pole dance is a lot of money, but I will help you understand why the price can be more than an aerobic type class…

-Pole classes are generally take more work before and after a class, as you need to set up and take down the poles, most venues charge for this extra time.

-Pole Dancing classes are normally much smaller than other exercise classes, for example in Aerobics you can have 30 people in a class, but for pole you shouldn’t really have more than 8 students per teacher, as it is very technical, and students safety is very important.

-There should not be many students on each pole, once you are warmed up it is important to keep warm, if there are 4 of you on a pole you will be standing around a lot of the time cooling off before its your next go…..very dangerous! What was the point in warming up in the first place!!

Many pole schools are finding ways to be able to keep costs down, but do ask some questions before hand to know that the classes are good and you will be safe, rather than being ‘cheap tack’ and also in some cases, ‘expensive tack’!

Here are some good questions to ask:

  • How many people are in the class?
  • How long is the class?
  • What will I learn from a course?
  • How many students are on each pole?
  • What qualifications does the teacher have?
  • Are the Instructors insured?
  • How long have they been teaching?
  • Do they regularly update their training?

These questions should be asked when ever you are exploring a new school, and if a school has nothing to hide they won’t mind answering all of them for you.

Just because a school charges a lot of money does not mean they are good, I know places that charge £140 for a 6 week course and have 2 poles and up to 14 students in a class!!! I also know other places that charge £5 and have 10 students to one pole.

Pole Dancing can be a dangerous activity so make sure you are getting taught by someone who is gonna look out for your safety!