Purity Studio – Andover, Hampshire

The new Purity Studio opened it’s doors in Andover, Hampshire, on Thursday 3rd July 2014. The evening started well, with the first pole dancing class ever to be held there, being full!

All pole dancing lessons are 1 student per pole, giving plenty of pole fitness time to each1005094_10151460539297085_1771427998_n student. Jolene has over 10 years of teaching pole dancing, and performing, and even been a UK Finalist for Miss Pole Dance 2008. She enjoys teaching all aspects of pole, from pole dancing routines, to pole fitness.

Aerial Hoop classes also known as Lyra will be starting on Tuesday 15th July 2014, with a maximum of 3 per hoop. Jolene completed her Aerial Hoop Instructor training with Spin City in Newbury.

INSANITY Live classes are set to start on Tuesday 15th July 2014, this high intensity plyometric interval training, will push you to the max, and get your metabolism high, to increase fat loss. Jolene completed her training with Beachbody UK in April 2014, and has also completed the 60 Day INSANITY challenge.

Summer Offers:

  • All 6 week Hoop and Pole courses are £60
  • Your first lesson with Purity is free for either Pole, Hoop or INSANITY
  • Memberships are available
  • Loyalty PAYG scheme

Future plans for the Studio include, more day time classes of Aerial Hoop, Pole Fitness and INSANITY, for adults as well as children.

1st class

Aerial Hoop Intermediate Instructor Training

Last Saturday I had a wonderful 8 hours of intense and mostly practical Intermediate instructor training for Aerial Hoop. My hands are well conditioned now for much more Hoop. We learnt lots of new moves, top bar work, rolls, and combos. Always on these course I meet lovely people, and learn so much from Kate Edwards from Spin City.

I have my exam work to do, probably about Spring time, and then I will be one of the first Intermediate Aerial Hoop Instructors in the UK.

Looking forward to teaching beginners Hoop next week, first classes are on Monday in Reading, Berkshire!

Aerial Hoop Workshop

I arranged an Aerial Hoop workshop for some of the students from Purity. It got booked up really quick, so it went ahead on Sunday 25th March 2012 at Spin City in Newbury. Kate Johnstone and Stacey taught the class, we got through so many moves, and even managed to create some little combos.

It’s similar to pole in a lot of ways, and I think most of us found it highly addictive.

Here are a couple of videos:

Students

Jolene

I am looking arrange another date with Kate, so get in touch if you want to go on the next one.

Pole Jam / Spin City Showcase

My weekend was packed full of pole events, first of all on Saturday we had the belated Christmas Pole jam for Students at the Purity Studio. This was cancelled before Christmas due to the snow. There were 3 of the Purity teachers there, myself, Beth and Suze, we all gave out tuition which meant most students got a lot out of the jam.

Suze set herself a challenge to try and do as many moves as she could in 90 seconds without touching the floor. but she wasn’t allowed to do the same move twice! (Well apart from climbing and Inverting) I’m sure she will upload her video to her new blog once it is up and running.

I did a trial run of my performance ready for Sunday, here is the video:

Practice Run

On Sunday Jason and I ventured to Bristol ready for the Spin City Spring Showcase event which was being held at the Panache night club. They had hired out the venue and placed 2 Xpoles on the brightly lit dance floor (one 50mm on Static and one 45mm on Spin mode). Kate Johnstone opened the show with a wicked trick infused routine, my god that girl is strong! After that one by one other performers both amateur and professional came on and did their performance. There was a mixture of Pole Dance and Burlesque. Emma Mitchell did her hilarious old lady burlesque/pole act, I definitely think this was the most memorable performance from the night.

I was the last pole act to go on, I used both Spinny and Static pole and danced to Hysteria by Muse. I felt confident with the routine especially having practiced it at the Jam the day before. There will be some photos to follow from the night as Jason was there as the official photographer, for now you can see my video:

Spring Spin City 10

Spin City Christmas Party

I was very lucky to be booked by Kate Johnstone from Spin City Pole School to perform at her Christmas Party last Friday at Platform 1 in Bristol.

I decided to do my first ever spinny pole performance to Evenesence – My Immortal. I dressed up as a fairy, it was hard with the wings on, but I felt they added more to the spinny pole. I enjoyed doing the spinny pole and will be setting up classes for it in 2010.

Here is my routine:
Jolene at Spin City Chrismas Party

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!

Poledivas / Suzie Q Workshop

Last weekend was another jam packed weekend full of pole, well allmost all pole.

On Friday I went to South Street in reading to watch my friend Danielle Corbishly in a performance called ‘1000 Revolutions Per Moment’. we had to follow the actors and performers around Reading, the key was to follow the music, where ever we heard music that was where we went to. It was very bizzare and made us all feel like kids again! It felt a bit like we were doing a massive treasure hunt around the town!

Saturday night was Poledivas in Bristol, much busier than the London heat. Everyone did fanastic routines, a few stood out for me, and Advance Amateur called Karry Summers, she did an excellent high energy routine to one of my favourite songs by System of a Down, I wasn’t surprised when she won the heat.

Sam Remmer from Art of Dance, Plymouth was on first for the professionals, her tricks amaze me everytime! I do not under stand how her tricks are solid as a rock, there is no movement or shaking.

Kate Johnstone from Spin City, Bristol did a fab routine to Smells Like Teen Spirit, you would never of guessed she had never done a big performance before, she had so much confidence and her routine was very fun.

On Sunday I was lucky enough to get a last minute spot on the Suzie Q Workshop in Bracknell. I was very surprised to see most of the moves didn’t require a stupid amount of flexibilty. She very much focused on strength, and reminded me a lot of Pantera. Suzie is a total nut on the spinny pole, she loves anything that makes her head spin and feel giddy. She is truely an inspiration on spinny pole!