This was my not so Christmasy routine at the Purity Studio Andover Christmas Pole Club!
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.
To watch the Full FREE On-Demand Stream on UPA.tv, follow this link: http://mfeo.tv/product/2014-london-sexy-back-showcase/
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 each 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.
- 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.
Aerial Hoop lessons are now available for you at the Purity Dance and Fitness Studio in Andover, Hampshire. Come and learn many holds, drops and routines 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 location normally has people traveling from the surrounding areas of Andover including, Salisbury, Whitchurch, Winchester, Basingstoke, Newbury, Eastleigh, Southampton, and other parts of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.
Saturday 1st March 2014
12.45pm to 2.45pmThe Studio, Dummer Down Farm, Dummer, Basingstoke, Hants, RG25 2AR
The Studio is straight in front of you, as you turn into Dummer Down Farm. The entrance is to the right of the studio.
Please come along wearing something that makes you feel good, knee protection is advisable, leg warmers, or long socks that go over the knees work well. You need to be able to slide easily over the wooden floor with knees and feet. Ideally no trousers, as you’ll wanna be able to see your jelly shaking 😉
This will be a fun day, so be prepared to giggle lots!
You are welcome to bring cameras, and anyone who doesn’t want to be in shot, will not be in any videos.
Advance bookings only.
6 spaces left – £15 (£16 when paying by Paypal)
This past month has flown by so fast, with so many things taking place. End of October saw the start of the Andover classes, by a charity night in aid of the Jamie G Sporting Trust, in total for the event and leading up to it we made £50, so thank you to all that took part and donated too. Classes are now running regularly in Andover at Progression Fitness.
Camberley classes has got off to a rocking start, with many students from Reading attending, along with some of the old school Camberley students coming back.
We had the last ever show at the Studio on 10th November, lots of slinky performances, including a free style challenge from me. My wonderful boyfriend brought cupcakes for my Birthday treat, and a balloon in the shape of a pole dancer!
On Saturday I am hosting the last workshop at the studio, the theme will be Stripper Style, this got booked up within 24 hours, so I’m sure it will be a hit.
Next week will be the last week at the Purity Studio, a place which has been my second home for over 5 years, we will celebrate by having party classes 🙂
Some who pole dance with Purity, and others who are friends of mine. All the professionals had been dancing for around 10 years, and had got into it for the love of dancing more than the spectacular tricks.
So this evening was more about showing the dance side more than the tricks.
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: