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.

Pantera, Miss Pole Dance and Pole Divas!!

Lots have happened in the past month!! Pantera came to the Purity Studio, and taught a brilliant Pole Workshop and a few private lessons. She worked us all very hard, not all of it was on the pole part of it was core strength work in pairs, and showing us good handstand techniques.

Here are a couple of shots from the day:
Jason Parlour Photos

The following day was Miss Pole Dance UK at the Scala, Kings Cross. It was an exciting day full of pole jamming, interviews, fliming and gossiping…. oh and a pole competition too!!! The competition was brilliant, 900 in the crowd all applauding each of the dancers. I went on first, extreemly nervous, but I had a lot of fun, despite having to alter part of my routine as I didn’t have grip (of all the times!!) By going on first it meant I could sit back and watch the rest of the competitors. Everyone had such amzing and unique styles and was a brilliant show to watch. The winner was Alesia Vazmitsel, very elegant and graceful.

Here are some of the photos:
Jason Parlour Photos

The next week I headed to Brighton to compete in the last heat for Pole Divas, as it was the last heat lots of people had decided to enter, and it was tough. Again I was first on, but fortunatley I had excellent grip and walked away very pleased that I had done the best I could in my performance. All of the performances were very strong and different, my friend Jo Dandridge won the heat and will be going to the finals in Manchester on the 23rd November.

Here are some photos from my routine:
(C) James Oluoch-Olunya

More photos and videos of my routines can be seen on my gallery page on website.

Pantera at the Purity Studio

Pantera is one of the most famous and best pole dancers in the world, she is the star of one of the first ever Pole Dance DVDs – Poletricks 101 – and she is including the Purity Studio, Reading Berkshire in her UK tour in October 2008.

She will be at the Purity Studio on Wednesday 15th October 2008

3 hour workshop – 10am-1pm – £100
*3 spaces left* (5 poles / 10 students max)

Private lessons in the afternoon
1 hour – £130
*1 lesson left*

Please call Pole Passion to book – 0871 318 38 38
A £50 deposit is required and the rest is payable on the day

For directions and parking please see www.puritystudio.co.uk

These photos are from my private lesson with her back in 2006.

The Purity Pole Dance Studio is open!!

This week has been a manic week at Purity, as the new Purity Pole Dancing Studio opened on Wednesday 6th August. Two busy Beginner Tasters launched the Studio on Wednesday evening in Reading Berkshire.

This has been a dream of mine ever since I started teaching, and I can’t believe I have found such a lovely space.

The mirrors have now arrived and will be going up asap along with a few other decorative items.

Today I had my first play on the poles, and didn’t want to finish, although I was forced too as my arms were about to drop off!! I think I did one too many Flags! The poles are a great height of about 9ft, perfect for those climbing inverts.

Here is a before and after shot…

Taken July 2008

Taken August 2008

I love my studio!!!