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.

Purity Studio Launch last Sunday

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to the Launch of my new Pole Dance Studio on Sunday. I hope you all had lots of fun and picked up some new moves.

Here are a few photos from the jam:

My Butterfly

and Pretzel

Kerri’s first invert!!!

Suze’e first Supergirl from an Invert (check out that smile!!)

Mels Aysha

Cass getting scared of spinny pole!!

Sadie’s Invert

Cass doing Box Splits on the pole

Suze’s first attempt at the Flag!

Tina’s Diva

All photos are by Jason Parlour (

More photos can be found here:

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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!!!

Purity Pole Dancing Studio!!!

I have now found a cute lil studio to run the Purity Pole Classes from. Its in Reading near Reading West Station just off the Oxford Road.
At the moment it’s being refurbished but I’ve been promised it will be ready for 1st August 2008, I can’t wait!!

I’m going to put up 5 Xpoles, lots of mats and a couple of trick mats. Mirrors will be installed later in August.

I have got the free pole dance tasters on 6th August for new polers and a pole jam for the more experienced ones on Sun 24th August 1-4pm.

Pole Lessons Beginners, Intermediate and Advance will be starting early August, see the website for more details

Fitness Pilates, Aerobics and Belly Dancing will be coming to the Purity Studio later this year.

Watch this space for pictures of the new studio in a couple of weeks time.