Friday, 11 January 2013

Burlesque & Pole Dancing

Dita Von Teese

Burlesque and pole dancing are my two new dancing classes in a bid to get out more and get fitter, I started the latter in October and haven't looked back. There is a misconception that both can be sleazy, but pole dancing can be a full body workout and burlesque is incredibly graceful.

Pole Dancing
Pole dancing is definitely athletic and really strengthens your muscles, your whole body has a thorough workout. There seems to be a worrying trend of DIY or novice pole dancing classes, in particular on youtube.com, I want to emphasize that if you do it, make sure that it is with an experienced instructor who knows what they are doing. For instance, Claire Turner at Elite Pole Fitness is very knowledgeable and will make sure that you are always supervised, especially during more complicated moves.

Burlesque
I must admit I have always been a fan of Dita Von Teese, she has an amazing body and shows some beautiful and imaginative dance moves. I had taken a six week intoductory course previously, but have just enrolled on a course by Isabelle Lamour, also at Elite Fitness. Isabelle is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the dance of tease and is a friendly and approachable teacher. What's more, is the emphasis is on fun! Like pole dancing, both are great for gaining body confidence.

If you want to experience burlesque, Isabelle is putting on the following events:

Breast Cancer Masked Ball
Tickets: £4 each
Friday, 8th February
Wightrock Bar

The Blue Moon Review Burlesque & Cabaret (18+)
Tickets: £10 each
A night of Burlesque, Cabaret and Comedy with a collection of the finest performers in the UK. 
Saturday, 26th January
Southern Vectis Social Club, Newport

Tickets available from:
Cancer Research UK, Ryde
Master of Disguise - Watchbell Lane, Newport
Beat This! Drum Store - Scarrots Lane, Newport

Links:
Elite Pole Fitness
www.facebook.com/ElitePoleFitnessIsleOfWight

http://about.me/isabellelamour
www.facebook.com/isabellelamourburlesque

http://www.dita.net/

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