Author: Tiny

Product Review: PoleGrip by Pole Amor

And up pops another UK Pole grip producer!

In response to the ‘Brexit Effect’ on imported pole products these past two years, we have seen several British companies roll up their sleeves and start to PRODUCE. And this is great, coz nobody stands up with intent and says ‘Riiiiiight….’ quite like the British when faced with a challenge.

NEW Beginner Burlesque Workshop – Chester

Presented by Candy & Chrome, with Guest Instructor Lola Lashes

Learn the ‘Art Of Tease’ and have some fun just fully embracing being a vibrant, confident, sensual WOMAN with us in this 2 hour Easter themed workshop.

Pre-Requisites:  None whatsoever.  Anyone can try this class.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

A fully choreographed, sexy Burlesque routine, designed to engage and excite your audience!  This routine has been choreographed with the intention for you to later perform it for your special someone.

During your Easter routine, the instructor will teach you:

To walk with power, prowess and confidence
Poses that command attention and show off your form
Chair work that that will engage and tantalize your viewer
Sexy shoe removal
Classic Burlesque, playful stocking removal
Sensual garment removal, prop work and how to perfectly execute ‘The Big Reveal’!

Use of props will be offered to incorporate into your routine, but it is not essential that you do, sometimes simple is best!  And as Candy & Chrome standard, you will have plenty of freedom, suggestions and support for personalisation, and expressing yourself.  Tailor it YOUR WAY!

WHAT TO BRING:

For this workshop you will need:

BUNNY EARS & TAIL SET – It’s Easter after all, and the theme is ‘Hunny Bunny’.  Ear & tail sets are currently around the £3-£6 mark in just about any shop or online store.  Ebay is always a winner.
A LARGE CARROT – For prop work!
SHOES – Something easy to walk in, and easy to slip off!  So no buckles or straps to faff with!
STOCKINGS – Hold-up’s or Suspenders – choose your weapon!
LBD – (Little Black Dress) Something slinky, sexy and easy to slip out of!  Ideally a silk slip night dress would be perfect (Primark have really nice ones at a very reasonable price right now!), or something halter neck perhaps?
UNDER ARMOUR – A corset is fine if your a seasoned expert, but otherwise you may prefer a sexy matching two piece, a body suit, or something even more fruity… if you dare!

**Upon completing your payment (booking) you are agreeing with the Terms & Conditions set out here.**

Product Review: The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

The Quest for Pole Friendly Moisturisers…

As you know by now, dry skin won’t grip the pole, and freshly moisturised skin makes for a slippery death trap.  Moisturising on the day of pole is tricky!  and until recently only two products across the country have been widely tested by pole dancers and found to be agreeable – Vaseline Essential Moisture and The Body Shop’s Body Sorbet.

The Body Sorbet was the favorite of the two as it is an Aloe based product, plus of course The Body Shop historically have a great reputation of being an all-round good brand for being cruelty free, fair trade and charity backing.

But sadly, the beloved pole friendly Body Sorbet is being discontinued.

DUN DUN DUUUUUUUNNNNN!

(Fade in a chorus of crying pole dancers everywhere!).

But cry not – because they ARE replacing it with the product which I’ve tested today. BUT… does it work?

Here’s my little review of

The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

In my personal opinion: YES!

Body Yoghurt is a water based creme, which soaks into the skin in an instant! It’s glorious! I completely slathered myself in it on the afternoon before pole and had absolutely NO PROBLEM sticking to the pole!

My skin felt better hydrated than the original Body Sorbet, and we’re finding that this delightfully smooth and slightly gel like creme glides onto the skin with no effort at all, and just isn’t grainy like the sorbet was.

The Body Shop describe this as a lighter version of their Body Butter for day wear, and as such, one of the ingredients therefore contains an oil base.

It’s being said by some other testers that because of this, not everyone is getting on as well with it, so the chances are this may be a bit hit n miss and not for EVERYONE, so all we can do here is try try try and not take just one person’s word for it.

It comes in a whole range of delicious flavours and scents, and because it’s The Body Shop, it’ll be difficult for you to choose just one as they are all absolutely DIVINE! But if you are in store, pop up to the counter and ASK for some samples to try as they do have sachets of it hidden away!

Best of all though, it’s cruelty free, Organic and Fair Trade as standard but it’s also…

100% Veeeeeeeegaaaan!

Some folks have been testing it directly onto hands and just before pole to use as a grip aid with some success too, but I haven’t tried it this way myself yet, so I’ll update this when I have. But for now…

I LIKES IT!

Christmas Themed Beginner Burlesque Course

Learn the ‘Art Of Tease’…

And have some fun just fully embracing being a vibrant, confident, sensual WOMAN with us!

This class is available to anyone and everyone! You don’t need to be a pole student or have had any experience before.

4 Weeks for £40
1 Hour a week, every Friday at 6:30pm

Brought to you by Candy & Chrome Pole Dance

Club Moativation
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Trinity Street
Chester
CH1 2BD


 

About The Course…

WEEK 1 – BRING HEELS!

Can’t walk in heels?
No problem – Week 1 is all about the strut! How to walk into a room and command attention! Various walks and poses will be covered, as well as basic moves, signature moves, and chair prop work!

If you’ve done this before, we will recap, hone your skills and style out a new walks and poses that reflect your Christmas character or personality!

In this session, we will discuss props, poses, and outfits ready for next week.

You’ll also learn a little about the history of Burlesque and be given research pointers.

What parts of you do you want to showcase? How do you want to look? Who is your audience? Who is your character and what is she like?

 

WEEK 2 – Santa Baby!

It’s time to start your routine! We are working with Santa Baby by Ertha Kitt, to help bring the seasonal sensuality out of you!

You will follow a classic Burlesque routine involving the chair of course, which will be tailored further down the line with your own individual choices of garment removal, props etc… based on your chosen personality and style.

Will you go for tinsel titties? Mistletoe kisses? Red crushed velvet and white fur trims? Red and white striped stockings? A full sized candy cane? Christmas champagne? Are you an Elf? Or a prancing Reindeer? Have you been nice? Or are you on Santa’s naughty list?!

Everything plays a role in your own personal routine so have a good think about what you’d like to use, how you’d like to use it and what makes sense.

If you’ve done a course with us before, remember what you learned and incorporate as much as you can!

 

WEEK 3 – BRING YOUR OUTFIT

In this session, you will complete your routine, master garment removal, do more character work and fully test drive the props and outfits to make sure they are easy enough to carry and remove etc… taking out anything that isn’t working for you and tweaking bits until you look AND feel nothing less than FABULOUS!

If you’ve done a course with us before, as a confidence exercise we will briefly perform your routines for the newbies, as well as have some brief confidence coaching.

 

WEEK 4 – THE FINALE!

In the last session, you will finish and practise the full routine, perform it and we will record you (for your own personal use!).

But are you bold enough to practise it at home and perform it for someone special?

Do let us know!

Halloween Pole Playlist

Find this play list right here on:

Selecting pole tracks is an art form …

The Halloween pole dance playlist is by far the absolute pièce de résistance of our virtual jukebox.

It was the first playlist I made, and spans over ten years worth of clever additions.  That’s TEN WHOLE YEARS of me eyeballing every Facebook shout out for recommendations, ten years of internet searches and playlist sharing with some of the top pole stars in the industry from around the world.

As a result, VOILA…. I GIVE YOU the Candy & Chrome Halloween Pole Dance Playlist!

Enjoy!

September Pole Playlist

Find this playlist right here on:

You can’t just throw in any old tune.  Oh no no no.

So our pole dance playlists are carefully and painstakingly hand picked from the universe, just for you.

This month’s playlist is a combination mostly of pretty, airy and dreamy from the likes of Koven, Odesza, and Zed’s dead. Moving through with some feminine badassery from Ruelle, T-Swift and Beyonce, with a peppering of ethnic beats from Asadi.

But of course, kickass gravel rock carries us through to the end – making sure we use every last once of energy, courtesy of Chevelle, Dorothy and CleoPatrick.

Let’s Get Some!

August Pole Playlist

Find This Playlist Right Here On:

You can’t just throw in any old tune.  Oh no no no.

So our pole dance playlists are carefully and painstakingly hand picked from the universe, just for you.

This month’s playlist includes some remixy goodness from Bassnectar, High Society and Whissell.  Along with  dreamy drum n bass thanks to Drumsound & Baseline Smith, The Glitch Mob and Black Tiger Sex Machine.

Followed with seductive, sultry tracks from The Alpines, Taska Black, Ruelle and Adventure Club.  Plus a few feel good tracks from one of my faves – Illenium.

But the track that I am most proud to add is the cultural fusion of Punjabi Death Metal from Bloodywood – ‘AriAriAri’ …… it’ll confuse the hell out of you but it’s absolutely amazing and you have to hear it for yourself!

Enjoy!

I Am New – What Do I Do?

We get it.   You’re new, and you haven’t got a clue.

You don’t know what to wear, what to bring, where to park, how to act, or what to say – and that’s O.K.

The good new is:  All you’ve really got to do is turn up and get stuck in.  Honestly that’s it.  But just in case you have those ‘New Girl Niggles’ – here’s a very brief little list of the top things we get asked about by total newbs all the time, and our responses. Continue reading “I Am New – What Do I Do?”

Moisturising … On the day of pole!

How very dare you!

You know the rules – No moisturising on the day of pole!  Or can we …. ?

For hundreds of years (ok maybe not hundreds, but as far back as I can remember) the cardinal sin of all things pole is moisturising your skin on the day of pole.

Moisturising body products like creams, oils, lotions, fake tan etc … leaves your skin coated in a film of producty goop, which makes YOU kinda slimy, meaning no grip, which transfers to the pole, meaning continuous cleaning of the damn pole instead of learning any actual pole, and it STILL causes a potential slippery death trap for the person after you!

So generally, moisturising on the day of pole is BANNED.

But of course, dry de-hydrated skin doesn’t grip well either.  Sigh. Continue reading “Moisturising … On the day of pole!”