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Super Smoothies – Anti-Inflammatory

Super Smoothies – Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric – The wonder stuff! Turmeric has been used by Indians for thousands of years as a featured ingredient to the national dish, but also for its medicinal benefits. Turmeric boasts amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, thanks to its main compound curcumin (curcuminoids). ...
Superhealth – Bone Broth

Superhealth – Bone Broth

Why I LOVE This Stuff! First of all… I am not a nutritional therapist, specialist, chef or dietician. I have no degrees, no qualifications, and no background in this arena and this is not in any way medical advice, and I do advise that you should ALWAYS consult your GP or specialist before ...
School Trip – Hustlers Movie Night!

School Trip – Hustlers Movie Night!

It’s been about a thousand years… Since they released a ‘decent’ movie with pole in it! (The last one I recall showing promise was ‘I know who killed me’ with Lindsey Lohan in it, and it was crap).Equally, it’s been about a thousand years since we did ...
Baby Sia!

Baby Sia!

She Did It! Thanks to all of the wonderful people who donated as individuals, plus the small businesses who make up our ‘Local Heroes’, Little Bean raised almost £1200 to go to the Little Princess Trust charity, plus a fair wedge to be donated to her school for much needed equipment. ...
SHE-RA!

SHE-RA!

Little bean has now raised enough money to cover the costs of making one wig AND donate a fair wedge to her school! We’re so proud and so super psyched here at Candy & Chrome to be helping the Little Princess Trust make a faaaaaabulous wig out of her hair but for that to happen, ...
Blackberry Baked Rice

Blackberry Baked Rice

Seasonal Foraging… Not sure if you know but I’m one of those woodsy nutter types that go foraging n stuff.  What’s even odder is that most people like this and want to get into it too – but don’t know what to do with the 500lbs of blackberries they picked! So& ...
Local Heroes List

Local Heroes List

We’ve been quite lucky so far that so many of our generous friends have donated towards Millie’s campaign. Lots of which are small, independent business owners too. We still have a way to go though and still looking for donations and sponsors so if you are a small local business and ...
Product Review: PoleGrip by Pole Amor

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....\' ...
PRODUCT REVIEW:  XDry

PRODUCT REVIEW: XDry

If you know anything about grip products for pole, you\'ll have heard of Dry Hands before! If you\'ve been keeping up to date, you\'ll have also have heard \'Brexit\' and \'Dry Hands drought\' .... NOOO! But have you heard of XDry yet? And ultimately... Is It Any Good? ...
NEW Beginner Burlesque Workshop – Chester

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. ...
Product Review:  The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

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 ...
Christmas Themed Beginner Burlesque Course

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 ...
Halloween Pole Playlist

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 ...
September Pole Playlist

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, ...
August Pole Playlist

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.  ...
I Am New – What Do I Do?

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.  ...
Moisturising … On the day of pole!

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 ...
What’s in your Pole Gym Kit?

What’s in your Pole Gym Kit?

Seriously… What’s in there? Once you get past Beginner level in pole dance, and things are starting to become a bit more serious, it’s well worth picking yourself up a ‘Pole Gym Bag’, to be kept in the car at all times, ready for pole class! Leggings are out and cute ...
HOW TO:  Treat a Muscle Injury

HOW TO: Treat a Muscle Injury

Although most of the time this happens outside of class, and at pole we have lots of great practices and injury prevention techniques in place, every once in a while someone may experience an ouchie. Even if we can deadlift and suspend our entire body sideways, aerially via pole – shockingly ...
June & July Pole Playlist

June & July Pole Playlist

Find this playlist on As we wind down our classes for the Summer break, what suits us best is lazy hazy feel good sounds, as delivered by Clozee and Dreamers Delight. This playlist is a bit smaller than the others as we simply don’t spend as much time in the classroom in the months of ...
May Pole Playlist

May Pole Playlist

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April Pole Playlist

April Pole Playlist

Find this playlist on Dance, dance, dance!  And dance some more! ...
March Pole Playlist

March Pole Playlist

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February Pole Playlist

February Pole Playlist

Find this playlist on Just a little list this time as we will also be playing with the Valentine Playlist this month … ...
Valentine Pole Playlist

Valentine Pole Playlist

Find this playlist on Equal parts romance and filth, although leaning slightly more towards filth. Lord knows what goes on behind closed doors but at least with a play list like THIS …. we can imagine 😉 May we present …The Candy & Chrome Valentine’s Playlist. ...
Who Is Number Two?

Who Is Number Two?

At Candy & Chrome, we have a brilliant team delivering your pole classes each week.There is somewhat of a hierarchy, but to be honest – absolutely everyone on the team is equally important and without which, we would not be able to be as awesome as we are. For this article though, I want ...

10 Motivational Tips

To Keep Your ‘PoleJo’ Flowing Pole is for life, not just for January! I know that when you make your new year resolutions, you really do mean it.  I believe you.  You genuinely have the best of intentions. But you’d be a superfreak if you naturally just kept them all for the ...
January Pole Playlist

January Pole Playlist

Find this play list on What are we shakin’ our TaTa’s to this month? As usual, it’s an eclectic mix of:  A lil bit of Rock (Ok a lot of rock), a few things dancey, something a little balletic, something a little fancy footworky, all out head bangin’ and pole thrashin&;, ...
Your Health Journal

Your Health Journal

Ladies – Your body is AMAZING! It really is! Wobbly bits n all.It’s a clever machine that can store muscle memory, nutrients, information, memories and all kinds of wonderful things. But one thing the body does not store is – MOTIVATION! So it’s no surprise that those new ...
Christmas Pole Playlist

Christmas Pole Playlist

Find this play list on Spotify. I’ll be honest, this isn’t my best work… But have you ever tried to find and Christmas themed tracks that you could dance to, I mean really try and dance to with your serious dance face on, that aren’t cheesy, make you want to puke, festive ...