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Pole Products:  More Grip Aids

Pole Products: More Grip Aids

Sports grip aids are traditionally designed for tennis players and golf players to help them grip the handles of their equipment of course – but there are some products in this market that have been an absolute godsend for pole dancers! Of all the available brands, these have been tested the ...
Special Offer!!!

Special Offer!!!

Buy now and get £10 off your course fee!!! Since our last Beginner course of 2016 was a sell-out, we now have a waiting list for our first 2017 courses. Well …. as a thank you for your patience – I am offering a £10 discount to anyone who buys NOW for the January Beginner
2017 FREE Taster session dates added!

2017 FREE Taster session dates added!

Got your new diary for 2017 yet?  Here’s your first event of the year … And it’s FREEEEEE!!!! Try it, you might like it! This is just a one-off lesson and would suit anyone who is just curious and not quite ready to commit to a full course. It will give you a good idea
Gift Vouchers are available NOW!

Gift Vouchers are available NOW!

Huzzah!  Just in time for Christmas …. Gift vouchers are now available to buy for your pole-crazed lady friends! We have kept it nice and simple – there are only TWO vouchers to choose from – The £40 voucher, which means that your girl is entitled to a place on ANY of our ...
Why Pole Dance?

Why Pole Dance?

Why Pole Dance? Good question. And one with lots of great answers. Here at Candy and Chrome we put the emphasis on fun. We aren’t here to train the next pole dancing world champion. We want to inspire women of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels to have and go, have fun, make friends
Halloween tracks added to our Pole Playlist section…

Halloween tracks added to our Pole Playlist section…

Selecting pole tracks is an art form … You can’t just throw in any old tune.  Oh no no no. So our pole playlists are carefully hand picked from the universe, just for you. The Halloween pole playlist has a good mix of spooktacular tracks, with dark, sexy undertones – just the way ...
Photo Album for …

Photo Album for …

Candy & Chrome Pole Student Photo Shoot March 2014 If you click on that big photo up there ^ , it will expand and turn into a photographic slide show!  Clever stuff! These were the shots taken from our pole dance student photo shoot day, by our lovely Leah Dollimore from LuLu Dolls ...
Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 15/8/13

Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 15/8/13

Opportunity to get in Pole Position for free… Candy & Chrome will be opening the doors and inviting the fitness driven women of Chester to ‘try before you buy’ with a free pole dancing taster session. Shaping Up: Amy Butterworth will be holding a free taster session for ...
Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 23/5/13

Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 23/5/13

Pole Dance to Fitness Candy & Chrome will be opening the doors and inviting the fitness driven women of Chester to ‘try before you buy’ with a free pole dancing taster session. Fit for anything: Amy Butterworth will be holding a free taster session for potential pole dancers next ...

Our Masterclass with …

Miss Sally Ann Giles! So this weekend just gone, myself and my super hot number 2 Darryl went to have a masterclass with none other than SAG! OMGZ! I’m still calming down right now but needless to say we loved every minute and I will happily recommend burning your money on something like this ...
Photo Album for …

Photo Album for …

Candy & Chrome Pole Student Photoshoot, May 2013 If you click on that big photo up there ^ , it will expand and turn into a photographic slide show!  Clever stuff! These were the shots taken from the day by our lovely Leah Dollimore fromDave Williams photography – Chester. She is also ...
Photo Album for …

Photo Album for …

Candy & Chrome’s April 2013 ‘Mr Burlesque’ Masterclass in Chester! If you click on that big photo up there ^ , it will expand and turn into a photographic slide show!  Clever stuff! These were the shots taken from the day by our lovely Leah Dollimore from Dave Williams ...

Burlesque Master Class with Rodnay James (aka Mr Burlesque) – Chester

MR BURLESQUE IS BAAAAAAACK!!! Saturday 27th April – 12-3:30pm (ish, allow 1/2 an hour extra for Diva time)  @ Candy & Chrome Pole Dance Studio, The Crowne Plaza, Chester. The only place in the North West to host a Burlesque masterclass, Candy & Chrome will once again be lifting ...
Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 7/2/13

Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 7/2/13

Invitation to get into pole position for free! Candy & Chrome is once again opening the doors and inviting fitness driven women of Chester to ‘try before you buy’ with a free pole dancing taster session. The second session of the year, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester city ...
Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 10/01/13

Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing in the Chester Chronicle 10/01/13

Fit for anything! Candy & Chrome will be opening the doors and inviting the fitness driven women of Chester to ‘try before you buy’ with a free pole dancing taster session. The session, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester city centre, Fit for anything: Amy Butterworth is ...
Basic at home strength training exercises

Basic at home strength training exercises

Trim, Tone, & Build Strength at Home … Doing this won’t turn you into Arnold Schwartzenegger any time soon, but doing SOMETHING is always better than doing NOTHING when it comes to exercise. Lots of people ask me how they can loose weight or strength train for pole in between their ...
Tips for Slips

Tips for Slips

Why am I sliding off the pole? You think it’s the pole that’s not ‘grippy’ enough all of a sudden?  Think again.  There’s a whole bunch of reasons this could be happening as it happens…. The Pole A little known fact is that the lovely and very thorough folk at ...
First Trimester

First Trimester

Intro to ‘My Pregnancy & Pole Dance Diary’ Firstly I would like to point out that I am not a Doctor, or of the medical profession. This is not a medical journal and in this diary I am in no way recommending that other women (whether they do or do not pole) continue their activities
Second Trimester

Second Trimester

Weeks 13-16 – The weeks ‘Peanut’ became REAL So after quite a miserable start to being newly pregnant, this trimester was the bit I was looking forward to the most.it’s known as ‘The Honeymoon Period’ because you are still you, not too visibly heavy yet, you can still do all the things ...
Third Trimester

Third Trimester

Weeks 28-31 – Prepare for Battle! These weeks felt like a constant battle plan, prepare, prepare, prepare! Now that I knew I had been a bit ambitious to think that I would be able to teach for another 10 weeks (yeah right!), I decided to chop it down to just the 6 weeks. That in
Choosing a Pole School

Choosing a Pole School

If you are wondering about joining pole dance classes and are faced with different options from different schools, CHOOSE YOUR POLE SCHOOL CAREFULLY. As with most things, prices vary – but this is not to say one school is better than another, what is MORE important are things like value for ...
Splits Training Exercises – Felix Cane Style!

Splits Training Exercises – Felix Cane Style!

These stretches were advised specifically upon the request of Candy & Chrome by Felix Cane, world Champion Pole Dancer. Candy & Chrome believe that stretching before and after pole dancing is essential, especially if you are hoping to achieve the splits.  That’s why we asked World ...
How to take care of your X-Pole

How to take care of your X-Pole

A basic guide to looking after your shiny new x-pole!  ‘HOW TO’… Release a jammed X-Joint (new range X-Poles) Although the new range X-Poles (which include the new X-Joints instead of the screw threads) are an improved version of the older model and eliminate all the below issues ...

Cooling-Down after Pole Dancing

What is ‘Cooling-Down’? The purpose of warming-up is to prepare the body for rigorous activity, whereas cooling-down is to assist in recovery and to bring the body back to a pre-workout state. 

Zoraya & Nic Judd…Zoraya

Perfect Strength.  Perfect Balance.  Perfect Grace. Zoraya Judd – what can I say about her?  She just takes my breath away!  I think Sally Ann said it best when she welcomed us all to the Zoraya masterclass … I don’t do masterclasses, but I do Zoraya!  This will probably be ...

Zoraya & Nic Judd…Nic

Meet the Judds…. I was super excited about doing this interview as it’s a rare kind (absolutely nothing to do with Nic being an outrageously hunky hottie!). Usually I just interview the superstar but the Judds are unique because they are very much a team. Zoraya is the talent for sure, ...

Jess Leanne Norris…

Teen Pole Queen and our 2011 Miss Pole Dance These days, people can’t strike a conversation about pole dancing in the UK without naming ‘Jess Leanne Norris‘ straight from the off, whether you are in the industry, a newbie learner, or even just Joe public. Why??? Well, she is this ...

Our Pole Dance Wear featured on the Aerial Amy Blog!

  Yey I feel famous! The lovely Aerial Amy has featured our little clothing range on her pole dance blog! I am doing a give away for her readers, so if you are not a reader yet – I SUGGEST YOU BECOME ONE IMMEDIATELY! Amy’s blog has been a great inspiration and resource for me,

All Wales Pole Championships 2012

The AWPC 2012 …. By Candy & Chrome

Becca Butcher Masterclass

  Candy & Chrome girls are invited to come and learn from Becca. Hosted by my pal Sonia at Penny Black in Wrexham (don’t worry – I’ll do lifts), Candy & Chrome students are invited to come and have a masterclass featuring Becca Butcher.