Tag: Candy & Chrome

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 would like to help us out, you can:

Once donated, we will list your business here as a thank you for your support, and return that support with this little advert for your business, to be shared on our social media walls and company newsletter, meaning that your little ad could reach over 1600 people in the area, looking for services and businesses just like yours!

So it is our pleasure to thank and present our list of

Local Heroes:

Capacity Marketing

Capacity Marketing offers a range of services to suit any size of charity, all designed to make the most of your budget, but they are best known for their Free Wills programmes – Free Wills Month and the Free Wills Network.

To find out more or get in touch you can Visit the Website, or Find them on Facebook.


Dollimore Photography

Chester’s leading maternity and newborn specialist’s capture your most precious moments. an absolute must have service for new Mums and Mum’s to be.

Find them on Facebook or Visit the Website.


The Leader

Shout out to the lovely folk at the Evening Leader for printing Millie’s story, in the local paper, alongside all the other local heroes!


A&J Aqua-Jet

A&J Aquajet

The North West’s favourite family run drainage company are famous for saving the day with their super services in:

  • Blocked Drain clearing
  • Blocked toilet/sink clearing
  • Damaged septic tank repair
  • Flooding control
  • Domestic & Commercial jobs

Find them on Facebook, or visit the Website.


Muscles & Curves

Offers Diet Planning, Nutrition Advice & Personal Training, serving the Northwich area. Find them on Facebook.


Ty Ci

Flintshire’s Premier ‘Doggy Daycare’ center. Find them on Facebook.


Unicorn Stabs

Female Tattoo Artist & Professional Piercer, based in Buckley. Find them on Facebook.


Tropic With Kelly

Local representative for the Tropic all natural skincare brand, serving Penyffordd & Flintshire. Find them on Facebook.


Doll Beauty

Celebrity Eyelashes, born in Chester! Doll has salons in Chester & Liverpool offering premium hair & make up for THAT occasion! Find them on Facebook.


Hair By Sue

Local legend hairdresser Sue Butterworth works by appointment only, if you’re lucky enough to get in the chair! Serving Chester, based in Saltney. Find them on Facebook.

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?”

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!

‘It is a known fact that a woman do carry an evening bag at dinner time’.

– Bob the Drag Queen

Leggings are out and cute little outfits are in, the smaller the better!  By now, hopefully you’ll be using your health journal and carrying it everywhere with you, and then there’s the pole grip you bought the other week to cart around too, plus your phone for the all important pole selfies, water infuser, hand towel, stripper heels etc…

If your going to make a commitment then it’s time to kit you out like you mean business!

So… Here’s what’s in our Pole Gym Kit – What’s in yours?

 

Continue reading “What’s in your Pole Gym Kit?”

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 we are not super human after all, and injuries happen to the best of us.

Muscle soreness is pretty standard and honestly, if you don’t feel beasted after a good pole session then did you even work out?
But torn muscles is more serious and painful, and needs to be treated with care. Continue reading “HOW TO: Treat a Muscle Injury”