Tag: pole dance

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!”

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”

HOW TO: Treat a Pole Bruise

Bruises, Pole Kisses – come hand in hand with pole, most especially when your a total newbie.  I firmly believe that if you ain’t bruising, you ain’t doing it right!

And if you do get some good ones, then we should wear them like a badge of honor as they represent achievement.

But that’s not for everybody and some people just bruise like a peach, ending up looking a bit battered and unsightly.

Continue reading “HOW TO: Treat a Pole Bruise”

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 and improve their fitness at the same time. But being as you asked, here are some of the benefits of pole dancing. Continue reading “Why Pole Dance?”

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 your money, and how comfortable you feel. Here are a few hints to help you dodge the cowboys, and find a class that will suit you. Continue reading “Choosing a Pole School”

Candy & Chrome Pole Dancing website featured on Polessentials!

Hi All,

This is the Polessentials website, a relatively new site based in America which contains useful pole info from around the globe.  Keep up to date with recent goings on and all things pole dance!

Candy & Chrome are happy to be listed under the ‘Pole Resources’ Section, along with other ‘useful pole dancing websites’! …… See…. I’m useful!

Anyway here’s the link to our bit: