Once upon a pole
“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practising dancing or to learn to live by practising living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” ― Martha Graham
And that's exactly what 9 of our AJFitness Polers did. Team AJ went to the Venue MK for the Once Upon a Pole Showcase last weekend. A showcase which told a story of the Evolution of Pole,told by over 20 pole studios from across the UK and Europe.
Guest Performers include: Lorna Walker, Lisette Krol and Sam King Pole and performances were themed as follows -
Pole is everything
Hoochie Koochie Circus Tent Dancers
Praise to the Strip Clubs
Pole Stripper Movies of the 80's & 90's
The first pole class experience
The pole journey
The first pole Super Star
Pole and Dance The invention of the SpatchCock
The RISE of the Pole star
Pole Sports and the run for the Olympics
The split between sexy pole and pole sports
The acceptance in the fitness industry
MEN in the industry
The rise in pole competitions
Its All about the ART
Sexy Style Take Over
Stripper / Exotic /Classique & Russian Exotic Explained
The rise of the feminist
The Importance of pole and the community - AJ Fitness
AJFitness PT& Pole closed the show with a friendly upbeat piece on pole & the community and the power of pole in bringing people together and creating ever lasting friendship, where students truly trust in people that were once complete strangers, to spot you/ to be honest with you about what you are doing wrong /whether your move is looking good, in building each other up and boosting each others confidence and building the many pole families which exist today.
Everyone that performed for us did so for the first ever time, most of whom have only been poling for a year. They did amazingly in getting up in front of c.500 people and together overcome obstacles, fears and delivered an excellent performance. A great achievement and an amazing day.
Thank you all to everyone that came along to support and of course those that took part, you all made it super enjoyable and a truly memorable day!
to view / purchase any pictures from the event, please check out http://www.fotocad.com/Once-Upon-A-Pole-2017