OpenDance Academy – App of the Day 2021

OpenDance Academy – App of the Day 2021

We are extremely excited to share great news with all our passionate dancers: OpenDance Academy were named App of the Day . Our students constant…

Exotic Pole Dance. I’m afraid to start.

Exotic Pole Dance. I’m afraid to start.

We all have different upbringing and different standards of decency. Exotic pole dancing always causes conflicting feelings in some people. We are used to…

8 Things You Wish You’d Known as a Pole Beginner

8 Things You Wish You’d Known as a Pole Beginner

Pole dancing is more than just a passing trend. It’s a cultural phenomenon that produces real fitness results. Thousands of women (and men!) are…

The Importance of Consistency in Your Workout and Fitness Routines

The Importance of Consistency in Your Workout and Fitness Routines

Many people do their best to workout in various ways on a regular basis, such as by jogging around the neighborhood, cycling to work…

Daily Training Routine

Daily Training Routine

Daily training pole dancing routine! It’s a good theme… isn’t it? I will tell you when our body is 100% productive! Are you interested…

How Fast Can I Do Splits After Stretching?

How Fast Can I Do Splits After Stretching?

"If I do these stretching exercises how fast can I do splits?” My dear! You cannot exactly or even approximately guess how long it…

How Often To Stretch And Bend?

How Often To Stretch And Bend?

The answer by a professional is every day! But its important to choose how: At home - every day! With the coach and under…

Is There A Life With A Bad Back?

Is There A Life With A Bad Back?

Friends, we are starting very important series of articles about training with a bad back. Is there life in pole dancing with hernias, protrusion,…

About Competition

About Competition

It’s now peak season for many pole dance schools to prepare for competitions, and especially in ours, and the choice of subject for the…

How Often Should I Stretch?

How Often Should I Stretch?

"The number is needed! Specific! Give me the exact recipe! And guarantee!" I will give no warranties, nor recipes. But I will give you…

Why To Learn Power Tricks?!

Why To Learn Power Tricks?!

When talking about power tricks in pole dancing I often get reactions like these: - I prefer flexibility tricks. - And I’m fine with…

Slip On The Pole

Slip On The Pole

"You cannot use chalk! It is necessary for hands to get used to!” I am extremely amused by the fact that this phrase is…

Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises

Hi, friends! Exactly one week ago we talked about the role of breathing in stretching and enhancing its effectiveness, today, we continue our theme…

Breathing In Stretching

Breathing In Stretching

Good Monday, world! ⛅ Kolegova Alina @kolegova_alina #Mypolespace coach is on air ... The effectiveness of your stretching directly depends on your breathing. In…

About Goals In Stretching

About Goals In Stretching

This article @kristina_dumanskaya wrote a year ago, but it was not here, and it’s really worth reading. This post was encouraged by a recent…

About Motivation Part 2

About Motivation Part 2

2 ☑. OFFER YOURSELF TODAY A DAY OFF. I'm not kidding:) For me it's the perfect way to separate the laziness from real fatigue.…

About Motivation Part 1

About Motivation Part 1

Good evening guys! Kristina @kristina_dumanskaya is with you today. When it was my turn to write an article for #opinion_mypolespace, the question "what topic…

Warming-Up For Pole Dancers

Warming-Up For Pole Dancers

Hello everybody ) @kolegova_alina is on the air today and I want to talk to you, my friends, about the pole warming up, about…

How To Memorise Dance Series

How To Memorise Dance Series

Hello everybody! @Vikki_poledance is with you! As a pole dance instructor, I often see that some followers quickly grasp the movements, some need a…

About Smart Stretching

About Smart Stretching

Good Monday! Let's start the week with an actual talk about stretching. But first let's make it clear: why do you stretch? To make…

By Yourself Or With A Couch

By Yourself Or With A Couch

Hi you guys, Chris @kristina_dumanskaya is on wire from the middle of nowhere i.e. the Trans-Siberian railway! Today I want to discuss with you…

Warming Up Before Workout Part 2

Warming Up Before Workout Part 2

Last week we considered what blocks must be included in the pole dance warming up before pole dance training. Today we’ll dwell on what…

Warming Up Before Workout Part 1

Warming Up Before Workout Part 1

Today, we’ll speak about the warming-up before the pole workout. Obviously, “the warming-up” is not an all-purpose aid and not a single one for…

About Plateau

About Plateau

“I used to do it easily! Why can’t I now?” Not a single technique acquisition or learning process proceeds smoothly and evenly. Leaps of…

About Fears In Training

About Fears In Training

I would never think of writing anything on this useless subject but for the question “How to overcome fear and do the pole dance…

Power Exercises and Disc Herniation Part 2

Power Exercises and Disc Herniation Part 2

What is allowed and what should be avoided in case of hernias?  Read and learn. In the event of hernia, all power exercises should…

Power Exercises and Disc Herniation Part 1

Power Exercises and Disc Herniation Part 1

First of all, we should understand what disc herniation is. By specialists’ definition, the disc herniation is a displacement of a part of a…

About DOMS

About DOMS

Not all have heard this word, but all will now understand what I mean. DOMS in pole dancing is a condition when yesterday you…

Stretching The Hot Body: Yes Or No

Stretching The Hot Body: Yes Or No

This article is expressly for those who are after a stretch workout and who do a negative split from 5 cubes but after a…

In The Event Of Failure

In The Event Of Failure

Usually, a failure is followed by distress, resentment, anger and reluctance to participate in any other competitions. However, let’s chuck away emotions and draw…

Training The Novices

Training The Novices

The  training  of  novices  is  a  very  serious  matter  given  that  the  initial  training  determines  their  attitude  to  the  entire  process. If  a  wrong …

Student Loses Motivation

Student Loses Motivation

When a student doesn’t succeed with some trick in pole dancing, he often loses motivation to drill it. He may even grumble about it…

Helping Student In Improvisation

Helping Student In Improvisation

Explain that improvisation in pole dance is not a sophisticated torture of a student but a powerful tool for honing the dancer’s skills. 2.…

Improvisation In Exotica

Improvisation In Exotica

Improvisation in pole dancing is a word that makes students’eyes bigger than platforms of their stripper shoes. Just one word and the girls, so…

Cold Stretching

Cold Stretching

Many  don’t  like  warm-ups  and  therefore  wonder  if  it’s  possible  to  stretch  cold  muscles  and  ligaments ➡There  is  such  a  thing  as  “cold  stretching”, …

Static Vs Spinning Pole On Stage

Static Vs Spinning Pole On Stage

Any  major  competition  has  a  static  and  a  spinning  pole  on  stage,  and  rules  insist  on using  both  of  them. And  there  are  always …

How To Choose Competitions?

How To Choose Competitions?

There  are  a  few  essential  points  that  will  help  you  choose  competitions in pole dancing. Geography Determine  the  amount  you  are  prepared  to  spend. …

Playing Hopscotch

Playing Hopscotch

Children,  who  love  to  play,  live  in  many  adults.  A  competitive  or  gaming  element,  added  to  training,  makes  it  less  stressful,  more  exciting  and …

Sophisticated Tricks Vs Effective Ones

Sophisticated Tricks Vs Effective Ones

If  you  ever  showed  a  video  to  your  friends,  you  surely  noticed  how  they  yawn  when  you  perform  a  forced  lift  and  scream  with …

Trying Something New Or Improving The Old Thing?

Trying Something New Or Improving The Old Thing?

This  question  arises  before  many  students  once  they  cross  the  gym’s  threshold. Some  are  lured  by  new  pole dance tricks,  they  wish  to  learn, …

The Weakest One

The Weakest One

It seems to you that at  the  trainings  sessions  of  all  your  colleagues  everything  works  out  fine,  while  yours  are  a  failure. All  your …

What To Do When Your Student Outgrows You?

What To Do When Your Student Outgrows You?

If at one point you realize that your student has become stronger than you, copes  with your pole dance tasks easily and, it seems,…

Should You Pick Up New Trends?

Should You Pick Up New Trends?

We won’t answer this question categorically. We’ll just supply some info to ponder. Trends  vary unpredictably. It may be a fashionable attitude or a…

How Often to Participate in Competitions?

How Often to Participate in Competitions?

Competitions are a huge leap in the progress of each athlete,that is why participating in them is a must. If your goals are the…

Students Doubt Their Skills

Students Doubt Their Skills

Many trainers are familiar with a situation when their student does not believe in himself. He/She does not believe that his/her technique will work,…

How to Set Up Your Pole Dancing Training Routine

How to Set Up Your Pole Dancing Training Routine

The weekly activities and expected training per week for each person depends solely on the highlighted factors: Purpose of training Physical training and length…

How to Avoid Injuries at the Pole Dancing Class

How to Avoid Injuries at the Pole Dancing Class

Trauma brings a lot of unpleasant sensation and often causes the training process to be interrupted for a long time. A break in the…

Loosing Motivation in Pole Dancing Class

Loosing Motivation in Pole Dancing Class

Do you remember the time when you last ran straight to pole dance workout and told your friends that you could not go to…

Pole Dancing Tips

Pole Dancing Tips

Few Pole Dancing Tips That Will Make Your Workouts More Effective And Efficient Pole Dancing classes require your dedication and concentration, so - before training,…

How to Take The Best Photos on the Pole

How to Take The Best Photos on the Pole

Sooner or later most of the pole dancers who fall in love with pole dance classes decide to share their enthusiasm with other people.…

Are You Ready for Pole Dance Competition?!

Are You Ready for Pole Dance Competition?!

Almost every student has wondered at some point in time if he can participate in a competition. Some of them want to start to…

Pole Dancer on Vacation!

Pole Dancer on Vacation!

Summer is a season for vacations. So that means the most of us have to give up a pole for a couple of weeks!…

Individual Workouts: Pros & Cons

Individual Workouts: Pros & Cons

Sooner or later, every pole dancer stays in the gym alone with poles. But one spends time efficiently and leaves the gym inspired by…

My Pole Dance Practice – by Kira Noire

My Pole Dance Practice – by Kira Noire

Many people ask me what’s involved in growing in the art of pole practice. They are curious about what exercises will help them master…

Learning Pole Dance Online

Learning Pole Dance Online

Welcome to Open Dance Academy - online educational portal from the best pole dance instructors from the whole world! Here you will find video…

Open Dance Academy at Pole Expo 2016

Open Dance Academy at Pole Expo 2016

From September 7th to September 11th Pole Expo 2016 took place. It is one of the most signature events in the world of pole…

Let’s talk about grips

Let’s talk about grips

In this article we are going to talk about grips on the pole. There are 4 main types. First is a Regular (Normal) Grip.…

Dimitry Politov – coming soon…

Dimitry Politov – coming soon…

My name is Dimitry Politov and I am 25 years old. I started pole dancing in 2012. The same year I won two championships…

Dmitry Fedotov – coming soon…

Dmitry Fedotov – coming soon…

New to OpenDance Academy! Dmitry Fedotov Ukraine, Kharkov Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English Education: V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, The department of international economic relations…

Why Pole Dance is so Easy to Fall in Love with?

Why Pole Dance is so Easy to Fall in Love with?

Pole dancing is an art form passed through clubs for generations. Just like any other art form, it has changed appearances “ new moves,…