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The Perks and Downfalls of Being a Home Poler: Why Pole Jams Are So Important

Being a home poler has so many perks, as we've already discussed. You can wear whatever you want, you don't have to shave every day, and you can snack as much as you want during your pole sessions. But there are also some drawbacks to being a solo poler. The biggest one, in my opinion, is the lack of collaboration.

Pole jams with others were always the way I would figure out that little something that I was missing to get me what I needed to FINALLY get that move I have been working on for 2 months now and still can't figure it out. It is also is how I would find out what to do before and after a move so I could truly create some amazing combos. That collaboration was just something so unique to a pole studio and something I do miss now that one is not available.

Don't get me wrong... I know there are a ton of virtual communities and teaching programs out there that I plan to mention and cover heavily on this site in the near future that are truly amazing and I would highly recommend so many because I have grown so much each time I take them. But having that collaborative environment offers a different element that I use to get so much out of!

Having people be able to tell you to "slide your hand down more and you are there" or just having someone be able to tell you "lift your leg more and that's it!" Now even as an instructor I don't have all the answers and Lord knows even instructors have their "I haven't yet gotten it, but here is how I see it being explained..." list. But a pole jam is not limited to one teacher and their knowledge. It instead is a collaboration of multiple knowledges and can exponentially help each other grow.

This is what inspired me to rebrand my website. This is my attempt to bring this pole jam to life... I have thought of so many ways to make it happen and am still figuring it out but all I know is nothing prides me more than helping someone finally "get that" it is why I started becoming an instructor and it is why my back injuries mentally kill me when they prevent me from being able to. Let's face it... the money usually isn't "that good."

I'm hoping to create a space where pole dancers of all levels can come together and collaborate, learn from each other, and grow together. I want to make it a virtual pole jam, if you will, where we can share our knowledge and our struggles, and help each other overcome them. I want to create a community where we can all feel supported, encouraged, and inspired.

I know it won't be easy, but I believe it's worth it. Pole dancing has given me so much, and I want to give back. I want to help others experience the same joy, the same sense of accomplishment, and the same feeling of community that I have. So let's do this together, shall we? Let's create something truly special.


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