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ANNA HALDER and her creation; SCHOKO POLE.

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She does fitness, dance, bodybuilding and is children´s instructor. Leader by nature, She tells us how she managed to achieve everything she has. Creator of her own studio, SCHOKO POLE, tells us from Switzerland how her relationship with the discipline began. Our interviewee today, ANNA HALDER. “I want, I can, I love.”

Anna, could you tell us how your relationship with the Pole began?

I am fitness, dance, bodybuilding, children’s instructor with many years of experience. I got married and moved to Switzerland. After the birth of my son, after 2 years I went to the first fitness club that I came across to look for a job as a coach. But since mine. And when I came to the studio, I found out that this is a fitness completely different direction. The manager suggested that I stay in the class to try what it is. And since then we with half-year are inseparable.

 

How did the decision to start a school come about?

Over time, I began to work as a coach , visited various studios for further training and took personal trainings from different coaches. But I always knew that I had to open my own studio, where I could bring my own rules, create my own direction and the mood of the studio.

In principle, I’m a very creative person, and therefore emotional. And to such people as me it is quite difficult to be subordinate. And the school is my inspiration and embodiment of me. In another way, I do not represent.

 

What is the name of the Pole School?

School Name: Schoko Pole Dance

Immediately explain:

In the past, I’m a dancer. My stage name is Shoky

Because it seemed to everyone that I was always just chocolate.

But I pay more attention to the title, which will accompany the fate of the studio and its development

Chocolate is a delight, an eternal classic, it’s elegant, the rich will always be number.

 

 

What are the characteristics of the School?

All that was listed about the meaning of the name is present in my studio, as I intended.

In addition, I made a special emphasis on mothers with children in our studio has a children’s playground in which children play with pleasure, paint. And at the same time, the mother can afford a lesson or two. The child feels the presence of the mother. And everyone is happy.

Also, in my studio, much attention is paid to students who would like to participate in competitions.

I myself am the organizer of the competition in Zurich for a half-year: Exotic Action Competition.

My students have top-level results in various competitions not only in Switzerland, but also in Europe. Competition and preparation is my passion. So I pay so much attention to this.

 

What type of students attend?

In the studio come a differently different coninging people: from 4 years to infinity. Because in the studio there are children’s training aimed at developing the mobility of the child, where we stretch, we perform gymnastic elements, we study sports equipment and also use a pylon. Also in our studio, we offer training for people of age, which is very important.

And of course the main group is women 20-40 years old.

 

Any phrase that identifies you?

My life is a film, the script of which is only me. And I decide how it will be.

My film is an incredible and amazing fantasy: somewhere very sad, somewhere funny. But this is a film about what any dreams come true.

 

What expectations do you have regarding the discipline of the Pole?

My expectations are none. I just love polandance. I do it, I develop it, I live in it. But, I know for sure that this is a sport that is not a momentary fashion explosion. There will always be a puddle, because with the accuracy I can say, on my huge sporting past, this is the most amazing sport. The figure changes very quickly for the better, mobility, health, self-esteem, like-minded people. All this gives a half-degree to a greater extent than another sport.

 

Any message you want to leave us?

There are three rules: I want, I can, I love

What you want to achieve and manage to do it. And if you do this, then invest in this love.

 

Thank you Anna, for letting us know your Pole story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine

SANDRA BOOKER. Life lessons.

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 Life presents us with challengers, and confronting them is part of the human essence.

Sandra Booker inspires us with her life story …

Would you tell us who Sandra Booker is?

My name is Sandra Booker. I am a professional musician, composer, arranger, and of course, pole dancer. I am currently in treatment for bladder cancer, but through music and pole dancing, I have changed the trajectory of my life, improved the quality of it, and perhaps saved it. I am committed to living in the now with joy, gratitude and grace and showing others how to use pole dancing as a way to create joy and gratitude and self-empowerment in their own lives. It has made this journey possible when it seems unbearable.

What was the reason you decided to go to Pole Dance?

I was recovering from a devastating car accident in 2007, which left me 50 lbs. overweight, a partially severed right shoulder, fractured left hip, facial lacerations, and overall, deeply depressed. I was emotionally, spiritually, physically, and socially crushed. I couldn’t work and my life was at a stand still. The operation in 2008 to repair my injured shoulder resulted in a disfiguring scar on my upper right chest above my breast and my financial life in shambles from suing the state of California under the MICRA laws. The attorney even kept the product liability settlement money.  

In 2009, I would suffer the loss of my musical partner and friend killed in a car accident while on his way to perform our first in concert in New Orleans, LA. I was devastated! I began contemplating the value of my own life and if it was worth living any more. After being in a state of shock for two years, I happened to catch a commercial about a dance studio that offered pole dancing and aerial silk classes. I was captivated by the beauty of it, was close to my home, so I made an appointment to go. The studio was the now defunct Goddess Fitness Dance run by Emma Ridley in Sherman Oaks, CA. After trying pole dancing in 2011 for a few months on-and-off, I left convinced this was a young woman’s sport, but I returned in 2015 with a vengeance and it changed my life. I fell head–over-stilettos in love with everything about it. It was my life but it became my lifestyle. It gave me the power to see what I’m still capable of. It made me feel alive and strong on the inside and beautiful and brave on the outside. The reason I pole dance now is because it taught me how to love and be in love with myself no matter the circumstances of my life.

When I received my diagnosis in November 2016, I had advanced enough to be a dance instructor at Pink Pole Party (Burbank, CA) and this was a major blow. My motivation remained high and returned to work in less than 30 days after having a radical nephrectomy with a bladder cuff. Sadly, my cancer returned within 3 months of that procedure forcing me to take a leave from work and finally leaving studio in April of 2017. Nevertheless, I have continued to dance, and I have created a pole dance conditioning program for women suffering with various forms of cancer to remind them that they are beautiful on the inside and the outside. It’s 2018 and my battle continues with all the emotion ups and downs associated with this disease but it has also taught me how to let go of what we can’t control and to embrace the chances we have to live and grow in the moment and be better individuals.

 

Since when do you practice it?

I started practicing pole dancing in 2011 as a means of exercise. Now, I practice to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of pole dancing and how it has helped and still helps me discover and redefine my sense of self. Pole dancing requires a great deal of discipline, honesty, self-awareness and trust. It’s great stress relief too.

 

What does it mean for you to practice Pole Dance?

I practice because it trains my body and mind to communicate with one another simultaneously based on my imagination and creativity. It’s a physical form of artistic expression that doesn’t require speaking or singing. Although I have trained myself to sing jazz while pole dancing and it’s a great challenge. Collectively speaking, it’s gives me the foundation I need to create and present my art in a visual and musical way.

Why would you recommend Pole Dance?

I would recommend pole dancing because it saved my life…twice.

What inspiring message could you leave?

Life is for living and dancing is life. Let yourselves dance and if you can do it on a pole, that’s even better.

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME: Sandra Booker

Birthdate: 03/05/**

Zodiac: Pisces

Place of birth: New Orleans, LA

Place of residence: Los Angeles.

Music you prefer: Good music, genre optional.

Hobby: Learning to speak French, cooking Creole food, playing the guitar and becoming a better pole dancer and person.

 

 

Thank you Sandra for sharing your story with us …
Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine.

 

COCO KE HONG. The Best From China.

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The Pole has become a global discipline and this invites us to explore different scenarios and discover new athletes. Today POLEGOOD has the pleasure of presenting an exceptional artist who in a short time has become one of the stars of the Pole discipline. From the thousand-year-old China, with us, in an exclusive interview, COCO KE HONG.

 

Coco, what motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?

The first time that I approach the pole dance was in 2012. I didn’t have any foundation about dance. I worked as a waiter in a bar. I saw some pole dance show there which interested me. I also heard that pole dance is highly paid. So I found a school to learn pole dance.

How is your life outside of sport?

Shopping, listening music, swimming

What were the best moments of your artistic career?

During 2015-2016, when pole dancing was not well developed in china, I won  worldwide pole dance championship in Asia and Europe.

Any phrase identify you?

No pain no gain. It’s never too late to learn.

According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

Loose weight, body sculpt, enhance self confidence, physical power

How do you perceive the development of the Pole discipline in China?

I think that the pole discipline will be getting better and better in china. It will be accepted by more and more people. When people talk about pole dance, they will think of pole competition, not night club dance.

With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

Fitness club, gymnastics, satin dance, flying rings, but I practice by myself

What does the Pole mean to you as an artistic expression?

I think that pole dance is like my underwear. I need to have it with me everyday. I cannot live without it.

A message that you want to leave us?

Firstly, thank you very much to choose me for interview. I hope that more people know me via your platform and become the next worldwide pole dance champion.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

NAME: COCO KE HONG

Where were you born?  Guizhou China

Birthdate 1993.06.08

Where do you live? Shanghai

Zodiac  Rooster

Music you prefer? Exotic music, piano music, soft music, rock electro music

 

Ke Hong Coco is a very talented and hardworking dancer. He hasn’t any dancer background. He’s been in touch with pole  dance for 5 years. He became champion during his third year of practicing pole dance. And he became the worldwide champion in 2016.amazing IPSAF pole sport world champion 2017. He created many of his own signature tricks. And his combos are quite different than others dancers with more control.

Chinese National Pole Dance Team Captain

Yuan Gan Cultural Pole Dance Team National Spokesperson

Xpert Certified Instructors

China Pole Dance Team Best Record Holder

Famous as the Most Beautiful Male Pole Dancer

2018 World Pole Dance Championships Man’s Champion 

2018 APC Singapore Champion 

2017 Russia Pole Star Guest Performance 

2017 (POSA )IPSAF Liechtenstein Pole Sport Pole Championships Champion Man’s

2017 Pole Star Russia Novosibirsk Judge 

2017 China Pole Dance Championships Judge

2017 China PCS (Pole Championship Series ) Judge 

2017 Pole Art France 3rd Place

2017 APC (Singapore Asia Pole championship 2nd Runner up) 

2016 World Pole Dance Championships Man’s Champion Romania

2016 World Pole Dance Championships (WPDC) Men’s Single champion

2016 China Pole Dance Championships (CPDC) Men’s Single Championship 

2016 Airstars Pole Men’s Champion, Overall Champion

2015 Singapore ~SG Pole Challenge Men’s Champion, Overall Fit Champion

2015 Hongkong Airstars Men’s Champion, Overall Champion, Best costume

2015 China Pole Dance Championships (CPDC) Men’s Single Champion

2015 World Pole Dance Championships (WPDC) Men’s Single Second Runner-up

2014 China Pole Dance Championships (CPDC) Men’s single Second Runner-up

 

 

Thank you very much Coco, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

Mara Latasa Saloj Empresaria y Visionaria del Pole.

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Conoce la disciplina del Pole desde sus inicios, vive el desarrollo de cerca y es una referente a nivel mundial. Sostiene “si los empresarios tomaran responsabilidad en el armado de empresas habilitadas y con estándares de calidad, mejoraría el contexto de la actividad y el crecimiento sería inmedible”.  Una entrevista exclusiva. Polegood presenta, desde Argentina, a MARA LATASA SALOJ.

Quién es Mara Latasa Saloj?

Mara es Licenciada en Marketing y Administración de Empresas, egresada de UADE. Desde los 3 años estudió danzas modernas y expresión corporal, obteniendo su título de Profesora Superior a los 17 años. Fue campeona latinoamericana de danzas a los 16. Desde muy pequeña y hasta la actualidad, el manejo de empresas y el arte fue su principal actividad. Trabajó en empresas de publicidad y empresas de tecnología, siempre en las áreas creativas. Está casada con Lucio hace 11 años y es Mamá de Emma de 4 años. A los 27 fundó Art Dance Studio, la escuela más grande de LatinoAmérica de Pole y acrobacias. Sólo un año después, inició con la organización del torneo, que más tarde se transformaría en Pole Championship Network, la red de torneos más grande y prestigiosa del continente americano, con 21 torneos, que se desarrollan desde Argentina, a Estados Unidos.

Cómo comenzó tu relación con el Pole?

En un viaje a Estados Unidos, en el año 2006, conoció la actividad de la cual se enamoró y usó toda su experiencia de años en las artes, la danza, y el armado de empresas, fundando así, en el 2007, Art Dance Studio.

Cómo fue organizar tu primer torneo?

Sentía que el público debía conocer esta actividad de forma distina al imaginario popular y el armado de los torneos era la major forma. Fue muy difícil al principio, porque teníamos que explicar todo el tiempo que la actividad era otra cosa. Además, muy pocas atletas lo practicaban; pero con mucho amor, miedo y esfuerzo, nació el Primer Miss Pole Dance Argentina, con 18 competidoras, lo que para mí fue un antes y un después en la historia del Pole. Los medios hablaban por primera vez, de ésta nueva disciplina.

Como definirías al Pole de hoy en día?

Hoy en día es un mundo muy distinto al de mis inicios, no solo en Latinoamérica, sino mundialmente. El crecimiento en los lugares más remotos del planeta, nos sorprendió a todos, y el gran avance de las redes sociales fue un gran responsable de éso, tanto para la técnica de la disciplina como para la industria que creció alrededor, como por ejemplo, proveedores del rubro. Sin dudas, hay mucho para crecer y en mi opinión, por profesionalizar y legalizar.

Qué futuro le auguras al Pole como disciplina?

Creo que la materia pendiente que tenemos dentro de la comunidad, es unificar criterios. Los empresarios, tomar responsabilidad en el armado de empresas habilitadas y con stándares de calidad para brindar el mejor contexto para el crecimiento sostenido de la actividad.

Sabemos que conoces a muchas personalidades del Pole, qué atletas te han impactado y porqué? (Mencionar no más de 6).

Ésta profesión y los miles de viajes, me llevaron a partes más remotas del planeta, donde tuve la posibilidad de conocer a grandes estrellas. Si bien la admiración por los artistas que conocí es muy grande, me sorprende más la calidad humana y la constancia, la creatividad y la capacidad de renovarse constantemente. Con éstas cualidades puedo nombrar a varios… Màrion Crampe, Bendy Kate, Saulo Sarmiento, Vane Lunática, Heidi Coker, María Julia Aguiar, Felipe Mendoza…

Qué características generales puedes resaltar de los atletas que hacen Pole?

De los que hacen Pole y son exitosos, la constancia es su mayor secreto. El virtuosismo sin constancia, no prospera.

Desde tu óptica, que le falta para crecer a la disciplina del Pole?

Desde la formalidad, debemos generar stándares y contextos de calidad. Una vez logrado eso, el crecimiento será inmedible!

No dudamos que el Pole es una disciplina artística y deportiva… cuando te iniciaste en éste medio, cómo era vista la actividad del Pole?

La verdad que a los que llevamos más de 10 años, nos tocó dar una pelea más grande que las que tienen los que inician hoy. Pero se realizó un buen trabajo mostrando el pole como una actividad respetada y seria, tanto por su complejidad técnica como por su belleza artística.

Cómo es un día habitual en la vida de Mara?

Hoy mis días van entre la Dirección de Art Dance y la Dirección de Pole Championship Network. Éstos últimos años he viajado por todo Latinoamérica en los torneos de la red, conociendo miles de atletas. Pero siempre busco el tiempo para ser Mamá, esposa, hermana, hija, ya que si bien me consideroexitosa en mi trabajo, mi mayor logro es mi familia.

Cuáles son los próximos eventos que tienes en agenda?

 

 

 

Cabe destacar que Mara Latasa Saloj es además, Organizadora de Pole Theatre Argentina, Panamerican Pole Championship, Argentina Pole Championship y Amateur Pole Championship (Argentina), además de la Conducción de la Red de Campeonatos mencionados.

CREDIT PHOTOS: SZUKA SIMINK

 

Agradecemos especialmente a Mara Latasa Saloj, por permitirnos conocer su historia y por los aportes que realiza a la disciplina del Pole.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

 

NATAH SZUKA. Fotografiando emociones.

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-“Con esfuerzo y perseverancia podemos lograr todo lo que nos propongamos.”- Es el mensaje de Natah Szuka. Ella se destaca por sus dos pasiones, el arte de la fotografía y la disciplina del Pole. Comparte trabajo junto a su novio Emanuel y confiesa que encontró en el Pole, una forma de capturar emociones y momentos únicos. Los invitamos a conocerla en ésta entrevista especial.

Natah, cómo llegaste al Pole?

Estaba por cumplir 29 años y tenía ganas de hacer alguna actividad fisica, pero a su vez trabajaba y tengo una hija, asi que se complicaba la constancia , además,  el gimnasio me aburría. Me acuerdo que mi primera clase fue muy graciosa! Estaba vestida completamente, hasta con zapatillas jajaja

Cómo es un típico día de Natah?

Me despierto temprano a las 6:30am, desayuno, preparo mis cosas del trabajo, camino justamente al trabajo porque está bastante cerca; a la tarde entreno y doy clases, y después, volver a casa a estar en familia.

Porqué elegiste el Pole como deporte para retratar?

Me llamaba la atención las trucos que hacían, veía encuadres muy especiales y me resultaba interesante que pudieras jugar con los distintos ángulos de las figuras. Lo bueno del Pole Dance es que podés obtener momentos únicos y que reflejan distintas emociones, se juntan muchas influencias en los atletas, sea danza, acrobacia o expresiones artísticas que le dan caracter a cada uno de ellos.

Quién es Natah como Pole Dancer?

Soy una persona muy ansiosa jajaja; a veces quiero poder hacerlo todo ya.. pero hay que entender que hay que atravesar el período de proceso y aprendizaje de las cosas; el Pole Dance tiene ese desarrollo constante que te hace querer aprender más. Fuera de eso, creo soy como todo el mundo con días buenos y malos, pero trato de aprovecharlos y agradecer el poder estar haciendo algo que disfruto.

Cómo describirías a Natah como Fotógrafa?

Como una persona imaginativa! hacer fotografía es algo que me divierte mucho, disfruto mucho pensando situaciones, buscando locaciones, constantemente quiero hacer nuevas cosas. Trabajo junto a mi novio Emanuel, que es el que edita las fotos y me asiste cuando hacemos las sesiones. Es especial poder compartir con tu pareja actividades y mas aún si compartís una misma pasión.

Qué mensaje te gustaría dejarnos?

No tenemos que condicionarnos y limitarnos con frustraciones… con esfuerzo y perseverancia podemos lograr todo lo que nos propongamos.

CREDIT PHOTOS: Szuka Simink

 

 

FICHA PERSONAL

Nombre Completo: Natasha Szuka

Fecha de Nacimiento: 19 de Febrero de 1982

Lugar de Nacimiento: Capital Federal. Argentina.

Lugar donde reside: Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Barrio Balvanera.

Signo del Zodíaco: Piscis

Música Preferida: Nirvana, A perfect Circle, Tool, No Doubt, Pearl Jam y Korn.

Hobby: Jugar a los videos.

PREMIOS OBTENIDOS EN POLE:

3er Puesto Amateur Pole Championship 2016

Finalista Categoría Profesional Panamericano Pole Championship 2017

1er Puesto Pole Theatre Argentina Categoría Classique Semi Pro.

3er Puesto High Heels Categoría Profesional Pole Up 2018.

 

Gracias Natah por permitirnos conocer parte de tu historia.

Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine.

The magic of Makeda Smith

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The rhythmic music seizes each of  her fibers … the magic transforms the atmosphere … her shapely hips initiated the ritual that her long legs took care of accompanying … every movement distilled an incited sensuality … the dance is hypnotic and each trick is a flight towards freedom, towards that personal destiny that she has as her engine, the passion to continue discovering that there is more to give …

With us,  MAKEDA SMITH!

How did your relationship with the Pole begin?

I started my pole journey at the age of 50. I am 57 now. My life was pretty down in the dumps at the time and I was hoping to find a physical exercise that would keep me from feeling so depressed. I took one pole class out of curiosity – and was hooked forever ! Taking classes kept me motivated and inspired. The workouts were very challenging, and sometimes frustrating – but I was up for it. Every time I conquered a pole move – I felt amazing !

Since when do you practice it?

I practice pole and the aerial arts every chance I get. I am usually in the studio every other day. I have been studying pole art for almost 8 years now.

What do you try to transmit with your performances?

When I perform, my ‘dancer self’ takes over. Her name is ‘sheBA’ – she is an ancient temple priestess and her dance is spiritual and sacred. sheBa is my inner goddess.

What challenges does it represent for you, to do pole dance?

As an older dancer I am sometimes challenged because of my age. I was actually cyber bullied for being a ‘granny’ pole dancer. A video of me went viral and thousands of people ridiculed me online. I now use the hashtags #grannyonapole and #grannyandherpole with much pride ! Also, per training, I move slower than the younger students in class and sometimes it takes me longer to master the pole tricks. There are also pole tricks that I cannot do because of flexibility.

When preparing a choreography, what aspects do you consider?

When I prepare choreography, I think about how I want my audience to feel. I also think about conveying the feeling and message of the song I am performing as well. I consider the music and song to be art and I become a visual and moving representation of that art.

What sensations does being on a stage generate?

My very first performance I was so nervous I could not sleep – but once I got on stage, sheBA took over and everything was fine! I don’t get as nervous now, just a few jitters before going on stage. Once I am on stage though, after a few moments – sheBa takes over and the dance movement becomes my only focus.

Why would you recommend pole dance to women your age?

Pole dancing is a gateway to uncovering your inner goddess. With women my age however, 50 and over, I usually recommend exotic flow movement classes first – so that they can become comfortable with their bodies again. I have found that a lot of older women are intimidated being in pole classes with younger women. The idea of the pole and high heel shoes also makes many of them nervous. I teach my FlyingOver50 Flow Movement classes to older women and I find that for many of them, something as simple as rotating your hips can be

daunting yet very liberating! As we get older we stop moving our bodies and often lose our sensuality. Hip movement is the beginning of reawakening that sensuality. I have had several students move on to beginner pole after taking flow movement lessons with me. The flow movement opened them up to their goddess selves and they are then ready to explore pole !

What inspiring message could you leave?

My message is for all women, but particularly older women. It is that ‘sexy never gets old!’ You can reawaken the sleeping goddess within you – start by shaking your hips – you don’t need a pole to revive the magic. The magic starts with you – move your bodies – never stop dancing ! And when you are ready – the pole will take you ‘high her ! ‘

Note: I would like to graciously thank Vanesa S. Zylinski and Polegood Magazine for interviewing FlyingOver50 and for inspiring pole dancers around the world.

I would also like to thank MercVille Productions and Flying Curves Dance Studio, the team behind my “Goddesses In Motion: Pop Up Pole Video” – and Christina Villegas, the director and dance teacher/performer who directed the video shoot !

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Full Name: Makeda Smith ( stage name: sheBA )

Birthdate: 1/6/1961

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Place of birth: Los Angeles, raised in Chicago

Place of residence: Los Angeles

Music you prefer: mellow music like neo soul and smooth r&b and also jazz

Hobby: pole dancing, aerial hammock, lyra, walking, meditating and golf

Social Media Links:

Website: www.FlyingOver50.com

Email: flyingover50@gmail.com

Facebook at: FlyingOver50

Instagram: @FlyingOver50

Twitter: @flyingover50

Youtube: FlyingOver50

 

Thank you very much Makeda for letting us know part of your beautiful story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

When the style comes from Latvia … ALYONA AMBER.

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Beauty and style…

From Latvia, Alyona Amber tells us how she got to Pole Dance, and what this discipline means to her. Champion in different Exotic championships, invites us to know more, in an exclusive interview!

 Amber, would you tell us how you got to Pole Dance?

I danced for many years and once agreed to a contract in a circus like show-dancer. Acrobats in the circus inspired me to try pole dance.

 How is your life outside of sport?

My whole life is a dance. At the moment I’m working on two works related to dancing. The rest of the time I sleep and eat. The situation is saved by travel. Traveling helps me relax and find inspiration.

Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?

Two of the brightest moments:

My first performance at the competitions. I performed with the number of the snake at Pole Emotion competitions in Latvia and worried until competition day about 3 months. I will never forget how I sat on the stage and took a deep breath and gave myself to the dance.

Workshop invitation to Brazil. I never thought that I would travel so far. I was excited very much and this trip will stay in my heart forever. It’s very cool that the pole dance unite the dancers from all over the world and that there is an opportunity to meet everyone.

Any phrase identify you?

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”

 According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

Any dancers and athletes have an advantage over people who did not do anything like that. Because they know their body better and are able to control it. But this does not mean that pole dance is not available to everyone. You just need to start and work hard. Pole dance is a very grateful sport. I see it watching my students.

With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

I attend dance classes of different styles.

Awards, mention them:

3 ° place – “Zodiac Championship” Category Stars (Moscow) 2018

Grand Prix Winner – “Pole Emotion” Category Pro Exotic Show 2017

1 ° place – Semi Pro Classique& Overall Winner “Pole Theater UK” 2017

1 ° place – “Exotic Generation” Category Flow (Moscow) 2017

1 ° place – “Exotic Generation” Category Flow (Italy) 2017

1 ° place – “Pole Emotion” Category Semi Pro Exotic 2016

 

   

PERSONAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME: Alyona Amber

Where were you born?: In small and cozy city of Latvia called Rēzekne.

 Where do you live?: I live in Latvia, Riga city.

Zodiac sign?: Libra, but my astrologer says that this is not true

Music you prefer ?: I love all styles of music. At home I listen to classical music and Indian mantras.

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” (Alyona Amber)

Thank you very much Amber, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

Contándonos parte de su historia… VIR QUINTEROS.

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Desde Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina, Vir Quinteros relata parte de su historia en ésta entrevista… Nos cuenta que hace 6 años que dedica gran parte de sus días al Pole y que trabaja arduamente para que ésta disciplina siga creciendo en su ciudad…

Vir, nos contarías cómo se inició tu relación con el Pole?

Inicié mi preparación en un studio de Córdoba Capital, Up Studio. Allí cursé el instructorado para poder dar clases y 3 años después, me decidí a dar clases en mi propia casa. Allí nació mi estudio de Pole, Marchenkopole, en donde hoy cuento con 70 alumnas fijas de todos los niveles.

Cómo surgió la idea de organizar tu primer Campeonato?

Todos los años asistía a torneos diferentes y buscaba conocer más acerca de la organización de los mismos… ésto me impulsó a animarme a organizar mi primer torneo, y así es como nace Xpressive Championship, que este año,  se presenta en su tercera edición. El año pasado participaron 90 atletas de nivel internacional. El nombre del torneo fue elegido  con mucho amor pensando en que los atletas puedan expresarse libremente y además, usar elementos que les permitan mostrar sus coreografías como deseen.  Aquí, en la localidad de Alta Gracia, todo es nuevo, entonces siempre pienso en darle oportunidades a todas las escuelas pequeñas o estudios de pole y acrotelas que hay, para que puedan mostrar sus trabajos , ya que muchos talentos y a veces no se animan a participar de  torneos grandes. Con Xpressive hacemos énfasis en la libertad de expresión y  de ésta manera, que nuestras competencias sean un trampolín para pasar después a  escenarios más grandes!

Usé todos mis sentimientos como atleta y entrenadora para hacer un reglamento y en el que todos estén cómodos.

Qué expectativas tienes en relación a la disciplina del Pole? 

Sigo apostando a dar oportunidades para que todos vean el talento de mi cuidad, Alta Gracia, Córdoba,para que la disciplina siga creciendo aún más…

Yo tengo mucha gente que siempre ayudó al desarrollo de los torneos, grandes atletas  como Vicky Rame y mi Amigo y Padrino de Marchenkopole, Fer Alonzo, que siempre están apoyando al 100 x100% todo!

Alguna frase que te identifique?

En estos 6 años de mi relación con el pole, y con 35 años, conocí mucha gente hermosa, y distintas competencias, en donde aprendí muchísimo!

Mi gran frase es: -“Aquí brillan Ustedes, mis niños… Y si Ustedes brillan, yo también!”-

 

FICHA PERSONAL

Nombre y Apellido: Vir Quinteros.

Fecha de Nacimiento: 10/08/1983

Signo del Zodíaco: Leo

Lugar donde vive: Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina.

Escuela de Pole: Marchenkopole

Gracias Vir por colaborar en la difusión de la disciplina del Pole.

Vanesa S. Zylinski – POLEGOOD Magazine

Russian Excellence… Anastasia Skukhtorova.

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-“Never give up. Always believe in yourself.”-

In an ideal atmosphere, where music and body merge, subtle and delicate movements ignite the magic of a performance of excellence. From Russia, a very special interviewee … ANASTASIA SKUKHTOROVA.

Anastasia, what motivated you to approach the Pole Dance?

I always wanted to be a dancer. I love music. Love expressing feelings thru dance. I love that Pole challenges me. There is always something to learn.

 How is your life outside of sport?

I live with my boyfriend in Copenhagen.

Meeting with my friends there, train on the pole together. Taking different workshops and dance classes.

Learning how to do make up. This is my new obsession now. I LOVE make up. And want to keep learning more and more.

 What were the best moments of your artistic career? 

Winning World Pole Cup and being 2d runner up in original Pole Art was amazing. And my dream. So I’m very happy it happened in my life.

Performing in one of the biggest circus in the world on the pole – Le Noir. Was incredible experience too.

Also working in first ever cirque/theater in Russia – Leningrad center in Saint Petersburg as soloist on the pole top was amazing!

Any phrase identify you?

 Never give up. Always believe in yourself.

According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?

It makes women or men confident, makes you love your body, be proud of it. You become fit, sexy, strong, flexible, healthy. So many good things about Pole.

How do you perceive the development of the Pole discipline in Denmark?

I performed recently in Danmark Har Talent and became a runner up. I wanted to show Denmark that Pole can be an art, Theater, story. And I think I did it.

 With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?

Gym, ballet, contemporary dance, aerial silks and hoop. Climbing is great too! Bouldering.

A message that you want to leave us?

Now a lot of people forget why they started pole dance. With Instagram it became like a race of who did the best and the newest trick.

So I think it is important to remember why you started. And do it for you. Not for other people.

Enjoy each class, each training. Listen to your body. Be careful with injuries. Work out in gym or with elastic band as it will help preventing injuries on the pole.

Don’t be too critical to yourself. Be proud of what you achieved.

Awards, mention them:

Winner of World Pole Cup 2012/2013, 

2d runner up in original Pole Art 2012. 

2d runner up in World Pole Cup 2011.

The most photogenic pole dancer 2014.

 

 PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name: Anastasia Skukhtorova

Where were you born?: Moscow

 Birthdate? 06th of April 1990

Where do you live?: I live with my boyfriend in Copenhagen.

Zodiac sign?: Aries

Music you prefer ?: pop and classical. Love Jason Mraz.

 

 

 

 

CREDIT PHOTOS: Malena Altamirano, School of Pole.

Thank you very much Anastasia, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.

 Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

“Nós podemos viver nossos sonhos”…Edi Reis.

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 Ela nos ensina que nunca é tarde para viver nossos sonhos. Uma entrevista muito especial, do Brasil … EDI REIS.

Edi, você nos contaria como chegou ao Pole?

Conheci o pole através da novela Duas Caras em 2007 e percebi que se tratava de uma ginástica e não somente a parte sensual, então me informei e cheguei ao esporte.

Como está sua vida fora do esporte?

Tenho meu Studio e dou aulas todos os dias, além disso minha vida pessoal é maravilhosa com meus filhos e amigos, mas estou a procura de um namorado rsrsrs

Você poderia nos contar os melhores momentos de sua carreira na disciplina de pole?

Todas as minhas conquistas foram inesquecíveis, mas em particular o Campeonato Paulista de 2011, feito pela minha amiga Mari Silva (Vertical Fit) foi especial, pois o público delirou quando entrei no palco.

Como é um dia normal na vida de Edi?

Eu levanto cedo, dou aulas desde as 9hs até às 21hs com alguns intervalos claro e quando estou em época de Campeonato eu treino nestes intervalos.

Quais são suas aspirações futuras?

Continuar incentivando mulheres e não permitir que elas se anulem por acharem que estão velhas para começar (eu comecei aos 42 e hoje aos 53 tenho 13 medalhas)

Quais benefícios você acha que a Pole Dance trouxe à sua vida?

Qualidade de vida, vontade de viver mais tempo, auto estima, emagrecimento e saber que o que eu desejo eu posso conquistar.

De sua experiência, você acha que é necessário combinar o pole com outra atividade esportiva?

Eu não sou formada em EF, mas acredito que todo exercício extra pode fortalecer sua musculatura para o pole, porém eu só faço pole.

Que mensagem você gostaria de nos deixar?

Em primeiro lugar agradecer a oportunidade de contar aqui minha história e dizer para estas mulheres lindas e maravilhosas que nunca é tarde para nada nesta vida, vamos aproveitar que estamos vivas.

INFORMAÇÃO PESSOAL

Primeiro e Último Nome: Edi Reis

E-mail: edireispoledance@hotmail.com
Signo do zodíaco: geminiana, gente boa pra caramba kkkkk
Data de Nascimento? 03/06/65 meu maior orgulho
Onde você nasceu? Ourinhos/SP
Onde você mora? Alphaville
Música que você prefere?  Todas, desde MPB, Anita, Rock, anos 80 e funk (amo está batida kkkkkk) mesmo não aprovando algumas letras.

Prêmios? mencioná-los.

Penta Campeã Brasileira 2011/2015/2017/2018
Campeã Pole Art 2016/2018
Vice Sul-americana 2011
3o Lugar Miss Pole Dance 2010
3o Lugar Mundial Londres 2016
2o Lugar Artistico Mundial 2017
2o Lugar Pole Battle 2012
2o Lugar Brasileiro 2014
2o Lugar Pole Championship 2017

Obrigado Edi por compartilhar uma parte da sua história

Vanesa Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine

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