It’s that time of the year again! Back to work, back to school, and of course, back to pole! I’m pretty sure you didn’t stop practicing during holidays, but with the start of the new school year comes the oh-so-familiar feeling of wanting to start fresh.
Pole is no exception (and admit it, you’re way more excited about your subscription to a new term at your pole studio than going back to uni or the office!), and here you are, itching to get new polewear, new shoes, and lots more!
But… money! It still doesn’t grow on trees, pole is expensive, and every poler is after a good deal.
It can quickly be a hassle to define what you really need or want, where to get it, and you can even end up being scammed if you’re not careful enough.
So check these 10 tips to save money, find good deals, and avoid scams while feeding your pole addiction! (more…)
As pole dancers we are always after the one thing that will help us improve our skills, and good news! If there’s one thing that works in that area, it’s cross training!
Yes, pole dance is a very complete activity that works every muscle group, but it’s not always about that: a different way to sollicitate your muscles can all at once help you go past that plateau you’ve been hitting for weeks, develop new muscle memory, and, depending on the type of exercise you decide to add to your weekly schedule, it can even inspire your style as a dancer!
So, why not pick one among those 5 sports that can make you a better pole dancer? (more…)
There comes a point in every pole dancer’s career when they face the ultimate test of their pole fluency: having to use another kind of pole. Whether this test comes up in unexpected circumstances (visiting another studio or worse – having to confront it for the first time in a competition setting – eeek!) – it pays to know what types of poles exist in your pole world and what kind of moves you can nail on them!
In no particular order here are the top 4 poling dilemmas that every poler will come across at least once! (more…)
Who’s never had the oh so cliché reaction from a guy as soon as you tell him you pole dance? Y’know, the sort of eye-popping-wolf-panting response you might see in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
Let’s face it, while pole dancing has made a breakthrough in mainstream fitness, it’s still a niche activity, and some guys still have the impression of the good old ‘smoking’ hot exotic dancer ready to give a lap dance’ as soon as they hear about it.
It’s not a problem to be associated with an exotic dancer (they’re awesome and so badass!!), but it’s a little unnerving to suddenly be seen as fair game by your brand new date when really, it’s got nothing to do with that.
Being confident, sexually free, and dancing around a pole, whatever reason we’re doing it for (fitness, show, earning money, it doesn’t matter!) does not mean you’re going to get it tonight babe! It’s about US, not YOU!
But you know what, Unicorns? Show him what pole dancing really is, and your man’s reaction will soon change! (more…)
In the pole world they are known as the bendy babes of pole, but when Felicity Logan and Djani Davidson decided to team up for Miss Pole Dance Doubles (MPDD) it was the ultimate dream come true! Double the fun, double the fantasy, and double the sexy flexiness!
In this exclusive interview with The Unicorn they share their experience of putting their amazing show together that won them first place in this year’s MPDD! (more…)
From top to bottom of the room, nothing can resist a heel kick or head bump from a thrashing pole session, and The Unicorn has decided to make a special service for those poor objects that died on the path of Polezilla!
While these happen mostly when pole dancing at home – because of lack of space, let’s bet that studios are not safe from clumsy polers! (more…)
So you’ve progressed from beginner classes to intermediate pole – congratulations!
But whilst you feel like you’re finally making some headway in your pole training, you may at times feel discouraged or frustrated by how difficult some intermediate tricks are – they can be downright painful, challenging and a little bit scary!
Sometimes it helps to put things in perspective – many of the moves you’ll come across in intermediate were once considered super-advanced at elite competition level!
Here’s a sample of these 5 intermediate moves to give you an idea of just how hard they are: (more…)
‘Coming out’ as a vegan is not always easy when so many myths exist about whether or not it’s good for you! When it comes to fitness training we all know how important it is to nourish your body from the outside in, so let’s explore the 4 common myths of being a vegan pole dancer and some of the awesome reasons why more and more athletes are turning towards a plant based diet!
Studios open all around the world, more and more girls and boys get addicted, the high prices not even deterring the users of this new hardcore drug on the market: pole dance.
The Unicorn addresses the issue, and reveals to you the 5 reasons why you come back for more once you got a taste of this hardcore drug!
Everyone loves a compliment. It can brighten your whole day and add a little bounce to your steps!
But while a ‘you look great!’ or a ‘nice shoes!’ is always welcome, us polers are that strange breed that enjoy a very different type of positive words!
So, if you have a pole dancer in your life and want to make them feel good, check out these 5 compliments pole dancers absolutely love to hear!