Spotlight on...Pole Dancing

Wednesday 14-02-2018 - 10:47
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Whilst filming the video for their upcoming Spingo Bingo event, we stole two minutes of Madi Parle-Smith's (2nd year Filmmaking) time to chat about the society. 


Tell us a little bit about the society

“We practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and have open practice on a Friday as well. Our teacher Amy comes in and does about three to four hours on those days which is great – she’s amazing.”


What was it about Pole Fitness that appealed to you?

“It’s the only sport that I’ve actually enjoyed. If I got to the gym, I hate it. Any other sort of sport or fitness I get bored – I’ve done lots of other things but this is the only one I have stuck with. The community is always so welcoming, people that do pole tend to be very friendly, inclusive, and there’s no judgements. If you fall off the pole, it’s like ‘yeah we all do it’. It’s not a judgemental environment, which is great."


What are you filming today?

“So today we are filming our promo video for Spingo Bingo which is our event on 2 March. It’s basically inspired by Bongos Bingo and we did it last year, so we’re bringing it back again. Money from tickets will go towards the society raising money for more equipment and set up next year’s committee, and we are hoping after Easter to do a charity event too."


What else do you get up to?

“We go to I love Wednesdays - our social secretary is on it! She makes sure we get together and are there pretty much most weeks. I’ve got a drawer full of costumes!”


What would you say to anyone thinking about getting involved in the society?

“Just go for it. If you think ‘oh I’m not sure – I’m not sure if it’s for me or if I’m the right body type’, it’s really open for anybody, men and women. Give it a go if you want to try it, because getting over that barrier builds up your confidence and it’s really fun.”


Find out more about Pole Dancing – check out their page, or their Facebook and Twitter.

You can see all our clubs and societies here, or get in touch with the Opportunities Office.




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