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    Posted by Webmaster on December 13, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    This is a community driven website, please give us your suggestions regarding this site and what we can do to make it more valuable to you.

    MochaKat replied 15 years, 2 months ago 20 Members · 52 Replies
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  • untamedshrew

    December 15, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    More lessons, please! I’ve mastered the spins, but I don’t have the strength for the inverts yet! How about some more transitions?

  • Deirdre

    December 23, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    You know what might be fun would be to have a weekly (or bi-weekly or monthly depending on how popular it is) challenge. Something like "use a prop" or "wear a —". Being new to the pole, I never want to post my stuff because it’s slightly less than impressive at this point, lol. But this would give newbies a fun reason to post– as well as experts and everyone in between!

  • Veena

    December 23, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I’m in the planing process of new videos….Thanks for the great idea Untamedshrew.

    Deidre…the challenge is a great idea too

  • pole-twista

    December 25, 2008 at 1:09 am

    i think the challenges are a great idea i know they have something called "pole junkies weekend challenge" on you tube it’s exactly like you said where 1 week the challenge is to do a routine with no spins or a routine to 80’s music or a routine where you have to spin then invert throughout it would def. be something i would do
    great idea!

  • SaschaPoles

    December 30, 2008 at 1:26 am

    i LOVE the challenge idea! that’s so cool

    i mentioned this to veena awhile back, it would be really cool to see some wall dancing video’s, or chair dancing things- maybe even a props video so people can see all the cool things they could do with a hat or a bottle of lotion, how to take off gloves for example, stuff like that…but that could be getting a little dirty and maybe people wouldn’t like that.

    it would be awesome too to see all of the video’s categorized; like a section just for spins, inverts, transitions, strength training, stretches….stuff like that. but i think that has to do with software being re-written so that might be hard.

    i love love love the weekly chat thing we’ve been doing too; i wish more people would participate in it! it’s been so fun getting to know different people on the site too. this website is becoming a little community, it’s so awesome!

  • pole-twista

    December 30, 2008 at 2:38 am

    I think we all (or mostly all ) agree a weekly "challenge" would be a fun thing to do as well as provide a little extra motivation while keeping things fresh i personally like "exotic" dancing in general (belly dancing, chair dancing, burlesque, using props, ect but as am already a little concerned about what moves/outfits I would feel comfortable having on the web ( i have completely refused to have even head shots on my friends myspaces pages and always said i would never post a video as obviously ANYONE can see it including your boss/co-workers, family ect. this has made me a little hesitant to post so far as don’t do "routines" i just do what I feel at that second and sometimes some moves/poses/floorwork can look sexually suggestive if there was a way to ensure only certain people could see the video i would love to really let loose and whip out the chairs/props ect but for now will prob just edit out anything that is "racy" from my vids ) and think mixing it up with diffrent music, styles, props ect keeps it exciting and fun
    i think since it’s just for fun and nobody has to do anything they don’t want to we should start posting challenge ideas/guidelines asap the chair/gloves ect can be an option people would obviously have the choice to not participate in any challenge they aren’t comfortable with and it’s up to you how far to take it (say chair dancing is part of the challenge no one’s saying you have to straddle and hump the chair you can be as "tasteful" or "naughty as you choose

    I also love that this is becoming a community I come out here everyday to check for new posts and often pop in the chat room but am the only one there will try to catch some talk time in chat this fri. that would be great

    as far as challenges I’m going to throw some ideas out (some I have seen done on you tube, some just made up)

    Studio V Challenge Ideas:
    Do a routine to 70’s music
    Do a routine to a slow sensual song
    Do a routine with no spins
    Do a routine with only spins (no inverts)
    Do a routine with a prop (hat, cane, scarf ect)
    Dance to a remix of a song
    Touch the floor as little as possible
    Dance in heels (this will sure be a challenge for me )
    Routine to reggae or techno
    Routine to a Madoona song
    Routine on spinny pole

    Hopefully this catches on with the pole junkies challenge it’s a once a week thing I think once a week is a good option of cousre your always free to do more or less but think it would be fun to shoot for either weekly challenges or bi-monthly

    so what do we think?

  • SaschaPoles

    December 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    i love exotic dancing too, i think it’s so amazing all of the things you can do with your body and all of the emotions you can evoke both from yourself and from whomever you’re dancing for.

    i think posting vids on veena’s site is pretty safe, but i guess you’d have to go through yuotube to get the video’s online…im really a newbie when it comes to all of the video stuff, i barely figured out how to get my webcam working for friday chat nights! but i understand why you’d be nervous poles. poles, i usually pop into the chatroom here and there when im on the site but mostly i think people stop in on fridays for the chat (although i missed last weeks chat which im sad about lol).

    the ideas you posted are GREAT!!!! i have some more too, but i love love love the ones you posted, this is so exciting, im not sure i’ll be able to post my videos since i dont even know how ot make them yet, but im absolutely ging to participate in the pole junkies weekly challenge

    here are some more ideas:
    routine with multiple styles of ‘pirhouettes’ in it
    dance to an oldies song
    dance to a european song that does not have english lyrics
    do a floor routine
    do a wall routine
    do a chair routine
    use 3 props in one dance
    try to dance slowly to a fast song

    anybody else have any ideas??

  • pole-twista

    December 31, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Oh I love the ideas!!! I too have no idea how to post videos and don’t have a web cam I did buy a vid camera mainly for taping and posting videos have been so busy have’nt had time to sit down with cam manual and see how to work it also would like to buy editing software ( I’m really bad with computors ect. so for now might just have to be whatever I can manage til get better at this)

    i think it’s going to be alot of fun doing these challenges will keep an eye out for anything I think we could use for challenges Great ideas!!

  • SaschaPoles

    December 31, 2008 at 3:05 am

    its ok Pole, im the same way, i’ll stare at cam corders online but wont be able to afford one for awhile, so no vids for me yet.

    so im thinkin’ the weekly challenge is a great idea that we all love- maybe we could all talk about what the first challenge should be in chat this friday??? i’ll be there about 6pm ny time.

  • Flosqito

    December 31, 2008 at 3:07 am

    i am in love with the idea of the challenges!.
    im losing some motivation because of how sick i have been
    ive had 5 doctors appts this month already and another one tomorrow
    so with these challenges im thinking it will boost my motivation a lil bit
    Im not very good yet only able to do basic spins nothing technical
    so this might also get me to try more complex moves!
    here are some ideas that i could think of

    1. do a routine using a scarf
    2. do a routine to a backstreet boys song
    3. do a routine to classical music
    4. do a routine with a partner
    5. do a routine with pants on
    6. very very high boots
    7. black lights
    8. strobe lights

    just a few randoms. well ill be checking back every day for new posts. and awaiting the first challenge!

  • SaschaPoles

    December 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    im really sorry about you being sick flosqito i loved all of your ideas though- this is too exciting!!!!!

  • Pole-Pet

    January 12, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    OK I know i’m late to this Challenge response. But I would love to have us do something like that. Spins and transitions are a great idea as well. I can hang upside down for ever but putting all the things i’ve learned together is an issue with me. Thanks <— it’s so cute!

  • SaschaPoles

    January 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    im the same way pole-pet, i can see the routines in my head and they’re perfect but reality doesn’t match up with what i envisioned. we’ll get there!

  • Flosqito

    January 12, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    haha taylor i agree! i can picture all the moves in my head but trying to do them i just cant get it right. i always feel like im doing something wrong. my boyfriend tells me that it looks like im doing it right but it just feels weird sometimes.

  • pole-twista

    January 13, 2009 at 1:11 am

    excatly! thats why im a little hesitant about posting video with no editing i just go blank sometimes i wish i could design a routine someting i could practice and "perfect" but i am posting with or without editing so hope you enjoy either way

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