New session starts November 2012-Reserve you spot now!

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Twirly Girls Pole Fitness  is hosting the second annual fundraiser for the  National Kidney Foundation on April 22, 2012.


From Rita:
“As you may know, I have been blessed thrice with the gift of life in the form of a kidney transplant….
Serious health problems affects the lives of not just the person who is sick, but also the lives of those who love them.  To offer an organ to someone in need changes the lives of many. I ask for your support to help make the miracle happen for the next family. Please donate what you can today.  Every penny helps.”

Sun. 4/22/2012 Save the Date: The Lovely Rita Fundraiser (showcase and rafflel) will be held Sunday, April 22, 2012!
288 Spring Street
Pleasanton, CA
and check out The Lovely Rita Fundaraiser on Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/TheLovelyRita

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Cinderella’s Stilletto: the search for the perfect pole dancing shoe

Wearing a pair of sexy stilettos to pole dancing class can truly transform the way your body moves and feels as you learn the art of pole dance, but exotic dance shoes can be really pricey. Most of us students of pole dancing are not making the buku bucks working at some Vegas gentleman’s club, so forking out a hundred plus dollars for a pair of exotic dancing shoes is not an option (especially in this economy). Fortunately, buying a pair of sexy shoes for pole dancing class doesn’t have to break your budget; in fact, you can find some great styles at Pierre Silber (there’s a link on my website:) through their online catalog for fairly reasonable prices and also at Snaz 75.

 

If you’re buying shoes for the first time there are a few things to keep in mind: first, it’s best try on several pairs in person before you buy, as they all fit differently (Foot Worship in San Francisco is on Sutter Street, between Van Ness and Polk, and has a shoe selection that would make Carrie Bradshaw squeal with delight). Second, once you find some shoes that work for you, keep a record of the style and manufacturer so you can look them up in the future online and maybe get a better deal. When choosing shoes for pole dance class keep in mind that six-inch platforms seem to be the standard and once you get use to them they become more comfortable. Shoes for pole dance class come in full sizes only (no ½ sizes) so size down if they seem too loose or you’re a ½ sizer. Try on different styles to find the right fit and make sure the shoes have a non-slip sole; really, this is the most important feature to look for. Stay away from the super strappy styles where your pinky toe hangs out a hole, and mules (shoes with no back strap) because they can fly off your foot during pole dancing spins and inversions (possibly clocking someone in the head, or poking their eye out!). Functionality is the key word when choosing a shoe for pole dancing class, save the crazy fetish styles for some “other” occasion.

USPDF WEST COAST REGIONAL COMPETITION 2010

2nd Place-Shelly Lamb and 1st Place-Natasha Wang

USPDF WEST COAST COMPETITION 2010 was such an amazing experience.

Hosted by Poletential of Redwood City and organized by co-founders Anna Grundstrom and Wendy Traskos, this event was immaculately organized and an amazing 1st time spectacle for the Bay Area, with pole dance workshops all weekend from the USPDF Pros, Alethea Austin, Jenyne Butterfly, Amber Richard, and Estee Zakar and Climb and Spin founder Kira Lamb. From what I was told by many audience members, some known to me and many not, was that every single competitor blew them away with their displays of gravity defying athleticism and artistry. As a competitor, the whole experience was really phenomenal and I am so happy to have been a part of it. The 2010 West Coast Champion is Natasha Wang, with 2nd place-Shelly Lamb and 3rd place-Amy Raven who all received Pro-status and are eligible to apply for the Nationals in New York City this coming spring.

Read about it in the San Mateo Daily Journal

fit,fun and fierce on the pole

Upcoming classes at Shelly’s Pole Studio

Upcoming classes and events with Shelly

Redwood City only

Celestial Virgins level I
Introduction to pole dancing

Tuesdays:
November 9th-November 30th
7pm-8pm
cost: $125.00

Celestial Virgins Level I
intro to pole dancing
Thursdays, October 21st-November 11th
7pm-8pm
Cost: $125.00

Level 2
Thursdays, November 11th-December 9th
No class November 25th
8pm-9pm
Cost: $125.00

Pole Kat Level 3
Tuesday Nights
November 9th-November 30th
8pm-9pm
cost: $125.00

All classes require pre-registration

REGISTER HERE

In San Francisco only

Celestial Vigins
Introduction to pole dancing
4 week pole dance series
No Experience Needed
10%OFF WHEN YOU SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND
Fridays 6:30pm-7:30pm
Oct. 22nd-November 12th

cost: $125.00

Pole Kat level 3
San Francisco

Sundays
October 24th-November 14th
12:45pm – 1:45pm

cost: $125.00

Level 2
Prerequisite: CELESTIAL VIRGINS
San Francisco
Sundays
October 24th-November 14th
1:45pm-2:45pm

cost: $125.00

Weekend private lesson special 2 people for the price of one

Saturdays at 12:30-1:30 OR 1:30-2:30 ONLY

COST: $100 FOR TWO PEOPLE

All classes require pre-registration

REGISTER HERE

Shelly’s Pole Studio News and Class Schedule – September ’09

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Dear Pole Peeps,

For month of September Shelly’s Pole Studio has a class for everyone; for the commitment shy, you can now just drop into classes on Saturdays (SF) and Thursdays (RWC)!  Below you will find a list of classes for the coming months. Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email with any questions about classes. For October we are working on a class for floor show choreography, if you’re interested in a class like this please send us an email with your thoughts regarding workable times for you.

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Upcoming Workshops and Classes
Celestial Virgins (Level I Pole Dancing)

Sundays (4 weeks) 10/4-10/25-Mission 12 noon-1:30pm

Wednesdays (3weeks) October 14th-October 28th                       6:30pm-8:30pm Redwood City

Register Here
Drop in classes in San Francisco and Redwood City
Pole Choreography for beginners NEW
Saturdays 5pm-6pm – Glen Park (starting on Saturday 10/3)
Tuesdays (starting October 13th) & Thursdays 6pm-7pm – Redwood City
Pole Choreography for int/adv.
Saturdays 4pm-5pm-Glen Park
Tuesdays (starting October 13th) & Thursdays 7pm-8pm – Redwood City
Drop in classes are first come, first serve.
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Hot Shorts
I am about to place an order for some fantastic pole shorts for the studio, these
are the only pole shorts I have found with perfect functionality and style. I am
trying to get an idea of what sizes I should order. So If you think you might be
interested in a pair shoot us an email with your size. I will update everyone on
shipment status in the coming weeks….Here’s what they look like in action POLE SHORTS

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Our Three Studio Locations

San Francisco – Glen Park – Photos

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Remember, all repeaters get $20 off of the same class series the second time around.

Pole Dance News From Shelly’s Pole Fitness Studio July ’09

Shelly’s Pole Fitness

Newsletter June ‘09

Pole dancing studio “immoral”

So I got a pretty good laugh from this article at Red Orbit about a town’s outrage of Elona Gano’s (I believe, former Pole Addiction instructor) new pole dance studio. “It is immoral”, says one resident.

I sooo cannot relate to this puritan attitude held by many when it comes to pole dancing for fitness. I personally say F@*k em and go about my business blessing the floor with my presence and wrapping my vice like thighs around a 10ft pole… I am getting the best workout in the world, ever! Having worked as a dancer in the industry I can assure you that most, not all, exotic dancers are doing little but using the pole to keep on balance of those 8 in. stilettos while they wag their assets at some prospective patron.  So without my own rant, I’ll say, “live and let live”, even though I don’t really appreciate being forced to listen to Scientology rhetoric as I leave the Bart Station or particularly enjoy watching some naked stranger riding a bike down 3rd Street during WNBR

Wikipole

Need a pole definition, go to wikipedia.  This is a super place to go to get pictures and names for many pole dance moves, like the “holly drop”, demonstrated here by one of my personal favorite You Tube girls Redke

You Tube Vid

My pole performance at Co.Vertical Studio in Redwood City, May ‘09…lots of skin and sweaty palms.

Classes in July

Celestial Virgins (Level I pole dancing)

Saturdays 5-7pm

July 11th-July 25th

DSG (Glen Park)

Cost:  $140.00

Pole Kat (Intermediate pole dancing)

Sundays 4-5:30pm

July 5th-July 26th

Aceituno Arts (Mission)

Cost: $140.00

Adv. Beginning Pole Dancing

Thursdays 6-7pm

Drop-in or 5/10 class card

ONGOING

Co.Vertical

1735 E Bayshore Rd Ste. 4A
Redwood City, CA 94063

$30.00 drop-in, $125.00/5 class card

Int/Adv. Pole Dancing

Thursdays 7-8pm

Drop-in or 5/10 class card

ONGOING

Co.Vertical

1735 E Bayshore Rd Ste. 4A
Redwood City, CA 94063

$30.00 drop-in, $125.00/5 class card

For San Francisco classes sign up online using pay pal at: polelateaze.com

For classes at Co.Vertical call me at

510-301-4681