melaniesayshi has written 16 posts for pole the world

SF NY Halloween Party!

My home studio in NYC (S Factor) will be hosting a Halloween Party this coming Friday and everyone’s invited (Yes, MEN are allowed into this typically all female den as long as they are accompanied by a woman)! Portions of the proceeds will go to the Avon Foundation for Women. Buy online at EventBrite ($30) or … Continue reading

Dudes of the Dutch Republic

Originally posted on The Social Historian:
‘There are only two things I can’t stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures… and the Dutch.’ Thus spake Michael Caine in the 2002 documentary Austin Powers in Goldmember, and it’s easy to see why the Dutch arouse such passionate jealousy. In the 17th…

Survey is up!

The past few weeks, I have been doing way too much of this: and this But now, the honeymoon is over and I will be back to working on this blog, dancing, research and applying to grad school! So sad, but so good. I can’t wait for the next few months to unfold! Thanks to … Continue reading

Pole 101

(Image from ClassPass)   For those of you new to pole dancing, check this blog post out by my friend Maria. Great intro article on what to bring, expect, etc. And if you’re in NYC, check out ClassPass. Much like a gym membership, you get access to an unlimited number of classes at almost 200 studios … Continue reading

Things I wish I knew before leaving on a RTW trip

As I complete my 3rd week on this indefinite venture, I wish that I had prepared just a bit more. After the first week, I handed my heels and a pair of extra (1 of 3) sunglasses to a friend to bring back to NYC because I had overpacked the wrong things. I was planning on … Continue reading

Endings and beginnings

The jig is up!! I will be taking the next 5 months to a year travelling the world! I have few expectations and plans, save for reconnecting with friends, refining my French, learning a bit of Arabic and Tagalog, and pole. I will be visiting pole studios all over the world, learning new tricks and … Continue reading

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