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Research

My research is multidisciplinary, crossing over into sociology and medicine, specifically orthopaedics and anaesthesia.

Over the next few months, I will be updating this page with my results, what I have learned and what more we can learn about pole dancers – our bodies, our mentality and our niche in this world.

Please note, I do not review studios. I dance to understand the experience through a student’s perspective in each studio. How does it feel to master a move on the first try? What pains, if any, do I have in my body from certain positions? What is my mood like after class and what is it about pole that creates this sense? These are the questions that I seek to answer from my personal experience on the pole and through interviews with teachers and students alike.

I am, however, looking for mentors in this endeavour, in particular professional dancers, researchers, graduate students and professors. If you can be of assistance, please contact me at melanie@poletheworld.com

Link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dxmrfRN_fpsW8RUtgE8fDmbualbfCp0NmgjCSPgU65Y/viewform

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Research Survey

If you take pole dance classes or teach, I need your help! Please click HERE to fill out the questionnaire that is the basis for my research. It will take less than 10 minutes of your time and do the world of pole good!
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