Hi Everyone!

This is Wendy, the owner of Gypsy Rose Dancing. I danced to Peter Gabriel's "Sky Blue" the other day, and watching my own dance inspired me to remind everyone that you don't need to do all kinds of fancy, inverted pole tricks to be a great pole dancer.
Pole Dancing has become so fitness-oriented that many studios have forgotten about the sexy and self-expressive roots of the art, and "pole dancing" itself is no longer actually dancing, but more aerial acrobatics.

The tragedy here is that the majority of women aren't physically able to do those crazy difficult inversions and body contortions, and feel so intimidated by what the pole studios and YouTube pole dancing society considers "great" that they abandon the idea of even trying to pole dance because they know they'll never be able to do what the young, buff instructors can do.
To be a great pole dancer does not mean that you have to be able to do all the Cirque-type pole moves. In fact, quite the opposite.  To be a great pole dancer means that you are using the pole as a form of personal expression as a way to interpret your feelings through music that is meaningful to YOU.

Some pole dancers even judge me because although I invert, I don't do all those acrobatic advanced pole moves, and so they don't think I'm a good pole dancer or that they can learn anything from me when the truth's actually more difficult for them to learn my style of pole dancing because I don't depend entirely on airborne pole acrobatics. 

To learn the Gypsy Rose style of pole dancing has actually been quite a challenge for those 'advanced' pole dancers, and the ones who have tried it-have loved it!

At Gypsy Rose,  we welcome women of all shapes, sizes and ages, and although all pole dancing IS a fitness workout, we focus on teaching you not only how to use the pole to dance as a form of personal expression, but to use pole dancing to vent your feelings of anger, frustration, happiness, and of course...sexiness!

That, my friends, is REAL pole dancing!

You Take Me Up! - The Thompson Twins

Wendy explains that Gypsy Rose Dancing is not about teaching just pole, chair or floor moves's about teaching YOU!

Wrong! - Depeche Mode

An example of "Dark Mood" pole dancing.

Great to dance to when you're pissed off at stupid boys -Wendy

Owner of a Lonely Heart

Wendy explains the core principles of our pole-only classes (this is the Poultry in Motion session).

We didn't intend to put it online, but it just shows that at Gypsy Rose, you don't need to be all buff and muscles and do fancy inverting to enjoy pole dancing. It's all about the fun!

& there are lots of Wendy's...special this video too!

King of Pain

An "introspective" Floor, Wall, and Pole Dance by Wendy.

I couldn't find two of either the gold or black boots,
so I wore one of each. Conformity be damned! - Wendy

Chair Dancing!

The Lonely Goatherd
from The Sound of Music...ahhhh....
Because how can you NOT do a dance to this song when you have the dress? And you have the Goat?  WHEN. YOU. HAVE. THE. GOAT. 
Then I'm just screwin' around at class...teeheee...
I have no shame!--Wendy

A Party at Gypsy Rose!

Just listen to how much the girls LOVVEE their party!