Myself (Jenni), Alison and Carol from SouthPoleAKademy travelled to be part of this event
The week was packed with pole lessons which included to name just a few- handspring and superman workshops, contemporary pole dance chorography (my favourite!!), pole floor work, stretching techniques for splits and back arching, pole doubles, and animal pole moves…… and then you got the chance to try martini glass burlesque, aerial silks and also aerial yoga!
The studio we used for training in was the Dollhouse in the city centre and walking distance from our lovely hotel, and close to many of Budapest’s main attractions like the Cathedral Square, the Danube River, outdoor hot baths, shopping…. And cocktail bars!
The amazing Russian pole dancer Elena was our main instructor this year, supported by Sue, Kat, me (Jenni) and of course pole passions Kay.
Not only did we pole loads, but we also had time to see this lovely city and soak up the Budapest atmosphere, which I would recommend to anyone wishing to travel there
The week flew by with lots of laughter, and a few mishaps… including a broken toe bone for Alison! (At least it was on the last day lol)…. It’s all good fun!
We also participated in a night time pole photo shoot on the streets in Budapest – such a gorgeous backdrop and needless to say we drew a crowd!!
These international events are a great opportunity to meet new polers and make friends, as well as training with new instructors and brushing up on old and new techniques for pole
So lets see where the next international retreat will take us!! And maybe you will join us??