PKF STUDENT SHOWCASE – “A Night at the Movies”
Saturday 22 September 2018
It might have been nearly 9 years in the making but it was well worth the wait …
Saturday 22 September 2018 saw the very first Princess K Fitness Student Showcase!
A fabulously lively theme of “A Night at the Movies” saw 21 of the PKF Pole Dolls along with a guest Poler perform to various, and diverse, movie tunes from Disney’s Be Our Guest through two iconic Bond songs, a Dirty Dancing mix and on to the latest blockbuster, The Greatest Showman. There was also a special Strut Routine performed by the PKF Instructors to start the Showcase and a very sassy Burlesque Routine featuring the PKF Diva Dolls.
To complete the theme, the hall was decorated with two full-size Oscar statues; a very large perspex Sean Connery; a clapper-board, red carpet and a Hollywood star for the audience to walk over!
Fabulous Solos, a fun-filled Doubles Routine to Abba’s Waterloo and Group Routines to clap-along tunes Grease and It’s Raining Men – all had the audience of family and friends cheering, whooping and clapping along with their favourites!
The event was held to celebrate PKF Pole Dolls achievements as well as raising money for The Eve Appeal, a charity that’s close to Karen Currie aka Princess K’s heart. Karen lost her beloved Mum, Jan, to ovarian cancer in 2008 after a bravely fought 6 yearbattle. Karen gave a few words about The Eve Appealand there were plenty of leaflets and posters for more information, and pin badges for the audience to buy.
There were very generous donations given as raffle prizes as well as a table full of wooden toys donated by one of PKF’s students. The raffle, as well as all the money from the toys and pin badges, and £2 from each ticket sale was donated to The Eve Appeal – totaling a wonderful £510.
The timing of the Showcase was perfect because it was also Gynae Cancer Awareness month in September!
The Eve Appeal aims to raise awareness and fund research into the 5 gynaecological cancers. They were set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for these women-only cancers. Their vision is simple: A future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.
The comment that seemed to be echoed by everyone after the Showcase …… “When’s the next one?”
Princess K’s reply …. “Watch this space?”
Sunday 11 February 2018
What a fun and energetic workshop we had. A very cheeky, ‘Let’s be bad’ themed Burlesque routine, followed by some very ‘Cheap Thrills’ during Strut with Guy K’Andi. Tiger Lily was ever so raunchy with her unforgettable Risqué Floor workshop routine.
xx Guy K’Andi xx
Wednesday 4 May 2016 (7pm)
What a fantastic PureStretch class, we all left feeling longer, more flexible and chilled.
We even tried forearm headstands as an extra challenge.
Look out for more PureStretch classes coming soon.
xx Guy K’Andi xx
Jo Dandrige Masterclass
Friday 15 April 2016 (6pm & 7.30pm)
PKF were thrilled to host Jo Dandridge, the owner of The Fitness Hangout and a UK Xpert Master Trainer for a second visit, to teach us some fabulous Pole Flow; learning how to combine and link Spins, Transitions and Floor Moves.
Jo always makes her Pole Flows blend effortlessly and seamlessly so it was fun to learn a variety of simple Spins in some interesting combinations.
We all agreed that adding the Pole Flows into our regular classes will make all our Moves more fluid.
Jo also taught us the theory behind creating tension and opposition for Moves on the Pole, which we then learned to put into practice with some challenges combos
Princess K instructor Training Session
Saturday 2 April 2016
A few of the PKF Instructor team took some time out on a Saturday to work on their own Progress Sheets. It can be tough for the team to find time to fit in their own training but they enjoy it when they can. This was an opportunity for the group to share some new ideas too. Another session is planned soon!
MIND charity event
Saturday 13 February 2016
PKF were invited by Mark Lewis, a well known Chichester hairdresser, to take part in his first charity event on behalf of MIND (the mental health charity). Click on the hyperlinks to be taken to the Princess K YouTube channel to see the routines.
Princess K, Guy K’Andi, Tiger Lily and Dallas showcased a fabulous Strut Routine complete with a pink catwalk – the guests, smartly in the black ties and gorgeous gowns, were whooping and cheering, clearly enjoying every minute!
Just Lydie followed this with a beautifully atmospheric Pole Routine performed to Hold Back the River by James Bay. Looking like a natural, Just Lydie showed us what she’s capable of, much to the enjoyment of the students who’d joined us to support her.
Sassy naughtiness was the fabulous finale from our own dynamic duo, Tiger Lily and Dallas; lots of cheekiness in all sorts of ways! A fun Doubles Routine to Respectable by Mel and Kim enthralled the crowd and left them wanting more.
A great show of strength, timing and fun that will undoubtedly leading to some Taster sessions and Workshops for some of the guests!!
Here’s a video to show some of the fun we had!
Tiger Tone Inter Studio Pole Competition
Saturday 16 January 2016
A brand new Pole competition to the south coast, and, finally, one local to PKF!
Five local Pole studios agreed to take part in a ‘friendly’ competition with three categories – Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced.
PKF had four very brave, willing and able students competing:- (Click the links to see their routines on YouTube)
Beginners – Amethyst Blush (aka Amy)
Intermediates – Peaches (aka Justyna) and Lady Phoenix (aka Georgia)
Advanced – Minxie (aka Glenda)
We were so incredibly proud of all our students, the competition was tough!
Lady Phoenix achieved a 2nd place in her category!
All the students are keen to continue their competitive Pole journey which means that they definitely had a good time and, sometimes, it is just about the taking part!!
Full videos can be found on our YouTube channel.
Annie Norris Masterclass
Friday 15 January 2016
PKF favourite, Annie, visited us once again to share her vast Pole knowledge with us. We always learn such great new tricks with her, along with unusual variations of well known Moves for our repertoire!
This time, we looked at some alternative entries to Superman – a Nemesis Move for many! We tackled some alternative grips for Hitch Kicks and combined Reverse Grab Spin with a Split – certainly plenty to work on for some time to come!
As always, Annie treated us to a stunning Routine – which we are sharing here!
Annie was also on the judging panel the next day for the Tiger Tone IPSC.