Jenny Hewett swings her way around the Burlesque-Pole fusion class at Dubai Marina’s Capella Club
Jenny Hewett swings her way around the Burlesque-Pole fusion class at Dubai Marina’s Capella Club.
The promise Brazilian burlesque instructor Milla Tenorio has been hard at work learning the ins and outs of pole fit to form a fusion class, which aims to works muscles you never even knew you had.
Step by step Having been regulars of Milla’s burlesque dance classes, we were intrigued to see how the patient and personable instructor has blended the self-empowering styles. We share the pole with another dancer and Milla begins with a dance-based warm-up. She then demonstrates the routine, which involves the use of a chair, fireman spins and back bends. It’s been some time since we last did pole fit and we struggle at first to get any lift (perhaps due to the fact we expended our energy at hip-hop classes the hour before). Milla says we need to lift ourselves enough to be able to get the momentum we need. It’s tougher than regular burlesque, but ideal for pole fit girls who are at an intermediate level.