Veronica Marie and Velocity Pole Art Elevate Pole Dancing to Healthy, Athletic Heights

Veronica Marie
The dancer of the future will be one whose body & soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of the soul will have become the movement of the body. ~ Isadora Duncan

"I was weight training and training for a triathlon when I found that pole dancing added unexpected benefits. I discovered a part of my heart that had never been exercised before. Through a lot of courage and determination I found that elusive confidence and security that every woman is searching for." Jessica, on the Divine Moment Blog

Boise artist, performer and athlete Veronica Marie has found a way to make people see beyond the metal pole and the strip club association that often stigmatizes pole dancers.

The concept of pole dancing often conjures up notions of smoke-filled late-night bars in bad neighborhoods. However, with pioneers like Veronica Marie at the forefront, this art form has recently gained popularity as a form of fitness and mainstream entertainment, practiced by many enthusiasts in gyms and in dedicated dance studios. A wide range of amateur and professional competitions are held in many countries around the world. Pole dance is now being included in the "aerial arts." Boise's premiere Pole Dancing Performers! Come train with Veronica Marie of Velocity Pole Art- International Pole Convention Soloist Performer, X-Pole X-Pert certified! Velocity Pole Art is the Boise area's premiere Performing Arts Pole Dancing Group! We are eager to bring the art of pole to a mainstream audience. Pole involves a great amount of strength, grace, flexibility, and artistic expression.
"My main goal with Velocity Pole Art was to show people that there is beauty and art and sport in pole dancing, said Veronica Marie who holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences - Sociology and Psychology.  "I noticed that many people see a pole, and a negative stigma is attached."
I wanted people to be able to see past that. It is vertical gymnastics and air ballet (many times described as such after seeing a performance). I wanted to present it in such a way that it was elegant and focused on the athleticism. I am proud to say that I have done many all-ages shows. I knew that I would have to have my own portable equipment, so that a pole could be taken into many different environments and show many different audiences my sport and art form. I am a former ballet dancer and gymnast, and they parallel each other well as far as learning tricks and body awareness. I'm also a certified X-Pole Xpert instructor, model, and bikini division body building competitor thanks to pole dancing. 

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Since the mid 2000s, promoters of pole dance fitness competitions have been trying to change peoples’ perception of pole dance and to promote it as a non-sexual form of dance and acrobatics. Pole is now being included in the Arnold Classic sports festival, and many are arguing that it should have a spot in the Olympics.

The mission  of Velocity Pole Art is to showcase athleticism and artistry through pole dancing, build strength, train their students, and change perceptions of pole dancing everywhere.

Pole dance has furthermore been influenced by Chinese pole, a form of acrobatics that is most notably performed in circus. Competitive pole dance competitions are by and large performed in a non-prurient fashion which combines a range of dance styles and/or gymnastics.

Pole dance requires significant strength, flexibility and endurance. The practice proper involves athletic moves such as climbs, spins, and body inversions using the limbs to grip. Upper body and core strength are required to attain proficiency, and rigorous training is necessary. Pole dance is now regarded as a form of exercise which can be used as both an aerobic and anaerobic workout. Recognized schools and qualifications are now commonplace.

According to Velocity Pole Art:
We believe that the combination of extreme flexibility, strength, and overall control of one’s body is absolutely inspiring as a goal to achieve through pole dancing. We are so excited to be able to showcase Pole Dancing in this way, thank you everyone for your support!
The following list includes the diverse venues at which Veronica Marie, who was also an International Pole Convention 2013 soloist performer, has appeared (many of them several times): The Knitting Factory Boise -The Powerhouse Event Center -The Revolution Concert House -The Boise Grove Hotel -Angell's Renato restaurant -Meridian Storey Park -Julia Davis Park -The Basque Center -The Neurolux -China Blue -The Ice Bouquet -The New Frontier Club -Darby's -Shorty's Saloon -The Drink -The Linen Building -Subspace Grand Opening.

"This feminine fire is a primordial, elemental force that is powerful beyond our wildest imaginings. It is, in fact, power itself." ~ Teri Degler


Jason Moorrey said…
My young sister is a pole dancer and she is like best pole dancing. Recently she has joined Pole Dancing Class in Shanghai. She always uses to tell me how wonderful she is feeling these days. All because of pole dancing.
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