Arlene's Blog

Here on my blog I share my miscellaneous writings, videos and photos, without fear of them getting taken down due to increasingly restrictive social media policies. Please enjoy!

Arlene's Blog

Here on my blog I share my miscellaneous writings, videos and photos, without fear of them getting taken down due to increasingly restrictive social media policies. Please enjoy!
arlene caffrey pole dancing in belfast with snoop dog march 14 2023

Catch me pole dancing with Snoop Dogg in Belfast!

I’m beyond excited to share that this coming Tuesday 14th, I’ll be in Belfast onstage with Snoop Dogg (I’ll be pole dancing, not rapping obviously). Myself and a team of pole dancers, including Terri Fierce, Sinéad, Maria and Nicole The Pole will be taking to the stage to pole dance for your entertainment. Tickets are...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing performance at grand canal dock dublin

My pole dancing performance in ‘Oscillation’: A short film about dance and Dublin

Back in September 2021, I had the pleasure of being invited to make a pole dancing performance at Grand Canal Dock in a beautiful short film by Adam O’Reilly. You can watch the short film in it’s entirety below, and I highly encourage that you do watch the whole thing! The ‘Oscillation’ short film is...
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arlene caffrey reflections on performative self vs authentic self blog

‘Who I am onstage is not who I am’: A Reflection

‘Who I am onstage is not who I am’… These words that Michelle Kasey recently wrote hit me really hard and got me thinking about my own performative self vs. everyday self. Who I am onstage is essentially a story-teller. The part of myself who wants to make you feel seen, to bring you joy and to...
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arlene caffrey at the scarlet show pembrokeshire

Too good for the ‘Gram: More photos from Scarlet Show ’22…

Here are some more beautiful photos of my acts from the ‘Scarlet Black – Beautiful Mourning’ show, by Bailey Media. If you haven’t already read my post about the Scarlet Show, read it here! As always, please do not download or share these photos without my permission or permission from the photographer. If you like...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing in the scarlet show at defy gravity wales

Too good for the ‘Gram: Some photos from Scarlet Show ’22

Last Saturday I had the honour of being invited back to the Scarlet Show in Milford Haven in Wales. I also got to teach my ‘Old School Flow’ pole dance workshop as part of this event; I had such a wonderful time and I can’t thank enough everyone who came and took part and who...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing at culture night 2022 at d-light studios

Culture Night ’22 Mini Showcase at Irish Pole Dance Academy

Here’s my performance from our mini showcase as part of ‘The Housemates Takeover’ at D-Light Studios for Culture Night ’22. I had been wanting to dance to this song for a while now, and this felt like the right time. So please enjoy this largely improvised choreo, made up of some of my favourite Old...
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edit of Arlene Caffrey performing at Bringing Sexy Back pole dance showcase 2022, by Laya Meabhdh

Too Good for the ‘Gram: A Photo by Laya Meabhdh

Here’s a photo from my recent performance at my ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ Showcase ’22 at Irish Pole Dance Academy, by the wonderful Laya Meabhdh (@layameabhdh on Instagram). I did share it on the aul Instagram, but alas it got taken down on the grounds of “sexual solicitation”. Le sigh. Anyway, we know well at this...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing at bringing sexy back 2022 showcase

My performance at ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ Showcase ’22

Here is my performance at my annual ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ Showcase ’22 at Irish Pole Dance Academy! I have not one, but two videos from different angles, as well as with the intro from our wonderful MC Bláithín de Burca, so that you can enjoy it in it’s full glory depending on whichever device you...
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Arlene Caffrey pole dancing at Eden Pole Competition

Too Good for the ‘Gram: Photos from Eden Pole Competition

I have decided not to share these photos on Instagram for fear of getting punished, due to the silly restrictions on what they deem to be “overtly sexual content”. So please enjoy them, unrestricted in their full glory here 🖤 Photo credits: Denyer Pro If you enjoyed looking at these photos, please kindly support my...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing at eden pole compeition london. photo by denyer.

My performance at Eden Pole Competition

Thank you Denyer Pro for the above photo from my performance! About my act: She is the mist kissing a golden morning. Pearly dew drops on green grass, wet within and without. She is the sparkling effervescence that dances at the meeting of your legs, and the parting of your lips. She is that which...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing to protomartyr

Protomartyr Pole Dance Improv

After a busy number of weeks I finally had a bit of time to put on a bikini plus a banging tune and dance for faff’s sake. Massive thank you to my dear friend @estefjimpa for this beautiful bikini! Music: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Protomartyr + Kelley Deal To all the Protomartyr fans who always come...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing at irish pole dance academy in dublin

Why I am competing in a pole dancing competition

On Sunday May 1st I’ll be taking part in my first pole competition in 4 years. I wanted to share some words of wisdom as an OG poler who has honestly taken part in more competitions than she can count. What I’m about to say is very much not intended as a humblebrag or a...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing in a tesla advert commercial

Pole Dancing for Tesla – DARE

Back in August 2021, I had the pleasure of pole dancing in this commercial shoot by Heritage, a female led creative agency based here in Ireland. It’s a spec advert for Tesla. Heritage say about the project: “We wanted to create this as an identity piece of our brand, focusing on unheard voices, pushing the...
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arlene caffrey pole dancing to just mustard

Pole Dance Improvisation to Just Mustard

Some spinny faff and feeling my way through the music for a new pole dance choreography lesson I’ve cooked up. You can learn an intermediate level friendly version of this choreo over on my online pole dance lessons page, over at the Irish Pole Dance Academy website! Click here to watch the lesson!
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arlene caffrey coffee grinder

The Daily Grind

Love is… my daily grind. 💦 In the spirit of Love Day, please enjoy this quite extra expression of my love for coffee. I’m posting it here on the safety of my website as no doubt it will get removed from social media. Thanks so, so much to all y’all who support me, and especially...
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arlene caffrey old school pole dancer portrait by deirdre mc ging

A Tip on How to Find Your Pole Dance Style

A tip on how to find your style from an OG pole dancer: You don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time you dance. 🤘 Meaning it’s not necessary to learn a whole new bag of tricks or come up with something completely different every time you perform. The pursuit of newness is so exciting:...
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