Teaching: The Art of Spotting

Teaching is an art all of its own; it’s every bit as much my passion as performing. Spotting, too, is an art all of its own. An experienced instructor will know how to keep a student safe and give them the grip, engagement and feel of a move, without taking the work completely away from them.

Teaching is an art all of its own. It's every bit as much my passion as performing. Being a great coach involves knowing what the right level is for each individual student and making each class about them and what best serves them. And spotting is a huge part of taking a student from A to Z. Spotting is an art too: it should be used to maintain safety and allow a student to experience how a move should FEEL and grip. There is a true art in knowing how to spot just enough without taking the onus of the effort away from the student. This was part of my first class of the day. Friday mornings (10am) ROCK at @shinefitnesslv! With thanks to my pole stars @tsunamigina and @belenaenora ??❤??✨ Oh, PS: I'm wearing limited edition @dragonflybrand shorts ?? #artofpole #extendyourself #jamilladeville #poledance #poleathlete #poleathletics #fit #fitgirls #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #fitfam #fitness #love #lasvegas #vegas

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GratitudeThis time of year (Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday in November here in the US) is a big reminder of the value of gratitude. For me it’s a time to look back at the adventures of the year and to appreciate the successes, the lessons, and the people who were a part of it all.  With my life being that of an athlete, right now I’m grateful for my health and fitness, as well as for the industries (pole and Crossfit) that have made it possible for me to live my dream. These industries are thriving because of the passion and determination of the people in them. Hook into that vibe, that inspiration, and the impossible becomes possible! Thank YOU for the inspiration, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

For more information on my whereabouts & continuing pole adventures in December (including a return to Seattle!), go to my Events Page. And if you’d like to drop by Vegas and have an inspirational hour or two of private pole tuition with me, contact me here (the inspiration goes both ways!).

Jamilla at Pole Expo 2014!

Photo Courtesy www.lvttl.com

Photo Courtesy www.lvttl.com

Jamilla was a featured performer, workshop instructor and seminar presenter at last week’s Pole Expo 2014, at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jamilla was part of the stellar line up on Thursday, September 4th, for the Showcase of the Stars (click here to watch her performance), following on from the Pole Classic, as well as an instructor for multiple workshops over the weekend. Her brand new Born To Fly hotpants were released as part of the Poles On Tour booth (see the Merchandise page for more details!).

Click here to see more about Jamilla’s workshops!