― Shelly Lamb has turned me on to another amazing pole dancer. And she's LOCAL! I'm really excited to see Kara Nova perform live very soon!!! ∙ What first brought you to pole dancing -- and how long have you been doing pole? ∙ I've been poling for nearly four years. I discovered pole upon moving to the Bay Area (from the Midwest) in 2008. I have always been an artist of one medium or another, pursuing photography and creative writing back home; when I moved to San Francisco and [...].