Posts tagged ‘instruction’

Intro to modern dance

“I’m going to dance and you’re going to follow along and do what I do.  I’m not going to break down every move and I’m not going to give you counts.  Welcome to modern dance.”

I’m not sure what I was expecting as I walked into class on my first day of modern dance.  I had been told to come prepared to dance, but I had not been told what to wear or bring to class.  I had known before class that everyone in the room would have had dance experience, but I hadn’t expected half of the class to have experience in modern (remember, this is intro level Modern I).  And coming from a background in Irish dance where t-shirts and shorts were the usual in-class uniform and – of course – pole dance, where sports bras and booty shorts are the norm, it was a little bit of a culture shock when I realized that everyone around me was dressed like a ballerina in leotards and tights. (more…)


August 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

Pole class v. online instruction

We’re all different; we all think differently, learn differently, and experience life differently.  We live in different places and have access to different resources.  So it stands to reason that, when looking for pole instruction, different options are going to suit different people’s needs.

As pole dancing is becoming more popular, we’re lucky that there is a growing number of sources becoming available that offer instructional resources for the new dancer and veteran student alike.  Pole studios are opening up around the world, online communities, websites, and blogs are springing into existence, and YouTube continues to be a source of inspiring videos to gawk at and drool over.  Whether you learn best from a particular type or combination of resources, here are some pros and cons to think about when considering each option… (more…)

July 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm Leave a comment

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