Posts tagged ‘new pole dancer’

What pole dancing has taught me

I know this is not the only ode to pole dancing out there, but here is my personal list.

Pole dancing has taught me:

1.  How to work not only the pole but also the wall, floor, chair, lap, and even the occasional random unsuspecting street sign.

2.  How to walk in platform heels without falling on my face.

3.  How to sound interesting – and raise eyebrows – at parties.  (“So what do you do for fun?” “I pole dance.” “You – wait, what?”)

4.  How to entertain my friends.  (“Teach me how to pole dance!”)

5.  How to dangle upside-down 10 feet (or more) in the air – and still not be afraid of heights.  And this is coming from the girl who didn’t like playing on the monkey bars when she was a kid. (more…)

September 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm 1 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

Telling people you pole dance…or not

So you’ve just started pole dancing… You’re feeling strong, confident and happy – you just nailed that amazing move you’ve been working on for ages, and you want to tell everyone about all the cool new things you know how to do.  But then you remember:

Most people associate pole dancing with stripping.

…Oh.  Right. (more…)

June 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm Leave a comment

For the new pole dancer

I have never been very athletic.  In fact, I have always considered myself to be rather weak.  I don’t have an intense sports or dance background, I’m not very flexible, and I have the hardest time dragging myself to the gym.  The first time I came across Felix Cane on YouTube, my jaw hit the floor and I thought, I will never be able to do that.

I started taking pole classes at a local studio in September 2010.  In my first class, I struggled with the most basic spin and I couldn’t climb the pole.  I felt clumsy and tired and sore, but I was having so much fun.  I had been feeling down in the dumps, but pole classes gave me something to look forward to every week. (more…)

June 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm Leave a comment

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