How to choose the best online pole dancing classes?

by Trudy
(North Bay, ON)

I notice there are a few options for online pole classes and I was wondering if you have any advice for the best one to take?


Are some better for beginners and some more for advanced students?

Or do they all cover all the levels?

How can I choose the best one for me?


Susan from PDFF says...

Great question Trudy...I'm glad you're doing your research!

The short answer is that all of the options for taking pole dance classes online provide lessons for different levels, from beginner to advanced. Being able to join at any level and work at your own pace is one of the appeals of this approach for many people.

As far as choosing the best lessons for your needs, that's a bit more subjective I'm afraid.

Most online lessons offer a free trial or a low cost sampler to give you a taste, so that's one way to get a feel for whether those particular lessons are for you.

Here are a few other things you should look for in quality online pole dancing lessons...

Free Trial
Find out if the service offers a free trial. At the very least, start with the one month option (or the shortest term available) so you can make sure you're going to be happy with your choice.

If no free trial is offered, ask if you can upgrade from your initial purchase to a longer term by paying the difference.

If you enjoy the lessons and want to continue with them, the longer term rate should be your better buy. So ask if you can convert by putting what you paid in your first month towards an annual or other longer term plan.

Secure Payment Options
Since your lessons will be delivered online, the chances are good that your payment will be processed online as well.

Be sure to satisfy yourself that the payment methods offered are secure, and that you feel comfortable handing over your credit card number before you pay up.


Lesson Organization
Look at how the content is organized. Ideally, the lessons should be grouped according to level so you'll know where to start.

This also helps you know which are the easier moves, and which ones you should move on to later.


Access to An Instructor
As a subscriber to online lessons, you may want to be able to ask a question or get clarification from an instructor.

If this is important to you, be sure to find out of the service offers this, and if so, whether there is an extra charge.



Bonuses
Some services, like StudioVeena.com, also include bonus lessons.

These are separate from the actual moves and tricks you'll be learning. Examples of bonus lessons might be costume making, working with props, floor work, etc.


And while we're talking about online pole dancing lessons, I really should discuss the important topic of...

Safety & Online Pole Dancing Lessons

While learning pole dancing online has many advantages, there is one thing I urge you to be careful of. In order to avoid injury and accidents, I can't stress enough how important it is to progress slowly and master each move before progressing to the next logical level.

Many people , when they first start pole dancing, enjoy it so much that they start to push themselves too soon to learn more and more difficult moves. This can be a problem with online classes in particular, since you have to self-pace.

So don't rush it, and try not to cut corners by skipping ahead to more advanced moves before you're ready.

Remember, by taking classes online you're saving tons of money over attending studio classes, so don't be cheap and try to cover everything in a one month subscription!

Remember what happened last time you paid for an all-you-can-eat buffet?

I rest my case.




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