I'm curious to try pole dancing but there's no studio where I live.
So I thought of signing up for online pole dance classes, but I'm not sure I'll like it.
Can I sign up and try the lessons before I buy a dance pole? That way if I don't like it, I won't have wasted the money on a pole. Thanks in advance for your help!
Your Pole Pal says...
Ok pole dance fans...I know Jenny's questions may seem a bit odd, but it's actually one I get a fair bit, believe it or not.
The answer Jenny, is really "yes and no." You see, because the equipment is an integral part of the dance, trying to learn without a pole would be like trying to learn back stroke on dry land, or trying to get a feel for the game of golf without a set of clubs.
On the other hand, you can always sign up for the lessons to see if you like the way they're presented, and to try some of the non-pole extras that some lesson providers offer as a bonus. These include stretches and strength exercises - some of which can be done off the pole, or using a pole substitute - and floor work.
Of course, if you lived near a studio you could take a class or two to see how you like it. But since that's not an option for you, and if you really want to try out some moves before you sign up for online lessons, I have two suggestions for you.
First, you could look for another type of "sexy exercise" class in your area and try that. Chances are, if you enjoy "Burlesquercize," "Flirty Fitness," or a similarly named class, you'll also enjoy the extra challenge of pole dancing.
Or, if those types of classes aren't yet in your area, and/or if you've seen enough pole dancing to know that you'll probably like it, just go for it and order a pole to go with your online lessons.
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