For many people, a good pole dance DVD or two is a great way to learn, either as a primary method or in addition to group or private classes.
In fact, I highly recommend using DVDs at home in addition to taking classes (assuming you also have a dance pole at home, of course!)
Why? Because it's a great way to supplement your once a week in-class experience so you don't forget what you're learning.
Here are a few of the most highly rated pole dancing DVDs available today. They feature champion performers and expert teachers, and come recommended not only by me, but by students and learn-at-homer enthusiasts everywhere.
And of course I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my own set of Pole Dance Fitness DVDs. While not intended to teach specific moves, these 3 DVDs can help improve your overall pole fitness.
With a separate focus on cardio, strength, and flexibility, each DVD targets one aspect of conditioning that you'll need as you work towards your pole dancing goals.
Remember, if you want to progress with your pole dancing, you'll need to work out more than once a week. That's why having a couple of DVDs at home can really help your progress.
DVDs are also a great motivator, and a way to get in some extra workouts. After all, it's always easier to practice along with a teacher in the room, even if she's only on your TV or computer screen.
To learn more about specific DVDs, be sure to check out these DVD reviews written by people who own and use them. They'll help you select one that's right for you!
To be fair, not everyone enjoys learning from DVDs.
The main disadvantage of course, is that in order to practice effectively, you will need your own dance pole for dancing at home.
Good quality equipment isn't cheap, so many people prefer to take a class or two first to be sure they really enjoy the sport.
Once you know you want to continue learning, investing in your own equipment and some DVDs is a great way to learn more, faster.
Keep in mind that you'll need enough space to install and safely use your pole at home.
But if you've decided you really enjoy this form of fitness, there's nothing like a dance pole smack in the middle of your living room to give you the motivation to work out every day!
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