While it's probably not the best idea to try to teach yourself to pole dance using only online video clips, they can be very useful "extras" in your self-study toolbox.
These types of videos can be helpful for a variety of reasons: to get to know a particular instructor's style before purchasing DVDs or online lessons for example, or perhaps to see how other instructors teach a particular move.
And of course, like all pole videos, they can be inspiring and just plain fun to watch. But Your Pole Pal cautions against using them as your only method of learning. Why?
Well, these videos are typically short clips that teach you a single pole move. That means they lack the context of progression from easier moves that you should master before attempting what is being taught.
Or they may cover a number of different moves, but in this case they typically move quite quickly without giving much context, safety information, or detailed instruction.
And of course it's up to you to determine if the level is appropriate for you ("beginner" means different things to different people remember) and to make sure you are properly warmed up before working on the move being taught.
That said, Your Pole Pal does see the value (and the fun!) in watching these types of videos, so she's gathered together a variety of them here for you to browse through at your leisure.
Just be sure, if you plan to pole along with the instructor, that you're following a clip that's appropriate for your level, and that you're properly warmed up and ready to go.
Other than that, enjoy the show!
Your Pole Pal tries very hard to keep this collection current with the latest in pole fitness tutorials, as well as how-to and pole dance training videos. It's a tall order though, and that's where YOU come in.
If you know of, or come across a teaching video that you'd like to see in this collection, please email Your Pole Pal with a link to the specific video so she can check it out. If it deserves to be added, she'll get it done on the next round of updates. Thanks!