Pole Dancing Lessons – Which is right for you? Part 1

by Kelly on December 28, 2009

If you have been considering taking up pole dancing, you may be wondering where to begin.  Unlike a decade ago, you have many options to choose from and trying to decide which option is right for you may seem a little overwhelming.  You may not even be aware how many choices are out there!

In this 2 part series, I’ll explore the different ways that you can go about learning this fun form of exercise and self expression.  The first section will explain your choices if you would like to learn outside your home in a class-like environment, and the second part will examine options for learning in the privacy of your own home.


Gyms and Fitness Centers

As pole dancing is becoming more and more popular, some of the bigger fitness centers are starting to offer pole dancing as one of their exercise classes.  Although not as private as some of the other types of instruction, this might be a good option for you if you want to get in shape without be tied to just one kind of excercise.  Check with your local gym to see what they offer and be sure to visit the room where the classes are held.  You’ll want to know ahead of time if guys will be gawking at you while they are pumping iron!  Also, be sure to ask if the classes are included in the price of the gym membership or if there is an additional fee for attending.

Pole Dance Studios

Studios that specialize in pole dancing are popping up all over the place.  These lessons are more private than what you would normally get at a gym.  One of the benefits is that the classes usually only consist of other women, which makes it a great place for socializing, bonding, and laughing with each other.  You can let your guard down more, knowing that the ladies in class are really interested in pole dancing instead of just meandering into a gym class out of curiosity.  Even if you are shy about your body, don’t rule this option out!  You’ll soon find that all the other ladies in your class are just as self-conscious about their own “flaws” and aren’t giving the time of day to yours.

One of the biggest benefits of going to a studio class is that you get hands-on instruction from a professional instructor who will correct your form and make sure you are learning your sexy new moves in a safe way.

Fun hint:  If you aren’t sure that pole dancing is for you or you have several studios in your area, ask for a “teaser class”.  Many studios offer an introductory or teaser class to get you hooked pole dancing.  They are confident that once you try it, you’ll want to keep coming back!  This is a great way to compare different studios, see if you connect with the instructor or decide if studio classes are worth the investment. 


Classes with an instructor are ideal for people who need structure.  I know I personally need a push sometimes to peel my Velcro-ed rear end off the couch.  I am very aware of how I work… I grumble about exercising and sometimes even pole practice but I always feel better once I start it.  Studio classes are perfect for people like me.  The hard earned money that you spent on the classes and the potential embarrassment of the students and the instructor noticing you didn’t show up are usually enough motivation to get you going.  :)

Stay tuned for Part 2!!!


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Sheila Atwood December 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm

This does sound like a fun way to exercise. I would never would have thought of it. My experience is limited to the Sopranos and Carrie Heffernan on the King of Queens.

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Claus D Jensen December 29, 2009 at 4:18 am

Hi Kelly, I’m not sure I would make a great pole dancer… But who knows?? Great post. KUDOS!

Claus :-D
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Chaya December 29, 2009 at 11:18 am

Terrific subject! Its fun, funny and a great way to learn something different while working out at the same time. I love it!!!


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