Pole Dancing for BeginnersFebruary 9, 2018
We get it. Pole dancing for beginners can be a little scary. Firstly there’s the whole challenge of getting your body around a pole and then there’s the dress code – or lack of one!
But you’re curious… Whether it’s for fun, fitness or to treat yourself to feeling like a goddess, pole dancing classes are calling you. So let us calm your anxieties and introduce you to pole dancing for beginners at Pole Sport London.
What’s Pole Dancing for Beginners Really Like?
“I always wanted to try pole classes but as I’m not flexible and I had no upper body strength, I was too worried of not being able to do anything or being left out (as sometimes happens with other sports).”
You’re not alone when it comes to being nervous about you first class, in fact, you’re with others who are there to support you and learn with you. One of our students, Paula Natalicchio, recently talked about her worries about starting pole dancing lessons and how they soon vanished!
“I joined them [Pole Sport London] almost 4 months ago now and since then I have increased from 2 to 3 classes per week.”
Our community vibe is like no other, and you’ll never feel like the last one to be picked for a game of rounders! Our pole school in London is all about bringing people together to have fun and encourage each other as a team. We love focusing on pole exercise and pole dance routines to bring a feel good vibe to our pole dancing classes for beginners.
“What have I gained? First of all, great friends, you work with a partner, so you support and encourage each other. As they have small and personalised classes, we all get to know each other and celebrate each other’s achievements. I found Pole Sports very challenging but, as you are not alone it becomes very interesting and great fun.”
Does Pole Dance Fitness Count as Exercise?
YES! It might look gracious and easy, but pole dancing takes strength and pole technique. But don’t worry – we’ll get you started with the pole dancing basics and over time, with others cheering you on, you’ll learning some of the more advanced pole moves.
As Paula says, it’s an amazing form of exercise to help you feel good and get healthier; “That’s not all, I lost weight, it has improved my body coordination and flexibility, I became stronger and fitter. I can’t complain, I love it.
“I have completed my first steps of going upside down. That is very satisfying and a great achievement for someone that couldn’t lift the feet off the ground!”
So What Should I Wear?
It’s not all about skimpy bikinis and underwear! Pole Sports London is welcoming, non-judgemental and accepting of everyone. You don’t need to come along in tiny hot pants (unless you want to!) – running shorts and a t-shirt is more than fine. You can also layer and wear a long sleeved top and jogging bottoms for the warm up and cool down – whatever you’re comfortable in!