UPON YOUR ARRIVAL: FIRST POLE DANCING LESSON
Plan your time so that you can be at school 10 minutes before the start of the course. Especially if it is your first time here. This is just general information for your first Pole Dance Lesson.
Being earlier in the area, you will be able to familiarize yourself and choose the pole where you’ll practice.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss with the instructor and your classmates, before the start of the lesson and break the ice.
If you arrive at school 15 minutes after the start of the course you might not be allowed to enter the classroom.This is purely for safety reasons because you will have missed the chance of warming up properly.
DO NOT USE BODY/HAND LOTION
This is something that must be strictly followed! Hand cream, oils, moisturizing, etc. will make the pole slippery and dangerous. Try opting out of all these products the day of the lesson.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR IN MY FIRST POLE DANCING LESSON?
It is most likely that you have already been informed by the school you have chosen, when you register. If not, you can contact them in order to inform you of specific rules and for further guidelines. We like to encourage for beginners to wear Gym attire long pants or leggings. Many ask do I wear heels ? We prefer you start barefoot once you are more familiar with the Pole then we encourage heels.
WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE WITH YOU
- A bottle of water always stay hydrated. We sell water for your convenience also.
- Food (other than water) is prohibited within the premises of the school. If for any reason you want to eat before or after the lesson you can do that after.
- Two small towels will be useful not only to clean yourselves from the sweat, but also to clean your pole .
- Also its a plus to have rubbing alcohol with you .
LEAVE YOUR JEWELRY AT HOME
In general, the fewer jewelry the better. It may be lost or you might injure yourself. In addition, the contact of jewelry (especially the rings) with the pole will create scratches destroying its coating.
TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE
This is something that is rigorously applied in all classrooms, not just in Pole Dancing schools . If you need to call, please inform the instructor and excuse yourself in order to go out from the classroom and talk.
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THESE ARE SOME 101’s FOR YOUR FIRST POLE LESSON
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT POLE DANCING
Pole Dancing is a dance where the dancer performs dance or acrobatic moves by using a vertical, fixed metal pole as support, which is placed on the floor to the ceiling. It is an effective type of exercise as well as an art form.
Although mainly associated with women, more and more men are beginning to realize the benefits of Pole Dance. Pole Dancing Championships are carried out on various countries worldwide. Each year, more and more talented children steal the show. In addition, Pole Dancing has joined the performances of the famous circus Cirque du Soleil. Following, you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about Pole Dancing.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR ME?
The Pole Dancing is addressed to all. To start, you do not need to be already very fit, thin or flexible. The movements taught at beginner level are planned so as to strengthen your body and to prepare it for more difficult levels.
Your instructor is there to guide you, to help you and to support you throughout your course, regardless of the age or your physical condition. If you have background in dance or gymnastics be sure that you will be surprised and it will work as a challenge, since it is something quite different from what you have tried. Your progression will depend on your dedication.
IS IT DANGEROUS?
Pole Dancing may become dangerous when:
- You don’t follow the instructions provided by your instructor.
It is based on techniques and you must have full understanding of that before you try doing an exercise.
- Practice when you are at home with inappropriate equipment.
Invest in a professional, reliable pole and be sure to follow the instructions of the manufacturer for the installation.
- Push yourself to perform movements your body is not yet ready.
The exercises must be learnt gradually. Don’t rush into a new move if you don’t master the basics. Allow some time for your body to adapt. Talk to your instructor and she/he will guide you in accordance with your level.
- You don’t warm up.
To avoid injury make sure you do warm-up exercises, targeting specific muscles and joints which you will use during your workout
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Improves muscular strength, durability and flexibility
- increases self-confidence
- reduces stress
- Improves posture
- firms up and stimulates the whole body
- great overal for of fitness
- Causes the burning of calories
All of the above are visible in a very short period of time