You know, I often hear of girls who pole dance in different countries mention that one must be at least 16 years old to attend classes and then only with a parent’s permission. Do you think this is fair? Should there be a minimum age and if so, why? Before you decide, watch this beautiful dancer, who is only 10 years old.
I’m interested to see what you all think, as there is usually a lot of controversy concerning this topic.
I know a lot of you hoop as well, but for those of you who don’t watch this anyway to be utterly inspired by this EXTREMELY flexible and graceful dancer.
Studio Name: Bue Firmament Holistic Center
Location: Rockville Centre, NY.
Star Rating: 3/5
I first found this studio through a Groupon deal online, so I immediately bought 5 classes. I had never taken a pole class before and was very nervous upon arriving. Their (only) pole instructor was absolutely amazing! She was so kind and patient and really made class such an enjoyment. As for the classes themselves, the studio was not specifically for pole, so only 3 classes per week are offered (only 2 are for beginners), making it a little difficult for those with a busy schedule to keep up. On top of that, there were only 4 poles, meaning only 8 people could sign up per class. In addition, they did not offer memberships or allow customers to use poles for practice when not in use.
Amazing couple s pole routine. It might make you a little dizzy but it’s totally worth it! I mean, wow!
My friend Amanda Rose trained and taught at the Milan Pole Dance studio and she had a blast! As far as I know, she doesn’t speak much Italian if any. I’m sure there will be at least a few English speakers at each studio :) Just google pole dance studios in Italy and find out which ones are closest to where you will be. If the websites are all in Italian, use a translator app to find the contact us section and send them an email, inquiring if any of the teachers at the studio speak English.
to that anon. one of the girls in one of my classes is obese, and she's the best in the class, and one of the best in the studio. she can do an amazing janeiro (which after 9 months i'm still struggling with) and she's fun and enthusiastic and determined. her tricks are all really neat and amazing and she makes a lot of people envious of her skills. and it didn't even take her that long to achieve this. she's been poling for a year and she's at an advanced level already!!!!
^ determination is so much more important in pole than anything else. well done to her!
I get asked this a lot - of COURSE they can! Half of the ladies I teach are on the larger side and they’re all amazing and achieve something new each week. I’ve posted videos previously of some kick ass larger women pole dancing. The fact of the matter is that almost everyone can pole dance, even those with disabilities.
It all about the muscle to weight ratio. If you’re larger you need more muscle to lift your body so progress will be slower than those who are smaller - however, you can still achieve the same spins, moves and tricks as long as you stick at it.
My most important tips for anyone starting pole is to have no expectations about what you’ll achieve, do not compare yourself to ANYONE and just enjoy it! It’s a journey, an amazing one at that.