What exercises help with pole dancing?


1) Move to it right away

You can’t dance to anything if you’re not having any fun. If a move is going poorly, then try the move again. This is especially important if you’re new to pole. I’m really into finding moves that are fun, and I find people that can do them well often enjoy getting to dance them right away. In a meeting, for instance, I’d make sure there are at least 5-20 people in the room while the dance works out and then take turns getting to dance when it takes a turn.

2) Ask for help
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I used to struggle, and often couldn’t understand why people didn’t seem to be able to do some moves. But I’d get to the point where I needed help, and if they’d asked, I’d make sure it was to move slowly or get the right rhythm and it would all work out OK. If it was an advanced or advanced instructor, I’d ask to try certain dances. And while the dance might be difficult, if you put in the work, you’d be learning the moves, and it’s a lot easier to learn when you’re dancing with someone than to learn from watching someone teach you the moves for the first time.

3) Find your own rhythm or look for one

Most pole dances are in 1/2 time, which gives most people plenty of time to really concentrate on the movement. That might not sound very interesting, but if you’ve got to try it, and that’s your thing, then you have to stick with the basics; you can’t try to use your body on a new movement if you’ve got no feeling, no rhythm and no energy in the first place. I found that the most common reasons people would stop was if they had to do a lot of work and then weren’t as good at it as they had hoped. But if you know what you want, you can do it and move really quickly, so I’m not surprised how many people do this really effortlessly.

4) Be ready

It’s amazing what happens when you’re dancing slowly. I’ve danced with some extremely good dancers and they’re so in control that they can’t even feel the beat, and they’re already feeling every single movement and trying different combinations. You’ve got to be prepared. For example, if you don’t know what to do with the double, you can’t just do that and expect to be happy about it, you just have