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Why You Don't Need Rhythm to Pole Dance

We hear it all the time. “I don’t have an ounce of rhythm” “I can’t dance” “I’m so uncoordinated” or even the classic “I don’t want to embarrass myself”. Well here is the actual truth. In order to begin pole dancing you will not need to know how to do any of that. Pole Dance is essentially moving your body in a story telling way with the use of a prop, the dancer pole – which can be a lifesaver for those who are flow challenged. The chrome prop helps to deviate from the fact that you may have two left feet and shares some of the attention in the dancer spot light. An entire pole dance routine is ordinarily composed of systematic pole tricks and calculated turns and steps. If you can follow a recipe to bake a cake, or Google Map directions to get to your favorite shoe store, then you can learn how to pole dance.

In a professional and well conducted pole dancing class your pole dance instructor will break down each movement as if they were reading the directions to putting together a contraption from IKEA. Slow and steady, methodically building into learning one lonely trick you will go. Then you will be asked to switch sides of your body and attempt the same pole trick on the opposite side of your body and the dance pole. A great pole dancing instructor will offer corrections to any movements you may have done incorrectly and give confidence building validation to you for the things they don’t want you to change. To your surprise, you will soon discover that the sole trick you learned will probably make up about fifty percent of the dance choreography you will ultimately learn.

Once you have found that you have successfully learned the beginner pole trick efficiently you will be taught another starter pole trick or pole dance spin in the same easy to understand step by step fashion. These pole tricks are learned in isolation from anything else and rehearsed multiple times prior to proceeding to the next steps in your pole dancing lesson.

With Pole Dance and Fitness lessons you will be learning a world of valuable dance instruction that doesn’t quite seem like dance as you learn, because it is slow, rigid, and step by step. Music will not be a factor at first, staying on beat or even counting. Your first focus in a pole dance class is to learn the actual pole tricks and pole spins and how to properly execute them. Once the foundation moves have been accomplished then the next phase of learning can begin. The Pole Dance Community calls these dance movements - transitions. It is a way to connect the tricks you have already learned together – it is the screw to your two boards. After learning a couple of dance transitions then the ultimate goal will be to line up all of your moves in an order that compliments a chosen song and then match the movements to the dance music.

In the world of fitness we will call this training muscle endurance conditioning. The repetitive movements of all pole dancing tricks and transitions coupled in one 2 to 3 minute stent of time will enhance your fitness levels through the building of stamina. When you consider the background knowledge of building a pole dance routine such as that described here you can identify that the focus of pole dancing is not necessary rhythm and over the top confidence as a beginner. These attributes are built with time, practice, and increased self-confidence. No great pole dance teacher should ever expect a new pole dance student to be fluid in any of the movements and when you have found a great pole dance studio near your area that is patient and understanding of the development plan of a pole dance student you will feel your anxiety subside. Pole Dancing is a lot of technique and slow development so be patient with yourself and the process, take a deep breath in, and spin into your first pole dancing class in the your area. You will be utterly surprised at what you accomplish!

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