What should a beginner wear to pole dancing? THE ANSWER will SHOCK YOU!


Are you scheduled for your very first pole dancing class? We bet you are super excited and possibly very nervous as well.


There are so many things to consider when you are planning to attend a pole studio for the first time. Questions like: What will the class atmosphere be like? Will I be the youngest, oldest, smallest, largest, or most inexperienced?


How will the instructor be, is she going to be nice or will she go too fast? Will I fall off the dance pole or make a fool of myself...So the very last thing you need to be inundated with is what to wear to pole dancing class.


Before we move further however, all of the other questions mentioned above are just natural fears when trying something new. Remember Fear is a False Reality That Appears Real. Power BAR Women’s Fitness wants to assure you that you will be successful in your pole dance class. So if any of those questions come to mind – SQUASH THEM!


In order to be successful in Pole Dance Fitness do not go into class comparing yourself to anyone else because you are unique!


Okay perfect… now we squashed those bad thoughts, let’s get back to what your attire should be and why.


Pole Dancing requires a lot of strength that is comprised of many different elements. There is one tiny secret a lot of beginner pole dance students do not know and we all come well equipped with it already – SKIN!


YES! Your skin is the key to being successful at pole dancing when you first get started. The largest organ of your body is also the largest element pole dancers’ use when using the dance poles.

Your skin allows for the perfect grip on the pole which gives way for your muscles to do their thing with keeping you upright (or upside down) in pole tricks and spins. The reason is because most of the time Pole Dance Studios use Chrome or Stainless Steel Poles. Direct skin contact keeps the dance student secured with the pole as long as there is not sweat on the skin.

When a beginner pole student comes into class with long and baggy clothes it prevents the skin to pole contact immediately creating an obstacle and unsafe platform to learn pole on. This is primarily because you have not yet developed the strength needed to engage the muscles which will overcompensate for the lack of skin contact.


So the answer to your question – Wear fitted clothing that will expose your legs and arms when starting to learn pole dance. This will give you a fighting chance in successfully learning the pole tricks and spins. Your natural skin grip will aid you in keeping yourself up on the pole while you are training your muscles to do the work. The more you learn in pole fitness, the less clothing you may wear as your tricks become more complex. This is why you see Pole Professionals wearing bikini like attire because they are using almost all of their body to aid them in gripping the pole. You will get to this point if you stick with it!

But to start off – simply wear fitted biker shorts and a sort sleeve t-shirt.


We also recommend leaving the high heels at home until you get comfortable with the coordination and movements.


Congratulations on taking the first step into a unique fitness platform and for making sure you are doing it the right way by proper planning. You will do an amazing job!


Keep Raising your BAR in your strength and mindset!


Your Pole Friends at Power BAR Women’s Fitness

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