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What is Pole Dance?

Updated: Mar 9

Pole Dance is a professional sport and dance discipline, but the most amazing fact is that it is 100% fully accessible for adults. Unlike ballet or gymnastics, pole dance students can start at a grown age — without a previous sport or dance background — and achieve tremendous results. Eg. There are 65-year-old pole dancers who compete regularly.

A majority of our pole students are in their early 30s to late 40s with no sport or dance background. They just simply decided to take a class. That's all it takes to start. 

Pole dance is very trendy.  It is super fun and is growing rapidly across the U.S. and the world. It is absolutely a full-body workout. Pole dance combines strength-based core training, and intensive isometric muscle contraction types of exercises (aka bodyweight training). This creates what we call a pole “side effect:” toned body with emphasized muscle definition

The simple act of climbing a pole is an incredible display of strength, and it is no surprise, then, that most pole dancers insist they have never felt or looked better. Pole fitness is also a great way to improve flexibility. Along with the physical improvements, pole dance boosts self-confidence drastically. Rapid results and changes in the body lead to a new confidence level. With that, students discover more self-freedom and deepen their sensuality. This is why the popularity of pole dance is growing so quickly. 

Although pole dance is almost 30 years old and a very popular type of workout, confusion can arise because class names and descriptions often vary from studio to studio. 

We keep it simple: Pole Tricks and Pole Dance

Pole Tricks is a class where spins and tricks are taught, and we condition the body to strengthen it a lot, so you can actually do this class as a pole fitness activity. 

Pole Dance is where students dance on and around the pole and on the floor (aka floorwork). Yes, in those beautiful, tall heels. No, you will not break an ankle. You'll be walking like a goddess after our classes.

To take it a step further, Pole Dance as an industry is a big umbrella under which we find free big worlds: Pole Sport, Pole Art, and Exotic Pole. As students take classes, they learn about the differences and similarities of styles, origins, specifics of each style, and so on, and then choose which style they prefer. So, think that first, you learn the alphabet, and how to write, and then choose whether you are going to be a novelist or a column writer, but letters and grammar stay the same.


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