Pole dancing is a fun and sexy exercise that can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own home. Getting started only requires a few simple steps and you can be well on your way to dancing for exercise and fun. Read on for our guide on how to get started pole dancing at home easily, simply and safely.
First, purchase a high-quality dance pole.
Owning a dance pole is the most important element in getting started. You need a pole and enough space to hold it and give you room to dance as well. There are a number of poles on the market, including both permanent dance poles and portable dance poles, so you have a variety of options to choose from.
Okay I have a dance pole, now how do I learn to pole dance?
There are several methods to go about learning how to dance at home. The free and most available method is to check out Youtube, but of course the level of instruction will vary. The dancers on Youtube vary from absolute beginners to award-winning experts, so you can glean inspiration as well as support.
A better way to learn is to purchase an instructional DVD such as the highly acclaimed The Art of Pole from Jamilla Deville or Leigh Ann Orsi's Beginner Pole Dance DVD that will provide structured, professional and progressive instruction that will get you well on your way to dancing, climbing and spinning like a pro.
If you prefer the online route, you can also get professional quality lessons from Studio Veena, a website devoted to providing entirely online video instruction.
Don't forget to monitor your progress!
You may or may not have a mirror in the space you plan on dancing. if not, it's a good idea to install one.
Why? Because it's much more difficult to see if you're doing a move correctly if you can't see yourself!
It's also an awesome idea to video tape yourself when you dance and practice. You may think you're doing something perfectly only for the video camera to reveal to you that something is off in your move. A camera can you help you identify places you can improve, as well as allow you to self-congratulate on the things you are doing great. And you will love having a permanent record of yourself to track how much more amazing your dancing gets over time.
Who knows, you may even be prompted to share your videos on YouTube and join the extensive beginner community on there!