Pole is a challenge! There, we said it. But the path to moving with strength, grace and effortless flow can be done. If you’re reading this as a student moving through a Beginner Pole dancing level course, here are a few tips that will help you progress:
1. Practice consistently:
The more you practice, the more muscle memory you’ll develop and the easier the moves will become. Try to set aside a regular time each week to practice, outside your classes. An additional hour or two a week is enough to feel a big difference.
2. Pay attention to your form:
Proper form is key to executing moves safely and effectively. Make sure you’re using the correct grip and alignment for each move, and ask your instructor for feedback if you’re not sure. It also helps to film yourself as much as possible, so you have greater visibility of your technique.
3. Ask for help:
If you’re struggling with a particular move, seek assistance from your instructor or a more experienced classmate. It’s better to ask for help and get it right than to try to figure it out on your own and risk injury. When in doubt, you can also ask your instructor for a private lesson.
4. Focus on your progress:
Remember that pole dancing is a journey, not a destination. Rather than stressing about perfection, try to focus on the progress you’re making. Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.
5. Have fun:
Above all, remember to enjoy the process. Pole dancing is supposed to be fun, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Take breaks when you need them and try to have a good time.
Remember that everyone progresses at their own pace, and it’s okay if you don’t master a move right away. Just keep showing up, immerse yourself in the TPR Tribe and stay positive!
If you’re ready to conquer confidence, and become the boldest version of you, make a visit to The Pole Room. Skills-based courses and classes are fun, relaxed and totally beginner-friendly. Even if you feel un-co, or have never set foot in a dance studio in your life, you’ll be in the hands of instructors who will work with you to become your best self. Send a message to [email protected] for a complimentary trial class.