"Apart from learning new tricks on the pole, some of my other favourite classes are Pilates & Freestyle. Until I tried it, I never knew how much of a muscle workout pilates is. The best way to tone and build strength for those strived for pole tricks! And what I love about freestyle is after one hour you’ve learnt a whole routine. So much fun and also a great workout! PFA is such a fun, inviting environment and I can’t imagine what my life would be now if I had never stepped through that door. Who would have thought that the best exercise came with so much fun and life-long friends!""
As with any fitness program, please be reasonable and know your limits. Start slowly and build gradually to avoid injury. And if you have any questions or concerns about whether these exercises are right for you, please check with your doctor, health care practitioner, personal trainer, or other professional who is familiar with your physical condition, abilities and any limitations or contraindications.
During level three you are becoming one with your inner pole dancer. You are feeling more sexy and confident about your abilities as you learn your first handstand and building your core strength to invert! You are powerful. The 12 new pole, dance and floor moves and routine is more advanced than before, as you are now a Vixen! Pre-requisite: Pole Level 2.
THE DISCOVERY SERIES (Intermediate/Advance Level 3/4) –This is next level of your pole journey, this class is designed to challenge you to find your inner pole voice and discover who you are in your freestyle. The combos and sequences are harder and more challenging. You will continue to learn intermediate and advance pole tricks, floor and dance routines, handstands, splits and double partner pole tricks. (This Class Is Recommended For Those Who Have Prior Pole Experience.)
- Once you put one leg through the loop you want to pull that loop up to your hip so you get the heaviest part of your body supported by the band. Once your leg is inside of the loop, you want to stand next to the pole, wrap one arm around the pole and grab on, and the second hand will simply reach across your body to grab the pole above the first hand.
This class is Sexy meets Fun! Learn slow sensual floor, wall and chair moves that will tone your abs, butt and legs. Classes will consist of a combination of exotic dancing, jazz, lap dancing and floor work, creating a dance that will make you feel sexy and powerful! You are welcome to bring your heels and a zipper/button up shirt to remove! Prerequisite: All levels welcome.
Pole dance in America has its roots in the "Little Egypt" traveling sideshows of the 1890s, which featured sensual "Kouta Kouta" or "Hoochie Coochie" belly dances, performed mostly by Ghawazi dancers making their first appearance in America. In an era where women dressed modestly in corsets, the dancers, dressed in short skirts and richly adorned in jewelry, caused quite a stir. During the 1920s, dancers introduced pole by sensually gyrating on the wooden tent poles to attract crowds. Eventually the pole dancing moved from tents to bars, and combined with burlesque dance. Since the 1980s, pole dancing has incorporated athletic moves such as climbs, spins, and inversions into striptease routines, first in Canada and then in the United States. In the 1990s, pole dancing commenced to be taught as an art by Fawnia Mondey, a Canadian who moved to Las Vegas, US. She created the first pole training video to use in fitness exercises. Since then, pole dancing classes have become a popular form of recreational and competitive sport, practiced and performed in a variety of sexual, non-sexual, and athletic settings.
"Pole dancing accomplishes so many things at once. Not only is it an incredible core and upper-body strength builder, it is also sexually liberating, emotionally cathartic, a form of expression, and an exploration of self," says Amy Main, co-producer on the film and self-proclaimed fitness fanatic. "It's the most transformative type of fitness I've ever experienced. And I've never been so in love with my body and curves!" (Try 5 Classes You Should Take Outside of the Gym.)
China has had a tradition of entertaining mourners at funerals as far back as the Qing Dynasty, established in 1636. Some experts said that having exotic dancers at funerals – and at weddings – was a form of fertility worship. “In some local cultures, dancing with erotic elements can be used to convey the deceased’s wishes of being blessed with many children,” Huang Jianxing, a professor in Fujian Normal University’s sociology department, told the Global Times.
I work with many clients, especially moms, who wonder why they are so tired all the time. When I ask them to tell me about “a day in their life”, I get something like this: 6am wake-up , exercise, get the kids off to school, work, drive to after-school activities, get dinner on the table, do hosework, coordinate schedules, bath and bed time (for the kids of course), and then back to work after the kids go to bed. And they wonder why they are tired?
Being flexible is a fairly large part of being a Pole Dancer, especially if you want to compete and do well. Unfortunately, unless you’re one of those people who are naturally flexible, you have to really work at your stretching. I’ve only been pole dancing for a short while, and yet I’ve noticed that my range of motion has gotten bigger, and that’s without stretching every day!
Some people don't learn from from certified instructors and instead try to figure it out with an improperly installed home pole and a YouTube instructional, which is a recipe for disaster. Some people can be too eager to flip upside down. This can be especially dangerous and can lead to head or spinal cord injury. This caution isn’t meant to scare away hopefuls, but rather to encourage everyone to go through gradually progressive training.