What Happens at Pole Dance Class?

Pop Culture Crime
3 min readMay 22, 2022
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I still remember how nervous I was before my first pole dance class. I had no concept of how difficult the class might be, and there weren’t really a lot of answers to my questions online. I’ve now attended four different pole dance studios and taken a variety of lessons over the last three years, and even attending a new studio doesn’t feel so intimidating anymore.

If you are thinking about taking an intro pole dance class, there are a few things you should know.

Dress the Part

My first piece of advice is to wear clothes that will make your first pole dance class easier. You’ll want to wear short shorts (seriously, the shortest shorts you have) and a tank top or sports bra. You’ll want to have as much contact as possible between your skin and the pole. The more contact you have with the pole, the easier class is going to be.

Class Starts With a Warmup

Every pole dance class I’ve attended starts with a warmup to get your muscles moving. You’ll probably do some light aerobics and movements for about 5 to 10 minutes. One class I took started with some meditation and light yoga, whereas another started with some jumping jacks and sprints across the studio. Every instructor has a different style.

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