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  • Sofija

    June 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Today I had my first lesson poledance… and honestly? I totally sucked
    I am starting from scratch, because I haven’t done any kind of sports in a few years already, not to mention gain weight after having a baby 1 year ago.

    so… I really want to do this. And I’m wondering who else had this feeling that poledancing would be impossible.

    my plan is to prosseed the next 7 lessons, and then after the lessons, or maybe in between… Getting my own pole, and get Veena’s lessons aswell. Everybody is happy with the lessons, whitch make me very very curious for them.

    but here’s the thing… Is poledancing something for me? I mean. I really totally sucked . I couldn’t make a turn. the most simple one, with one hand. I could only use both… even then, it looked very awfull.

  • chemgoddess1

    June 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Ummm….first you should not be doing ANY spins one handed to start!

    We all started somewhere and I can tell you that each and every one of us sucked. This is not something where you just walk up to a pole and you instantly rock it! It all takes time and practice.

  • Veena

    June 3, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Anyone can pole dance! I don’t start you off with spins, in the lessons you work on strength both on and off the pole. This is VERY important. Don’t give up, pole dance can be fun and beneficial for anyone.

  • litlbit

    June 3, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I have absolutely NO DANCE or ATHLETIC background, and I didn’t start poling until I was 51!! I couldn’t do a lot of stuff but I started slow and took advice and just had fun with it…the more I did it the more comfortable I got. I didn’t do any spins until almost 6 months after I started because I was just working on my balance and core strength…please don’t give up!!! The ladies are right! I still use Veena’s lessons, I refer to them frequently…I often review the beginning ones as they help with breaking down the others and understanding how it all comes together…Hey if I can do it and I’m now 54!! YOU CAN TOO!!! HUGZ!!!
    p.s. There is still a lot I can’t do, but it’s ok I have plenty of time to try!! ENJOY!!!

  • Sofija

    June 3, 2010 at 5:06 am ahahahhaha…. now I’m really really exited to see what’s Veena’s are like.
    I think I will try in about 2 weeks or so, when I’m going to order my pole.

    It’s just, when I watch your video’s, it looks so damn simple! ahahaha… Like you all born natural poledancers. really!
    I will defenetly set thru with it.

  • hannahpc

    June 3, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Im am in no way a natural pole dancer LOL
    This was me 2 weeks ago:

    I couldnt do ANYTHING, except walk terribly around the pole.

    Just keep going to your lessons and dont give up.
    This is my latest video -day 19
    Im improving slowly, and you will too!

    It does sound like the lesson are more advanced.
    Perhaps you would be better suited to teaching yourself from Veenas lessons.
    Thats what i am doing.

    Dont give up! You will get there.

  • minicoopergrl

    June 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

    We all started somewhere and I can tell you that each and every one of us sucked. This is not something where you just walk up to a pole and you instantly rock it! It all takes time and practice.

    yes thats right! I still get days where I get really fustrated at learning things. Dont give up!

  • Veena

    June 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Sofija, doing pole sits, climbs ect…are fine, (a layback is a bit scary just because your pole sits should be rock solid first.). If your taught to "Kick" into moves or they have you doing one handed or spins to the side of your pole first, then you might want to find a different studio.

  • Charley

    June 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Laybacks should not be done in the first lesson or even the 6th lesson or the 10th lesson. There are a million things that will bring you to a layback.

    You should start with basic movement around the pole with both feet on the ground.

  • LaraCroft

    June 24, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Which size is best to use the 50mm or 45mm, I used to work at a club as a dancer not sure what size they had there but I was really comfortable with it, I don’t want to get a pole and end up with a pole that I can’t do my tricks on. I am average height 5’4" would that help In determining which pole size to use?

  • EVamp83

    June 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Your club most likely had 50mm poles. The 50mm is still considered the standard. Height has no direct relation with pole size. Unless it means that you have very small hands, in which case you might find the 45mm more comfortable to grip.

  • pole-twista

    August 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    don’t worry about a thing, there’s tons of great advice out here and plenty of people happy to help. fastest way to lose love of pole is too take on too much too soon. i know the frustration of wanting to learn new moves and advance ( have been trying to learn jacknife for over a year!! but hey i have lots of other moves ) but really get comfortable w 1 or 2 things at a time before moving on. it will help when you want to start doing combo spins and inverts. so have faith, enjoy the process, and have fun!! we are always here for advice! good luck!

  • Alinaaa

    August 25, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Yaaaayyyyy! I’m a pole noob, and just saying hi.
    My new x-pole will be here tonight, and I cannot wait to get started!!!

    So excited…. eeeee🙂

  • CaliPolePrincess

    September 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Anyone can pole dance, it just takes time and patience. And we ALL suck in the beginning! And remember too that everyone learns at a different pace, so don’t beat yourself up about it! Don’t rush…take your time and remember that practice makes perfect! You’ll definately see a BIG difference in your progress every week that you practice…in a couple of weeks, you will be amazed at how much you have improved from day 1

    Don’t give up hang in there!

  • tarah

    September 24, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Hello, i love this site! I am new to pole (1 1/2 months) so have a few questions. I am learning to climb barefoot but would like to get some boots. I am wondering if it matters if there is a zipper, or will it scratch the pole? Also do the boots have to be patent or do the PU matte type work okay too? I will continue to practice barefoot but want to try boots for fun… I appreciate any adviced on this! Tarah

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