Pole dancing is a great way to get exercise, tone muscles and increase flexibility but it is not always easy to find local pole dancing lessons or studios. Every type of dance is a good way to lose weight while having fun but, this type of exotic dancing has even more to offer.
If you are lucky enough to find a studio to learn and practice you will need to fit your visits into an already hectic schedule. There are other ways to learn and you can practice right in the comfort of your own home. Many women have learned or taught themselves and have turned their love of pole dancing into a business. With DVD’s and a portable pole for pole dancing at home, classes are available to women everywhere. You might choose to hire a local professional to conduct a class for a bachelorette party or have an in home party to introduce other women to the art.
No matter how you learn you will want to be able to practice at home when it is convenient for you. With portable poles it is easy to practice or show off your skills for your significant other. It will be easier to make it a part of your daily fitness program when you can do it for free and don’t have to leave home. You will need a lot of practice to perfect your movements and you will benefit the most with regular practice.
There are a few decisions to make when purchasing a portable dance pole at home but they are pretty basic ones. Safety should always be your first concern so make sure that whatever type of pole you choose is secured according to manufacturer’s instructions.
There are basically two different ways to secure a portable pole for dancing. The first would have brackets that screw securely into the ceiling and floor. This type of mounting is good if you will not be moving the pole from room to room or taking it other locations. This type of mounting is also very suitable for more than one dancer.
The other type of removable pole uses tension and pressure to hold it securely in place. You will need to test the amount of tension before trying any moves to make sure there is enough to hold the pole in place. This type of pole will be alright with most types of floors but the ceiling could need reinforcing. The best thing to do is make sure you locate a beam on the ceiling do not think that drywall will hold the pole; it will cause damage or be unstable. This type of pole is good for using in a variety of locations and is quite suitable for transporting to classes.
Most dancing poles are about 2″ in diameter. The size may vary slightly but you will find that the thicker pole may be a little harder to hold onto with your hands but they are easier to move around, and more comfortable while performing. The thicker poles look a little better and look like they are more solid. You will find that it is not so hard to adjust to different thicknesses of poles but it may be more difficult to adjust to a thicker pole than a narrower one than you are used to. You will adjust quickly to whatever size pole you are using with practice.
Dancing poles will have different coatings and come in a variety of colors. They are usually all made of steel and coated with chrome or brass. It seems that the brass coated poles are the easiest to grip but harder to spin around.
Ultimately it is just a matter of personal preference when it comes to size and color. Not to worry you will get used to using whatever type of dancing pole you use the most.