Pole Myth #4: “I’d be awful at pole since I don’t have a dance/gymnastics background”
This is a very common misconception in the pole dance world.
While it is true that those who have previous training in dance, gymnastics, cheer, acrobatics, or other fitness (Zumba, yoga, etc.) may find that many of the movements in pole feel “natural” to their bodies, having that type of background isn’t a requirement.
If you ask a number of instructors and fellow students whether they have regularly done any of the above-mentioned activities, you may be surprised at the answers you get. Shockingly, there are even a few “pole stars” who started from scratch with zero formal training.
Another thing they all have in common is hard-core dedication and commitment to practicing.
Check out some of their vids on YouTube and you will be amazed and astounded that they have not been dancing their entire lives!