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.

We are naming just a few of the pole dancers in our industry that are simply amazing and that have no formal dance or gymnastics training.

We are naming just a few of the pole dancers in our industry that are simply amazing and that have no formal dance or gymnastics training.

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. 

Natasha Wang, one of the most accomplished pole dancers in our industry is shown here on the cover of Vertical Magazine. Natasha has zero formal dance or gymnastics training.

Natasha Wang, one of the most accomplished pole dancers in our industry is shown here on the cover of Vertical Magazine. Natasha has zero formal dance or gymnastics training.

This list is a random sampling of highly skilled and well-known pole dancers who do not have any formal training in dance or gymnastics:

 

Check out some of their vids on YouTube and you will be amazed and astounded that they have not been dancing their entire lives!

Remember: You do NOT have to be great to start, but you have to start in order to become great!