Pole Myth #23: "I don't have enough flexibility to pole dance"

Pole dancing does not require you to be able to do a squared split, straddle, backbend, or even to be able to touch your toes. Stretching is a big part of any dance class, and pole dance is no exception. There are a few unicorns out there who were born with a seemingly natural flexibility that they have likely been training for years. The rest of us have to work at it! As you begin takingpole classes, you will notice subtle changes in your flexibility. Stretching is a vital part of good physical health and our BrandiLand instructors will show you some wonderful ways to stretch that feel sooooo goooood..!! The pole is a magnificent tool when it comes to a variety of stretches.

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STudent Spotlight...

One of our students, Angela, has been working on her splits for a while now and it's really paying off! Go Angela, we're so proud of you for making the commitment to yourself and your body. 

Options and modifications are something that get you started on the road to becoming more flexy. If your goal is to attain a flat split, it will take time and consistency (just like any skill). Not unlike strength, flexibility is earned by showing up to class and putting in the work. Who knows…you may eventually be rewarded with a “crotch-to-floor” touchdown! But even if you don’t dream of getting the picture-perfect middle split, your body will benefit from the stretching you will do using the pole. 

 

Options and modifications are something that get you started on the road to becoming more flexy. If your goal is to attain a flat split, it will take time and consistency (just like any skill). Not unlike strength, flexibility is earned by showing up to class and putting in the work. Who knows…you may eventually be rewarded with a “crotch-to-floor” touchdown! But even if you don’t dream of getting the picture-perfect middle split, your body will benefit from the stretching you will do using the pole.