Your First Pole Class (a.k.a. What have I gotten myself into?)
Okay, so you pulled the trigger and registered for your first pole dancing class at Brandi Land…. now what?
First of all, congratulations! You are about to step out of your comfort zone and try something new that is beneficial for your body, mind, and soul. Secondly, it would be sorta nice to know what to expect as you begin what will hopefully be a longstanding and beautiful relationship with a tall, shiny, chrome pole, right??
Are you ready to be the best version of yourself?
Are you also ready to meet some of the best friends and supportive teachers around? Brandi Land is a premium pole dance studio that teaches not only pole classes but also shows women how to live their best lives!
Clothing/shoes (a.k.a. What do I wear?):
· You can never go wrong with stretchy, comfy yoga apparel. The bottoms come in a variety of lengths, but shorts are probably the better option. You can opt for capri-length if that’s more your style and if need be, you can hike them up a little higher to expose the “knee pit”. Legwarmers paired with booty shorts is my personal fave look! (Legwarmers can also double as knee protection if desired!)
· Wear your fave sports bra either alone or with a tank top. T-shirts are also fine to wear, but make sure it’s a lighter knit because you will work up a sweat!
· Many first-time students go barefoot, but heels of any height and style are welcomed (and encouraged!). Another popular option is “half-soles” or “Foot Undies” which can be purchased on Amazon or any online dance supply store. These will allow you to easily pivot on the ball of your foot without having to wear heels.
Class material (a.k.a. What exactly will I be doing?):
· Intro to Pole will allow you to get acquainted with this wonderful apparatus. This is where you learn the basics and how to use the pole safely.
· Since warming up the body is a vital part of any exercise class, you’ll be taken through a short but thorough warm-up. Advise your instructor if you have any existing injuries.
· A choreographed mini-routine will be broken down and taught, step by step. Feel free during this time to ask your instructor lots of questions!
· The class will run through the entire mini-routine 2 or 3 times
· The final few minutes of class is spent cooling down, breathing, and stretching the muscles that you worked. Those feel-good endorphins will also be in full effect!
· Go home and have a healthy snack and be sure to hydrate!
The day after your first class, expect to be a bit sore…especially in the arms, lats, and shoulders. After all, you worked your entire body for a good 45 minutes! Rest or do gentle yoga the next day and sign up for Intro to Pole Class number TWO…!!