Isn't pole dancing for strippers?
Not at all. Pole dancing is a sport apart from what happens in gentlemen's clubs. Most pole athletes are not strippers. Pippi teaches a form of the art that is acrobatic-based, not erotic-based.
But I have no upper body strength!
You can begin pole with a weak upper body. You will need to get stronger to advance to intermediate levels, but I'll help you with that. :)
I'm too old.
Here's a video of a 60-year-old grandmother doing some pretty impressive moves. No excuses!
I have a history of X injury.
I know how it is. I have shoulder problems myself. Talk to me about your injury up front and we'll figure out what you can do and what you can't do. And always listen to your body!
What should I wear?
You will need to grip the pole with your skin, so that means you need to have a good amount of skin exposed. Your best bet is short shorts and a sports bra. Some people like to layer on a tank top, but don't get too attached to it!
What should I bring? Your outfit is the most important thing. Besides that, a water bottle, towel, yoga mat, and your favorite grip product are all optional.
Do you teach men as well?
Photo by Valkyrie NYC.