How can I become a more well-rounded pole dancer?
Once you have mastered the basics, you may be looking to expand your repertoire and become a more experienced dancer. These pole enthusiasts have their recommendations for becoming a more well-rounded pole dancer and developing your craft.
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Train in a Variety of Styles and Push Outside Your Comfort Zone
To become a well-rounded pole dancer, it's advantageous to train in a variety of styles and push outside your comfort zone. Once you master your basics (grip, poses, and inverts) train with instructors at different studios and learn from professionals in their styles. It's best to experience and train in static and spin poles, exotic, low flow, tricks, and choreography, in heels and barefoot. Take workshops that help you develop different skill sets and master tricks. Continue to refine your skills and remix to incorporate what you learned to help develop your style of pole dancing!
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Patience is the Key
Though physical and mental training can [take] you far in becoming a more rounded pole dancer, it is also very important to be patient. Always remember that no one is an expert on their first try, not even the prodigies. Set a time to train and diversify your coaches. Also, be kind to yourself, set attainable goals, do your training, then be patient. This is the only path to becoming a more rounded pole dancer.
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Build Your Strength, Flexibility, and Stamina
To become a more rounded pole dancer, it is important to focus on building strength, flexibility, and stamina. Strength-training exercises such as weightlifting and calisthenics can help to build the muscle groups needed for advanced pole tricks. Flexibility training, such as stretching and yoga, can help improve the range of motion and prevent injuries. And finally, endurance training will help improve your overall stamina and enable you to better withstand the rigors of performance. By focusing on all three of these areas, you can become a well-rounded pole dancer who can perform at the highest level.
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