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Now that it's no longer taboo to want to learn to pole dance, many women (and men!) are discovering just how fun and challenging this sport can be. If you'd like to try pole dancing but aren't sure where or how to start, this page is for you.
#1 - Online Lessons
Online lessons are a fairly new option for learning to pole dance.
They're convenient, private, affordable, and you can work at your own pace, reviewing as often as you like without having to pay extra.
But be careful...you don't want to watch just any online videos if your goal is to learn safely and correctly.
Video clips are great fun to watch, but they're usually just for show. They rarely offer complete or proper instruction.
That's where online lessons come into the picture...
#2 - Group Classes
Group classes are one of the most popular ways to learn to pole dance, for a whole lot of reasons.
They're inexpensive, inspiring, and the group bonding can't be beat. You can find studios offering group classes in more and more cities, so there's probably one near you.
#3 - Books & Manuals
Manuals, books and e-books have many of the same advantages as DVDs and videos, but they also have a couple of unique benefits.
Though it may sound odd to learn from a book, it can actually work quite well.
If you often find that classes or even DVDs move too fast for you, or if you jsut prefer to study pictures and read descriptions, learning to pole dance from a book might be just the ticket for you!
#4 - Private Lessons
Private lessons can be a good choice if you're shy, super busy, or if you just want some extra personal attention to help master a challenging spin or other advanced moves.
They're also great if you're impatient and want to progress quickly, maybe to prepare for a contest or competition.
Private lessons are more expensive than group classes, but you'll have the instructor all to yourself for the whole time.
For this reason, you can typically pack a lot more learning into an hour...you'll often be able to cover 3-5 times the material that you would be able to learn in a group situation.
#5 - DVDs
Using a DVD or two (or three!) is another way to go, either as your primary learning method or as a supplement to group or private classes.
You'll need to have your own dance pole of course, but if there are no studios near you, this can be a great way to learn to pole dance at home.
There are LOTS of DVDs available today, so you may find these DVD reviews helpful in choosing the best ones for your needs.
#6 - Pole Parties
Although you'll just get a taste of what it's all about, a pole dancing party can make for a really fun introduction to this sport, especially if you're celebrating a special event like a birthday or a stagette party.
Many studios offer parties both on-site and on location in your home or hotel. There are also many companies that specialize only in doing parties.
And if you're looking to connect with other "polers" as you learn (a fabulous way to get support and encouragement from others who really get what you're doing and why), I recommend interacting on one of the many specialty forums that are popping up.
To get you started, here's a web page that has a pole dancing forum directory that's constantly being updated. You're sure to find lots of other enthusiastic polers there!