“You’re taking WHAT kind of class?”
“Pole Dancing? Like Stripper Class?”
If you’ve taken a pole dancing class or are considering a class but aren’t sure how people will react, we’ve got a few pointers.
We recently asked the students at Tease Dance and Fitness how they’ve responded to friends or family’s queries into their workout.
Here are a few responses:
People are always really shocked when I tell them and say it doesn’t seem like something I’d do. I tell them “well, I guess you don’t know me as well as you thought you did”
It builds so much confidence and body positivity which is helpful for my job working in mental health. Especially with coworkers I build on how powerful it could be for some of our sexual assault survivors to connect to their sexuality as something they can have control of and be proud of.
I always say that Pole Dancing is the most giving sport for women. It does not discriminate in the least bit. Women of all color, shapes, size are welcome and loved. It’s about building confidence and strength and coming to terms with your own sexuality. You are your biggest critic. And there’s so many variations of pole work.
I stopped worrying what others thought a long time ago, I think that is one of the steps of pole dancing. You share info, but you can’t change a persons perception, and if my honest testimonial isn’t enough for them,well so be it.
I call it pole dance fitness which seems to work well. Really most people find it interesting and if they don’t I show them a video…that usually does the trick.