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    I'm going to start dancing again soon. Its been a few years and I was thinking about taking advantage of some pole classes here is Vegas. After reading some posts, I'm wondering if they are worth it? I wanted to be more confident on stage because the place I danced at didn't require it.

    Can you just learn as you go?

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    You can learn as you go...but if you can take pole dancing classes id recomend them if you want to use the pole. Its better to learn properly so you dont hurt yourself.

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    Thanks Cally, you're right safety first

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    I've been doing pole classes for over a year now and even though I've only done amateur dancing I find that knowing some moves really helps with grace, confidence and presentation. Also you're less likely to get up there and freeze up not knowing what to do, you'll have a catalog of moves that will come naturally since you've practiced them so much.

    If you have the time and money for the classes it an only be helpful - and fun too!

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    I have pole danced for a year and been dancing professionally now for a bitover 3 months. I definately think it helped with my confidence.
    Most new girls are most nervous about stage dancing. I couldn't wait and I was nervous abotu one-on-one private dancing.
    Being able to do pole tricks also works up the crowd.

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    Yes, if you feel as though you should take classes to make more money and just get an overall understandning of how the business really works then do it. I wish more new girls would.



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    I start my first class on Sunday. Just signed up today and its alot less expensive than I though.

    $159 for 4 weeks of classes

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    i pay $220AU for 8 weeks.
    its tax deductible as its related to your job too.

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    FYI... www.polejunkies.com

    New Rates for Online Pole Dance Classes

    1hr session $50
    2hr session $75

    4 1hr sessions (1month) $129
    4 2hr sessions (1 month) $229
    8 1hr sessions (1 month) $269

    Classes are private 1-1, interactive. You need a pole, webcam and an IM program such as Yahoo or MSN. Paypal accepted!

    Yes, classes are tax deductible, and receipts are provided!

    I have references on here!!! LOL!

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    hey there Alena. Sorry I canceled our lesson yesterday...I am in the middle of moving to Kelowna right now, I will definatly sign up for some on line lessons once I get hooked up there, I even made sure that my new house has space/privacy for a pole!!

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    Default Re: Are classes recommended?

    or you could buy a DVD with a bunch of moves on it...

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    Hey VeryBadKitty...not a problem...I left you a mssg to call me to reschedule!!

    Let me know when you are settled and up for the online classes.


    Kennedy.......yes you could just buy a DVD...but who can tell you that you are doing everything correctly? Who makes sure you don't injure yourself??
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    I love the sfactor! There is no way in hell I would have been able to learn the fluidity of the moves. And being the clutz I am, it's awesome to have a fall back "routine" in case you freeze.

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    I agree with you Alena. Really one on one classes are the way to go if you can afford them. Often times girls will hurt thier wrists, necks or spine really bad from being in the wrong position. What I don't like about group lessons is that an instructor only has eyes at the front of thier head, and most classes have so many students that often an instructor might miss when a student is making a mistake.

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    I just watched as many "stripper" movies as I could.
    Dancing at the blue Iguana, Striptease, and Showgirls.
    Not the best movies, but the first two prepared me more than I thought they would.
    I also bought one of those shower curtain rods that expand, and danced around it to my favorite music.
    On my first try at the local club, the manager took me to the side and told me I was unlike other new girls because I moved slowly. He told me not to change and so far I haven't. I've been dancing off and on since 99'.
    You will pick up (steal:p) moves along the way. I learned best by traveling around alot and trying out what other states had to offer.
    It was an amazing experience!!

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    Money you spend on work is like an investment. My friends that are getting out of law school right now are spending a ton on suits for work.

    Some of us are, by nature, klutzes and need to have pole moves broken down step by step. If you work at a club in the U.S. where you HAVE to go onstage (i.e. a smaller club) then anything that helps improve your stage set will get you more attention and make sales a little easier.

    That being said, if you can buy your way offstage it will give you more time to hustle and will probably be better for your bottom line. In a big club where you have to tour multiple stages, it is probably your best bet to pay to stay offstage.

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    When I first started dancing, I didn't know about pole classes so I taught myself after watching a few girls at my club for about a month or so. Pole tricks came fairly easy to me because I have a background in dance and gymnastics. If I had to do it all over again with the knowledge of pole classes, I probably would've signed up for a few private classes prior to starting this profession.

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