Having completed 5 “Intro to Pole” classes at Allure, I have finally graduated to Beginner. Its a big step up. Intro teaches the basic “Around the World” and “Firefly” spins. Instead of just linking moves together, today, I found myself attempting my first climbs and inverts. SUCCESS! I didn’t fall on my head and no wardrobe malfunctions. Again, pole-dancing is a real workout. Instead of just looking sexy, I’m doing pole pull-ups and curls. Upper body strength helps, but in the end you need a strong abs and good grip between your legs. EmotionCatcher has a great series of stregth exercise which really show off all the muscles that you need.
While I was originally afraid I would be wait listed, I ended doing back-to-back classes(!). The second half of my double-header was supposed to be my old Intro slot, however the other girls didn’t show up. INSTANT PRIVATE LESSON! Orlee is a fantastic teacher. We went through all the spins, both clock-wise and counter-clockwise with a constant stream of fantastic tips and tweaks. So many new moves today, I don’t think I could list them all.