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SELECTING THE RIGHT TYPE OF POLE DANCING CLOTHES
Pole dancing has come a long way from its
origin in gentleman's clubs. Not only are people, couples, and singles installing dancing poles in their homes, they are even being installed
in exercise studios. Whether you are pole dancing for fitness or exotic fun you should know what type of pole dancing clothes are required so you can be prepared and perform your best.
FITNESS STYLE POLE DANCING CLOTHES If you are taking pole dancing classes for fitness, the pole dancing clothes you need are similar
to any other aerobic exercise class. Comfortable dress you can really move
around is all that is necessary.
Pole dancing classes are a great form of exercise. You can
increase your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance.
Customarily, you will learn to perform climbs, spins and inversions during pole
dance classes. You'll use a full range of motion of your core, leg, arm and
back muscles, giving you a leaner physique while learning this form of erotic
dance. Making sure you have the right pole dancing clothes for these types of workouts is critical.
Sports bras are a good option, they can be worn on their own or layered under a tank top. Sport bras are comfortable and provide extra support.
Tank tops work as well in pole dancing, whether in class or performance, look for a form fitting tank with arm holes cut deeply enough to allow plenty of underarm grip.
Shorts that fit well will make your practice much easier. Look for shorts that are form fitting, keep their shape and don't bag.
Leg warmers. Leg warmers should only be used to keep your muscles warm between times on the pole, during warm ups, cool down stretches, and movements like floor work when leg or ankle grip is not required. Pants like leg warmers are fine for warm ups and cool downs, and floor work, but leave them off for pole work like spins, holds, or inverts. You'll need shorts for sufficient skin contact to grip the pole.
Some fitness classes allow for high heeled pole
dancing shoes. These classes are usually for women who want to learn the exotic side of pole dancing rather than just for exercise. There is some risk
of injury when wearing heeled pole dancing shoes but they do add to the
eroticism of the dance.
EXOTIC POLE DANCING CLOTHING If you are more focused on being an exotic dancer,
again, you will need the right type of pole dancing clothes and accessories before you start. Choose your pole dancing clothes with thought and care. For this
type of dancing, you need to start your considerations with your shoes and work
your way up. Remember, this type of dancing is all about audience attention!
High heeled shoes are a must. While
stilettos are the epitome of "sexy", they don't always offer the
stability you need. If you have your heart set on stilettos, practice wearing
them for a week or two before you begin dancing to acquire a comfort level
needed for dance movements.
Pants or skirt and panties should be
something that will tease, excite, and please! Additionally, you should be
able to take them off without help and as gracefully as possible. Make sure they
fit over your shoes, otherwise you might find yourself squirming out of them or
Of course, there are also theme outfits available for pole dancing and lap dancing. Perennial favorites will always be the nurse and maid outfits, but some interesting and unique varieties do exist. There are school girl uniforms, barmaid's outfits, and German-styled pole dancing clothes that make the list for off beat lap dancing and pole dancing outfits. Team and sports related uniforms exist as well that are great for the sports enthusiast.
Another type of outfit for pole dancing is the cat suit or body stocking. These types of pole dancing clothes are great for enhancing flexibility, giving performers a wide range of free movement. Of course, no outfit is complete without shoes and pole dancing and lap dancing take no exception to this rule. The number and styles of shoes that compliment lap dancing and pole dancing clothes are limited only by your imagination.
KEEP IN MIND A pole dancer faces a myriad of choices regarding what to wear regarding the pole dance setting, personal comfort level, and dance moves and style. Overall you will want to avoid full length, tight fitting pole dancing clothes that don't allow for flexibility. This includes latex, leather and PVC wear. The more comfortable you are in your pole dancing clothes, the more you will be able to concentrate on your dance and your audience.