AUTHOR : Mina Mortezaie
I started pole dancing a little over 2 years ago. Since then my state of mind, body, and perception have gone through a major transformation. Along with my personal transformation, the sport of pole dancing has gone through a revolution. When I first started taking classes, there weren't many pole dance studios to choose from. I started at a corporate pole dance studio chain and stuck with it until I learned every move that studio had to teach. After 6 months or so I figured I had mastered the pole, but I was hugely mistaken.Like many other pole addicts, I started watching pole videos on you tube and teaching myself. At that point I was learning about smaller studios in my area and I branched out into a whole new world of tricks, spins, bruised thighs, and acrobatic floor work. Learning from advanced dancers from different studios helped me progress at a much faster rate.
I've been teaching now for over a year and in the past few months alone I've witnessed the pole dance community undergo a rapid evolution. Not only have dancers been uniting through competitions and workshops, but the level of difficulty has also been progressing very fast. A good dancer is able to create unique moves and variations of existing tricks. With champions like Felix Cane and Jenyne Butterfly creating signature moves, dancers all over are striving to accomplish the same. Pole dancing is all about thinking outside the box and making the impossible possible. The creative outlet that pole dancing provides is truly invaluable. There are always new moves to learn and create and I'm excited each time I step in the studio to refine my craft.