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A Beginner's Guide to Exotic Pole Dance

Exotic Pole dancing is often seen as a provocative activity, but it can also be a fun and very empowering form of dance that can be enjoyed by people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. Though it originated in strip clubs, exotic pole dancing has come into its own as a popular workout and performance art. If you’re interested in trying exotic pole dancing, this guide will give you all the information you need to get started.

What Is Exotic Pole Dance?

Exotic pole dancing is a type of dance that combines elements of acrobatics, sexuality, and athleticism. It is typically performed on a vertical pole, but can also be done on other objects such as chairs, walls, and the floor. Exotic pole dancers use their entire bodies to execute moves; these moves are basically very slow, deliberate, suggestive and sensual.

Exotic pole dance can be performed solo, with a partner, or even a group. When performed solo, it is often seen as a form of self-expression or as an erotic display. Exotic pole dance is almost always performed in heels, high heels, and very high heels. When performed with a partner, it can be used as a form of foreplay or as a way to add excitement to an existing relationship. Group exotic dance is usually done in a studio setting for just exotic class learning or performance oriented.

young girl pole dancing at home
young girl pole dancing at home

Why You Should Try Exotic Pole Dancing

Exotic pole dancing is a great way to get exercise while having fun. It is also an excellent way to boost confidence and body positivity. Many people find that the movements involved in exotic pole dancing are very sensual and empowering. In addition, because exotic pole dancing requires the use of multiple muscle groups, it provides a great full-body workout. Many women who do exotic pole dance says it does wonders for their bodies and wellbeing.

If you’re interested in trying exotic pole dance, there are several things you should keep in mind. Be sure to wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in. Start slowly and build up your strength and flexibility gradually; there’s no need to rush into complex moves before you’re ready.

What Is The Difference Between A Stripper & Exotic Pole Dancer?

Ok, let’s be clear. Not all exotic pole dancers are strippers. But all strippers are exotic dancers… It’s ok, take a moment.

What makes them similar?

  • They both dance is a very sensual manor.

  • They both as use the same apparatus which is a pole, altho strippers can dance with out a pole as well.

  • They both dance in heels, stripper shoes, stilettos.

  • They both wear similar style of clothing.

What makes them different?

  • When performing exotic pole dancers focus on routines and choreography. The movement, routine and floor work derives from training. Strippers mostly improvise while performing.

  • Strippers go topless or nude when performing. Exotic pole dancers don’t.

  • Strippers dance to earn money. Exotic pole dancers dance for empowerment, fitness and competition.

  • Strippers pole dance for customers and offer private services. Exotic pole dancers pole dance for themselves, competition, organized pole events and their significant others.

  • Strippers dance in strip clubs or private events such as private parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties. Exotic pole dancers dance in pole dancing studios, home, or organized pole events and competitions.

How Can I Get Started In Exotic Pole Dancing?

There are two ways to start learning exotic pole dance.

  1. You can visit your local pole dancing studio, just keep in mind not all pole dancing studio offers exotic pole dance classes. Pole dance studios are limited to finding instructors capable of teaching this sensual side of dancing.
  2. You can learn at home using free online tutorials from 123poling.com. You’ll learn everything exotic from exotic pole, body waves, heel clacks, lap dances, leg waves, exotic chair dance and more, FREE!

What Do I Wear For Exotic Pole Dance?

When choosing what to wear when starting exotic pole dance it comes down to what your comfort level and confidence is or how you choose to express yourself. Exotic pole outfits can be as colorful and unicorn like with every color under the rainbow, glitzy, rhinestones covered or very skimpy, risqué, and relieving. Typically if you practice more floor work or base work , you can wear body suites, leggings, if incorporate more pole tricks then in this case less clothing would be best for pole to skin grip.

 

pole dancer on pole with black leather jacket

Knee Pads. Why Do You Need Them?

When choosing what to wear when starting exotic pole dance it comes down to what your comfort level and confidence is or how you choose to express yourself. Exotic pole outfits can be as colorful and unicorn like with every color under the rainbow, glitzy, rhinestones covered or very skimpy, risqué, and relieving. Typically if you practice more floor work or base work , you can wear body suites, leggings, if incorporate more pole tricks then in this case less clothing would be best for pole to skin grip.

 

What Are The Best Shoes For Exotic Pole Dancing?

Depending on the tricks or spins you’re performing the type of shoes does make a difference. Stripper shoes or stilettos are built specifically to help execute these tricks and spins more easily. If you notice the front of the pleaser has a slant. This slant serves as an additional small platform when on your toes in the shoe to help perform different ticks and pirouettes. However, not all pole shoes are built this way.

Exotic pole dance is not all about slow & sensual movement. It has evolved into different styles: fast & harsh, trick-oriented, staccato style, heel clack style, leg work-oriented, flexibility driven, etc But they are all performed in heels.

If you’d like more specific topics on heels 123poling.com has you covered with video tutorials on:

  • After Heels Recovery
  • Dancing In Heels
  • Heel Clack Tips
  • Heel Problems
  • How To Save Your Shoes
  • How To  Point Your Feet In Heels

And so much more!

 

stripper shoes

What Is Russian Exotic?

Russian exotic is more of a term which was created in the U.S and spread around the world. Outstanding dance skills with the pole started being called as Russian exotic pole dance however it does not mean the teachers or performers have to be Russian. This style of dance is popularized and taught on a high level in Ukraine, Belarus, Lativa, ect but in the US it is all called as Russian exotic. In Russia is it called exotic pole dance or erotic pole dance.

Russia has been known for its dance since Russian ballet, its high standards and hard training of the dancers. Before pole dance became main stream there were lots of dance classes teaching erotic dance & strip plastic.

Strip plastic is a style of dance (known in all ex Sovet Union countries) which was inspired by striptease. It is a combination of seductive choreography, provocative dance moves,  and sex appeal without taking off your clothes. Choreography, lines & extensions, precise movement have always been held to high standards. When pole dancing became popular, dancers started to merge strip plastic & pole dancing creating mesmerizing exotic pole dance routines and performances.

 

Conclusion:

If you’re looking for a new workout that’s fun and empowering, look no further than exotic pole dancing! This beginner’s guide will teach you everything you need to know about this sensual and beautiful art form. So what are you waiting for? Grab some comfortable clothing find a pole or other vertical surface, and get started!

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