Anonymous asked: no dont excuse yourself i love long answers :D and it was very helpful thank u :) i´m definitely gonna check what age the pole studio here allows. well, my mom does belly dance since years and that is also often seen in a wrong way so maybe i can get them on my side. i am already working on my leg/back flexibility since a year or so, but my strength is kinda blah. but i am afraid if i do it alone at home i´ll hurt myself or that i will get discouraged :/
That’s ok then glad I can help :) your parents will probably take your side especially your mum if she does belly dancing because she will probably had to cope with the same sort of stereotyping :) that’s good that your stretching :) stretch your arms and shoulders and arms to as it will help with shoulder rotations for move like cacoon etc :) and practise getting good pointy feet as well as your muscles in your feet are probably not used to having to be pointed and nicely bent so it will stop you getting cramp in your feet when you in moves and it looks better obviously if you already do gymnastics or ballet that doesn’t really matter as they will already be used to being pointy :) I don’t have a pole at home because one won’t fit in my room because I have stuff everywhere but I’d probably be in the same boat as you about trying stuff and fear I was doing it wrong or that I might injure myself but as you would be a beginner it would help you get used to the pole and you could just learn spins to begin with and then slowly move up by watching online tutorials and you would get used to the grip enough to know wether you could do a move safely and if you get your mum on your side you could get your mum or dad to spot you until your confident enough to do it :) hope this helps a little but more I would defiantly see what age your pole studio lets you start though :)
Anonymous asked: Doesn't pole dancing basically make you two and a half times stronger than real people?
It defiantly makes you stronger but so does anything that requires physical activity :) I don’t know if it makes you two and a half times stronger then a ‘real’ person but like most forms of dance an gymnastics it requires an all round strength not just strength in one particular place like just arms or just legs :) certain moves in it require you to be super strong like iron x or when you have to do any form of dead lift invert but like most things the more you practice and train the stronger and better you get :)