You will probably wonder what kind of material you need in order to start pole dancing. A short overview is given below!
One of the most important things is, of course, our training. We train at the Radboud Sportcentrum in Nijmegen (Heyendaalseweg 141). Here we have a multi-purpose room that we use as our studio. More general information can be found here.
The training schedule is divided into different levels:
We offer beginners lessons where our trainers will teach you all the basic turns and moves.
We also offer intermediate/advanced lessons. These lessons are both thought by our trainers or by one of our instructors Hanka Venselaar or Diane van de Vorle.
Since it is also important to repeat all the moves we offer free training sessions. These sessions will be supervised by one of our trainers. Feel free to ask them for help or advice.
The precise training schedule can be found here.
During pole dancing your body needs freedom to move, so it is important that you wear smooth clothing. During pole dancing you use the friction of your skin, so you don’t slide down. Therefore it is recommended to wear a top or a t-shirt with short sleeves and a (tight) short trousers.
During your lessons, you may find that you need more grip. Most pole dancers always have a towel with them to wipe sweat from their hands and of the pole. If this is not enough, then there are also other ways to get more grip. During the lessons, there is always a container with magnesium. You can put the magnesium powder on your hands, then they will be slightly drier. You can also purchase tools. There is a lot to obtain on the Internet, from grip liquids for your hands to resin to stick more to the pole.
Don’t put any body lotion on your body the day before you go pole dancing! This way you won’t slip off the pole.
The most important thing you need for pole dancing is, of course, the pole. We have 6 X-poles in our rehearsal room. These are good quality poles, specially made for the practice of the pole dance sport. There are six poles with a diameter of 45 mm, but sometimes poles can be used with a diameter of 50 mm. When the diameter gets thicker it may be more difficult for the hands to get a good grip but because of the larger contact surface, you will stay in your moves more easily. Every pole dancer has their individual preference!