Learning the Pole Dance Stretch

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Always looking to add pole dancing moves to your repertoire? Looking to see if your doing the dance move the same as others or are you interested in getting into pole dance class for a little fitness relief? This should help a little.

You’ll need to stretch before you can accomplish all of that. And here is a little stretch move to remember:

Learn The Pole Dancer Stretch

The Pole Dancer Stretch uses your dance pole as a support for this challenging stretch, by providing stability and balance to get you started.

31 Free Pole Dance Instruction Videos & Tips – Thanx YouTube!

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As so many have pondered taking up that ad that they saw in the back of the community newspaper that reads: “Pole Dance Classes Now Available”. Where some aspiring entrepeneur has taken on a new career teaching the art of the pole dance for an intermediate price of FREE (for your first class of course)–then to the $25 sessions or the bundle packages to get your abs and behind, back on track (thanx Oprah).

Where on any givin’ day in any givin’ pole dance studio you’ll see 40 somethings trying to develop that tremendous amount of upper body strength needed to hang weightlessly against the pole. But what if your a little intimidated? What if you don’t want to “expose” yourself making an attempt of what everyone, including Martha Stewart, is calling the next big thing in exercise. Don’t worry, everyone feels the same way when they first start.

But you can do a little research on pole dancing before taking the plunge to a pole dancing studio–

Before investing $400+ into the hottest new pole for the pros–or dumping your hard earned cash (or husbands) into the next piece of garbage that ANY Ex-Playboy Model may be promoting–maybe you should consider checking out the free-est place to catch up on your pole dancing chops. YouTube!

YouTube has tons of videos related to pole dancing. Even pole dancing mishaps. Some are good, some, not so good. But a few pole dancing youtube vids have really good info that your instructor may have forgot about.

Bonus Note: If you aren’t ready to invest into new pole dance equipment, you should consider a rental. You can rent a dance pole/stage from All Star Stages, complete with delivery and setup + the return pickup in Los Angeles, Miami, New York–even Cleveland!


Now this is where we insert the DISCLAIMER: The people on youtube may or may not be professionals. You should seek out your own physical trainer first to get educated on what muscles should be stretched BEFORE and AFTER your pole dancing home lesson attempts. We (as in All Star Stages) make portable pole dance equipment and house professionals that dance, but do not make any claim, promoting, or advertising anyone’s youtube vid in particular. Taking a class in pole dancing is always the best–but this is just for YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. And don’t feel dumb your first time into a pole dancing studio–everyone does.

Now with that out of the way–here’s a quick list of 31 pole dance videos that hang out on youtube. They are in no particular order.

If you see something that doesn’t make sense–or you as the pro consider it mis-info, comment below. And the same goes for if you see something you like: comment below for god’s sake–your reading the blog, you should know to comment by now–ENJOY!!!!!

31 Free Pole Dance Instruction, Tips & Tricks Videos from YouTube


Pole Dancing Exercises : Exercise Tips for Pole Dancing

How to Pole Dance for Fitness : Posture Tips for Pole Dancing Exercises

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : How to Pole Dance with Heels

Pole Dancing Tips on Split arm Tip Over V x 3

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : How to Slide on a Pole

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : The Mermaid Pole Dancing Exercise

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : Arched Back Lean Back & Slide Pole Dancing Exercise

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : Hip Pop Open Leg Pole Dancing Exercise

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : Multiple Step Twists Pole Dancing Exercises

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : The Salsa Twist Pole Dancing Exercise

exotic dancing tips

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : Hip Dip Open Leg Pole Dancing Exercise

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : One Handed Lean Back & Slide Pole Dancing Exercise

The Icon Splits – Learn Pole Dancing (Intermediate)

The Eye Opener – Learn Pole Dancing (Intermediate)

Pole Dancing Exercises : Pole Dancing Exercises for Abdominal Muscles

Basic Pole Dancing Exercises : Basic Lean Back & Slide Pole Dancing Exercise

Pole dance tricks, spins and combos, with more advanced pole dancing moves Milton Keynes

Pole dancing tricks doubles and triples

Pole dance tricks, inverts and spins from Pipsical & Hollie in Milton Keynes

Pole Dancing January Pole Jam – New Tricks and Combos!

Pole dance tricks & inverts practice no spins from Pips Polenastics

Pole Dancing..Some New Advanced Tricks n Combos + NEW Invention! Havin Fun (Read Side Info)

Pole Dance Routine Tricks By Jac Age 50

Male Pole Dance at Pole Divas — Training clip # 2

Acrobatic Fawnia Shows How To Work a Pole At Pole Fitness Studio!

Pole Dance Lesson

pole dancing lessons a view of what to expect at Polenastics classes Milton Keynes & Hitchin

How to Do Pole Dancing Inverted Moves : Handstand Pole Dancing Dual Leg Sliding Dismount

Pole dance class choreography

Pole dancing performance in Redwood City, California at Co.Vertical Studio

Now get out there and Pole Dance dammit!

Don’t worry, part two of pole dance videos on youtube will be coming soon…

Get in Shape and Feel Great! With Pole Dancing Of Course…

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Now I know that this is a pole dancing blog. Actually it’s a pole dancing equipment company that builds portable pole dance appartus’ for the professional pole dancing industry. But we have to blog.

What in the world do you blog about in pole dance world? Well, another celeb pole dancing, oh, and don’t forget pole dancing in the Olympics–and then of course, for those of you living under a rock the last couple of years–and for those of you whom don’t watch Oprah


That’s what we write about.

I’m sure we’ve done this blog post before–and I’m sure that’s it not going to be the last time–but I feel that I should always share what the other pole dance and weight loss blogs are screaming about–I’m sure this year there will not be any short of explaining that this art is actually good for you.

I’ll save you my take, as I’ve explained it a gazillion times before–but here is another blogger’s post on why you should shed the pounds and feel great with pole dancing:

Pole Dancing Exercise – Get In Shape And Feel Great | Weight Loss …

It’s never too late to try and get in shape or simply feel good about yourself.

…and now your pole dance youtube video tip:

Pole Dancing Exercises : Basic Pole Dancing Exercises: How to Pole Dance Without Heels

Uh Oh. That Girl Next Door Kendra is Teaching Pole Dancing in Vegas

Yikes. So Stripper 101 classes in Vegas are now we’re blessed with Kendra, a true ho, I mean pro, when it comes to pole dancing?

Kendra Wilkinson, Yah right.

Unless she wants to help promote All Star Stages Portable Pole Dance Apparatus, then I’m not going to give any love here.

Not that I want to be negative, but I feel that a celebrity gold digge, I mean, Z-List celeb, probably isn’t the greatest place to learn the art of Cirque and other acrobatics unless they’re going to tie in–lap dance: The art of a different type of pole dance.

You know, if you just take a ride (no pun intended) on over to this little place on the net call YouTube, try typing in “Pole Dance lessons” into the search bar.

There you may find plenty of people that know far more what they’re doing than our Playboy friend whom ultimately got fired.

I know I’m being negative, but oh well. Unless she’s a certified physical trainer (and she may as well be, I’d love to investigate the credentials though), then she most likely doesn’t have the slightest idea on what muscles one should stretch out before hopping on the vertical dance pole (I’m sure she’s a pro on the pole–just not that one).

Hey–for the $250 it’ll cost you to meet ‘n’ greet…maybe you should just reinvest that into a real class on the art of pole dance, not Stripper 101. You can get that for free at most Gentleman’s clubs.

Here’s a little article we found on just this, enjoy:

Las Vegas Weekly : – Pole dancing, according to Kendra Wilkinson

Ladies who sign up for V Theatre’s increasingly popular Stripper 101 classes offered March 28 will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the art of the pole dance from none other than Kendra Wilkinson of The Girls Next …

And now your FREE YouTube video on Pole Dancing–the real art–(and this GUY is awesome!):

Male Pole Dance at Pole Divas — Training clip # 2

Anyway to Convince Parents Pole Dance is Good Excercise?

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While shuffling around the internet I found a cute little relationship blog that I felt the need to comment on. The title of the post was “Can I convince my parents pole dancing is good exercise?”.

Great topic.

I couldn’t resist leaving a comment (which you may do so below as well), but rather than bore you w/ the simplistic comment that I made, I thought that I’d just elaborate a little.

First off; the United States is a couple of years behind Europe and the rest of the world that embraces pole dancing. You figure on t.v. commercials over there, they show nipple. Red light districts and strippers are everywhere. And weed too.

But we’re a little more up-tight in America and won’t put up w/ that.

Unfortunately though, pole dancing, which is derived from the stripper world, has the black market effect on society when it should be considered more of a black tie event on society.

There is a tremendous amount of upper body strength needed to pull off some of the moves you see these acrobatic artists do on the pole.

Will your parents buy it for the art of pole dance???

Currently, I don’t think so. There are too many PSA’s (public service announcements) and after-school specials, that somehow pole dancing gets mixed up w/ all that and receives negative attention.

When the news at night goes into uproar about Miley Cyrus gripping a stripper pole on stage at her latest concert and Lindsay Lohan using a stripper pole to hold herself up after a hard night of drinking… No wonder the media propaganda bulls**t that is delivered to the masses will have negative appeal attached to it.

What else do you see on the news??? Who was shot, who got be-headed today, why we should blow up that other country–etc.. etc…

Do you think that you’d ever hear anything good about pole dancing??

Course not.

Then along came the Olympics. Finally a more positive approach towards the art of pole dance….errrrrr……nope. The F’in media turned that one around on us too.

We blogged about pole dancing to the Olympics and everyone else did as well… Then the media started doing the stories–and for the record, pole dancing in the Olympics might turn out to be like Skateboarding in the Olympics. Yah, remember that?

Only time can tell though. I would assume that another couple of years and all the adult cry-babies out there thinking their little babies are going to grow up to be strippers–I have news for them:

Watch Oprah. She’s done 8 episodes on pole dancing for fitness.

And for all the studios out there: If you want to show the empowerment of women and the positive influence that pole dancing brings to the mental and physical world–maybe you should stop w/ the “Lap Dance” classes, as they don’t have anything to do with the art of pole dance.

Remember folks, the kiddies are watching.

…and here’s your pole dance trick video tip from those we luv at youtube:

How to Do Pole Dancing Leg Hook Moves : Reverse Roll Pole Dancing Double Hook Dismount