Exotic Pole Dance goes back to the origins of the pole, the sensual side is emphasized by wearing platform shoes and mainly using the lower third of the pole. But what is the difference between the level requirement of a regular pole dancing lesson and an Exotic Pole Dance lesson?
Force & Control
As in regular pole dancing, dancing at the lower third of the pole requires power. Since many figures and techniques use arm power almost constantly, a good shoulder stability is required. The legs must also be able to actively lift themselves for certain poses, which requires strong hip flexors and thighs.
In order to float through the different dance combinations, you need not only strength and endurance, but also body awareness. Exotic choreographies can become very complex with increasing level and require practice in memorizing movements and a good perception of one’s own body.
Basics serve the structure
All of this can be learned with a good trainer, but that’s exactly why it is important to attend the appropriate level. The basics in Exotic Pole (Heels Flow) are just as important as in normal pole lessons. This is the only way to build up quality in the execution of movements and to guarantee an efficient development in dancing.
Exotic Beginner & Technique - Create a foundation
In the Exotic Beginner you learn the basics step by step, while you improve your body awareness with varied choreographies. In the Exotic Technique the attention is focused on movement sequences and precise heel techniques to improve the quality of movement. Individual strengths and weaknesses can be addressed there.
Exotic Intermediate - building on solid foundations
As soon as strength, endurance, body control, receptivity and heel technique improve, a higher level can be attended at the Exotic. One year of regular attendance of Beginner and Technique classes is recommended (or similar experience) to attend an Exotic Intermediate class.
Repetition is Queen
Once in the Exotic Intermediate does not mean that attending an Exotic Beginner Class is complete nonsense. Quite the opposite: Just like in normal pole dance lessons it is worth visiting a “deeper” level from time to time. Because there you can concentrate more on details and improve your technique and execution. It’s always good to take a look at the basics from time to time.