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The rules of pole dancing

The Gravity Arts pole dance community and the pole dancing community overall are open and welcoming. At Gravity Arts, everybody, no matter what gender, cultural background, size, ethnicity, sexual orientation or age, is welcome to join, train, move, express themselves and feel at home. Still, we want Gravity Arts to not only be a free but also safe place in regards to your physical safety during every training. Thus, there are some essential rules that we follow to keep Gravity Arts the safe and free space it is.

#1 Welcoming & cheerful

As already mentioned Gravity Arts is determined to be a welcoming and inclusive space where everybody feels welcomed and appreciated. As a student you’re equally part of this and we encourage you to not only celebrate yourself, your progress, your style and achievements but also root for your pole buddies. Let’s all celebrate and empower each other by taking the opportunity to cheer, congratulate, applaud & or even do a happy dance for each other during class.

#2 Safety First

Safety is of utmost importance in pole dancing and at our studio. We make sure that the poles are secure and that our instructors are trained thoroughly. At the same time, it is crucial students follow the directions given by instructors and make sure to train safely when on their own.

#3 Warm Up & Cool down

Regarding safety, it is also of great importance to always warm up your body before starting any pole dancing activities. This helps to prevent injuries and prepares your muscles for the physical demands of the dance. The cool down after your training session is equally important. Not only does it give you the opportunity to ease your mind, but also to give your body the time to unwind and relax.

#4 Progressive Learning

Pole dancing requires strength, flexibility, and technique. It is essential to progress gradually and master the foundational moves before attempting more advanced ones. We offer you a structured curriculum and guidance from qualified instructors. Listen to your body and progress at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Do not push yourself too hard or attempt moves that are beyond your current skill level.

#5 Use Proper Technique

Pole dancing requires strength, flexibility, and technique. It is essential to progress gradually and master the foundational moves before attempting more advanced ones. We offer you a structured curriculum and guidance from qualified instructors. Listen to your body and progress at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Do not push yourself too hard or attempt moves that are beyond your current skill level.

#6 Spotting & Assistance

When learning new moves or practicing advanced tricks, it is advisable to have a spotter or instructor present for safety. They can provide guidance, support, and assistance to prevent accidents or injuries. A good chance to practice tricks and moves you do not feel super sure about yet, other than during your lessons, are the Open Pole classes on Saturdays.

#7 Respect the Pole

Wear clothing that allows your skin to grip the pole effectively. This usually includes shorts or pole bottoms, a sports bra or tank top, and bare feet or dance shoes. Avoid clothing with zippers, buttons, or anything that could scratch or damage the pole or cause injuries to yourself.

#8 Proper Attire

Clean your body, hands, and feet before your pole dance lesson to ensure a better grip on the pole. Especially avoid using moisturizers or oils on your skin the day of your pole dance lesson, as they can make it slippery. If needed for hydration of the skin, use products with no oils in them, such as aloe vera gel or certain other body gels.

#9 Hygiene

Clean your body, hands, and feet before your pole dance lesson to ensure a better grip on the pole. Especially avoid using moisturizers or oils on your skin the day of your pole dance lesson, as they can make it slippery. If needed for hydration of the skin, use products with no oils in them, such as aloe vera gel or certain other body gels.

#10 Respect Boundaries

We want to keep our studio a safe and supportive environment. And while pole dancing is an empowering form of dance, it also involves physical contact with the pole as well as sometimes with other dancers and often with the instructors in regards to them spotting or assisting you. Thus, it is crucial to respect personal boundaries. We sincerely encourage you to make sure to set, respect and especially communicate your own personal boundaries as well as respect the personal boundaries of others and communicate openly with your fellow dancers.

#11 Be yourself & enjoy the journey

Pole dancing is a creative and expressive art form. We encourage you to embrace your individuality and explore different styles and movements to develop your unique pole dance style. Last, but not least, remember to have fun and support others in the pole dancing community. Encourage your fellow dancers, appreciate their efforts, and celebrate the achievements of others as well as your own.

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