Pole Dancing lessons: High or Low-cost?

Pole Dancing lessons and cost

Those of us who are interested in Pole Dance Fitness lessons, have probably discovered that they are not low-cost. Why is that? There are 5 main reasons that prices are kept relatively high. It has to do with the safety measures taken, the small size groups, the equipment maintenance and the physical demands on the instructor.

Why Pole Dancing lessons are high-cost

1. Instructors need to assist students the whole time

Going to the gym for example, might seem very cheap, however we should keep in mind that usually price includes use of fitness equipment with no assistance, nor supervision. Most people have no idea of how to train effectively to have maximum results. Not to mention, the increased occurrence of injuries. A Pole Dancing lesson on the other hand, includes first of all a good warm up in order to protect you from injuries and an instructor spotting you, guiding you step by step, being there for you, making sure you complete each exercise the right way and the safest way!

2. Small group Classes

In contrast to other workout programs, in Pole Dancing lessons there is a limit of participants. Only two people the most can share a pole and only a small group, (6 maximum) of students can be trained at the same time. So, fewer the people, higher the cost.

3. Pole Dancing lessons are not open class

Pole dancing moves have specific techniques, taught in sequence. Therefore, skipping lessons creates problems. Continuity is needed. In addition to that, students in a class should be of similar level. You can not teach beginners with advanced at the same time. Pole lessons are pre-booked and can not be filled by others. This is reflected in the price.

4. Special equipment and regular replacement needed

Pole dancing equipment is more complex than most people believe. The more you use your pole, the more the finish will begin to wear and the pole will become more and more slippery. Pole experts suggest training studios to replace their poles approximately every two years. In addition to that, owners need to buy crash mats, gripping aids, resistance bands, yoga blocks, etc.

5. High demands

Teaching Pole Dancing is not an easy job. The physical demands are high. The teacher, especially when working with beginners, has to spot them the whole time, which means holding all their weight, lifting them up, etc. Last but not least, instructors carry huge responsibility of their students’ safety. No one likes to get injured. Pole instructors therefore should be well educated and experienced.

Taking into consideration all the above, we conclude that Pole Dancing is not high cost. It is high value for money!

About the author

Marianna Katzanou

Marianna is a physiotherapist and pilates instructor.Also she is the owner of Raisis Dance Fitness School based in Greece.

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  • Thanks for all the information. It was very helpful. Some other thoughts…
    All Art Forms depend on technique and craft before they can ‘ascend’ (every pun intended) to becoming art. Understanding the archetype of the pole and it’s symbolic nature will ground you in the aesthetic and allow the paradigm of the pole dancing to be mastered and achieved. Fundamentally it’s organic in nature and would hint at an instinctive display of composition — as ever in this post-modern era, audience involvement is paramount.