Preparing for a pole dancing lesson

Preparing for a pole dancing lesson
Written by Vertical Wise

If you are preparing for the first pole dancing lesson, you might wonder what clothing is appropriate, whether you have to wear shoes and what you should have with you. We will try to resolve some of these questions below.

Upon your arrival

Plan the time so that you can be at class for your pole dancing lesson, 15 minutes before the start of the course. Especially if it is your first time here, you will need to fill out registration forms.

Being earlier in the area, you will be able to familiarise yourself and choose the pole where you’ll practice.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss with the instructor and your classmates, before the start of the lesson and break the ice.
If you arrive at school 15 minutes after the start of the course you might not be allowed to enter the classroom. This is purely for safety reasons because you will have missed the chance of warming up properly.

Do not use body/hand lotion

This is something that must be strictly followed! Hand cream, oils, moisturising, etc. will make the pole slippery and dangerous. Try opting out of all these products the day of the lesson.

What do I need to wear?

It is most likely that you have already been informed by the school you have chosen when you register. If not, you can contact them in order to inform you of specific rules and for further guidelines.

Find out more about the dress required in a lesson here

What you should have with you

  1. A bottle of water
    It is most likely that you will need water after the lesson and perhaps the school may not have been a cooler. In the event that there is a cooler in school, if you get thirsty during the course, there may not be time to leave the class to drink water. Firmly close the bottle when not in use.A wet floor is dangerous for your safety.
  2. Food, gum and drinks (other than water) are prohibited within the premises of the school. If for any reason you want to eat before or after the lesson you can do that in the reception or in the changing rooms. Remember to bring something with you because the schools do not sell any kind food or snacks.
  3. Two small towels will be useful not only to clean yourselves from the sweat but also to clean your pole.

Leave your jewellery at home

In general, the fewer jewellery the better. It may be lost or you might injure yourself. In addition, the contact of jewellery (especially the rings) with the pole will create scratches destroying its coating.

Turn off your mobile phone

This is something that is rigorously applied in all classrooms, not just in pole dancing lesson. If you need to call, please inform the instructor and excuse yourself in order to go out from the classroom and talk.


Although obvious, it is equally important! We are never really ready for the pole dancing lesson if we do not care for our personal hygiene.

  • If possible, take a shower before the lesson.
  • Wear clean clothes and deodorant.
  • Avoid the strong aromas which may annoy those around you.
  • Deal with bad breath by brushing the teeth or if it’s too late, chew a gum.

Keep a positive attitude

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and results. It is a catalytic gift that produces stunning results. Sometimes we think that we can do something but our body is not ready. This complete ebook of pole dancing moves will help you master all levels of pole dancing!

With Pole Dancing you don’t learn skills that you have not got already. You will learn how to develop those skills!

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Vertical Wise

The international website working to support and spread the word about the pole and aerial fitness

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