Types of aerial and pole dancing lessons

Types of aerial and pole dancing lessons
Written by Vertical Wise

So, you’ve finally decided to take up pole dancing or aerial. This hobby will help you stay fit, release pressure and interact with other people.

What’s your goal?

Before you start your lessons, you must have already decided what your goal will be. In this way, you will be able to choose the right type of lesson for you.
Do you just want to learn some aerial moves in order to impress your partner, or do you want to become a professional dancer and take part in competitions?
You should also plan your budget and then you should think about the pros and cons of each lesson type and choose the one which reflects your personal needs.

Lesson types

There are 3 types of lessons to choose from: group lessons, semi-private and private. Choosing the right type depends on your learning style or your experience level and you can improve your skills in a short period of time. The guide below analyses the benefits of each lesson type:

Group lessons

It’s the most affordable choice and it gives you the chance to socialize with other people and even make new friends. There can only be evening classes and one drawback is that you will not have the instructor’s full attention. You might also find the class too slow or too intensive for your level. If you want to see whether pole dancing suits you or not, then group lessons are the right choice for you.


  • They are affordable
  • A chance to socialize
  • They inspire you to become a member of a team


  • Lack of individualized attention
  • Unable to keep up with the rest of the students
  • Slower progress

Semi-private lessons

They are ideal for the learning of aerial sports and pole dancing. They allow people with equal level and skills to share the cost of an instructor. Fewer people in class means more quality time with the instructor and faster progress.

Private lessons

If you’re aiming high, then private lessons are necessary for you!
They might be more expensive, but it’s a very good way to acquire a good technique because your teacher will have more time to get into more details. If you want to take part in a competition or pursue a career in pole dancing, then private lessons are imperative.


  • More attention
  • Faster progress
  • Learning at your own pace
  • Choosing the hours that best suit you


  • They are expensive
  • Cannot compare and contrast your progress with someone else’s

Hot tips!

  1. By combining group lessons with private ones, you can have better results.
  2. Take up private lessons to practice what you learn in group lessons and perfect your moves. Keep in mind that group lessons should keep up with the private lessons; otherwise, you might not be able to handle what you learn.
  3. The key to progress is repetition.

If you are a pole lover, this complete ebook of pole dancing moves will help you master all levels of pole dancing.

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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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