Sunday, August 31, 2008
A few weeks ago I had this brilliant idea that me and a friend should try a pole dancing class. I've watched compeititions online and seriously, the girls that do them are TANKS! They can lift their entire body weight, hang on by their inner thighs, and crawl down the pole. It's nuts! So we thought we'd give it a go and found a place in our city DEDICATED to the art of pole dancing.
We signed up for the intro class and for the past week I've been barely holding it together because I was so excited.
Fear immediately engulfed me the second we pulled into the parking lot. I didn't realize what we were really doing until that moment and I almost tried to convince her that maybe we should just ditch the class altogether, but fortunately, she wouldn't have any of it.
We walked in, were greeted by TINY girls (intimidating much..) and signed all the necessary paperwork. We started off with some warming up, (walking, stretching, you know, the usual) and practising our 'sexy walk'....I wanted to die. lol
I looked like such a fool, but ....I was having fun.
The class was then split into groups and each group learnt a basic beginner's routine on the pole. We learnt how to walk around the pole seductively, twist our bodies around it, and even lift our legs up and slide down it. (Yes...I pulled an arm muscle, but it was so worth it. ) It was one of the hardest things I've done.
We then moved on to the floor work, learning moves such as 'opening the cookie jar', 'pin up girl', and 'pelvic rolls'. And just about EVERY move entailed us to touch ourselves. Rub our stomachs, chest, necks, hair...whatever...
Lastly, we had to 'perform' our routines in front of the class to show them what we had learnt. Wow....that was a challenge. I think I sprained my toe in the making.
It turned out to be super amazing, super fun, a huge workout, extremely addicting, and very very self accepting. We're now planning to go back for actual classes. I can't wait. :P
So what's the moral of the story?
....I want to be a stripper when I grow up. lol
(PS I'm in the process of asking for a pole for Xmas!) Take care and make sure to show your sexy side!