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Just When I Was Getting Good, Too...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Because I got laid off and my unemployment benefits are looking to be less than half my usual paychecks I can no longer afford to take pole classes. The studio has wonderful prices, they are an absolute steal, I just can't even make that now.

I'm really sad about this. I was doing really good. I can't afford a pole of my own right now and I'm afraid of losing everything I learned. Plus, it was one of the only things cheering me up through the stress.

I guess I will just keep stretching and strength training and hoping for the best.

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GRAPLEIRIS 3/22/2013 7:52PM

    My belly dance teacher gives away lessons to one of my classmates in exchange for cleaning the studio.

My daughter has gotten free entry into a workshop in exchange for creating a logo.

I've also seen reduced or waived fees given to people in exchange for bringing in new students.

Can't hurt to try.

If nothing else, try a different form of exercise or dance until you can afford classes again: YOU tube has free clips of everything. I'd be darn disappointed too. Only you can make the decision of letting bad circumstances TANK you or not.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 3/21/2013 3:45PM

    Hang in there -- hopefully things will turn around soon.

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LJCANNON 3/20/2013 8:47PM

    Is there any chance they would work out deal with you? It couldn't hurt to ask.
emoticon Maybe someone could loan you a Pole? Are any of the Strength Exercises that would work the same muscles as the Pole?I wonder if you could get an Inexpensive Pole on Craig's List or something similar?

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RAPUNZEL53 3/20/2013 4:38PM

  Good Luck!

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GAILRUU 3/20/2013 4:11PM

    Pole classes! That sounds interesting. I do Curves and use my Wii and treadmill for exercise.

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