A Classic Error…
After years of collecting pole dance DVD’s I have accumulated a bundle – oh I still have a way to go but the pole DVD library is coming along nicely. With so many quality DVD’s on the market I get a lot of students asking me which one they should buy. Well….. How long is a piece of string?
I remember the first DVD I bought…… I had had about 2 lessons, bought a pole, set it up in the lounge and bought a DVD. I was ready to GO! So I put it on….. Pantera’s Pole Tricks 101!!
If you have seen it already or know anything about it, you’re probably rolling on the floor laughing at me right now.
This DVD was one of about 3 available at the time and I had heard it was the best. Jesus Christ…..I was SOOOOO not prepared for what I was about to see. Oh yeah, Pole Tricks 101 was one of the best in the day and I think it still is…..but it is DEFINITELY not for beginners! One of the ‘easier’ moves on there is an Aysha for example!
I quickly realized that my plan was about to fall flat on it’s arse and so I sought out lessons.
So why are DVD’s Bad?
Candy & Chrome as a result STRICTLY recommend the use of pole dance instructional DVD’s as a supplement to your class lessons ONLY. You may think you are doing it on the cheap by getting a pole and a DVD but believe me, no matter how good the DVD is or how professional and safe the presenter is, a DVD WILL NOT –
*Tell you where you are going wrong
*Catch you if you fall
*Explain in a different way if you’re not getting it
*If you mis- interperet a move shown on a DVD – you could injure yourself for life!
*It can’t even tell you if you are doing it right!
*A DVD won’t pat you on the back or tell you that your arms are looking stronger, or your waist is trimmer
*A DVD won’t tell you if you look like a muppet, an honest instructor WILL, where necessary – and help you get better!
*Know how to treat an injury
So what are DVD’s useful for then?
So, lessons – wether they are with Candy & Chrome or any other school are DEFINITELY needed, and DVD’s should be used purely as a supplement to your learning only. If you pick the right one, you CAN
*Learn how to clean up your posture from a DVD
*Learn different techniques
*Learn new variations of the same moves you learn in class
*Pick up new dance moves
*Practice a routine demonstrated
*Learn and develop your styling through DVD.
All of this is pretty useful stuff and can only make you a better pole dancer, so we thought we would root through my DVD library and write thorough, honest, constructive reviews on each of them so that if you decide you would like to buy one, you can come here first, read what it’s all about and make an informed choice – instead of a bone-head blunder like I did!
Which one should I buy?
Pole DVD’s range in quality and ability level. Candy & Chrome have an extensive pole DVD library and will be adding new DVD reviews as often as possible to help you find what you need. Just visit the ‘DVD Review’ section regularly for newest titles.