My First Rookie Pole Error…
With so many quality DVD’s on the market I get a lot of students asking me which one they should buy.
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 only 3 available in the world 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 it’s 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 from then on.
Why is learning Pole via DVD or Youtube a bad idea?
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
*A DVD won’t be able to tell you what your strengths & weaknesses are
*Or when you are ready to move on
*It can’t make you feel better, or personalise your workout
A DVD simply cannot TEACH.
What are Pole DVD’s useful for then?
Pole dance lessons – whether 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
*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
All of this is pretty useful stuff and can only make you a better pole dancer.
So I thought I would root through my DVD library and write thorough, honest, constructive reviews on each of them so that you know what you are getting into before you buy.
Which one should I buy?
Pole DVD’s range in quality and ability level.
Candy & Chrome has 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.