It depends on your body type. For women, most of us would weigh around 50-100 pounds for a class and 150-200 pounds for a class for men. So this class I was in, I was 200 pounds or so. So if you’re the type that needs to be at least that large, and not that fragile type of weight, you might be at the top of the line. If you need more muscle, you might not be the one for this class because you might be out of shape at 150 pounds. But if everyone had the same size and were all just around 125 pounds, this might be a great class for you.
How much do you see pole dancing becoming around the world?
We’re seeing pole dancing become more widespread and more accessible. Our job here has changed a lot and I do see more of my friends and family members wanting to try pole. The reason why I think so much has changed is due to the growing of the internet and the internet now has access to a ton of different videos and even YouTube videos. When we started pole dancing 30 years ago, you didn’t have a lot of options in terms of where you’re going to see it. We’re just discovering some of the places and the clubs all over the world are starting to be able to find and find those spots. You’ve seen there’s been a big growth from the early days and I think that’s still happening. But also as the popularity of the sport increases, I definitely see more pole dancing going on all over the world.
What were your most challenging pole dance lessons as a child?
First I would definitely say, my best lesson was actually the lesson I received back in the day. I was told I was a top ten pole dancer and he said, “Well it may not be that high yet but you’ll work on getting to the top and you’ll be up in the top 90,” which was pretty cool to hear. So I got my lesson where I was getting in the 90-100s. My other biggest challenge was in the 10th grade when I really got into the pole class and I just didn’t want to let go of anything that was going on. It did take me awhile but eventually I did, if you’ll remember, start pushing myself every single day more.
What do you think is the biggest difference among people today?
I think one of the biggest differences is the amount of support that we have. I really believe that when