What To Expect From Your First Pole Class

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This video is aimed at those of you who are thinking of taking a pole class but perhaps haven’t booked onto a course yet. Hopefully this video will help to give you a little more information about your first class.

It took me a year to build up the confidence to book my first pole class – and I just wish I had booked when I knew I wanted to try it.

Your First Pole Class

Each pole studio is different from the next, but one thing that we all have in common is that we all love pole and want to help others to learn and succeed. Here’s a little run down of what you might need to know:


The more skin you have on the pole, the more grip you will have. For your first few classes you will most likely be able to wear long shorts, and work out gear on top. As you progress, you will feel the need to wear shorter shorts, or occasionally get your stomach out to help you grip. No one will judge you for what you wear!

Some pole schools and classes will be in heels. I used to dance in heels when I was first learning to pole. I used to wear my heels that I wore for a normal night out, and over time have wanted to get higher heels!

The thing you don’t want to wear is moisturiser – it will make you slip and slide!

What To Bring

  • Water Bottle
  • Flannel – this is to wipe your hands and body on
  • Notebook – you may want to write something down
  • Camera – to take pics or videos – make sure you have permission before you do
  • Can do attitude! (sorry for the cheesiness!)


When you decide to book, the pole school that you want to go to will most likely have all of the information you need to know on their website or Facebook – have a read through, and you’ll be one step closer to getting on that pole.

I wish I’d booked my first pole class sooner. I hope this has helped you to build up the confidence to try your first pole class.

Please let me know if you have any questions 😀

Added: Your first pole experience might also be a pole party – the above should all still apply – and it’ll be even more fun as you’ll have all of your friends there too 😀


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About Holly Munson

Holly started pole dancing after admiring the grace, skill and elegance of pole performances and immediately falling in love with the style. After half a decade of bruises, struggling and then the satisfaction of success, her own pole school Firefly Poles was born. The vision is to share that same passion with others.

Holly wished that there was more Pole Dancing help available when I was learning, so now she aims to provide that help through writing, blogging and teaching here on PoleFreaks.

Holly is also a Level 4 advanced personal trainer and an ambassador for Dragonfly pole wear, and also writes regularly for the Dragonfly blog .

Recent Pole Competition Results:


  • Miss Pole Dance UK Semi-Pro Instructor: 1st Place


  • Pole2Pole Professional Cup Essex Heat: 2nd Place
  • Pole2Pole Professional Cup Final: 1st Place
  • Pole2Pole British Isles Pole Dance Champs: 1st Place

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2 Comments to “What To Expect From Your First Pole Class”

  1. Sophie says:

    I wish i’d have read this before I took my first class. Pole bruising was something I did not expect! I’m now looking forward to my next class, but I’ll be a little bit more prepared this time.

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