Who is available Pole dance? Part 1
Its history Pole dance goes back many centuries. Pole for power training is mentioned in the myths of Ancient Rome, Egypt and other ancient civilizations. In India in the XII century BC there was a kind of yoga on a wooden pole — Mallakhamb, and the strength and endurance of men trained on a wooden pole, they performed acrobatic exercises and tricks (Mallastambha). Guskova Natalia , Shutterstock.com the First official competitions in pole dancing were held in 2003 and are actively held now, when Pole dance is gaining popularity. In 2009 Pole dance was officially recognized as a sport in Russia. There is even a Sports Federation of pole dance. Pole dance combines complex acrobatics, dance elements and fitness. All elements are built around the pylon vertically. There are 3 basic levels of performing tricks: 1. Lower, also called “stalls”. Movements are performed on the floor, around the pylon. 2. Medium — a variety of elements are performed at a distance of 1-1.5 m above the floor. Of rotation and the flights are usually more than 360 degrees that demonstrate the flexibility and plasticity. 3. Upper — all tricks are performed at a height of more than 2 meters, on the top of the pylon. This level requires a high level of flexibility, endurance and plasticity, good dexterity, coordination and physical fitness. There are shown the elements of acrobatics. Pole dance is of several types: Fitness (Sport) — the main emphasis is on the physical data, acrobatic elements. Art — the emphasis is on performance and artistry. Exotic — the emphasis is on the musicality of the number, elements of plastics and choreography. Recommendations for beginners to engage in Pole dance: 1. You have to be prepared, that will be very difficult, the first time for sure. Classes require iron endurance and good endurance. It will be painful, hands will fall, but if you sustain it, you will achieve success in this sport. Another difficulty lies in the misunderstanding of loved ones. You can be condemned, say that it is unacceptable. You just need to immediately explain to those who do not understand that Pole dance is a sport. Show a few videos from the performances, invite with you to the training. 2. You have to be prepared for injuries and bruises. Pole dance is very traumatic, like other sports. This and dislocations, and stretching, and bruises. It is impossible to neglect warm-up and stretching at the beginning and at the end of the lesson. This is a very important point. You need to prepare your body for the main part of the workout. There is one more nuance — calluses on hands. Many coaches do not recommend the use of leather car gloves. Corns will be only the first time, and will have to be retrained after gloves for a long time. 3. Clothes for workouts is best to choose a halter top and shorts, because to perform tricks the body should be as bare for good slip and interaction with a metal pole. The clothes will just slide and you will fall. 4. Shoes for training is an important component. In the initial stages you will be able to practice in socks, ballet flats or Czechs. When you reach a certain level, you will need to buy special shoes with high heels and platform — strips. Strips well fix the foot, preventing dislocations. Legs get tired less and they are very comfortable. The optimal height of the platform — 1.5−4.5 cm. 5. Be optimistic. Do not be upset if something does not work. First you develop endurance and flexibility. After a few lessons you will perform many tricks. And after 2-3 months — and complex acrobatic elements.