Learn Pole Dancing at the Best Classes Near You

Learn Pole Dancing at the Best Classes Near You

FITPASS Editorial Team12 July, 2022Updated on : 08 Feb 2023

“The war between the sexes is over. We won the second women started pole dancing for exercise.” - Ryan Gosling, ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

That somewhat misogynistic, throwaway dialogue portrays exactly how Hollywood (and even Bollywood, sometimes) has presented pole dancing as a sensuous and highly erotic dance form limited to dance clubs and bachelorette parties and nothing else. But in the last few years, things have started changing and there are women across metropolitans who have been taking up this dance form to enhance their fitness and stay in shape. This is why pole dancing classes have been gaining popularity recently. Well, it’s time to break some stereotypes and learn a bit more about pole dancing. Let’s start with what is pole dancing and a History lesson.

What Is Pole Dancing?

Google defines Pole dancing as “erotic dancing which involves swinging around a fixed pole.”. However, this is not all that there is to pole dancing. It is also many people’s secret to staying in shape and maintaining that perfect body. It is challenging and might seem difficult at first but gradually you build a habit and then you are hooked. If you wish to get toned arms and abs and be cut then you should give pole dancing a go. Moving on, let’s learn about how pole dancing originated.

The History Of Pole Dancing

Pole dancing actually dates back to the 12th century and has evolved from various traditions and cultures. You might be surprised to know that pole dancing originates from two traditions which are Indian and Chinese pole. Indian pole dancing was practiced by men and not women. Pole dancing then migrated to the U.S with dancers from Egypt performing it as a part of their traveling circus. The erotic aspect was introduced later when dancers, in order to attract viewers started dancing sensually. It was only in the 1980s that people started associating pole dancing with bars and bachelorette parties.

In the present day, even though pole dancing is associated with sensuality and eroticism but many also use it as a workout to stay in shape. If you are now interested in dance classes that will help you stay in shape and make for a good workout.

Dance Classes On The FITPASS Network

Dancepiration goes by the tagline ‘the world of Imagination’ and it truly is that. Located in the Bhowanipore area of Kolkata, people here believe success is often inspired by creativity and, creativity is synonymous with performing arts which is what they have here. Creativity, performing arts, and a little bit of imagination have proven to be the foundation stones for a successful academy and that’s what we run on.

Address: 1st floor, 31A Chakraberia Road South

KODC Dance & Fitness located in the Bankim Mukherjee Sarani area has a team of specialized dancers and trainers for every dance form you can think of -  be it Hip-Hop or Contemporary, Jazz or Bollywood. They emphasize on applying the correct techniques and having the right form that enhances the dancer’s skills and lets them express beautifully through dance.

Address: 42/1, Bankim Mukherjee Sarani, Block D

Blazon Dance Academy is a well-equipped studio with 100+ Zumba members that has branches in the Kalkaji and GK II areas of Delhi. Along with Zumba they also offer different types of trending dance workouts. At the Ikonic Fitness & Dance Studio, they believe in staying fit by natural means and they give their 100% when it comes to your fitness goals.

Address: G-40, basement, near Dominos, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019

A dance and fitness studio located in the Laxmi Nagar area of Delhi, Rudra Dance Academy offers a variety of fitness dance workouts for everyone and is a great place not only to workout but also to learn various dance forms.

Address: D-31, Basement, Gali Number 2, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092

We think we busted some myths and ideas about pole dancing today and you would at least consider indulging in this form of workout the next time you wish to try something new. If you would like to join dance classes now to stay in shape then do it with FITPASS- India’s largest network of gyms and fitness studios and Get. Set. Sweat.

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