Archive for October, 2015

Why to become a pole fitness instuctor, pole dance instructor training program, and tips how to prepare for your first training session

Monday, October 5th, 2015

After being swept off of their feet by the beauty of pole dancing and perfecting their moves, some students consider becoming a pole fitness instructor. Dreaming about becoming a pole dance instructor is natural for pole athletes who are passionate about the art of pole fitness and tried their skills on a pole dance competition. Many pole studios and organizations around the country have put in place a pole dance instructor training program.

The program is a good idea mainly because it gives inspiring students a way to obtain the skills necessary to become an instructor, teaches them safety techniques, creates body and muscle work awareness, well as addresses instructor-student etiquette. A person who is willing to become skilled in training others for pole dance is making a commitment to promote safety on the pole, guide artists and is serious about who he/she does.

The instructor training package typically includes a few hours of private pole fitness instructor training, overview of pole moves and poses taught in different levels, common situations in class, how to address delicate issues, pole anatomy, instructor code of ethics, question and answer portion, safety and well-being of students, sporting techniques, safe instructions, hygiene of the equipment and exercise area. Trainee will complete a final test of practice and theory.  A Certificate of Completion from a Pole Dance Studio and printouts of the material are given to each Trainee.

The ideal pole instructor trainee is at least a solid dancer at the Beginner level of pole dance, has knowledge of basic pole dance moves, and knows the names of the moves he/she can perform. Also, the trainee should come prepared for each session with questions to ask his/her instructor about teaching pole.  A good trainee will be well prepared for his/her first lesson by following these tips. Get a good night’s sleep (7-9 hours), eat properly (balanced meals), bring a bottle of water, socks, changing cloth, extra shorts, knee pads, notebook or iPad for taking notes, phone or camera to record short videos, list of questions for the instructor, scheduled an open pole session right after the training session to practice, and must of all ready to learn.