Advice On The Appropriate Attire To Wear To Pole Dance Classes
So you’re at least thinking of taking a pole dancing class or maybe decided to take the plunge and you’ve already signed up and the day is fast approaching. More than likely you’re nervous about what to wear – will you show up and the room be filled with half naked women in lingerie and stripper heels? We’re here to allay your fears and if you follow our handy-dandy guide on what to wear to pole dancing class, your attire will be sure to be both appropriate and comfortable, and you won’t have to worry about sticking out like a sore thumb.
First off, you can breathe a deep sigh of relief – pole dance classes have strict policies on attire. In general, thongs, nudity and men and not allowed, so the actual likelihood of you running into women in full-on stripper gear is very low.
So what do most people wear to pole dance class?
A surprising number of women wear what they would to any other fitness class – a tank top and regular shorts. So if you are in a bind or aren’t comfortable exposing too much skin, you can always wear what you would wear to the gym and be perfectly fine. If you have shorts that are more close fitting, opt for those over looser ones. Keep in mind that a tee-shirt might not work well, as the sleeve could hinder you being about to climb and grip the pole properly. (In pole dancing world, more fabric = more slippage, not a good thing.)
If you’d like to take it up a notch, a tank top and booty shorts are also acceptable, and a number of women opt to go with that, especially if it’s not their first class. The more skin exposed, the better, as your skin helps you stick to the pole. Excess fabric will hinder your dancing and cause you to slip and fall right off the pole.
What about footwear?
Bare feet is common and accepted everywhere, so you don’t have to bother going out to buy fancy heels if you don’t want to. You also won’t be allowed to wear socks, sneakers, or regular shoes. It’s pole dancing heels or bare feet and that’s it – your pick.
Skip any fancy lingerie or stripper outfits and costumes. Nobody wears those (unless it’s specified in the class description that it’s that type of class) and you will stick out like a sore thumb. Most women who go to pole dancing classes are regular women of all ages, not strippers, as pole dancing classes are usually marketed as fitness classes. So it is highly unlikely that anyone will be prancing around with booty and excess cleavage exposed.
So there you have it – all you need to get started as far as what to wear to pole dancing classes is literally a tank top and some shorts! And when in doubt, you can always call and ask the studio what to wear directly. It’s a pretty common question.