What is Online Pole Studio?
Online Pole Studio is a community for artists to collaborate, learn, and share dance techniques with others. The moves library is an excellent resource for every dancer with an easy search feature. We also offer combination tutorials for Pole Dance, Floor Work, and Lollipop Lyra at 4 difficulty levels. Making the transitions just as important as the tricks. Teaching more than just the moves but how to connect them together into a sequence. You can access tutorials for only $9.99 a month.
Who are the instructors?
Jasmine Grace, Holly Merlot, CanBan & Tiramisu. Jasmine discovered pole dancing in 2007, and has been hooked ever since. She started teaching pole in 2011, and in that same year developed Online Pole Studio to further share her love for pole with the world. In 2015 she became a mom, and in 2017 she teamed up with local artists Holly Merlot, CanBan and Tiramisu to bring Pole Dance, Lollipop Lyra, & Floor work combination tutorials to Online Pole Studio! Holly Merlot has been pole dancing for 3 years. CanBan has been pole dancing for 4 years, and Tiramisu has been pole dancing for 3 years.
What's included with the Premium Membership?
Over 60 combination tutorials covering pole dancing, lollipop lyra, and floor work. There are tutorials from 4 instructors at 4 difficulty levels. More tutorials coming every month!
How do I purchase?
Navigate to the Premium Membership page and choose monthly payment or yearly payment.
When will I get charged each month?
So you never encounter any surprises, we charge your account on the same day every month. You can login to your account to see what day your account is scheduled to be charged each month.
How do I cancel?
We made our cancellation process as painless as possible. You login to your account, click "Premium Membership", and then click cancel next to the membership plan you have. That's it.
What happens if I cancel before my membership is over?
You will remain a premium member for the rest of your paid period.
What happens if there is a issue regarding payment?
If a payment is declined for any reason, your premium membership will be revoked. If your membership had a grandfathered or discounted price, they will be kept if payment is processed within five (5) days.
What language are the tutorials in?
Currently, all of our tutorials are explained in English. We don't recommend these tutorials for non-english speakers.
How and where do I start?
We recommend taking classes at a studio from a certified instructor, but we know that sometimes pole dancing studios are few and far between. Check online for a studio near you. If you can't find a studio near you, or you are a little too shy to go to class, you can purchase a pole for your home. We offer pole dance, floor work, and lollipop lyra combination tutorials at all difficulty levels including beginner so that you can learn from the comfort of your own home.
Do I need a previous dance or fitness background to begin pole dancing?
No previous experience is required to start pole dancing. Consult your doctor before beginning a new activity. Start slow and listen to your body. Rest in between pole sessions.
What is the best type of pole to use?
Online Pole Studio highly recommends X-Pole. The Sport pole is a fully portable static pole. The X-pert pole is fully portable and can switch back and forth between static and spinning mode.The X-Stage is a fully portable freestanding stage pole that can switch between static and spinning mode. All of these poles come in multiple finishes and sizes. X-pole is the brand used by the most pole professionals and studios. The other brands that manufacture poles are Platinum Stages, Lil' Mynx, MegaBrand, Lupit Pole and RPole.
Pole Diameter? 40mm 45mm or 50mm?
When ordering a pole, they give you an option in diameter. 40mm is the slimmest pole and it is great for small hands. 45mm is competition standard and it is great for a good hand and leg grip. 50mm was the original pole size. It is still used by many pole dancers today and it provides an optimal leg grip. 45mm is what we use at Online Pole Studio.
Which pole finish is best for me?
There are a lot of finishes out there. Chrome, Titanium Gold, Brass, Stainless Steel, Powder Coated, and now Silicone Coated. So how do you know which to pick? The silicone coated pole has a rubber coating that makes the pole slightly thicker. It provides the best grip, and you can even pole in full clothes. The powder coated pole is good for sensitive skin and it has a strong grip. The brass pole is very sticky as well. Titanium gold is designed to emulate the Brass Pole but it is not as sticky. Chrome poles provide a good solid grip for spinning and stationary mode when warmed up. They are also competition standard. Stainless steel poles have a decent grip, they're weather resistant, and they are the best option for those with sensitive skin.
Is it harder to learn moves on a spinning or static pole?
Beginners tend to think that spinning mode can make moves easier, especially spins.This isn't necessarily true. Although the spinning pole can help you to rotate more times around, it also makes spins harder to control. The constant force is pulling you outward making it harder to hold onto the pole. It is also hard to control the speed of your spin. Inverted moves can also be more difficult to perform in spinning mode. We recommend learning all moves on a static pole first before translating them to the spinning pole.
How do I know my pole is safe?
Check the instruction manual that came with your pole for safety guidelines. Double check that all parts were installed correctly. Make sure that your pole is level and located on a ceiling joist. Try pulling on the pole with all of your weight in different directions. After these precautions try dancing around your pole and take it slow until you feel that the pole is completely secure.
How much space do I need for a pole?
We recommend anywhere from a 4-6 foot radius.
What is the average weight limit on poles?
Around 250 lbs. Be sure to check the instruction manual that came with your pole to be sure.
Can I lose weight by pole dancing?
It is very possible to lose weight once you begin pole dancing. Although some people actually report gaining weight in the beginning due to muscle gain. Over time your body will appear more toned and you may notice yourself losing inches as well.
Do I need to be flexible to dance?
Not at all, you do not need to be flexible to dance. There are countless moves that do not require flexibility. Plus, there are modifications that can be made to every move that does require flexibility.
How do I become more flexible?
Stretching everyday! Hold a stretch for at least 30 seconds. Repeat each stretch several times. Incorporate dynamic stretching to improve range of motion. Make sure your muscles are warm before deep stretching.
How often can I pole dance?
Even though it can be tempting to dance everyday when you have a pole in the convenience of your own home, your body will thank you if you take it easy. I recommend pole dancing 2-4 times a week, and reserving the other days for stretching or floor work.
What is the best thing to wear while pole dancing?
If you are just starting out, yoga pants, or leggings and a tank top will work great. When you start climbing you will need to wear shorts and when you begin inverting you may want to wear a sports bra. Exposed skin makes it easier to stick to the pole.
Is it better to dance barefoot or in heels?
That is a personal preference. Some of our instructors prefer to dance barefoot, and some of them prefer to dance in heels. Heels make your legs appear longer and add some sexiness to your dancing. Certain boots can help enhance your grip on the pole. However, learning moves barefoot first is always recommended. Heels add weight to your feet, making everything a little more challenging.
What are the best grip aids?
There are several brands of grip aids out there for pole dancers and aerialists. Dew Point is a lightweight spray that can be used all over your body. iTac2 is a beeswax-based natural product that comes in several different tack levels. Tite Grip is an antiperspirant that needs to be applied 30 minutes prior to pole dancing. Dry Hands is a liquid chalk that repels sweat well. Mighty Grip is a powder chalk that gets tacky with heat. Mighty Grip also makes gloves, knee pads, ankle protectors, arm protectors, wrist protectors and thigh protectors that can be worn to increase your grip. Grip Aids do not work the same for everyone due to our unique body chemistry. It is best to experiment and try them out for yourself. Dry Hands and Mighty Grip are the grip aids of choice at Online Pole Studio.
What is the best way to treat pole kisses and bruises?
You can treat minor bumps and bruises with an ice pack. Wrap the ice pack in a towel or cloth to prevent frost bite. Apply for 10 minutes. Repeat as needed. There are also many herbal creams around to help with bruising. An epsom salt bath can relieve muscle soreness, aches, and inflammation.
Will the pain and bruising ever stop?
Yes, bruising lessens as you gain more confidence and skill. Once you properly learn how to control your body placement and movement around the pole, you won't be banging your body against it as much. Your skin also thickens and your muscles get stronger as time goes on so that you can hold yourself up without peeling your skin off. As you get stronger, moves become no longer painful. However, every time you learn something new, you always run the risk of bruising just because you are not as familiar with the move. But remember, the pain is only temporary.
Is pole dancing right for me?
Pole dancing is for everyone! Women, men and children can enjoy pole dancing no matter their size, shape, or age.