30 October 2014

With or without shoes?!?!?!

I am a lady that enjoys her pole dancing, its great for my strength flexibility and fitness. I have found a great hobby but also met some really awesome ladies and gents in the studio's of Bobbi's Perth.

I have now moved to Europe, and I have started looking for a place where I could do the same. My very first impression was not very friendly, there was no smiling reception lady happy to explain all the levels or even a teacher happy to ask me to come back after class so we could talk a bit more about the levels.

But I persevered and tried a smaller studio owned by two sisters. Since the first attempt was a visit I thought maybe email first so its easier. They told me they are happy for me to come by and do a trial class so I could see if I would be happy at the studio.
But, they don't wear heels and its a aesthetic choice. 

I thought fair enough but I want to wear heels, because I look better can do lots of fun things with them and I can collect them.

So then I started asking why are people so anti shoes in Europe?
Is it because they prefer to make it a sport, or gymnastic thing rather than a dance or even be associated with the clubs?
Okay yes they are generally more conservative, specially in Switzerland. I might have been a bit presumptuous to think I could just drop in and start off where I left it in Perth.

The other question is will this change how I feel about pole dance?
  I am a seamstress/ designer of costumes and I have enjoyed the dressing up and wearing fun outfits to classes maybe a bit more than most. So loosing that simple little accessory the shoes could make it less dress up and fun.

I had my trial class and they were super nice and inviting, I could pretty much slot in and continue just bare feet. And I will do bare feet, but I might go down a few levels to get my footing with the German lingo and also the static moves. Its always good to polish up technique and now learn how my lines look without the pretties on the end of my feet. ;)

I am not giving up on the shoes never, but I will give myself the time to learn things both ways.

I would love to hear why people like shoes to pole dance with, and why not.
I think its a personal thing but its interesting to hear how others feel about it.

until next time

Lady A