What makes a good pole dance instructor?
After three years–three long years–I can now safely say I have nailed superman. Coincidentally, it happened *just* after a recent post I made about how not every trick is for everybody’s body. I still believe that–my elbow will not hold up for split grip work so it’s shelved indefinitely. But superman has been taken off the shelf and added to my repertoire should I want to use it!
I owe much of my pole dancing success to having high-quality instruction via my dear friend and the owner of the studio where I teach, Carolyn. She’s amazing in so many ways, so I’d like to let this post serve as a well-deserved shoutout to her and incredible instructors everywhere.
A good instructor will push you physically when you’re ready, hold you back when moving forward would be unsafe, and challenge you emotionally and mentally. Is not always an easy job, even though it is extremely fulfilling and, yes–FUN.
A good instructor needs to know how to spot a move even if he/she has never done it. A good instructor both teaches and uses proper form and technique. A good instructor is fearless in many regards … but not when it comes to the safety and well-being of students; he/she is never cavalier about technique, form, or safety.
There are dozens of other things that go into good instruction, but I’d love to hear from the community. Give your instructor a shoutout here and let us know your favorite things about him or her!!!
And thanks to the awesome Leen Isabel for drawing what so many of us feel in our respective pole “happy place”s!