POLE TRICKS vs POLE DANCE
HOW TO DECIDE WHICH CLASS TO TAKE.
As a new student to pole, or even as an experienced pole dancer, knowing what class to join at a studio can be an anxiety inducing task. We want to help you make the right choice for you and your "Pole Goals".
First, we need to define the difference between a Pole Move and a Pole Trick:
A Pole Move is a movement using the pole as your main apparatus that does not require you to need skin on the pole to perform. This would include (but is not limited to): Spins, Slides and Pirouettes.
A Pole Move could also be considered a transitional movement that is used to connect one movement to another movement in a series of seamless movements.
A Pole Trick is a movement using the pole as your main apparatus that does require you to need skin on the pole to perform. This would include (but is not limited to): Climbing, Sitting or Hanging.
Pole Tricks performed without the assistance of Pole Moves or transitional movements is called Pole Tricking.
Pole Dancing can utilize Pole Moves alone or it can utilize Pole Moves AND Pole Tricks together. Pole Dancing can not utilize pole tricks alone.
Then we can decide what element of pole you wish to learn - moves or tricks or both.
Both practices take time and effort.
Both practices are difficult in their own ways.
The choice is up to you.
Scarlet Classes are mostly broken down by a percentage indicator.
50/50 or 75/25
These numbers indicate the percentage of Dance or Trick influence over the class.
We highly recommend reading CLASS DESCRIPTIONS so that you know what class you are taking.