“The Art of Pole Dancing” Book Review

March 28th, 11   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comment
The Art of Pole Dancing

The front cover

“The Art of Pole Dancing” is a spin-by-spin guide to dance moves that can be used with a stripper pole. The guide is a softcover book with full color pages (and illustrations) on the inside. The book includes 50 different dance moves sorta into ten different dance routines. The book has 124 pages, and the vast majority of the book is pictures with captions teaching how to do each move. The book is a square seven inch book.

Did you purchase a stripper pole, all ready to use it, and come to find out that you had no idea what to do with it? After that, did you purchase other “how to pole dance” movies or videos and find out that they aren’t going to work? After all, your pole isn’t stable enough to support enough weight to be flipping upside down, and even if it could, maybe you just don’t have enough upper arm strength to even imagine doing any of that? So it left you withot any idea of what to do aside from the very basics that the pole dancing how-to movie left you with.

The Art of Pole Dancing

Some of the inner pages

That’s where this book comes in. Because it’s made by Peekaboo (who makes those poles that can be put up and taken down and may not be weight-bearing), the book focuses entirely on floor work. All of the moves put minimal, if any, weight on the pole itself. A couple have you leaning up against the pole, but the majority of them have you not touching the pole at all.

The book gives you five different routines with five different “personalities”. Each one of the personalities focuses on that personality to make up the moves of their routine. There’s the “bad girl” and “party girl” and others. The book makes it easy so you can read up on the personality you think you are, and then you can learn the routine of the girl that you believe you most associate with.

The Art of Pole Dancing

More inner pages

Each one of the routines is is five pages (which equals five moves) long. Each move includes a short introduction about what the move is about and what it should look like, and then there’s a little illustrated woman who actually acts out the move that is pictured in three different pictures (with the caption). As you can imagine, five moves doesn’t last any entire song, but for some reason, this book gives you 2 total, five-move routines for each personality which equals 50 different dance moves to try. You can learn all 10 moves from the girl who you associate with, and that should easily make enough for a song. The moves aren’t perfect, but they are enough to give you inspiration to make it through a song.

The fact that I like about this book is that all of the moves are easily done by most people. There aren’t any moves that require putting any of your weight on the pole which is great for most of those buy-at-home poles you can get since most of them can’t take weight. All of the moves are sexy striptease moves that basically use the stripper pole as a prop to be used in your striptease dance. Some require you to hold onto it to do your moves, but none of them require you to spin on it or put any weight on it. As such, the book does mention that you can use a similar prop such as a door frame to do most of the moves in this book if you don’t have a stripper pole. However, since most how-to pole dance movies and books focus directly on doing weight-bearing moves, I was pleasantly surprised that this book stays on the ground.

The Art of Pole Dancing

More inner pages

Are the moves all that original? No, not really. Most are things that you could have thought of doing on your own, but having the guide makes it very easy to remember things that you might have forgotten. No matter your fitness level or weight, you should be able to do the vast majority (if not all) of the moves included in the book which includes things like crawling on the floor, rubbing yourself on the pole, bending over, and twirling around on the pole.

Overall, I really, really think this is a good book if you have a stripper pole but have no idea what types of moves to be doing on the stripper pole. This book includes a ton of great, not-weight-bearing moves that can be done on the average pole, and most average people should be able to do the majority of the moves listed in the book too. The moves are clear on the instructions, and the pictures and captions help you to easily do the moves. While none of the moves are extremely creative, they mostly are sexy moves that would be easy to do with your average stripper pole or door frame. Thanks to http://www.sextoy.com for sending me this pole dancing guide for my The Art of Pole Dancing review.




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