Pole is an incredible form of dance. It involves strength, flexibility, grace, power, speed, and intention — and you have to get good at physics real fast if you want to go upside down. The Bay Area is home to some of the most welcoming and wonderful pole studios — those of us who have been dancing for a while often studio-hop or get together at small shows or the big Northern California Pole Presentational each August in order to celebrate the love we feel for the other members of the incredibly talented and big-hearted NorCalPolePosse. Here are a few things to consider before you show up for your first pole class:. Pole is an intense workout. When I first started, I could barely hold onto the pole for a basic spin.
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Listen to this and more in-depth storytelling by subscribing to The California Report Magazine podcast. MaKayla Keating, 22, emerges from the wings of the stage wearing a skintight halter top and skirt -- both almost blinding with sequins. This is a pole dancing competition. But when Keating discovered pole dancing, she found power and confidence in herself despite the stigma.