Everyone is so encouraging, everyone cheers each other on and shares in each others’ successes. I would always have issues before with insecurity and comparing myself to other women, and that’s completely come undone here. Everyone moves at their own pace, and it’s amazing to see everyone develop their own styles and unique flairs when it comes to their dancing. I feel like I have genuinely made some friends for life here, and I’m so grateful for that.
To anyone who is thinking of joining, I could not recommend IPDA enough. It’s changed my perspective on my body, it has been good for my anxiety to get out and try something new, and I’m now part of a very special community that encourages women and men to be who they are and express themselves in their own style. IPDA gives you the stepping stones to be amazing at pole, even with no background in dance. I can say without hesitation I have never felt better or more confident in my own skin.
At first I thought it wasn’t for me but I enjoyed that [first] lesson so much that I didn’t want to give up; I wanted to be good at it and I’m glad for the decision I made more than a year ago. I feel a lot stronger and I’m more confident, not only in my body but in my possibilities as well. The way I see my body is different, I don’t judge myself as hard as I was doing before and I’m really happy to see the improvement in the other awesome members of IPDA.