Even though I am in Australia I cannot speak highly enough of the online tutorials from IPDA ! The lessons are well thought out, terrific explanations, and there is just SO MUCH CONTENT. It truly is exceptional value for money. I really look forward to the weekly updates, and am always thrilled to receive a personal reply from Arlene whenever I have a question or comment. Her responses are so encouraging. tbh, I never expected online instruction to work for me. I have enrolled in *So.Many.Online.Courses!!!* over the years (not just for pole dancing, but other things too …). I started online with IPDA around 6 months ago and I think it is one of the best decisions I have made for my health, fitness, confidence and overall enjoyment of life. Thank you so much Arlene!
Online classes with IPDA have been an absolute pleasure and god-send during lockdowns. One of the advantages to online learning is doing so at your own pace. The extensive video catalogue has classes of all lengths; from choreographed routines to bite-size tutorials, there’s something for every mood. Arlene’s clear and well explained tutorials make all the difference when training from home. Safety is just as paramount online as it is in the studio and you will definitely be in safe hands with advice such as prerequisites for classes and recommended warm ups and conditioning exercises. If you’re wondering whether you should subscribe to these classes or not – stop wondering and do it! Your improved technique (and mood!) will thank you.
My pole journey has been joyfully erratic: I started pole dancing as a stripper (having never touched a pole before auditioning for the job), then continued to dance at home and take classes for pleasure, exercise, and admittedly some nostalgia since I quit. I signed up here just expecting to add a conditioning session to my pole training, but the creativity and community around this studio (even at a distance!) has inspired me to go balls to the wall on choreography, take (controlled) risks, and maybe one day do something seriously ambitious like “finally impress my cat.” Hugely recommend to every pole dancer at any level, and particularly to performers who want to stretch their imaginations and flex some serious creative/actual muscle.