When I first started pole dancing in February, I looked at the teachers as if they were these mystical all-knowing pole gurus because they were so good at the craft.
But recently I realized that they were human. I know that sounds like a memo from Captain Obvious but when youâ€™re new at a craft as hard as pole, the people who are really good at it can have an awe inspiring affect on you, and itâ€™s even more awesome when you interact with said individuals and see that they are humble and still learning also.
I had this epiphany a couple of weeks ago when Ajia Maximillian, my first pole teacher and Carolyn Chiu, a woman that I had been YouTube pole stalking (translation: searching YouTube for the really good pole dancers) walked into a class that I was taking at Shockra Studio (review coming soon).
It was fascinating to see these women who were several levels more advanced than I was taking a beginner/intermediate class. And despite the fact that they were teachers, they were also students and were gracious about it.
I saw them make mistakes, working on new moves and also working to improve existing spins, combos and climbs, and thatâ€™s when it hit me: In pole dancing, no matter how advanced you are your work is never done. You could always go back a few levels and still learn something new because thereâ€™s no ceiling in pole. Thatâ€™s one of the main reasons why I love this sport.