In the past 2 weeks or so, I’ve been going to the newly-opened Milan Pole Dance Studio almost every day. Yup, I signed up for their opening ‘unlimited’ promo that allows me to do 1 class per day for a whole month.
I wasn’t planning to, but then after the first few trial classes I did, I immediately fell super in love with Prana and decided that I must go for as many of her classes as humanly possible.
Personally I like instructors who can : a) Make me laugh b) Be patient, and c) Break things down clearly. Bonus point if they are Sexy too!
I honestly don’t care about how famous they are, how many competitions they won, or how impressive their backgrounds are. To me, any instructor who has those basic qualities is worth their weight in gold.
Thankfully, I don’t have to pay Prana 70kg worth of gold cos I can just do the unlimited class promo instead!
The only problem is, I’ve never done this many consecutive classes before and my poor body must be in shock because on some days, I can’t really feel my arms and legs anymore.
But apart from the fact that I wake up every morning feeling like I got hit by a van full of gorillas, I’m having a great time!
Surprisingly, my favourite classes so far are Flexy and Contortion, which involve no dancing and a lot of PAIN.
I haven’t done many Flexibility-based classes recently, and certainly none this effective. Last week, my toes actually tickled the top of my head and I think I sweat more during Flexy class than during Twerk class.
Speaking of which… Twerk is super hard! The twerking itself isn’t too bad, but it’s the hip-hop based routines we learn in each class that just mess me up!
I’ve never been interested in hip-hop choreography, and Twerk class is like taking a sudden crash course in it.
My two left feet have a really hard time trying to process new moves, and my brain only remembers new choreography in blocks of 10 seconds: I can remember the first 10 seconds, then once I learn another 10 seconds’ worth, the previous 10 seconds gets erased instantly. Which means I’m perpetually 3 counts (of 8!) behind, and move like a lost chicken.
Pole Dance Basic is much more manageable, but even then the style and transitions are different from what I’m used to.
And being directionally-challenged, I can only follow what’s being taught if I stand directly Behind the instructor. If I stand beside her and watch from the mirror’s reflection, I end up following the mirror exactly and doing everything in reverse from her instead.
But that’s okay, cos the best part about MPS is that at the end of every class, they switch the studio lights off and replace them with UV lighting that makes neon colors glow in the dark! So I tell myself that if I can barely see myself flapping around in darkness, then no one else can really see me either!
The best thing about the studio isn’t the club lighting… It’s the fact that they have an actual Bathroom, and not just one, but TWO sinks to wash your hands with!!!
Because the feeling of having clean, non-disgusting hands after class is pure luxury!