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erhaps the romance of it all started
when Jennifer Grey s "Baby" got hot
and sweaty dirty dancing with Patrick
Swayze, or when our hearts melted in
Strictly Ballroom as ugly duckling Fran
turned into a dancing queen in the
buff arms of Paul Mercurio.
Maybe you loved Uma Thurman
and John Travolta s impromptu jig
in Pulp Fiction, or you re harbouring
a latent desire to don legwarmers and dance like
a maniac, Flashdance-style.
With many dance schools in Perth teaching
beginners scores of dance styles, there s no excuse
for not taking the first step. If you need a final
kick, remember getting into the groove will keep
the winter kilos at bay and is a fun way to meet
new people. So what are you waiting for?
Shemoves Stacy Plant says the strictly women-
only art of pole dancing is the perfect panacea
for flagging confidence.
"Pole dancing is fun and healthy, a great cardio
workout," she says. "It s usually not what people
think it is -- it s dancing with an extra spin or twist.
It s expressive, powerful, feminine, yet athletic."
Demand is high so book ahead to secure your
pole, the only dance partner you need. To start,
all you need is a hand towel, casual sports wear
(leggings and T-shirt) and a sense of fun.
Dedicated pole dancers gain body tone and
drop kilos, says Stacy. "But the biggest benefit is
a new-found love of dancing for fitness," she says.
"Pole dancing makes a woman feel like a
superhero, a seductress and kid all at once. Even at
a beginner level, it engenders feelings of freedom
Fight the big chill by trying a new dance that will warm you up
and whittle off those winter kilos. text penelope green « images jody d'arcy
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