Hip-hop and pop culture have long emphasized heels as part of the look. The earliest example of a style that specifically addressed heels was the ’70s rock music style of rockabilly. This style has long been called a “hip-hop style”, which refers to the “hip-hop lifestyle” and its focus on performance and dance. It was an influential style at the turn of the century, and the name “rockabilly” is considered an insult by some hip-hop fans. In the 2000s, hip-hop style has been popularized by artists such as T.I., A$AP Rocky, and Wale. Hip-hop fashion and fashion trends typically emphasize low-slung shoes — often sandals, Vans, or other sneakers. (A recent trend in footwear might be made popular by the “hip-hop style” called the “pinstripe sneakers”, which are low-slung shoes with a large sole and a shorter toe line.)
Do pole dancers wear heels?
Do pole dance studios recommend heels?
Many pole dance studios have in place some type of heel requirement for the sake of their instructors. At many studios, trainers will wear large sneakers and push-up bras, and you’ll rarely see the dancers wearing dresses. On the other hand, other pole studios do not require a minimum height requirement.
Are heels really necessary?
There isn’t any definitive answer to this. Just like any other skill, pole dancers have to learn what works best for them based on their individual style and personality. Some dancers don’t even try to dress, because they don’t know how to avoid the heels.
So how are dancers supposed to learn if they never get to wear them?
Most pole dancers can find some form of guidance in teaching them about the basics of pole dancing — and it often involves dancing barefoot, without shoes. Some instructors also teach specific moves that use more of the leg — though others will teach moves like “kip-up, kick back, flip up” as well. Some instructors teach only what’s necessary in order to make the move in a particular way. Regardless of what their personal preference is, pole dancers will usually find ways to “skate” through the skills and knowledge that they are just starting to learn (which means that even though we may have come up to no specific height requirement with a particular pole dance class, these things are still beneficial for our overall physical development — and