I am sure that you are familiar with exotic dance classes even if you have not attended one. Carmen Elecktra has one on demand with cable, I have reviewed a DVD, and classes are popping up all of the place. I view erotic dancing as something that you can do for your partner but more importantly as something that you can do for yourself. Being sexy is a state of mind that is not contingent on your size or shape and I think taking one of these classes certainly helps get you on the road to the inner sex kitten. I used to belly dance and that art form is less about seduction and more about being in touch with your femininity. As a matter of fact in many cultures women learn to dance as young girls and it is a bonding experience. Of course, exotic dancing has comes from clubs that are all about enticing men but when doing it for yourself it is truly liberating. Not to mention extremely challenging! When I took the classes I looked at it as a dance form and my body did too.
I attended a class with my Mom's group and we had a great time taking a chair dance class. I have to admit when the instructors appeared scantily clad I was taken aback for a moment but as the dancing began all of my initial discomfort left and it was all about the dancing. We started by watching a demonstration and moved on stretching and some sexy floor work. After that we learned a few moves that we can do with the chair and finally we learned a bit of choreography. Coincidentally I was invited to celebrate my bloggy friend Lorraine's birthday and the launch of the Blogrollers at the same venue but this time we took a pole dancing class.
The pole dancing class was similar except we learned how to do the fireman on the pole. For some reason I was a little fearful of swinging on the pole but once I tried it a couple of times I became more comfortable. I have to say in my opinion I did much better with the chair dancing class but I think that is to be expected - it was my first time ever dancing on a pole!
Overall I have to rate the experience in both classes as a ten. I approached the classes as dance classes and had no inhibitions about being sexy at all. I was dancing for myself and in the process loved me exactly as I am at this moment while maintaining the knowledge that I am working on becoming an even better me. If you have a class in your area or have cable on demand I suggest you try it. It really is fun and a great workout (and watch out, according to the women in my Mom's group the last time a class was organized several of the women got pregnant)!