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Songs on Guitar and Piano (Keyboard / Numpad)

This is a small guide for Rust gamers who enjoy short songs while at base or on adventures!


  • Guitar / Piano Songs Collection (Instrument DLC)
    • Game Themes
    • Movie Themes
    • Anime / Cartoon Themes
    • Popular Songs
    • Meme Songs
    • Popular Melodies
    • Classic Melodies

Remember! These songs can be played without macros. If there is a space after a number, it indicates that the note should be held for a while. If there isn’t space, the notes are played straight through.

Game Themes

Fortnite – Default Dance Theme
  • 3 3 5 6 5 3 5 6 5 3 2 3 6 5 3 2 3
Monster Hunter World – Gathering Hub Spring Blossom Theme
  • 3-33-2-2-2 4-44-3-3-2 3-33-2-2-2 4-44-3-3-2 3–5-2-1-2-3-5-6-3—5-8-7-5 3–5-2-1-2-3-5-6-3–5–8-7-5
Skyrim Theme
  • 434 434 345 4 3 2 212 212 1234 1 2
  • 434 345456542 212 212 1234 12 (6 6 6 2)
Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone
  • 8 6 8 7 8 7 5 8 0 9 8 7 8 7 5
Super Smash Bros. – Main Theme (Lifelight)
  • 2-3-4, 2-4 8-7-6-7-5, 7 6 5, 4 5 6 5 4; 5 3 2-3-4, 2-4 8-7;6-7-9, 7 6 5, 4 5 6 5 4 5 3 6 8 9 (Pause for 1 sec) 4-5-3, 234 5-6-5 4-5-3-2-1-2 4-5-3, 234 5-6-5-4-5-2, 2-3-4-5:6 4-5-3, 234 5-6-5 4-5-3-2-1-2 4-5-3, 234 5-6-5-4-5-2, 2-3-4-5 8:6 5 5 5 5, 4 3 4 1: 6 6 6 6 4 2 1 1 7 6 7 5, 5 5; 2 2 2, 7 6 5 5, 5 5 62
Team Fortress 2 – More Gun Theme
  • 1 2 3 4 888 1 888 4 888 1234 (Repeat)
WII Sports Theme
  • 1 2 4 3 2 1 5 3 4 5 8 7 8 5 3 1 2 3 2 3 4 5 8 7 8 1 2 4 3 2 5 6 9 9 1 2 4 3 2 1 5 8 9 4 0 9 8 5
Undertale – Megalovania Theme
  • 2 2 9 6 6 5 4 2 4 5 1 1 9 6 6 5 4 2 4 5
Undertale – His Theme
  • 1541 33 4 141 33 4 1541 33 4 146545
Undertale – Once Upon A Time Theme
  • 1-8-5 4-8-1 1-3-8-9-8-5-4 1-8-6-5-4-3-4-5-0-9-8
Zelda – Bolero of Fire Theme
  • 4-2-4-2 6-4-6-4
Zelda – Lullaby Theme
  • 3 52 123 52 3 59 85 4323
Zelda – Lost Woods Theme
  • 467 467 46709 78753 2353 467 467 46709 980
Zelda – Mipha’s Theme
  • 1-2-33 4-3 , 4-3, 4 3 3-2-1-2 5-3-4-3 3, 4-3, 4-3, 7-6 6-5-6-7-5-6-56

Movie Themes

Avengers’ Theme
  • 2 22 65 4 3 2 22 67 5 6
Harry Potter Theme
  • 3-6 87-6 0-9 7 6-87-5 7-3
Pirates of the Caribbean Theme
  • 3 5 6 6 6 7 8 8 8 9 7 7 6 5 5 6 678 909 878 909 890 987 876 756 678 789 890 986 678 904 698 976
Star Wars Theme
  • 1 5 4-3-2 8 5 4-3-2 8 5 4-3-4-2
Star Wars – Force Theme
  • 36 7 8-9-8 3 3-6 7 8 3 8 6 0 9
Star Wars – Main Theme
  • 3 3 3 153 153 7 7 7 1 153 153 1 5 4-3-2 8 5 4-3-2 8 5 4-3-4-2

Anime / Cartoon Themes

Attack on Titan Theme
  • 2243 11 22431 64 53 42 31 64 53 42 31
Given – Fuyu No Hanashi Theme
  • Chorus: 00 66 00 989 99 55 99 878 88 44 8789 89 89 8900 00 66 00 989 99 55 99 878 88 96 78
  • Intro: 88 9 998 009 67 864 8766 5978 7875 864 88 9 88 77
Gravity Falls Theme
  • 2346561 2343 5654 4446654 6665654 4446654 666 888 4446654
My Hero Academia – Sora no Uta Theme
  • 1 5-5-5 554 1 5-5-5 456 11 5-5-5 454 (8-6-6-6-6 654) 11 6-5 11 5-4 3-4 3-4 3346 55443-4 11 6-5 11 5-433
My Hero Academia – You Say Run
  • 5 7-8-9-8 7 9 8 7 5-7-8 7 9-7, 8-9-0 9 0 8-7 5-7-8 9 8-9-0
Naruto Shippuden – Blue Bird
  • 3-6-7-8 7-6 3-6-7-8 9-8-9-0 3-6-7-8 7-6 6-0-9 6-0-9 5-5 6-6
Neon Genesis Evangelion Theme
  • 3-5-6-5-6 6-6-9-8-7-6-7 7-9-0-6-5 9-9-7-9-9-0
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Ending
  • 2-6-5-6 2-6-5-6 2-6-5-3-4 2-6-5-6 2-5-6-8-7-5 2-6-5-6-8-6-5-3-4-6 2-6-5-6 2-6-5-4-1-3
Toy Story 2 – When She Loved Me
  • 1-4-4-3-4-1 2-4-6-5-4-5 3-5-6-5-4-5-6-8 2 1-2-4-5
Unravel – Tokyo Ghoul Theme
  • 1 89876 9876 65 5453 333300 877788 89876 9876 65 5453 333300 877788 666-6666 098098 666-6666 — 3866 323 3866 323 3866 323 3866 323 86986 7888 80099 878753 553 5533 2233 5533 2233 553 3223343 309 09998 87875 509 998 87857 86531 887678 87875 0099 9988 87875 509 998 87857 66531 887678

Popular Songs

AURORA – Runaway
  • 3-4-6-5-3-4-3-2 3-4-6-5-7-8-6-6 6-6-8-5 5-6-5-8-9-6-5-4
Darude – Sandstorm
  • 77777-7777777-0000000-9999999-66 77777-7777777-0077777-7777777-00
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  • 68 668 668 6765 (Repeat)
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to The Moon
  • 8-7-6-5-4. 4-6-8-7-5-4-3 33-4. 6-5-4-3-2-3-4-6(j)-4-3-2-16
Gary Jules – Mad World
  • 22442266 6 4 55 5 3 555432 22442266 6 4 55 5 3 55 5 432
  • 224422664466442 24422664466442
John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • 123 312 321 356 6553 2123 211 121
Johnny Cash – You are my Sunshine
  • 2-5-6-7-7 7-6-7-5-5 5-6-7-8-0 0-9-8-7 5-6-7-8-0 0-9-8-7-5 5-6-7
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
  • 2226 5 4 22654 221 5 564 2 2
Luis Fonsi – Despacito
  • 8 7 63 3333 6666 6564 4444 66667 8 5 5555 888 99 7 8 7 6 3
My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade
  • 8-7-0-6, 5-8-4, 3-6-2-5 (2x)
  • 5-8-5 8-7-5 7-8-5 7-8-7-6-5-6-4 7-8-7-6-5-4-5 5-6-8-5 8-7-5 7-8-5 7-8-7-6-5-6-4 7-8-7-6-5-4-5
Smash Mouth – All Star
  • 5 5 9 7 7 6 6 5 5 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 7 7 6 5 5 6 3, 5 3 5 5 5 5 3 2 5 5 5 5, 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 5, 7 7 9 8 7 5 6 6 6, 6 7 5 5 3 2 5 5 3 2, 7 9, 7 0, 7 9 8 7 6 6 5 6 5, 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5,3 7 5 5 5 5 5 3 2, 7 5, 3 2 5 5, 3 2 5 5 5 7, 7 5, 3 2 5 5, 3 2 5 5 5 7, 7 9 8 7 6 6 5, 5 5 6 5 7 6, 6 5 6 7 3

At the commas, leave a little bit of time between the next set of notes.

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  • 9, 9, 89 0 ,6 8- 9,9, 89 0, 68 (If you want more but it’s lower octave than regular) 5321- 5321, 2

Meme Songs

Dylan Locke – Bitch Lasagna
  • 6 6 7 8 8 8 4 4 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5
  • 1-2-4-2-6-6-5 1-2-4-2-5-5-4 1-2-4-2-4-5-3-2-1-1-5-4 1-2-4-2-6-6-5 1-2-4-2-8-3-4-3-2 1-2-4-2-4-5-3-2-1-1-5-4

Popular Melodies

Drunken Sailor
  • 6 66 6 66 6 2 4 6 5 55 5 55 5 1 3 5 6 66 6 66 6 7 (Go 1 octave up) 1 2 1 (Go back to default octave) 6 5 3 2
Row Row Row Your Boat
  • 1 1 123 32345 Enter+1 (Octave up) 5 3 1 54321
Jingle Bells
  • 777 777 79567 8888877776676 9
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1

Classic Melodies

Beethoven – Ode To Joy
  • 3-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-3—-22—- 3-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-2—-11—- 2-2-3-1-2-343-1-2-343-2-1-2-2—- 3-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-2—-11—-
The Phantom of the Opera
  • 0-9-8-9-7-6-9-7-5 0-9-8-5-3-8 8-7-6-5-4-3-3-6 6-5-4-4-3-2-3 8-7-6-5-4-3-3-6 6-7-8-0-9

Note: Does anyone know any good songs on the Rust numpad? Comment and leave them below, it all helps, thanks!

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Ubisoft Squeeze Out the Sweat and Money - Just Dance 2021 Review

While EA Sports is churning out sports sims, Ubisoft continues to re-release console-based digital house party attraction Just Dance. The new version of the rhythm game turned out to be bright, dynamic and really exciting... that is, absolutely the same as the previous part of the series. We explain why you should think carefully before buying Just Dance 2021.

The Just Dance series started back in 2009 and has attracted a huge audience even outside of arcade clubs and Dance Dance Revolution. The main reason for the success of the franchise was the simplicity of the gameplay, which the name itself hints at - “Just Dance”, which everyone can handle in one way or another. In general, everything is so, but it’s still worth explaining what the game is.

Dancing is my element

As you might guess, the essence of Just Dance is dancing, or rather, trying to repeat the most diverse steps behind the dancers on the screen. The system tracks movements using a camera or device in the player's hand and awards points for accuracy. The gameplay formula is extremely simple, but it is quite addictive if you find the right tracks, the company and the strength to get up from the couch.

You can use an ordinary smartphone with a gyroscope as a "gamepad" in Just Dance - no additional accessories are required here, although the developers could have gone this way. Of course, in this case, in order to get high marks in the game, it is enough just to move one hand, but in the process, you still involuntarily begin to dance with the rest of the body.

Just Dance looks especially organic on the Nintendo Switch, which seems to have been created for home entertainment in a small company. With this console, you don’t even need a smartphone to play - basic Joy-Cons will be enough. In addition to the precise gyroscope, these controllers are equipped with special straps: believe me, even if your palms never sweat, launching a gamepad or smartphone directly into the TV while dancing is very, very simple.

Thanks to the overall uncomplicated gameplay and the great combination of music, games and simple activities, Just Dance is suitable for almost everyone. In addition to the standard mode, there is a fitness interface that counts calories burned instead of points for accurate dance performance, as well as a children's section with simple movements, cartoon style and cartoon songs. This series does not need more - it would seem.

Only dancing and you

All of the above applies to Just Dance 2021, which is great. The series has been consistently entertaining high-profile companies for more than ten years, making those who want to lose weight effortlessly sweat and trying to diversify E3 with mass dances. But there is one problem, or rather, there are already at least three of them - starting from the 2019 version, the franchise has hardly changed.

It is clear that dancing in a playful way, and even with the slogan "Just dance", is difficult to diversify, but even a new interface would be very useful. I was extremely disappointed when I activated my Ubisoft key, downloaded the game, skipped the colorful intro and returned to Just Dance 2019.

The only interesting new feature is the Quick Play feature available on the main screen of the game. Thanks to her, you can not delve into a huge library of songs and playlists, but simply dance to a randomly selected song, but this works until the first inappropriate track. It would be great if the game immediately offered options from five different selections and did not rush the user with a ten-second countdown.

In this regard, the comparison with EA Sports simulators is the most accurate. Year after year, Just Dance fans get the same game - FIFA fans at least try to improve the physics of the ball and give digital football players a human look. But Just Dance could well have simple rhythm games in the Mario Party format, a Dance Dance Revolution-style mode with a special carpet as an additional accessory, or even creative modes with the ability to independently select movements, at least for children's songs. There are a lot of options, use Ubisoft.

And the music drives you crazy

As a result, when buying Just Dance 2021, owners of at least one previous game in the series pay ₽3,990 for 40 new songs and a month of Unlimited subscription, which gives access to an expanded music library. Given that the same amount can pay for more than two years of subscription in the previous version of Just Dance, the offer is at least not very profitable. Unless someone urgently needed a couple of songs by Billy Eilish, BLACKPINK or The Weeknd right here and now.

The Just Dance 2021 basic tracks list does have a few popular songs, but in most cases they either sound too monotonous or not suitable for dancing at all - at least not in the format of the game. For example, in this part of the series there are two versions of Without Me by Eminem at once, but in both cases you want to listen more than dance.

I'm not the biggest fan of dancing, so I was helped to test Just Dance 2021 by a small company, the female half of which knows almost the entire Ultimate library by heart. Even for them, there were only a few interesting options in the new selection of tracks - let alone the male part: we quickly became disillusioned with dancing to Eminem and returned to the cult Dragostea Din Tei from O-Zone, The Bremen Town Musicians and The Sun in Hands.

Going back to the FIFA parallel, Just Dance 2020 just had a little roster update. At the same time, Ubisoft updates the Ultimate library quite often, including tracks from the latest installments. Under such conditions, the entire series should have switched to a shareware model with a subscription a long time ago, because the new annual versions make less and less sense.

No more parties

It's quite possible that Just Dance is heading towards the game-service format. It currently has three free tracks that are technically an Ultimate subscription. By the way, recently they included a new song from the virtual band K/DA from League of Legends. Ubisoft could expand this collection to the same 40 songs, and give the rest only for money.

In such a system, Ultimate could become a kind of Xbox Game Pass with constant track rotations. If you add to this the ability to buy tracks individually or in whole sets, Ubisoft would certainly get even more than from annual re-releases. Just imagine how much circulation an add-on with a dozen BTS songs would sell - it becomes scary.

In the meantime, Just Dance 2021 remains the most common game in the series, worth buying only for die-hard fans and those who want to dance in front of the TV for the first time. When you get to know the series and apart from the previous parts, this is still the best way to warm up or have fun with friends without leaving home.

  • dancing — This is always fun
  • game is easy to master
  • . The presence of network and command modes
  • excellent visual design

  • is too few innovations
  • Weak set of new songs
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    Just Dance 2021 did not make the series worse and even brought a couple of pleasant little things, but it is simply impossible to evaluate it without looking back at the previous parts. In the world of game-services, each year of stagnation should subtract at least a point from the score of the next re-release.

    How to start pole dance

    Irina Malchukova

    opened a pole dance studio

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    I taught pole dance for six years, five of which I ran my own pole dance studio.

    To do this, I completed two special courses and participated in several master classes, my productions won prizes in regional competitions more than once.

    I'll tell you how to start practicing for a beginner, what to buy, why half-dance can replace fitness and how to choose the right pole dancing studio.

    What is pole dance

    Pole dance is a pole dance that combines elements of choreography, gymnastics and acrobatics. In fact, this is a general concept. Now there are several directions that differ from each other: Exotic Pole Dance, Pole Art and Pole Sport. I will tell about them further.

    Pylon, or pole, a polished metal tube for grasping with hands and clutching with legs or other parts of the body. Its diameter can be 40, 42 and 44 mm.


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    Usually made of stainless steel, this ensures a smooth glide and at the same time a good grip on the skin. Pole dancers don't like it when a pole is called a pole.

    There are static poles - about tricks that are performed on such a pole, they say "in static", and also rotating ones - dancers say "in dynamics". In what follows, I will use these concepts.

    Most often, poles in professional studios have two modes at once. Due to simple manipulation, "dynamics" turns into "statics". In competition, dancers must be able to do tricks on both static and rotating pylons.

    These are poles, or pylons - such were in my studio. I twisted the pylon from dynamics to static with the help of a key. Photographer: Vyacheslav Ruchkin

    Pylons are fixed in different ways:

    1. Spacing between floor and ceiling.
    2. With one fixed fixing to the floor or ceiling only.
    3. Two fixed fasteners at once. This option is the most reliable.

    One fixed mount in studios is also acceptable. If the pole is installed only at a distance in a dance school, I do not recommend doing complex tricks there or spinning strongly.

    There are also portable pylons - these are structures that can be transported with you or quickly assembled on site. Usually they are used for performances, since it is not safe for students to study on them in a constant stream.

    Pylon supports that are fixed to the floor and ceiling. Source: Pilonexpert Portable pylon. Source:

    Elements of are called tricks that are done on a pole. There are several levels of the pylon where they are performed:

    1. Upper - acrobatic stunts are performed here at a height of more than two meters above the floor.
    2. Medium - perform rotations, plastic or dynamic elements at a height of 1-1. 5 meters above the floor.
    3. The lower one is the stalls. Usually this is plastic or acrobatics, which is performed both with and without a pylon.

    In 2021, pole sport was officially recognized in Russia. This means that the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation will coordinate all the rules by which half-dance competitions are held, there will be sports categories for participants, judges will have to undergo certification, and half-dance federations will have to be accredited.

    Order of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, in which half-dance was included in the register of sports

    Dance schools offer half-dance classes not as a sports discipline, but as exercises for stretching, working out the muscles of the legs and arms.

    These are elements on the pylon, or tricks

    Half-dance directions

    Pole Sport or Fitness

    In this direction, most of the time is devoted to trick and power elements on the pylon. There are about 70% of tricks in the performance, and 30% of the choreographic or parterre part. To simplify, half-sport is similar to gymnastics.

    Competitions are often held in this direction. Mandatory elements are defined for them - those that a dancer must be able to do and show at the competition. Each element is evaluated by points: they look at the purity of execution, clarity of lines, and other criteria. Sometimes there are restrictions on touching the floor during a performance.

    Pole-sport is most similar to artistic gymnastics

    Pole dance directions

    Exotic Pole Dance

    This is a dance direction where the emphasis is on choreography, plasticity and musicality. Exotic is danced in special shoes - strips, they have a high platform and heels. This is the most feminine direction. If compared with others, we can say that exotic is strip plastic with a pylon, where there is a trick part.

    Important: in exotic pol-dance one does not completely undress. You can take off some item of clothing in the room - gloves, a neckerchief, ears from your head. But it is forbidden to expose the genitals or breasts.

    This is what special shoes for exotics look like - strips. Photographer: Sergey Patrushev

    Exotic pole dance is also divided into several types.

    Exotic Flow features smooth and slow movements. The ratio of tricks and choreography is about 20/80. It does not require complex elements, but acrobatic stunts are more like dance accents. The main thing in this type of dance is the choreography at the pylon and the parterre technique at the very bottom.

    Smooth slow dancing exotic flow

    Exotic Hard - more energetic and sharp dance. The ratio of trick and choreographic parts is 70/30.

    The main thing here is the ability to perform acrobatic elements on the pole in strips. The image and idea of ​​the dance are also important.

    Energetic exotic hard

    Old School is the most sensual and feminine direction. The ratio of tricks and choreography is 40/60.

    Particular attention is paid to musicality, dance elements, and tricks are chosen as smooth as possible.

    Sensual old school direction

    Pole dance direction

    Pole Art

    This is a harmonious combination of power elements and choreography, that is, 50% dances, 50% tricks. Artistry and presentation are important here. For example, sometimes they dance a modern stage dance, only with a pylon. At pol-art competitions, revealing and defiant clothing, sexual movements are prohibited.

    The main difference between half-art and exotic is that it is not a seductive dance that shows sensuality and femininity. Half-art is danced not in strips, but barefoot or in special shoes, the clothes are strict, not sexy, there are no playful movements or coquetry with the audience. If in exotic the task is to seduce the viewer, then in half-art it is to tell a story, show the emotions and experiences of the hero.

    All directions of half-dance are intertwined with each other. It will not be possible to dance exotic or art without tricks, so the basic elements of half-sport will have to be mastered. At the same time, staging a half-sport number will not do without choreography.

    I recommend combining two directions: trick part and dance part.

    Pole art is reminiscent of stage dancing

    Benefits of pole dance

    Pole dance seems to be easy because the dancers' movements are easy. In fact, you need endurance, flexibility, coordination.

    Calorie consumption calculator for half-dance classes

    One session actually replaces a circuit training, where exercises for different muscle groups are repeated several times - the same number of calories can be spent.

    In addition, pole exercises train the skill of controlling the whole body. You need to be able to keep yourself on your hands, on your feet, to maintain balance in static. Different muscles work, over time the body becomes toned. Due to twists on a rotating pylon, the vestibular apparatus is trained.

    Abs and back. Many tricks must be done statically. For example, handstands. In this case, all the stabilizing muscles are involved, the press and back work, the ligaments are strengthened, strong core muscles are formed.


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    Upper body. With the help of your hands, you need to climb the pylon and hold your own weight. Shoulders, biceps and triceps, pectoralis major and other chest muscles, upper back work.

    Lower body also works. For example, there are hangings on the legs - if you do not strain your leg muscles, you can fall off the pylon. Body weight must be maintained with the help of the muscles of the thigh and calves, gluteal muscles. Some entry-level twists work the upper thighs, glutes, and lower back at the same time.

    Stretch - there are beautiful elements that require stretching the legs and a flexible back. I recommend attending stretching classes separately. If this is not possible, performing tricks on the pylon will eventually develop plasticity anyway.

    In addition, tricks must be constantly practiced - this requires stamina.

    I will also note: many people gain self-confidence, because each mastered trick is a small victory.

    Who suits half-dance

    The most difficult thing is to decide to come to the first lesson. Popular newbie fears:

    • I can't do it;
    • everyone already knows how, but I don't know anything;
    • I don't have enough strength, I won't lift myself onto the pylon;
    • I don't have the ear to dance;
    • I am overweight;
    • everyone has splits, but I don't have a stretch.

    In fact, everything is not so difficult. You can start from scratch without any preparation.


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    Even if a person was a professional athlete or dancer, he too may fail at the first training session. And this is absolutely normal, because pole exercises are a special load: the work of the whole body, coordination, grip due to the skin.

    Usually students are divided into groups of beginners and those who have been studying for a long time. This is done for convenience: everyone works out the same tricks, can see each other's mistakes or direct a neighbor on the pylon in the right direction. Beginners can safely join groups of beginners: they are not far behind in the program and will quickly catch up with their level.

    I note that the pole is an amazing thing: at the very first training, a person understands whether it is him or not. In six years, I have never met a person who quit half-dance after three, five, ten classes. Usually a student lights up and stays for a long time, or realizes that he is interested in another sport, and is no longer interested in half-dance.

    Development is gradual. First you start to hold on to the pylon, then you know how to spin and climb it correctly, and then a whole world of tricks and combinations opens up. I want to do and try everything, capture it in a photo or show it in a dance number. I would say that the excitement turns on: can I do it. It moves forward, so classes are rarely abandoned.

    But half-dance is hard. You have to work on yourself, laziness, fears and pain. Sometimes you have to work out the same element twenty, thirty, forty times - this can get boring and exhausting. You really need to catch fire and be hardy - without this, nothing will work. Sometimes you have to wait a long time for results - both in tricks and in terms of physical form.

    Dance studios often hold open lessons or give the first lesson for free. It is better to use this opportunity to try half-dance and understand whether you like it or not.

    How is the half-dance class

    Warm-up. At the beginning of each class, regardless of direction, 10-15 minutes - warm-up from head to toe.

    If the student is late, he warms up on his own or is not allowed to the lesson. Without warming up the muscles, you can get injured - this part of the workout is mandatory. In semi-sports, attention is paid to the joints, and in exotics, they can include light basic dance elements: various waves, hip and chest rotations.

    Main part. After the warm-up, the main part comes: in exotic or art, they learn movements and connections between them or repeat what they learned earlier. As a rule, it takes from three to six lessons to practice the dance, and from two to four, depending on the complexity, to practice the dance.


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    In a semi-sport, the lesson is different: the trainer explains and shows the trick that needs to be mastered and done. Up to two people can practice on one pylon. If more, the students are already uncomfortable: they will not have time to fix the element.

    Periodically repeat old tricks or twists. This shows progress well: you can compare how the element was done before and how it is done now. If the student already knows several tricks, the coach comes up with combinations - when you go from one element to another.

    Learning goes from simple to complex. For example, at first there will be simple elements like a “barrel” - they are needed so that the student gets used to the grip with his hands and steps over the fear that he will fall from the pole.

    At the first lesson, it seems that you are not holding on and constantly slipping, this is normal. Then the hands get used to it, stop sweating, there is strength in the muscles and self-confidence.

    For half-sports, there is an example program for students to learn tricks. Of course, everyone goes at their own pace, but after a month or two you need to be able to do the simplest grips, for example, hanging on the far and near leg, on the elbows.

    Beginner's version of twist - "barrel"‎. Source: Hanging on the far leg is already more difficult

    Every studio must have safety mats: you learn to perform complex tricks only with them. But beginners are also offered to take a mat so as not to get injured.

    There is always alcohol or vodka and a rag in the studio - this is necessary to degrease the pylons, otherwise there will be no adhesion. Students can also use talcum powder or powder that dries their hands or feet so that they do not slip on the pole and do not roll off it. There are also other means for this, such as magnesia.

    I don't recommend using talcum powder or anything else, otherwise your hands and feet won't get used to the grip - it's better to learn how to hold on right away without traction aids. Moreover, it is forbidden to use them at half-dance competitions.

    Cooldown may vary between dance studios. Usually, after the dance part of the exotic, there is a slight stretch, and in half-dance they finish off the muscles: they pump the press, sometimes with a pylon, do push-ups, stand in the plank.

    How are performances and pole dance competitions

    Reporting concerts. Each studio holds reporting concerts, in which everyone can participate. Coaches prepare group numbers - not only dance, but also stunts, as well as solo performances when a person performs alone.

    As a rule, they start preparing for the reporter in advance - several months in advance. Sometimes concerts are held not in the studio, but in a cafe, restaurant, or even in the Palace of Culture. These are bright events in the life of students - their relatives and friends come to support them, and the dancers receive applause and a sense of the stage.

    Reporting concert of my former studio. Photographer: Sergey Patrushev

    Competitions. They are held in all directions of half-dance.

    In half-sport, you need to show combinations of tricks that are included in the mandatory program. They must be performed on two pylons: static and rotating. There must be a dance part, but it rather fills in the gaps between the tricks.

    Participants usually qualify for local city competitions or video selection. Competitions are easy to find: you can simply google or search for groups of competitions in social networks. The coaches themselves also follow the latest information and invite students to participate. Anyone can apply for the competition.


    How to apply for a certificate for participation in competitions

    There are several categories: beginners, intermediate level, pros, children, duets, group performances. Well-known coaches and dancers are invited to the jury. All participants receive certificates or diplomas for participation, and the winners receive medals and prizes.

    In exotic there is no obligatory condition to dance with two poles, the dancer can choose the pole mode independently. But you can only perform in strips - the jury evaluates how well the dancer knows how to use shoes. There are also categories here, and sometimes participants are divided into areas: old school, flow and hard.

    As part of the competition, invited jury members often give master classes and hold demonstration performances.

    Preparation for the competition takes at least three months. With pole-sports, the most difficult thing is to wait until the pole-dance organization hosting the competition releases a list of required elements, and then choose the required number of them. Each element is worth a certain point. Therefore, the dancer collects the maximum number of points from the elements that he can do.

    In addition, you must perform all the tricks according to the requirements: hold out for a specific number of seconds, enter and exit the element correctly, observe lines or corners. If the participant fell, did not get the trick right the first time, slightly slipped from the desired position along the pylon, or did not hold out for the required number of seconds, he receives a penalty.

    The jury also evaluates the choreography, artistry, image, presentation. For example, you can’t sing along during a performance or look at the floor. If something went wrong and the participant left the stage during the performance, his candidacy is removed.

    Competitors in semi-sports have strict appearance requirements: a swimsuit or shorts must be of a specific length, hair must be tied up, make-up is not bright. If a participant has underwear visible, he receives a fine for this.

    Such stringent requirements are due to the fact that half-sport federations have been fighting for a long time to be included in the list of Olympic sports - and in 2021 it happened.

    Exotic competition rules are not so strict, preparation for them is easier. But even here there are requirements: to do a certain number of tricks in conjunction, to follow the rhythm of the music, to include choreography and acrobatics in the stalls.

    What you need to practice half-dance

    Patience. The main thing is the desire and understanding that everything will not work out right away. Any coach also once slid down from a pole, could not climb a pylon and was afraid to hang on one leg upside down.

    Clothing. For training, you need to take short shorts, a top or T-shirt, socks for warm-up and cool-down. Tricks in semi-sports are performed barefoot, and in exotics - in special shoes.


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    The more revealing the clothes, the better: you need a good grip on the pole, which comes at the expense of the skin.

    Shoes. Exotics need shoes - strips. It is not necessary to buy them right away, but you need to bring at least high heels with you. Sometimes in studios they are not allowed to dance in ordinary sandals, as they scratch the parquet. Or they ask you to seal the heel with adhesive tape - this can be found out in advance when signing up for classes.

    Strips vary in height: from one, which has a heel height of 15 cm, platforms - 5 cm, to five, which has a heel height of 25 cm, platforms - 15 cm. There are sandals, boots and even over the knee boots.

    Beginners should start with ones. In the classes, you will not only have to learn how to stand and move on them, but also work out the elements on the bevels, that is, on the tips of the platform.

    Knee pads. They are needed for exotic. There are many elements that must be performed while kneeling at the pylon. There are also tricks with jumping on your knees - here knee pads help soften the blows.

    Bruise remedies. It is better to take care of possible bruises in advance - they can be in the most unexpected places. But this is temporary - as a rule, after two or three months, bruising is no longer a concern. Even at first, calluses may appear on the hands due to practicing the grip. Later, the skin will get used to it, and this problem will go away.

    For accelerated healing of bruises, you can use ointments with heparin, and for the treatment of corns - a moisturizer and cream with urea in the composition.

    Form for classes. Source: This is what exotic strips look like. Source:

    Who shouldn't practice half-dance

    People with severe chronic diseases, in particular, diseases of the heart, lungs, nervous system, kidneys, diabetes mellitus, should not practice half-dance. That is, for those for whom any intense physical activity and leg injuries can be dangerous.

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    In addition, classes may be contraindicated for people who have diseases of the spine and joints when they should not be overloaded, or severe skin diseases that may interfere with pole training or be aggravated by friction.

    This sport is also not suitable for pregnant women, as during the performance of tricks you can fall or hit your stomach.


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    In other situations, everything is decided individually. I have low blood pressure and problems with the vestibular apparatus, but I have been doing pole sports for six years. In any case, you first need to consult a doctor, explain what the loads will be, so that he gives permission for classes. Usually, studios do not require a doctor's certificate, but I recommend that you insure yourself and take care of your health on your own.

    Safety precautions for half-dance classes

    Half-dance classes are classified as traumatic, so safety precautions must be observed. Each studio introduces the student to the signature requirements.

    Leather. On the day of class, you can not use cream, lotion or body oil, go to the solarium or sunbathe - in this case, suntan creams or sunscreens are also applied. Any substances on the skin impair grip on the pole and increase the risk of slipping off the pole.

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    Jewelry. They must be left at home - they will interfere. For safety reasons, the coach must ask to remove all rings, earrings, beads, chains, bracelets, sharp hairpins and piercings.

    Hairstyle. For semi-sports, it is better to collect hair, as it will interfere, and can also get tangled behind the pole.

    For example, at one performance, my student's hair got caught in the bottom of the pole. Since she was twisting upside down, her hair was wound and caught. She was not injured, but she had to hang upside down while we pulled her hair out.

    But on exotics, hair is usually left loose, because it is used for dancing: they twist or wave their heads, playfully throw their hair back with their hands.

    Food. The last meal should be approximately two hours before training. Otherwise, twists on the pylon can make you feel sick.

    Behavior in class. You can start training only after a warm-up, perform elements on mats and with a coach's insurance. You can’t jump off the pylon, if it’s not provided for by the trick, it’s unacceptable to relax the holding muscles - you can slide off the pylon, dropping onto your shoulders or forearms.

    When performing tricks, it is important to keep a distance between yourself and other participants. In exotic classes, you need to work out the trick first with bare feet, and only then in strips.

    What kind of injuries can you get while doing pole dance

    Pole dance requires attention and concentration. There were cases when the dancers spun strongly, flew off the pylon and got a fracture. Sometimes equipment failed: it was not installed securely enough or poorly secured.

    The most common and minor injuries that you can get in class are bruises or abrasions from hooks and hangs. At the beginning of training, until the skin is used to it, they will occur much more often. I have sensitive skin, so even after a few years, bruising periodically appeared.


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    There is a high load on the joints and ligaments during the classes. For example, when performing some elements, the arms should be straight - in fact, the emphasis is on the wrist. If this causes discomfort, wristbands or elastic bandages can be used.

    Six years later, I had a problem with the wrist of my left supporting hand - I always focused on it for racks and other elements.

    It is very important to control your feelings: there should be no pain. If something hurts after completing the element, you need to rest. If the situation persists, you should consult a doctor.

    And if a sprain or other minor injury occurs during the session, the training must be temporarily stopped. Until the body recovers, loading on the pylon is prohibited.

    To avoid a fracture, it is important to follow safety precautions. The main thing is to never do tricks without mats and not let go of your arms and legs if the clutch has not happened. When it is clear that you are not holding on to the pole upside down, you need to tilt your head to your chest and slide down the pole to the floor on your shoulders. You should never tilt your head back to your back, so as not to fall in this position and injure your neck.

    How to choose a pole dance school and coach

    Equipment. It is necessary to check if there are mats, and ask how the poles are fixed, what company the pylons are installed. The highest quality ones are from Pole4You. Your health and life depend on it.

    Teacher training. It is important whether the studio coaches have certificates confirming the right to teach half-dance. Otherwise, they may not properly apply the load, causing injury.


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    It is necessary that the trainer learn the methods of teaching half-dance, go through theory and practice, pass tests and exams. Training cannot be less than 96 hours, because otherwise you cannot master the program.

    Certificates are issued by half-dance studios with titled teachers and extensive experience. Typically, such organizations belong to a pol-dance federation or represent it themselves.

    Competitions. It is important what competitions teachers and students of the studio take part in and how often: if the school is active in the outside world, then it will be more interesting to study there.

    Number of students per pylon. There should not be too many students in groups - a maximum of two people per pylon. Otherwise, there will be no time to practice tricks.

    First conversation with the trainer. The teacher needs to know about the physical condition, diseases and contraindications. You must be told what you can and cannot do in class, and you must sign an agreement with the safety rules.

    Communication with the trainer. It depends on him what mood the student is in, how he progresses, what results he achieves. You should be comfortable with the coach. If this is not the case, you need to change the coach, otherwise effective training will not work.

    Trainer qualification. He must have completed half-dance courses. It is also worth asking about experience: how many years he has been teaching, what successes his students have. It is good if in the past the coach was involved in professional sports or dancing, usually in this case the quality of teaching is higher.

    It is also important how clearly the coach explains the technique of performing tricks and how he monitors safety: does he insure each student, does he require the use of a mat.

    How much does pole dance cost?

    Regular lessons. Usually dance studios offer several subscriptions to choose from: 8, 12, 16 group lessons. It makes no sense to go to training less than twice a week, that is, you need at least eight classes a month.

    To practice semi-sports, you will need to spend money on a uniform and a subscription. Exotic half-dance requires a lot of money: you will also have to buy special shoes and knee pads. Then you will only need to pay for a subscription to the studio and change clothes and shoes as they wear out.


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    Half-sport classes in the first month cost from 6500 R

    Subscription for 8 lessons 2500-5000 R
    Shape: top and shorts 3500 R
    Socks 500 R

    Subscription for 8 lessons

    2500-5000 Р

    Form: top and shorts 9Socks 5000 R Subscription for 8 lessons 2500-5000 R Shape: top and shorts 3500 R Knee pads 2000 R


    5000 R

    Subscription for 8 lessons

    2500-5000 R

    Uniform: top and shorts

    3500 R

    Knee pads

    2000 R

    Item Participation in competition costs - 90 For example, the participation fee starts from 1000 R. You also need to sew or buy a special suit - this is at least 3000 R. New strips for competitions are usually not bought. The dancer gets used to those in which he trains, in new ones there is a higher risk of falling.

    You also need to pay for individual lessons with a trainer to work out the number and rent the studio hall for independent training - they are needed to consolidate the result.

    A personal lesson with a trainer costs an average of 1500 R, but its price can reach up to 3000 R. The number of lessons depends on the competitions themselves, the level of training, the complexity of the number. The minimum number of trainings for setting a number is four. Renting a studio for self-training will cost about 5,000 R for 10 times.

    Preparation for the pole dance competition will cost about 15,000 R

    4 personal lessons with a trainer 6000 Р
    Room rental for 10 self-study 5000 R
    Special suit 3000 R
    Participation fee 1000 Р

    4 Personal classes with a coach

    6000 R

    Hall rental for 10 independent classes

    5000 R

    Special costume

    9000 3000 3000 R

    Factive for participation

    1000 R


    1. Pole dance is a pole dance that combines elements of choreography, gymnastics and acrobatics.
    2. All directions of half-dance are intertwined with each other. You can't dance without tricks or choreography.
    3. One session actually replaces a circuit training, where exercises for different muscle groups are repeated several times - the same number of calories can be spent. In addition, classes on the pole train the skill of controlling the whole body.
    4. You can practice from scratch without any preparation. Usually, students are divided into groups of beginners and those who have been studying for a long time.
    5. At the beginning of each workout, a mandatory warm-up, and after it - stretching or exercises without a pole.
    6. To start doing semi-sports, you only need a uniform, and for exotic you also need special shoes and knee pads.
    7. Training is contraindicated for people with severe chronic diseases and pregnant women.
    8. Pole dance is classified as a traumatic sport, so it is important to follow the safety precautions that you should be introduced to in the studio.

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