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There are so many amazing pole seat moves out there, so I want to share some of my favourites with you. Some of these are relatively beginner pole dance moves, while others are more intermediate. For some of these pole dance moves you can go into them from a ‘basic seat’ where as others like a side seat or martini seat need to be tried from a different position on the pole.
I want to share my favourite basic upside down pole moves with you all. When I say “basic”, what I really mean is that these are the initial inverts I teach when people are going upside down on the pole for the first time. Of course there are tons of other moves I teach in between as well!
I know what it’s like to have that feeling where you can’t do a move and feel so, so far away like it’s never going to happen. Then you look around the room and convince yourself that you’re the only one that can’t do the move… and now you get angry and want to give up.
I hope not, but incase it is, here are some tips that may help you.
One of the things that helped me the most was focusing on other moves. I had this one big move that I was working on consistently and the rest were achievable moves. Achievable moves for me are moves that add on to ones that you know you can do, and with a few training sessions can probably nail – and this is what I mean by training sideways.
Our bodies are all different – some of us love the hot weather and some of us love to pole when it’s colder.
I love the hot weather – and not just to pole in!
When it’s warmer I have so much body grip that it makes those pesky ‘holding on just with skin’ moves much easier… still painful, but much easier. My hands slide a little bit but it has to be super warm for me to feel like it’s too slidey to reverse grab – in the UK those kinds of days don’t come around too often.
We’ve got an up coming photoshoot at our pole school so I wanted to put together a little list of cool pole moves and ideas for the shoot.
I’ve tried to put in a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced moves. Here is a list of all the names of the poles moves – the ones I know at least! 😀
As it’s handstand February, what better way to join in a celebrate by showing you some of my favourite pole handstands?!
I’m not too sure what they are all called, but I’ve written a list below of what I call them. Please let me know if you know the name of the pole handstands that I don’t 😀 I hope you enjoy this video.
If you’ve read any of my New Years posts before, you’ll know that don’t I make any resolutions… mostly because I never stick to them!
So instead, I’ve decided to make a list of moves that I want to start working on, or continue working on.
Here is one of my favourite pole routines at the moment. I have two different handstand variations at the end depending on which one you want to do 😀