Stand with your strong side closest to the pole. Go into an invert and grip onto the pole with both legs. Get your body straight and when you have a good grip with your legs, take your hands off the pole and slide your body down the pole, towards the ground. Place your straight arms on the floor underneath your shoulders so that you are in a handstand position with your legs still on the pole. Keep your outside (front) leg over the front of the pole and move your inside (back) leg away from the pole behind you and bend it at the knee. Hold this pose. When you are comfortable with this move you can start to move your torso away from the pole with both legs bent.
Pole Dance Instructor & PoleFreaks Founder
Holly started pole dancing after admiring the grace, skill and elegance of pole performances and immediately falling in love with the style. After half a decade of bruises, struggling and then the satisfaction of success, her own pole school Firefly Poles was born. The vision is to share that same passion with others.
Holly wished that there was more Pole Dancing help available when I was learning, so now she aims to provide that help through writing, blogging and teaching here on PoleFreaks.
Holly is also a Level 4 advanced personal trainer and an ambassador for Dragonfly pole wear, and also writes regularly for the Dragonfly blog .
Recent Pole Competition Results:
2017: Miss Pole Dance UK Semi-Pro Instructor - 1st Place
2015: Pole2Pole Professional Cup Final - 1st Place
2015: Pole2Pole British Isles Pole Dance Champs - 1st Place