Stand with your strong side closet to the pole. Place your strong hand around and on the pole about shoulder height, keeping your arm bent. Place your weaker hand just above this. Use your arms to help pull your body slightly up as you swing your inside leg up and out towards your stronger side keeping it straight. Lift your outside leg off the ground and up following the same path as your other leg. As soon as your legs are off the floor keep them both straight and in a V shape.
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:
Miss Pole Dance UK Semi-Pro Instructor: 1st Place
Pole2Pole Professional Cup Essex Heat: 2nd Place
Pole2Pole Professional Cup Final: 1st Place
Pole2Pole British Isles Pole Dance Champs: 1st Place