Place your strongest, inside arm on the pole at head height. Place your weaker hand behind your back and on to the pole, thumb up. Make sure you hold on to the pole very tightly. Kick your legs up as you lean your body back onto your weaker arm. Use this motion to get your legs high on the pole. Grip on with your legs as you would a basic invert. When you have a tight grip with your legs take your arms off the pole and take your body back around the pole to be in line with your legs.
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