Place your strong hand very low on the pole – about shin height. Have your fingers facing down to the ground. Place your weaker hand higher on the pole but do not over stretch this arm. You will need to twist this arm slightly for a stronger grip, making sure your thumb is closer to the ceiling than the floor. Swing your inside leg forwards and backwards to give yourself momentum. When this leg is behind you, jump off the ground with your other foot, aiming to take both legs towards the ceiling. Aim to tuck your legs up together by your chest. Make sure you look towards the ceiling. When you have your balance try to stretch one leg out, and then the other for different variations of the move.
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