Monkey Climb (Pole Climb): Pole Dance Tutorial


Face the pole. Place your strong arm high on the pole. Place your strong leg vertically on the pole with your ankle crossed behind the pole (the side closest to you) Place your weaker hand on the pole underneath your stronger hand. Using your arms to pull and your strong leg to push away, push off the ground with your weaker leg. Lift your body up. Place your weaker leg on the front of the pole so that your ankles are crossed around the pole. Grip the pole with the lower half of your legs. To continue climbing, repeat this process from the beginning.

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About Holly Munson

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 3 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


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