Stand next to the pole and go into a basic invert. When you have a good grip take your hands off the pole and place your hands on the floor – you may need to slide your body down the pole slightly to do this. Move your hands slightly away from the pole and hold up some of your body weight. Move your legs so that the pole is tightly gripped between your thighs and your legs are the opposite side of the pole to your head. When your legs are off the pole, cross them at the ankle for a strong grip. Keep your legs straight and together. Slowly lower them towards the ground until your whole body is parallel to the floor. At this point slowly bend your arms and lower your entire body until you are on the floor.
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