Side Climb: Pole Dance Tutorial


Place your inside strong hand at head height on the pole. Lift your right leg high and bend it on the pole, so you can grip behind your knee. Place your weaker arm on the pole slightly below your strong hand. Using your arms to pull, lift your weaker leg off the ground and place it just under your strong leg. Your foot should be behind the pole and you should grip on the pole with the front of your leg by your ankle. Grip with your legs to push your body up. Reposition your hands on the pole so that they are higher. Lift your legs up as before to climb. Repeat this process.

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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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