Climb the pole to a pole stand. Place your strong hand on the pole in front of you, at shoulder height. Place your weaker hand above it. Using your arms to hold on, take your legs off the pole and swing your body away from the pole, towards your weaker side. Push your hips in front of the pole. Use the armpit of your strong arm to grip on the pole. Lift up your stronger leg and kick out in front of you, parallel to the floor. Place your strong hand on the inside of your thigh and push out to maintain your grip. When you are confident you have enough grip, lift your weaker leg up to mirror your stronger leg and place your weaker hand on the inside of this thigh. Keep your legs straight.
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