Climb the pole to a comfortable height for yourself. Hold onto the pole and take your legs off the pole. Swing your body so that your strong side is closest to the pole. Keep holding the pole with your weak hand as you take your strong hand off the pole. Take your strong hand out in front of you so that the pole is gripped near your armpit. When you have a good grip lift your legs up to the ceiling and hold your legs with your strong arm. Take your weak arm off the pole and hold onto the back of your legs with both arms. Your legs should be straight and pointing to the ceiling and your body should be very close to your legs.
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