Pole dance transitions are just that...moves that link one trick, spin, climb or move to another. Transitions such as a pirouette, backslide or sexy floorwork help link all of the moves together in your routine.
These various moves are not difficult to learn and look really good when using them. It does not look good for a pole dancer to just move from one trick to the next, standing and wiping her sweaty hands or looking up at the pole instead of using a move to flow into the next trick. That's what we do in practice, not pole flow!
Transitions can be slow or fast. They include:
You can also use for transitions:
You can also use what we call combos" to move smoothly through your routine. This is grouping pole tricks together such as an Outside Leg Hang with an Inside Leg Hang, or turning over from a Jasmine to a Superman.
Here is a video clip where the routine uses some pole overs, pirouettes and hip grinds in between the spins:
Here are a few video clips with moves that will come naturally once you learn them and start using them while you are working out on your pole. Start to incorporate one move at a time until it feels second nature when you are practicing on your pole.
Are you putting together a pole routine? All of these moves help link one pole dance move such as a spin or climb together.
There are other transitions that are specific to aerial tricks.
Need some ideas or more pole moves to learn? Check out these pole dancing move guides that will help you learn the names of tricks and how to perform them.