Learning pole dance tricks is the fun of pole dancing...to be able to invert, spin and hold your body out in all kinds of crazy ways on the pole...then do it over and over! Talk about a serious fitness challenge as well as learning balance, coordination and endurance not to mention being able to put together some awe-inspiring routines to showcase or eventually compete.
It takes work, lots of hard work, dedication, many hours and days and sometimes years of practice to get those tricks down to a fluid motion of amazingly beautiful and breathtaking art...woooowwww...we all breathe upon watching Jeyne Butterfly, Felix Cane or Pantera perform a routine.
These are all moves that you will find in your pole journeys are given many different names by various individuals and associations.
Tips on Learning Pole Tricks
Lisa aka Chastity of Vertical Fitness said it best: "Pole fitness is a journey and everyone is different". This is absolutely true. Don't judge where you are at in your pole journey to where someone else is at.
There's only one answer to this question: whichever way works best for you - and you will need to find out on your own.
I can give you suggestions here, but one girl may be able to teach herself advanced moves through YouTube videos while another may need a spotter, a structured class and someone to walk her through the move. We all learn differently.
Watching performances will give you an idea of what pole tricks are all about
Watching video tutorials will give you a visual of how the move is executed
Reading instructions and seeing illustrations can possibly give you more in-depth understanding of a move - I know it does for me, because I learn best by reading, watching, then doing.
Attending a pole class or workshop and asking for help during free time to practice a particular move or trick. This way ou will have a spotter and a live instructor to give you feedback
Try to learn on your own and record yourself for feedback. This works if you have another tutorial or video to compare what you are doing to.
Subscribe to an online pole tutorial database like Studio Veenas or one of the others listed here. You get online support, chat and the ability to upload your videos for feedback.