Learn pole dance tricks... I didn't say it was easy!!!
Learning pole dance tricks
is the epitome of pole dancing...to be able to invert and levitate and spin and do it over and over!!! And they make it look so graceful!!! Ugh!!!
(Which you will be saying when you start trying an aerial routine for the first time...or tenth time...)
But 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.
But I think that this glossary is an attempt to standardize the sport's movements, much like soccer or basketball have standard names for the moves that are performed within the sport.
Click here to view how to perform more
basic pole dance spins.
Ready to try some
Make certain that you have built sufficient core strength as well as upper body strength. You should be able to hold yourself up on the pole by your arms only, have a strong invert without having to kick and be able to engage your scapula and biceps when holding or moving yourself around on the pole.
Don't hang from your shoulders or arms; mindfully engage your back muscles. Try
these strengthening exercises
before moving on to learning advanced tricks and inversions.
Below are links to "how to do" various spins and tricks: