Before you watch the video below, you might want to learn first why these 15 pole dance spins will make you a better pole dancer, or at least better at spinning.
1. YOU WANT TO CREATE SHAPES ON THE POLE
Spinning is perfect for exploring shapes and flowing between them. Since you are already spinning fluidly, transitions look much more fluid as well. Tiny changes to one move already appear as a different shape. With the 15 pole dance spins in this video you can start creating pretty and simple shapes low on the pole, before you move higher.
2. YOU’RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD TO THE SPINNING POLE
Holding to a spinning pole is usually a bit harder than holding to a static pole. Because of the centrifugal forces, your hands may start sliding quicker. Start building strength and conditioning for spinning with the beginner pole dance spins in this video and check out my video tutorials with additional progressions for each spin. But please keep in mind that some spins work best on static (one arm) and some work best on spinning (e.g. getting the hips around).
3. YOU GET DIZZY FROM SPINNING
Dizziness is normal and very common. The good news is – your body (and your nervous system) is able to adapt to the spinning movement. You can chew ginger, you can focus on a spot, but the most effective way is to practice spinning regularly. Use the beginner pole dance spins from this video to practice low on the pole. If you get dizzy, don’t worry – the static floor is just below you.
4. YOU’D LIKE TO TURN A TRICK INTO A COMBO WITH FLUID TRANSITIONS
You’ve learned a new trick and you’d like to turn it into a combo, but you always end up doing the same things? Instead of trying to come up with another spectacular trick in the air, think of how to start your dance, how to get in and out of the trick and how to give a little twist to simple moves. No matter if you are preparing a performance or training for yourself, your dance doesn’t start in the air. It starts before you get off the floor! Use the pole dance spins in this video as ideas for creating a seamless and fluid transition into your climbs and into your tricks.
THE 15 SPINS INTO CLIMBING
When I planned and selected the spins for the series „15 spins into climbing“ I made sure to put my favourite spins into this compilation. But I also payed attention to cover progressively the essential spinning techniques in the single spin tutorials, that I’ll be releasing in the next weeks.
My idea for these series is to make it possible to learn from the very first beginners spin and to build your way up to the more advanced spins.
- Beginners spins 1-4 cover the basic hold grip.
- Spins 5-8 teach the forearm grip and the push-pull technique.
- Spins 9-11 teach how to use the natural momentum of the spin.
- Spins 12-15 are aerial and require advanced strength.
Some of the spins in this compilation are inspired by famous pole dancers and you’ll also find Marion Crampe’s signature spin into climb at the end of the video.
In the next days I’ll start releasing 1 MINUTE SHORT VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR EACH SPIN! So you can follow along, practice each one of them separately or simply check your technique with my tutorial.
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These were all gorgeous ideas! Love the inspo, thanks for making ?
Thanks Cathy! Your recent post where you mention the Pole Speak event makes me wish I was in NYC. Get well soon! ❤
Great blog and amazing posts. Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad I came across your blog…really so helpful.