I’m dedicating a second Pole Flow tutorial to the arms and hands.
If you haven’t watched the first one yet, you can find it here:
Arms and hands: How to avoid weird looking moves and create beautiful lines on the pole
Think of the first tutorial as the arm fundamentals in pole dance that everyone needs to know (but no one is teaching). And of the second tutorial as the creative step you need to take to develop your dance expression and your own personal style.
The movements are inspired from the Tribal Fusion style of Belly Dance. But I didn’t pick them just because I personally like this style. I picked them because:
- They’re very isolated and will help you develop body awareness and softness in your arms and hands, all the way to the small muscles of your fingers. Even if you don’t use the exact same moves on the pole, you’ll develop the sensation and the habit of using a bigger range of motion in your shoulders, arms and hands. Which will immediately make your dance much more expressive. You might even notice a difference in your everyday posture and hand gestures. 😉
- Hand waves and Snake arms look very feminine, and even hypnotizing. You can use them for your own creative routines. They fit well with the pole, especially with Exotic pole and contemporary pole styles.
- They’ll help you get creative and develop your own personal style. Creativity doesn’t always come from the inside. It comes from inspiration and exploration. I hope that this video will inspire you to experiment more and move freely.
This tutorial is for all pole dance levels, from beginner to advanced. Because you don’t need a pole, you can practice these movements and exercises everywhere and anytime. You can also add them to your regular warmup.
Have you seen these hand and arm movements before? Have you ever tried them yourself? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks! I’m not a dancer. I was looking for ways to make my hand and arm movements more graceful in everyday life. I think your exercises will help me tone my arms and muscles to achieve this. The pole looks like fun! Perhaps when I have access to one I will try a bit more. Again, thanks, your tutorial was clear and easy to follow with lots of good information.
Cool! Well, I’m glad you came around my article and you’ve found it useful for everyday life movements too.