You want to start putting moves together, but you can’t come up with pole routines on your own?
You can do crazy tricks on the pole, but you’re missing the flow and the dancing part?
You need choreo ideas that you can teach in your beginner classes?
Then these „quick video guides“ will be helpful for you.
I came up with the idea when I was looking for inspiration on Instagram for my beginner classes, and all I could find was #pdjade and #pdsuperman, tagged as #pdbeginner moves.
“Whaaat?! This is definitely too difficult for my beginner girls, who can’t invert yet! Where are all the basic spins?” I thought. I was shocked. And it turned out that I’m not the only one who thinks that Instagram is lacking TRUE beginner videos.
In my own Level 1 classes (after “Intro to Pole”) I teach basic spins, climbing, conditioning for inverts and upright moves on the pole, as well as a cute, little choreo that puts it all together. These basic choreos I’d like to share with you in a new series of tutorials.
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of putting things together from the very beginning, instead of practicing just single moves. Nothing wrong with pole FITNESS, but if your goal is to DANCE and FLOW on the pole, then practicing combos and choreos is essential.
Even though simple, these choreographies will challenge your coordination.
Many advanced polers can come up quickly with the tricks for a routine, but usually feel stuck in the transitions and the dancing part, that beautifully glue everything together. If this is you, then these videos will be helpful for you too. Coordination, grace and fluidity are a matter of practice, repetition and taking small bites at a time.
If you’re a teacher and you’re looking for beginner-friendly ideas for your classes, feel free to use (parts of) my choreographies and teach them to your students.
This is the first one of the „quick video guides“. It’s one of the more challenging dance pieces for my Level 1 girls. At the beginning of the video I break down the most difficult moves and I show conditioning exercises, variations and progressions for them. You’ll also find a list with the names of the moves.
01:40 Carousel Spin
04:10 Knee Hook Slide
06:15 Hood Ornament
I’ll be using following hashtags on Instagram: #pdflowbeginner and #pdbeginnerflow. If you want to see more of those, follow these hashtags, as well as my Instagram profile. I hope it gives you some orientation in the messy jungle of hashtags. Of course, you’ll also find these videos on ThePoleDancer.com and on YouTube.
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